Jamshedpur, Feb. 19: Sunil Bhaskaran, vice-president, Tata Steel, flagged off an educational trip of five women educators from leading schools of Jamshedpur from the JRD Tata Sports Complex on Friday morning.
Ruchi Narendran, APR Nair, Charles Borromeo and several teachers of the schools were present on the occasion.
Sunil Bhaskaran wished the team luck in their mindboggling journey ahead, while Ruchi Narendran said women power will be at forefront during the journey.
The first of its kind educational road trip in India will see women educationalists travel to Myanmar and Thailand visiting several schools in Bangkok, Mandalay, Yangon and Naypyidaw.
The team has been named ‘Palash,’ which includes Indrani Singh, principal of ADLS Sunshine School, Nandini Shukla, principal, Kerala Samajam Model School (KSMS), Lalita Sareen, director, Mount Litera Zee School, Ashu Tiwary, principal, Motilal Nehru Public School and Sunita Sinha, principal, Gulmohar High School.
The team took a flight from Kolkata to Bangkok on February 19 and the road trip would begin from Mandalay (the former royal capital in northern Myanmar), from where the team would travel to Naypyidaw (the present capital city of Myanmar), Bagan (an ancient city located in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar), Yangon (the largest city in Myanmar), Mae Sot (a district in western Thailand), Bangkok on Trilateral Express Highway (connecting India, Myanmar and Thailand), which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July 2015. The team will arrive in Kolkata and from there to Jamshedpur on February 28.
Lalita Sareen said, “Our main aim is to promote Global Oneness and would embark on a journey on this highway keeping education in mind and visit schools in these countries. Learn and share the tradition and have a four way interaction with the teachers and students at the schools in Myanmar and Thailand.”
Sareen further informed that this venture is a humble step to dissolve boundaries, extend our hand of friendship and promote global oneness as we would cover around 2500 kms.