BookNuts 21st Century Skills Festival | Event in Kanpur | Townscript
BookNuts 21st Century Skills Festival | Event in Kanpur | Townscript

BookNuts 21st Century Skills Festival

Dec 27 - 28 '19 | 09:00 AM (IST)

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Empowering students with 21st-century skills

Is the current education system geared to truly prepare children to be future-ready? Are we preparing our children enough to cope with the world at work tomorrow? Children need to be taught key essential skills to be able to thrive in a world where change is constant and learning never stops. 

The 21st century is not in the distant future – it is today! We do not have a moment to lose in preparing our students, and our nation, to compete and to succeed.

The essential 21st-century skills are: 

  • Critical thinking
  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Information literacy
  • Media literacy
  • Technology literacy
  • Flexibility
  • Leadership
  • Initiative
  • Productivity
  • Social skills

These 21st-century skills are more important to students now than ever before.

Children need experiential learning in order to develop independent thinking abilities. 21st-century skills not only provide a framework for successful learning in the classroom but ensure students can thrive in a constantly changing environment. 

The BookNuts 21st Century Skills Festival aims to: 

  • Provide exposure to the students on the skills of the real world.
  • Meet and interact with experts from different fields. 
  • Listen to real-life stories from thought-leaders who have achieved success in life after failing several times. 
  • Get exposed to hands-on learning techniques that will not just spark their imagination but also trigger their curiosity. 
  • Teach children in a multidisciplinary environment where learning doesn’t happen in isolation but hand-in-hand. 
  • Encourage children to become responsible social catalysts who will solve real-world problems.

What’s most exciting is that there will be workshops for both Children and Parents! Hope you will not miss out on this unique opportunity. This is a one of a kind opportunity for the students of our school. 



Ajay Kumar leads operations and the technical aspect of the organization Teach for Green. Having started this organization from scratch, he has taken it a long way, thanks to his perseverance and dedication. He is one of for changes in the Atal Innovation Mission for NITI Ayog.

He is a recognized change-maker in Global Action for poverty. Having been a Pravah Changelooms fellow & Wipro Fellow he is apt in designing frameworks for future strategies. He has developed several projects and initiatives on environmental sustainability like a decentralized solar home lighting system, solar mobile irrigation pumps and improved chulha. He worked on these initiatives as a part of an SBI-Youth For India Fellow with Aga Khan Rural Support Program (India) in rural Bihar and with India Fellow Leadership program where he worked with Mera Gao Power.

Previously, he has presented his research work in 20 different conferences across India. Through two rural fellowship journeys, he has learned a lot from communities and is also sensitive to them.

Amitabh Pandey is working with tribal and rural literacy project with a Delhi based organization SRUTI (Society for Rural Urban and Tribal Initiative). Since 2012 he has been an advisor to the Bihar State Government for searching and examining ancient observatories of Aryabhatt. He regularly delivers public lectures in colleges and institutes, and also writes for Jansatta, Nai Duniya and BBC as a science and astronomy expert. In 2009, he founded the Noida Cyclist Club to promote cycling as a healthy, environmentally friendly mode of transport.

Lopamudra Mohanty is a Business Strategist, entrepreneur & leader having more than 18 years of experience across diverse industries with more than 7 years in training exclusively and added experience involving enablement of teams & people. Lopamudra is an accomplished storyteller, experienced in creating & executing business ideas with a knack for driving diverse stakeholders including children, parents, cross-functional resources, trainers as well as direct teams. She believes in the importance of developing Reading Skills amongst children and young adults. She is the founder of Big Buddy World aka BBW Education Pvt Ltd. a space of Innovative Learning to cater to develop Reading Skills through storytelling, theatre, and other innovative techniques.

Seema Wahi Mukherjee is an International Storyteller, a Storytelling Coach, an Education Consultant, and a Toy and Puppet designer. She believes in the Power of Storytelling to create engagement in the teaching-learning process. She extensively trains educators and aspiring storytellers in the art of storytelling. She enjoys visualizing and creating different puppets, dolls, and props for story sessions, and facilitates workshops on the same as well. Seema is particularly interested in stories to make science maths concepts relatable and in healing with stories.  

Sonia Bareja: Pied Piper of tales, Sonia, can lure you into the magical world of stories; a world where one craves for stories one after the other. Pied Piper Sonia’s stories have been enthralling children, young adults, teachers and corporates for 2 decades!


Lavanya Prasad is a storyteller, who has been telling stories professionally since 2012, through her organization Tale’scope. Her stories are always intertwined with music and movement. She has performed for the Masai Mara School in Kenya and in the Victoria storytelling guild (Australia). She works extensively with senior citizens, with her “Roots project” helping them recall and document their life stories and also revisit to their roots using the folktales from their land. She loves telling tales incorporating the “Hari Kathe” format of India. Mythology, folktales and personal stories interest her immensely. 


Rohini Vij is on a mission to raise readers. A professional storyteller and educator, she has created 200+ story videos for children and has trained teachers in Storytelling, Phonics, and teaching EFL/ESL. She has performed on various prestigious platforms. She is also a voice artist and has created audiobooks for various reputed publishing houses. Rohini's passion for storytelling and stories in education is untiring and she is currently working with various schools as a curriculum consultant and developer. Rohini has been a speaker at IIM Lucknow, IIT Kanpur, TIE-UP, EO Lucknow, TOI parenting workshops, HCL Foundation, Mobile Creches, among others. She is the founder of NutSpace Edtech Pvt. Ltd and a Listed Jolly Phonics & Grammar UK Trainer.

Curio O Box is making foundation level education more Experience and Innovation based through the concept of Experiential learning. They work with Schools, Parents, Kids, and some Business organizations to make Science easy and Fun. They create experiments, activities, and gadgets to open young minds to science in an exciting and engaging way.


The Chintels School
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