SMILE is about creating and fostering a community of self-Directed life-long learners, who are active seekers of learning experiences beyond the formal School or College environs.
In this age of rapid knowledge obsolescence, social learning in groups of common shared interests is often sought and found. There is no age restriction, but the nature of themes chosen for a specific date, would indicate who would benefit more from them, but all themes could also have a generic interest.
The main benefit would be 'learning' though in a diverse group there would also be 'social' learning as well as bonding and making new friends.
The typical activity would be in the nature of seminars, workshops, book reading or group discussions, and even maybe a debate in the Oxford University format.
Because these are in person meetings, they will be held only on a Sunday, ( but may not be every Sunday) and most participants would be from the NCR region. It is possible that visitors to this region, who are seeking some intellectual stimulation and learning, may join in some of the meetings.
These Meetups are planned for Sundays from 10am to 1pm to deliberate over educational matters of relevance to the future, in particular in the context of readiness for the 4th Industrial revolution. They are primarily designed to provide an opportunity to participants of members pursuing life-long learning.
The nodal person is Prof.MM Pant (www.mmpant.net)
After a while, the group will be able to articulate its needs more precisely and 'evolve' on a path that fulfils the needs and desires of the community created.