Shri Sanjay Kumar addresses the First Alumni meet of the Prerana Program

New Delhi, April 12, 2024.

Secretary, Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL), Ministry of Education, Shri Sanjay Kumar virtually addressed the first alumni meeting of the Prerana Program. Joint Secretary Smt. Archana Sharma Awasthi and other officials of the Ministry were also present at the meeting. The alumni meet was organized to assess and exchange insights among the participants.

During the event, the students shared their experiences and highlighted the positive changes the programme had brought to their lives. They also informed everyone that they have shared their experiences after returning to their schools so that more and more students can be inspired by the value-based learning they have received.

PRERANA started the journey in the pilot phase from 15th January 2024 to 17th February 2024 in the Vernacular school at Vadnagar, Mehsana, Gujarat. In this phase, the Prerana program has been held for five batches of 20 participants each from five states and one Union Territory: Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and UT of Daman and Diu. One hundred students have participated in this experiential learning program that focuses on 9 value-based themes. The 6th batch will start from 15th April 2024.

The Alumni Meet was organised to reconnect and pave the way for collective progress. It represents a crucial milestone in acknowledging the impact of the Prerana program. It enables the alumni to reflect on their experiences, celebrate their accomplishments, and inspire each other for the journey ahead. This is the first step towards building and sustaining the legacy of PRERANA. The primary objective of the Alumni Meet is to facilitate meaningful interactions among participants of the pilot phase.

The event was especially aimed at providing a common platform for the alumni to reconnect and share their academic and career journeys since participating in the Prerana program and indicate their future personal growth needs. It was also an opportunity to explore how alumni are implementing the values and lessons learned during their personal and professional lives. The meet showcased the impact of Prerana alumni as ambassadors of the program, driving positive change in their communities. The aim of the event also was to build a sense of mentorship and support among alumni, encouraging them to stay connected and actively engage with current and future participants of the program.

Strengthening the alumni network and promoting continued involvement in the Prerana program is significant to ensuring its long-term success and sustainability. The 1st Prerana Alumni Meet presents a significant opportunity to chart a course for continued collaboration and impact. As alumni come together as a community, they have the power to inspire change, drive innovation, and shape the future of the Prerana program and beyond.