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Global Indian Foundation to set up 15 schools in India

By    IANS
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
New Delhi: The Global Indian International School, a Singapore-based non-profit organization, which has its branches in seven countries and imparts education with an Indian spirit, is all set to open 15 more schools in India by 2010. The Foundation has 15 schools in seven countries with more than 17,000 students from India, Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Thailand and Singapore.

The goal of the schools, according to Atul Temurnikar, co-founder and chairman of GIF, is quality  quality education, and affordable education with global standards.

He said though in India, the standard of value education is remarkable but GIIS has its own role to play as they serve and nurture Indian students to become global players who can be placed in any part of the world with the increase in trade and culture relations in Asian economies.

"This is a part of our "flip-a-generation" program," he added.

Some of the 'Indianness' that GIF tries to inculcate in its students through their curriculum are through compulsory Sanskrit classes – so every student, no matter how his pronunciation is, recites Sanskrit shlokas – and a Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Values and Thoughts, which has a library of books on Gandhi.

About Dr. Gupta

Dr. Uma G. Gupta is the Founder and President of STEM.SMART, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the pipeline of U.S students interested in STEM careers. In addition, she is the CEO of PlanetGPA, an international student recruitment services that serves as an extension to the recruitment offices of U.S. universities.

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  1. So, do you encourage Sanskrit for day to day affairs ? As far as I understand Gandhi encouraged English, he wrote mostly in English too.

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