Dr K T Mahi, Chairman, Sree Group, Sreenidhi International School and Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, tells how the school is doing its bit for the society
Please tell us how Sreenidhi International School was started.
The genesis lay in the idea of creating something that would endure and make a small contribution to the society. The school was founded to realise a dream: to create an institution where there is no fear of education in the minds of the students, and where teachers do not pursue the teaching for any short-sighted gain.
The school has been in operation for a couple of years. Where does it stand now?
It stands poised, confident, eager to learn, prepared to take greater strides in all directions, and, above all, at peace with itself and perfectly self-possessed.
What is the biggest challenge of the school today, and what are you doing to address it?
The biggest challenge is to not stopping even for a moment in the journey to improve ourselves and learn new skills. Besides this, there are three other challenges:
1. Not to allow anything to make us deviate from our vision
2. Never become self-satisfied and rest on our laurels
3. Never forget our duty towards the students and the parents.
How is the school distinctive from other international schools?
We neither believe in competition nor do we compare. Running a school is not like participating in a beauty contest. We have our goal, vision and responsibility and we are focused on that.
Please share your vision for 2020.
Such visions do not take into account two things: First is the world of change: I do not know what will happen tomorrow. And second is too great a pre-occupation with the future that makes us neglect the present.
Moreover, a school is always an evolving vision that develops from conversations with parents, students and teachers. For me, 2020 is here and now, and so, we work towards making the school great every moment.