Duration: 16:30 – 18:30
Location: New Delhi
Welcome home recently returned Commonwealth Scholars from India!
This event will provide an opportunity to welcome home recently returned Commonwealth Scholars from India following their studies in the UK and introduce them to the local alumni network.
This is an opportunity for recently returned Scholars to make valuable connections with fellow Commonwealth Alumni who could provide guidance and support towards achieving professional and developmental goals. Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in the workshop, Pause, Breathe and Relax: Tools for Wellbeing, delivered by Commonwealth Alumnus, Dr Charru Sharma (2012 Academic Fellow).
The event will coincide with the publication of the 2nd edition of the Indian National Alumni Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows UK (ACSF) newsletter and will be followed by a high tea and networking.
If you are a recently returned Commonwealth Scholar from India would like to attend this event, please contact Bhawna Bajaj at Bhawna.Bajaj@britishcouncil.org
This event has been organised by the British Council in India on behalf of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC).
16:30 – 16:35 Welcome, British Council India representative
16:35 – 16:40 Welcome address, Dr Dhruva Chaudhry (2009 Professional Fellow), President, Indian National Alumni Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows UK (ACSF)
16:40 – 16:45 ACSF introduction and brief, Dr Adarsh Kumar (2011 Academic Fellow), Executive Member, Indian National Alumni Association of Commonwealth Scholars and Fellows UK (ACSF); member, CSC Alumni Advisory Panel
16:45 – 16:50 Publication of the ACSF newsletter, second addition, Kailash C Petkar (2011 Split-site Scholar)
16:50 – 17:10 Introduction to returning Commonwealth Scholars
17:10 – 18:10 Pause, Breathe and Relax: Tools for Wellbeing workshop, Charru Sharma (2012 Academic Fellow)
18:10 – 18:15 Vote of thanks, Dr Adarsh Kumar
18:15 – 18:20 ACSF jingles
18:20 Event close; networking and high tea
Dr Charru Sharma is a 2012 Commonwealth Academic Fellow and Fulbright Visiting Faculty at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. She has worked as an Officiating Principal of a college and as an Associate Professor of Human Development and Childhood Studies at the University of Delhi.
Dr Sharma has conducted over 50 international workshops and delivered lectures globally. She has also been conferred the associate membership of the Taos Institute, USA, and is on the editorial board of several international journals. Dr Sharma completed a Compassion Integrity Training course and is a certified Yogasanas, Pranayam and Meditation instructor. She is trained in acupressure and is a certified Reiki practitioner. She enjoys practicing Vipassana meditation, and mindfulness.