And the Winner is….

The outstanding performances of the VIBGYOR students reflected in the recently declared CISCE and CAIE Board Exam Results are certainly a cause for rejoicing and celebration.

They are a testimony to the stupendous hardwork and diligence of our students and the academic and support staff as well as the continuous efforts of the other stake holders — the parents and the management. It is a pleasure to know that students are being nurtured in a caring environment which facilitates them to aim for the highest academic achievements.

However, we, at the VIBGYOR Group of Schools, have always looked at our endeavours with an all encompassing vision. Education goes beyond academics and marks and grades and rankings. For us, all students are winners as they are on a lifelong journey of learning. Many children have their own unique talent whether in the arts or sports or entertainment or a vocational subject. Some children are sensitive and sensible and humane. A few display both talent and humanity. Our schools respect and appreciate each and every student who enters our portals. So, at VIBGYOR, each child is important. While all achievements are valued, they are not the be all and end all of education. We sincerely believe in the concept of education beyond the expectation of achievements. It is more about the fulfillment of one’s singular purpose in life. And that is gaining excellence in whichever sphere you choose for yourself. It may be as simple a purpose as being happy.

For me a smile on the face of a student makes my day. As an educationist I have always encouraged my students and my teachers:

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.

These heartfelt words by the poet William Blake resonate so much with me and are a part of my philosophy of life. This is what we, at VIBGYOR, have worked steadfastly and tirelessly to inculcate in our school culture.

With that, I wish all the students around the globe a blissful, blessed and insightful academic year full of self discovery and the joy of learning and evolving, and gaining a better understanding of the world. Also, a shout out to all the teachers who are striving relentlessly to brighten up their students’ lives.