Dec 4, 2020

In partnership with Times NIE (Newspaper in Education)

The Importance of Standards in Everyday Life

This online session, specially curated for educators in Bengaluru aims to highlight theimportance of standards and how they impact our health and safety in everyday life. The webinar aims to equip the teachers to not just be informed customers themselves, but also educate their students to make safer choices.

Date & Time:

Dec 4, 2020 04:00P.M IST

05:30P.M IST


Online Session

This conversation is going to cover a wide range of topics including the meaning of standards and how they are developed, what are some mandatory standards in India, how do standards protect the world and a deep dive into the standards in the toy industry. This session is aimed at not just creating awareness on this topic among the teachers, but also equip them to take this conversation back to the classroom and spread the knowledge within their students and school communities.


Caroline Treuthardt, Standards Engineer at Underwriters Laboratories
Caroline is a Standards Specialist with eight years of experience with testing, certification, and standards development at UL. She has both Mechanical Engineering and Architectural Engineering degrees, with most of her practical experience in garment and fabric manufacturing. Caroline currently supports standards development for new and emerging technologies, specifically for Measuring Circular Economy and Service and Educational Robots.

N K Kansara, Deputy Director General (Policy, Research and Training), Bureau of Indian Standards
Mr. Kansara represents the Bureau of Indian Standards(BIS) which is the National Standard Body of India established for the harmonious development of activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods, and all related for matters. He has been with BIS for over 3 decades now and has handled many important assignments including the Product Certification Scheme (the familiar ISI Marking Scheme), Laboratory Management Systems Certification, Hallmarking of Gold & Silver jewellery, overlooking Consumer Affairs and Training and addressing public grievances.

Manish Kukreja, CEO at Min Toy Pvt Ltd (Shinsei) & President TAITMA
With more than 2 decades of experience in the toy industry, Manish currently is CEO of Min (Made In India) Toy Private Limited. Shinsei is their main brand - it means "Honesty" & "Integrity" in Japanese. Manish is also the President of TAITMA (The All India Toy Manufacturers' Association). In his career, Manish has worked extensively on improving standards and safety of toys with time, mentored various industries and start-up companies in the toy business and also made a detailed report on the issues faced by the industry which was also presented to the Government.

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