In recognition of the inspiring individuals and institutions revolutionising education in and around Kolkata – Sankalp Education Awards 2019 witnessed the celebration of innovation, excellence and commitment to educating our society. Curated by Lal Bhatia, co-founder of David & Goliath; Imran Zaki, President of FACES; and Sudha Jaiswal, District Governor of Lions Clubs International (District 322 B2), the grand event held at JW Marriot, Kolkata, gathered some of the region’s most reckoning educators. After rigorously studying the nominations received, the event felicitated some pioneering faces, many of whom have dared to rethink current pantheons of teaching and administration, welcoming creativity in means and methods. The event constituted 45 categories of awards that were created to recognise some outstanding work by individuals whose contributions are often forgotten in everyday hustle. By recognising academic excellence, sporting talent, environmental consciousness and sensitivity to society – the awards ensured that a wide array of talent was recognised and duly felicitated.