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New York Times best-selling author called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today evening.

Bhubaneswar6/12/22:New York Times best-selling author Sean Covey, president of FranklinCovey Education, USA, William Bill Mclntyre, vice president, FranklinCovey Education, USA, Dr Kannan Gireesh, Founder LiveLife Education, Dr K Abdul Ghani, the Green Man of India and Dr Shilpi Sahoo, Chairperson, SAI International School, called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today evening.

Belonging to a family of writers, Covey was delighted to be in the company of Odisha CM, who himself has penned books, which were popular. They apprised Naveen on the LeaderInMe Connect Programme, a whole-school transformation model and process started by the FranklinCovey Education

Earlier in the day, the team visited SAI International, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan schools, DM School, Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) I, II and III, in the city, Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya Munduli and KV Munduli. They interacted with teachers and students under the LeaderInMe Connect Programme on the premises of SAI International School here.

SAI International introduced the learning curriculum of LeaderInMe Program which has benefitted the students and teachers immensely. This programme incorporates ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ as authored by American Educator, Author Stephen Richard Covey, the father of Sean Covey.

The 7 Habits combined with the framework of the LeaderInMe Program is an evidence-based, comprehensive model that builds leadership and life skills in students, creates a high-trust school culture, and lays the foundation for sustained academic achievement.

The session was highly interactive with educators and students posing numerous questions to Covey. While addressing the gathering, the bestselling author said, “Everybody has the potential to lead and can-do wonders. Every child is incredible special and worthy.”

When students asked him for suggestions for imparting the 7 habits in the children post pandemic, he said, “SAI International is diligently following and imparting the 7 habits in the students through various activities in the classroom learning space and I’m sure through these activities students of SAI International will definitely scale up to be the leaders in the future.”

Headmaster of DM School Bhubaneswar, Akhilesh Kumar Mishra was highly appreciative of the entire session and said, “Such sessions are imperative for educators as well as children to learn from.

Golak Bihari Das from Senior representative from KV 1, ”LeaderInMe is a wonderful gamut of 7 habits that should be inculcated by everyone in their lives. I was pleasantly surprised how well SAI International has imbibed those in its curriculum. It was an insightful session for the both the educators and students.”

Speaking on the occasion Dr Sahoo said, “Taking into account how the paradigms of leadership under this program has immensely benefitted the students, teacher efficacy & the school as whole. This programme is aligned to our Founder’s vision of empowering students to be leaders, equipped with the life-skills for building a better India.”

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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