Photographer:Nd | Poster Photographer:Wobbli | Sonam and Gitanjali Photographer:Wobbli | Audience Photographer:Wobbli | Audience Photographer:Wobbli | Gitanjali JB Photographer:Wobbli | Sonam Wangchuk
31 Dec / 2019Program by:
Featured: S.W. ang G.JBLanguage: English

A talk about the University of Future by S. Wangcuck and Gitanjali JB

A newsworthy talk was held the 28th December at Bhumika Hall by founders of Himalayan Insitute of Alternatives, Sonam Wangchuk and Gitanjali JB, based in Ladakh about planning and contruction of the University of the Future.

Sonam Wangchuk is an Indian engineer, innovator and education reformist.He is the founding-director of the Students’ Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh (SECMOL), which was founded in 1988 by a group of students who had been in his own words, the ‘victims’ of an alien education system foisted on Ladakh. He is also known for designing the SECMOL campus that runs on solar energy and uses no fossil fuels for cooking, lighting or heating.

Gitanjali is a social entrepreneur and educationist. After having founded several business and social ventures, she is currently setting up Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh, as its Founding member & CEO. HIAL is an alternative institute for mountain development that aims to revolutionise higher education in India through the pedagogy of contextual and experiential learning. Gitanjali is a spiritual seeker with a deep interest in Indian Spirituality. She is a lifelong student of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy, Vedas and the Upanishads.