Teach Each Child, Develop Whole Child
Karuna Dahiya, Head - Administration, Indraprastha International School, describes the motto and the vision of her school
Please tell us about your overall journey and experience.
I joined Indraprastha over 18 years back. I am very happy that I am part of such an institution that provides quality education to each child and works on the personality and holistic development of each child.
What do you mean by quality and holistic education, especially after the pandemic?
Our school follows one motto which is ‘Teach each child and develop the whole child’ which focuses on the total personality development of a student by imbibing quality education, values and ethics.
Education being a dynamic sector, how has your perspective of education changed over time?
In Indraprastha, we do not admit the child. We adopt the child, which means we are there to nurture the child, we are there to pamper the child and to take care of the child.
With the National Education Policy being implemented, how is it going to determine the future of school education in India?
Certainly, it is for the benefit of the child and Indraprastha has already started the process to implement the NEP. And yes, it is going to bring in a big change in the education system. The vision of the NEP 2020 has great potential to impact the education sector positively.
Students are the main stakeholder in the education sector. What changes do you notice among them after the pandemic?
I noticed one major change that students are keener than before to learn new things. Before the lockdown, they were confined to their classrooms. Now, after the pandemic, they know these things can be done at home. They know that they can learn and explore things while sitting at home. Organising the annual day online was a great achievement for us. Students could not imagine events like the annual day could be organised online but we did and Indraprastha is proud of that.
What is your philosophy of education?
My philosophy of education is ‘Teach each child and develop the whole child’. This is the motto as well as the objective of Indraprastha International School that we follow religiously.
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