Shri Hemant Dwivedi – First Secretary (Information, Culture & Education), Embassy of India inaugurated the CBSE Gulf Sahodaya Polemic Challenge – 2019 organized by Shantiniketan Indian School Doha. Kaniz Fathma Sinethyah of SIS, representing Qatar, was adjudged the best speaker in the debate on “Progress in Artificial Intelligence will revolutionize school education.” Nakshatra Gayan (DPS MIS, Doha) and Kshijit Sharma (Our Own High School, Dubai) were the First and Second Runner Up respectively. Kshijit Sharma from UAE won the award for the Best Rebuttal. Tabarak Gulrez of SIS moderated the discussion with tremendous ease and professionalism. The panel of judges were Mr. Manzoor Mohideen, Mr. Shyam Sundar and Mr. Harindar Pal Singh Bhullar.
The panel members in the Gulf Sahodaya Teachers’ Discussion, Ms. Sudha Bhuvaneswaran (MES, Doha), Dr. Deepika (DPS MIS, Doha), Mrs. Susan (Indian School Al Maabela, Oman) Ms. Sheeba V. V. (Our Own High School Dubai) discussed the topic deeply and shared their insights on “Progress in Artificial Intelligence” and its effects in school education which was moderated by Mr. Shakir Hussain (SIS). The discussion was highly interactive as both the panelists and participants shared their views and concerns.
President of SIS – Mr. K. C. Abdul Latheef, connected the topic with the values laid down in the Preamble of the Indian Constitution and advised the students that AI powered learning should have the integration of these values to create global citizens. Principal Dr. Subhash Nair said that the use of Artificial Intelligence will help in providing the three key elements of school education: Equity, Inclusion, and Personalized instruction making education more meaningful and enriching for learners.