Director's Desk

Sanskriti - The school always a pleasure to be able to address young minds. Children are our tomorrow - our future. Bright faces that I see here today receiving prizes and evincing their talents will be the citizens of tomorrow.

They may tomorrow grow up to be Einsteins, Rabindra Naths, Gandhis, Abdul Kalams & Kishore Kumars or they may just turn out to be a burden on the society, stragglers in the race of life waiting for someone to give them a job. What our children are going to be in future is what we make of them. There are so many instances I have seen where parents are so concerned about the future of the child that they actually forget the main purpose in the rat race of making their child the best of all. Give a man a fish you will feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a life time.

Sanskriti has always been about inspiring students. All year through the whole school team continued to put efforts towards quality improvement in every aspect of our work. We set standards and goals for ourselves and strived to achieve them – be it in the area of academics, sports, events, discipline, leadership, management systems and more. Today I would like to talk about Inspiration. There was a scientist from NASA Mr. Edward Rogers whom I was lucky to have an interaction with a month ago. He asked me a single question.

Vikranth do you think it is n required for India to spend so much money to send an orbiter craft to mars and eventually may be find water? Where people are dying without water down here? His words kept ringing in my mind for a few minutes. But later I knew the answer. These things are necessary because they inspire us to dream big and achieve more. Things like a world cup win in cricket, Rakesh Sharma's travel to space, test firing of an Agni missile all inspire people. In the same way we have to concentrate on inspiring the kids. Look at it this way. If you look too closely in the mirror, you can't really see yourself—it's just a blur. But when you get farther away, you actually see yourself more clearly. Do the same thing with your child.

Sometimes we're just so close, so enmeshed, that we just can't see them as separate from us. But if you can stand back far enough, you can actually start to see your child as his own person and start to find out what makes him tick—and then you'll be able to help him understand himself as well. When you step back and observe, you'll know what works for him, why he's reaching for certain things and what really gets him moving.

There will be things he's never going to be motivated to do but is still required to them. He may hate doing his chores and try to get out of it, and that's when you give him consequences. The goal is to influence your child when he has to do something he doesn't want to do, and get to know him well enough to figure out what his own desires might be. As a parent, you want to strengthen his skills in defining what's important to him. You want to help your child define for himself who he is, what's important to him and what he's going to do to make those things happen.

Our responsibility is to help our kids do that, not to do it for them. We need to stay out of their way enough so they can figure out who they are, what they think and where their own interests lie. The talents they demonstrate here are the proof that they have the potentiality to be the useful citizens of the future.

Mr. Vikranth Terala
Secretary & Correspondent