Soft skills are the most critical skills we look for in our leaders. Schools need to think this through and redefine the way they assess and develop these skills. I compliment Vega Schools for their innovative immersive learning approach.
PADMA SHREE PROFESSOR, DR SANJEEV BAGAI
Sr. Consultant Paediatrician | Neonatologist | Nephrologist | Fellow at Prince of Wales Childrens Hospital, Sydney | Chairman and Managing Director of Nephron, New Delhi | Chairman of Medical Advisory Board for Manipal Hospital, Dwarka | Editor in Chief of International Journal of Paediatric Nephrology and Urology
Air pollution in Delhi NCR is a serious problem we absolutely cannot ignore anymore. It is now in the top five killers of population according to the 2014 WHO (World Health Organization) study. It has a direct impact on the rising incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurological disease, cognitive development of children, etc., and is the number one cause of increasing respiratory diseases (e.g. asthma, amongst others). It will severely impact the health, well-being, and longevity of your child. Eighty percent of children’s overall development takes place before their 5th birthday so any exposure at this young vulnerable age has long-lasting consequences. I congratulate Vega Schools on their initiative to bring in fresh, pure air thereby reducing indoor CO2 levels. There is clearly a link between reduced CO2 levels and increased attention and retention levels. The green building concept is the way forward.