The Embassy of India and Northeast Indian Society hosted a groundbreaking Indian Diaspora Teachers Meet, bringing together educators to explore ‘Challenges and Rhymes of Indian Teachers in Thailand.
In a groundbreaking event facilitated by the Embassy of India and Northeast Indian Society, the Indian Diaspora Teachers Meet gathered school and university educators for a thought-provoking exploration under the theme “Challenges and Triumphs of Indian Teachers in Thailand.” The program was held on 18th November 2023 in Rembrandt Hotel In Sukhumvit . Dr. Manisha Bose, a distinguished faculty member from Assumption University, adeptly moderated the discussion, underscoring the organic evolution of Indian teachers into mentors, driven by a deep-seated genetic memory of the guru tradition.
The panelists, including Alka Pandey (Director, International Pioneer School), Dr. Brinesh Pillai (Research Professor, Mahidol University), Shirley Roy (Phuket International School), and Dr. Montri (Krusapa), engaged in a dynamic exchange, illuminating the cultural competence and social intelligence of Indian teachers, honed through exposure to diverse environments. The esteemed Indian Ambassador, H.E Nagesh Singh, graced the occasion as the chief guest, delivering an insightful address.
Dr. Manisha highlighted the unique qualities of Indian teachers, drawing from her experience mentoring educators in urban, rural, and Thai settings. The event served as a platform for both panelists and the audience to delve into pressing issues, with questions skillfully addressed within the limited time frame.
Beyond discussions, the program featured a captivating cultural presentation by the Northeast region. The evening, held at Rembrandt Hotel on November 18th, seamlessly blended education and culture, marking a resounding success for the Indian Diaspora Teachers Meet. Deputy Chief of Mission Poulami Tripathi was also present to grace the occasion.
According to available data, the number of Indian teachers in Thailand has been steadily increasing in recent years. In 2016, there were 1,532 Indian teachers in Thailand. In 2017, this number increased to 1,789. In 2018, it increased to 2,034. And in 2019, it increased to 2,321.
This event marked the first time a platform of this capacity was provided for teachers, where insightful discussions took place. Additionally, senior teachers were acknowledged and facilitated for their significant contributions. The presence of Ambassador H.E Nagesh Singh and DCM Poulami Tripathi underscored the significance of the event in fostering stronger ties between the Indian diaspora and Thailand’s education sector. Such discussions are crucial in promoting a deeper understanding of the contributions that Indian educators can make to the Thai educational landscape. The Embassy of India and Northeast Indian Society extend their gratitude to all participants and look forward to continued collaboration in advancing educational excellence.