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  • Extramarks hosts over 10,000 educators, students, and parents at the ‘EM Weekender’ learning fest

    Published on January 21, 2022

    Celebrated and inspiring speakers, including fitness expert at Sohfit- Sohrab Khushrushahi,, Psychiatrist and advisor at Mpower- Dr Zirak Marker, author and parent- Soha Ali KhanTahira Kashyap Khurrana, Neha Dhupia, Cricketer-Mithali Raj, digital creator – Raj Shamani, Investment expert- Neha Nagar, nutrition expert Janvi Chitalia and innovator and student Haaziq Kazi delivered fun and inspiring sessions at the event.

    Extramarks, India’s most trusted ed-tech giant, successfully concluded its first-ever learning fest ‘Extramarks Weekender’ on a high note. More than 10,000 educators, students, and parents attended the event that was organized to bring alive the joy of learning.

    The immersive virtual experience was enhanced by a series of workshops by some of the most celebrated experts, including Anurag Dixit of Musicology (Music), Joshua Karthik (Smartphone Photography), Sheena Khalid (Public Speaking), Yahya Bootwala (Spoken Word), Afsheen Dattoobhai (Goal Setting & Creativity) and Mpower (Mental Health). Each session was appreciated not just by students but also by parents and educators alike.

    Building on Extramarks’s unique approach that extends beyond traditional learning structures like classrooms and books, the informative, inspiring, and motivating sessions at Extramarks Weekender sparked exciting conversations on the chat boxes. More than 10,000 attendees, including students, parents, and educators, felt connected to the topics emphasizing a no age limit to learning.

    Speaking on the success of the event, Ritvik Kulshrestha, Chief Executive Officer, Extramarks Education, said, “There is a fun side to learning, and EM Weekender was explicitly organized to drive this point home. From the audience turnout to their active participation, we can confidently say that Extramarks Weekender was appreciated by one and all. The event has offered us further insight into what makes students tick, and we will leverage this experience to augment our products to add more value to our end-users’ lives. We are grateful to every speaker and attendee who graced our first-ever learning fest. We may take this immersive experience on-ground next year once we have an accurate picture of the covid situation in India. We look forward to hosting everyone again very soon.”

    Neha Mishra, – Vice President Marketing (Brand Experiences) – Extramarks Education, added, “Our goal with EM Weekender was to bring alive the joy of learning by designing an experience that would inspire, motivate, and educate our target audience across various topics and to create a space where people could engage in conversation. The response on both days exceeded our expectations as each session transformed into a lively discussion resulting in several interesting takeaways. The event not only demonstrated to students that learning can be fun but also went a long way in showing parents and educators how they can enhance students’ learning journeys in multiple ways. EM Weekender underscores the importance of group events where every stakeholder of the learning ecosystem comes together, and we will continue to create such experiences in the future.”

    Following its focussed approach to experiential learning, Extramarks Weekender was one of the many first experiences that aims to deliver fun-filled learning, inspirational and entertaining experience to all parents, students, and educators alike. With a mix of workshops, games, and music, Extramarks Weekender brought alive relevant conversations for different age groups and elevated the education journey. It has highlighted the merit in entertainment to promote better learning outcomes in a unique, never-seen-before way.

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