Surrounded by children playing the Lezim, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama inaugurated The Somaiya School. Later, while addressing the students His Holiness talked about the richness of the ancient Indian knowledge. Further he advised on the need to work hard on building that knowledge and move forward for faster progress.
Commending the work done by Somaiya Trust on education in the rural and urban areas he commented “there is a great need for institutions to be developed who have the ethos of preserving and promoting Indian culture. India needs this kind of work. Institutions should coordinate, discuss and exchange their experiences with one another for growth and development”
The School is part of the larger Somaiya Vidyavihar campus. In order to provide students personalised attention, the teacher- student ratio has been maintained 1: 10.
Mrs Amrita Somaiya, Trustee of The Somaiya School says, the focus of the school is to build the self esteem of every child. It is done by giving an environment that encourages children wich leads to good academics. They use international methodology including Indian values. Education is imparted in multiple languages like English, Marathi, Sanskrit, Hindi and French from Grade 1.