Our Children Need a Giant Leap
January 2012

Our Children Need a Giant Leap

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The classroom should be as vibrant and playful for our children as the sports ground is for the sportsmen

By Revathi Srinivasan, Director-Education and Principal, Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane| www.singhaniaschool.org

Education is not about qualifications, it is about getting important skills for a productive life. The content of education and the way in which it is imparted might have undergone many changes over the centuries, but the aim of educationist should always be to instil virtue and wisdom in students.

At Singhania School, it is our endeavour to provide our students new opportunities through an environment that is positive, inspiring, challenging and stimulating. We want our students to follow their bliss and blaze new trails life. We wish to open many new doors for our students. There is certainly pride to be felt in the parents and teachers, who care, nurture and reassure the children so that they grow into mature, sensitive and responsible citizens of the country.

Singhania School with more than 5000 students seeks to grow like a temple of learning. The institution provides opportunities to the students for raising their intellectual and social potential. Much of what we learn in B-Schools is about managing our life and the people around us. This institution also conceives the sports-ground as some kind of a classroom. After all, the skills of communication, agility, collaboration, critical thinking, strategic management, initiative, and decision-making all come easily to anyone in the field of sports.

Indian children are blessed with happy families and are well cared for. The guardians are often able to ensure that their children have access to good learning. Are the children able to take advantage of the backing that they receive from their parents? With the levels of intelligence and street-smartness that our children display, it should be easy for them to invest their time on learning new skills. Learning to be self-reliant by fixing things in the house will help them in the long run for skilled labour is set to get very expensive in India. There is a concern over the cut-throat competition that students face.

Currently the Singhania School is offering students, a two day hands-on experience in a leading Mumbai based multinational company. By interacting with the company, children will learn about the way in which they will be expected to conduct themselves when they begin their career.

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