Teachers are the back bone of any educational system and play a very vital role in shaping the destiny of the country. Calorx Teachers’ University is established by “Calorx Foundation” with a mission to train teachers who will be “Teachers by choice”. The University aims to be a centre of excellence in education and is networking with the temples of learning in India and abroad to train teachers par excellence. Calorx Foundation is a not for profit, professionally managed, self – sustaining, autonomous institution with excellence in K-21 education and teacher education as its main objective, through innovation and absorption of latest techniques and technology. Over the last 17 years, the Foundation has grown by leaps and bounds adding one institution after the other. Its aim being no child should be deprived of education; it caters to all strata of the society with a school to choose from the many.
The memorial lecture has been instituted in the name of Dr. K. R. Shroff (1921 -1987) who received his MRCP (Member of Royal College of Physicians) at London in 1950 before returning to India. He was associated with Civil Hospital at Ahmedabad as an honorary physician and associate professor for over 25 years. Apart from being a fine clinical teacher, he was a generous human, helping poor patients and medical students. Considered one of the top 3 leading physicians of his time, he had an uncanny ability to diagnose ailment accurately that earned him tremendous respect from his patients, peers and friends. He has also authored a book in Gujarati for general medicine. This annual memorial lecture series by Calorx Teachers’ University is a tribute to the hall mark of this teacher who even after two decades of his death, is remembered with great reverence and affection by his students. He was a unique reservoir of knowledge, an outstanding teacher and a mentor.
Dr Rajesh Tandon, Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair on Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and President, PRIA, will deliver the 4th Dr. K.R. Shroff Memorial Lecture on “Life Long Learning and Global Citizenship”.