From the Principal/Executive Director's Desk
It is a universal fact that in the overall ambit of life, a person armed with a good education is bestowed with an advantage in the quest for success. Whether it is a girl or boy, a "worthwhile" education is the most valuable present a parent can gift a child.
Education has assisted the world to develop at a phenomenon pace. The world is moving very fast and people have little time for each other. Man has become extremely covetous and greedy. In these times of avariciousness, selfishness, deceit, corruption, intolerance, terrorism, riots, greed and cut-throat competition we need to ponder, search our hearts and introspect, as to whether we can proudly call our children "well educated". We are fast forgetting the moral and spiritual part of development. Schools rarely have a program related to the teaching of "being good" as opposed to "being successful", We sure are succeeding in producing rich and "successful" human beings but may not be able to say as much for producing "happy" human beings. Our traditional teaching institutions (home, school and society) are failing miserably in producing 'good' human beings.
We are so involved in teaching children Physics and Chemistry that we have little time to teach a child to be good, honest, truthful, compassionate and nice. Who is going to teach a child to be virtuous, honourable, selfless, righteous, benevolent and kind? The qualities of being tolerant, understanding and broad-minded, to respect all religions, to be unbiased in regard to different castes or creeds, race or colour have all been put on the back-burner. The language of philanthropy, goodness and love, need to be added to refraining from violence, resisting corruption, standing up for ones rights, not bowing to tyranny and unfair persecution - in short, to be bold and fearless. To fear only God, to respect one`s parents and elders, to be fair in all dealings, to respect the rights of others, to be modest and magnanimous, etc. The list is endless and we can go on and on. To teach this we need time and effort. There are no books, there is no prescribed syllabus. The westerners, whom we take pride in aping, have failed miserably on this front. In today's modern fast-moving world, we too are failing in imparting 'high standards and value education to our children. We teachers and schools are the ones who need to shoulder this huge responsibility. Alongside parents, teachers have to develop the inclination and find the time to teach our children these virtues. Are the teachers of today 'Gurus' in the real sense? Let us together pledge to inculcate in our children the true values of life. We need to be patient and understanding and spend time with our children. We have to teach them time and again the difference of right from wrong, to overcome evil with good, set examples for them to follow and by so doing we would have done far more than our duty. The aim of every institution must be to be able to achieve this objective. In a letter to his son's teacher the then US President Abraham Lincoln had written Teach my son that it is more honourable to fail than to cheat and pass. There can be no school without a society and no society without a school. Schools and parents together have to join hands in imparting good Sanskar to their children. In this lies the strength of quality education and the true test of a Quality Institution. I would like to conclude by stating that, it is far better to have a son or daughter who is 'good' rather than extremely intelligent or well-groomed. If God showers your child with the combination of all three qualities brilliance, elegance and goodness then you could not be any richer or luckier.