K. V. Vincent,
The new academic session is here and it brings forth a spell of renewal and change. It’s time to celebrate the blessings of new beginnings and utilize the opportunity to reform and renew.
ASISC has entered its 60th year of existence as a body of forward looking educational practitioners contributing to the cause of progressive, transformative education. The Executive Committee members of ASISC met at Jaipur on 10th and 11th May, 2017 to take a glance at our activities in the past and chalk out a plan for the future course of action to take the Association in the path of progress.
We have gone through the Handbook of Activities and made a few relevant changes in the rules and regulations. The edited version of the Handbook is uploaded on the website. Kindly go through the rules and regulations before selecting your students for National Competitions.
The most eagerly awaited event of the year for us is the ASISC Annual Conference. I am glad to inform you that the ground work has been done and all arrangements are in progress for the event. The venue for the Conference is the Convention Centre of Hotel Clarks Amer, Jaipur. The proposed dates are Wednesday, 29th, Thursday, 30th November and Friday, 1st December, 2017. It's a matter of great joy for us that Children's Academy, Jaipur who organized the event 17 years ago, has come forward once again to host this 60th Annual Conference. Jaipur is an amazing place and I am sure every one of you will have a great time during the Conference.
The Committee has also decided to avoid any presentations by sponsors during the Conference. This is to facilitate more opportunities for interaction among delegates and also to provide more time for Council matters. Hence, we will not accept any sponsorship for meals. It was decided to collect Rs. 3000/- from delegates and Rs. 5000/- from visitors as registration fees for the Conference.
The brochure for the Conference along with the theme and registration form has been uploaded on our website on Monday, 24th July, 2017. You are requested to do your registration for the Conference online only.
Kindly refer to Annual Events section of the website for information on dates and venues for the forth coming National Events.
The Executive Committee has decided to enhance the Annual Subscription to Rs. 5000/- with effect from 1st April, 2017.
We had introduced online payment facility from April, 2016. Most of the members had utilized this facility last year. Henceforth we will receive all payments online only. This will facilitate a more transparent, smooth functioning of our Association. Kindly do not send any cheques, demand drafts etc. for your payments. You are requested to visit our website www.asisc.org and click on online payment for all transactions.
You are welcome to send in your suggestions and share your ideas for the improvement of the Association.