India Awards for Educational Excellence (IAFEE) launched

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To encourage the Global community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.
L To R-Mr. Zoran Stavreski and Mrs. Swapna Roy big
New Delhi, 5th October 2012: Leading global Educational consultancy CEL International today introduced the India Awards for Educational Excellence (IAFEE) at a conference graced by leading international and Indian dignitaries. These awards will recognize outstanding students, deserving educationists and contributing institutional or corporate bodies that have excelled in spheres of learning or teaching. The conference witnessed the induction of a diverse Award Panel comprising of eminent educationalists and significant personalities that have made a difference with their passion for edification. Mrs. Swapna Roy, a keynote speaker at today’s forum, unveiled the IAFEE trophy.

IAFEE is the brainchild of Mr. Amreesh Chandra who has earned numerous accolades including the prestigious ‘Freeman of the City of London’ honors for his contribution to education across the world. Speaking about the awards, Mr. Chandra, Director, CEL Pvt. Ltd. said “Sometimes, you need a bigger platform to spot the light on the expanding education system. The IAFEE Awards is an awards program to recognize the contributions of Achievers, Innovators and Contributors in the field of education and felicitate them. An education AWARD like the IAFEE is slated to be that PLATFORM.”

Currently the Award Panel comprises of 13 personalities whose views, backgrounds and vast literary skills would deliberate the merits of all nominated students. As the Awards evolve, there would be an addition of some more prominent personalities from the field who would enable a deliberate delivery of the perceived objectives. The panel’s main objective would be to sort through nominees and select ideal candidates for the awards, they would also be responsible for setting up a strategic plan to systematize and structure the awards. The award panel will deliberate on innovative ideas to create and effectively integrate new categories.

This year, 10 awards have been introduced for X and XII class students across all 4 boards of education along with 3 Carnation Special Initiatives awards for outstanding service in the field of education, special contribution in early childhood education and for special initiative in the field of rural education. Speaking about the initiative His Excellence, Mr. Zoran Starveski, Deputy Prime Minister, Republic of Macedonia, said “It is important to recognize the achievements of people who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcase the valuable work and innovation in small and big classrooms”

As a part of IAFEE’s central Social awareness theme, Lady Mohini Kent Noon, Chairperson, Lily addressed the audience on adaptation of Lily to India. Speaking about her reasons for visiting, she stated “To encourage the Global community to ensure that children everywhere enjoy their fundamental rights free and secure from all forms of commercial sexual exploitation.”

Talking about awards, Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, said “CEL’s initiative in recognizing and acknowledging outstanding services in the field of education is an exemplary effort in promoting and encouraging education for the larger global education community. In the current economic and political climate, this first ever IAFEE awards ceremony is a timely reminder that education is the key to future success – this event is an essential celebration of educational achievements.”

Academy Panelists:

· Rt. Hon. Lord Kamlesh Patel – Bradford OBE
· Rt. Hon. Baroness Scotland of Asthal, PC, QC – Former Attorney General, Govt. of UK
· Baroness Royal of Basildon – Leader of Opposition, House of Lords, Government of UK
· Rev. Girish Chandra – Principal, St. Paul’s School,Gorakhpur
· Mr. Kartikay Saini – Chairman of Bombay Scottish High School
· Dr. Mrs. Vandana Lullla- Director Podar International School
· Mr. Deepak Madhok – Chairman Sunbeam Group of Educational Institutions & Sunbeam Eduserve,Varanasi
· Kevin Everett- Chairman, Sir Johns Cass Foundation, UK
· Mr. Seemanto Roy – Executive Director, Sahara India Pariwar
· Dr. Ajaya Singha – Executive Director, American Chamber of Commerce in India
· Ms. Hazel Siromani – CEO, Maple Bear and Delhi Chapter Indo Canadian Chamber of Commerce
· Mr. Amreesh Chandra – Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, CEL Pvt Ltd.
· Mr. Naveen Rajlani – Vice President, Marketing – Pearson Longman
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About CEL:

Since its inception in 2006, CEL has written a new chapter in educational services and grown into a top-tier educational service company in India. Their high quality holistic approach to education has now crossed borders and the company has achieved tie-ups with key foreign educational concerns. With projects in the US, UK, UAE and Singapore, CEL is today a global player with sustainable growth potential. CEL or Chandra Edu Links Private Limited was developed in view of the vast opportunities developing in the Education Industry around the world, in India and South East Asia specifically. The company was launched as a 21st century company that would amalgamate the best of New Age educational practices from across the globe. It also develops educational links with education boards, institutions within and outside the country. CEL’s management philosophy emphasizes that students and educators must grow together under a STRUCTURE.
CEL is exploring more overseas markets in Sri Lanka, China, Bangladesh & Africa to find profitable new businesses in education operations, master planning and structuring that will continue to deliver steady performance. Today, under the outstanding leadership of Mr. Amreesh Chandra, CEL has blossomed into a well knit family with facilities of several branch offices for multi location projects in India and abroad.One of its prized projects is structuring and master-planning the Education One World project for the Republic of Macedonia. Creating a world class Educational Hub in the Balkan Peninsula region.

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