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One of the most inspiring observations of South Africa’s greatest leader Nelson Mandela was this: “Education is the most powerful ...

One of the most inspiring observations of South Africa’s greatest leader Nelson Mandela was this: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Indeed it is arguably the most potent weapon of change. Education is abundantly empowering, enriching and enduring. No wonder that in India parents are pushing for their children’s education like never before. The gender gap in education is, happily, on the decline. More girls attend schools, colleges and universities than ever before in India’s history. It is helping India become the knowledge capital of the world. What remains critical, however, is keeping an eye on the quality of education being imparted. After all it is the special foundation on which we build our future. Towards this end the pioneering JIS Group has stood out like a beacon in Eastern India with its base in Kolkata, West Bengal. With over 35,000 students across 126 course-programmes in over 26 educational institutions run by the group, JIS has become a significant game changer in the private education sector. Ably led by Mr Taranjit Singh, its dynamic and soft-spoken Managing Director, the group has carved for itself an impressive niche in India’s education space. For the significant role it has played over the last two decades it has also been suitably recognized by industry, Government, professional associations. We bring you a report.

Mauritius’s High Commissioner to India H.E. Mr Goburdhun was on a visit to Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh recently. He was accompanied all along by Mr Shool Pani Singh, Social Activist. They visited Athila village in the Rasra sub-division of Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh to meet the family of Mauritius Prime Minister Mr Pravind Jugnauth. PM Jugnauth’s roots have been traced to Athila recently. PM Jugnauth’s grandfather had left the shores of India as a five-year-old boy, never to return. His own father, Sir Anerood Jugnauth has himself served as both President and Prime Minister of Mauritius. We bring you a photo essay covering the visit.

There is a write-up on the recently concluded Surajkund Mela in Haryana where over 30 nations participated, with Thailand being the partner nation, and Maharashtra the theme state. We have a report on the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi—India Empire Magazine was a Media Partner at this prestigious event.

There are several other articles of interest. Hope you enjoy going through our pages.

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