Our nation has witnessed so many systems of education during the past few centuries. In ancient times, education hubs were mainly administered by the independent scholars though funded by their kingdom. Takshashila, Nalanda, Vikramshila etc are few examples of the world famous institutions of ancient India. Due to the autonomous nature of educational institutions at that time, six schools of philosophy (Shad Darshan), quite different to each other, could be developed in the Indian subcontinent.
If we see before independence, need of education was just to fulfil the operational and administrative requirements of the foreign rulers. They were not at all interested to develop technical, scientific, economic or political awareness through education, which could suit the geographical, environmental, social and cultural traditions of this ancient and glorious civilization.
And after the independence, what is the condition of our basic education system? Does education mean only clearing competitive exams such as JEE, IIM and AIIMS and ultimately getting heavy salaried jobs? That too is necessary of course, but should the aim of education only be financial stability?
What about the morals? Where are the attempts to prepare students to meet the future challenges, indigenous technology, creativity, social engineering, crisis management, systematic exploitation of natural resources and humanitarian view in management, scientific approach towards religious and cultural aspects? How to be a good human being, what should be our role as a citizen of this country? To what extent we should run after money? Why should we wish to acquire all the wealth of society though we know everybody needs it? Have we produced any Nobel Laurent after Sir C V Raman in India? Answer is No. Because our educational priorities are changed. Education has become job oriented once again. It has lost capability of developing thought process within the student. That is why we don't find sufficient entrepreneurs for "Start-up India".
The practical aspect of education should not only the 'job seeking'. Education should also mean to create opportunities for others, to gift something useful to the society, something new to the mankind.
' THE GREEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL- a tiny attempt in this direction, aims to provide such holistic system of education so that students are developed as a complete personality. They should be more fruitful to their family, society and nation. We are aware of our role in society and therefore we are committed to provide multidimensional and more practical education system to our students without harming their self esteem, without schooling any specific thought in to their sub conscious, and at last nurturing them as an independent entity rather than to cast them as clones or program them as robots.
"Success comes to those who work hard and stays with those, who don't rest on the laurels of the past"
Education is not merely acquirement of facts but also of values which helps us improve the different facets of mankind. It ensures that we leave the world a far better place than we found it. A pivotal role of education lies in shaping the personality of a child into a healthy mind and happy soul, who is not only equipped with 21st century skills and aptitude required for academic excellence but helping him face the challenges of life in a balanced and harmonious way. Therefore, the system of education should work as a catalyst in making each child a balanced human being having his core strengths embedded in the learning experiences emanating from rich socio-cultural roots.
In THE GREEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, we enterprise to map academic excellence with a good human value system, which in myriad ways is ingrained in the culture of the school. To achieve this, we strongly feel that a paradigm shift in the minds of all stake holders should take place so that when the school becomes the hub to initiate and formalize education it has its tenets enshrined in a good value system; the extension of which is thereby taken home where it is further strengthened. And our commitment to such education will always persist in all our endeavours.
In this pursuit of excellence, I appreciate our parent fraternity for supporting the school in every aspect. I also laud the relentless efforts of our teachers for giving their best in bringing out the best in each child. But I would exhort the students to be always modest, humble and disciplined, while being ready to expand the horizons of their knowledge and skills by dreaming big and working hard. Teamwork is the hallmark of THE GREEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL.I am very sure that through collaborative efforts we can achieve more to benefit our students who are the future leaders of tomorrow.
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