What started as a glorious vision to create a conducive environment to nurture younger learners today stands as an innovative educational institution that has embraced the growing trends of global education. At the helm of this change is Dr. Chandan Agarwal, a young and passionate entrepreneur from Begusarai in Bihar, whose ambitious enterprise to establish a chain of schools as per the global standards in the state of Uttar Pradesh is thriving. Dr. Agarwal is a gold medallist MBA from Narsee Monjee University, Mumbai who has also been honored with a Ph.D. degree from the International University of America in London.
Under the aegis of the GD Goenka group, he established the GD Goenka Public School, Kanpur which was followed by G. D. Goenka Toddler House in Lucknow, La Petite Montessori in Kanpur, and G.D. Goenka Montessori School in Kanpur. Currently, the chairperson of GD Goenka Public School, Kanpur he envisions to establish these institutes as centers of excellence that provide stimulating classroom experience, well-established teaching-learning techniques, an expansive library, a huge playground, and special rooms for extra-curricular activities such as music, yoga, rock climbing, camping, indoor and outdoor sports, swimming pools, AV rooms, etc.
In a constant endeavor to provide exposure to students to well-known personalities from various backgrounds that will have a positive impact on them, recently 35 students from GD Goenka school had the opportunity to interact with the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Anandiben Patel where the students discussed on the current education system of India with her. Additionally, in another upcoming activity, the students of the school will be meeting Jonty Rhodes, popular South African cricketer in September 2022.
His efforts have been applauded and recognized by many. He received the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2016 and was also selected as the Top North India Educationalist by the Times of India and Hindustan Times. He has also been appointed as the Trade Commissioner of Cuba for Uttar Pradesh by the Latin American Caribbean Federation of India in India Cuba Conference during the Cuba Business Summit at Hotel Novotel, Hyderabad on March 2022.
As a philanthropist, he is associated with several NGOs such as the Navjyoti India Foundation, and Sarthak Foundation, as well as serves on the Board of Advisors of Wockhardt Foundation and Next Generation Charitable Trust. He believes that education should be available to everyone irrespective of any financial or religious background. Towards the same, he has adopted ten girls under the banner of the Sarthak Foundation and oversees their education and medical expenses. Additionally, every year ten underprivileged children are provided free education, lodging, and medical facilities at GD Goenka hostel in Kanpur.
Dr. Chandan expresses, “the dream began with the simple aim of ensuring that the students are prepared for the future. This led to understanding and exploring what would be the need for the future and how to change our education system to ensure the best for every child’.
He adds, ‘I don’t feel any competition with any other brands or institutes. Our institutions are the leading pioneers of the industry which excel in values, focuses on one-to-one interaction, personalized training, and continuous research & development.
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