Gwalior: The Scindia School – Gwalior recently celebrated its 123rd Founder’s Day online. Well-known scientist and educationist Mr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan graced the occasion as the Chief Guest for this function. Several students and various departments including Computers, Social Science, Science, Photography, Art, Commerce etc. showcased their talents and exhibits online from the safety of their homes. Principal, Dr MD Saraswat read out the annual report and shared the highlights of the year gone by.
President – Board of Governors, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia addressed the gathering and said, “The pandemic is an opportunity to shed our old ways and adopt new habits, understand the potential and limitations of technology and utilise it to reinvent everything that we have built until now. The new education policy introduced this year will be imperative to lay the ground for pragmatic and paradigm changes which will integrate our education system with global patterns.”
Commenting on the occasion, on the National Education Policy, Mr Krishnaswamy Kasturirangan said, “The Scindia School’s holistic curriculum is similar to what the NEP prescribes. In the middle and secondary stages of schooling one must adopt a holistic but integrated approach to the learning process. In this process we adopt a multi-disciplinary approach that includes areas like art, craft, sports etc. This will help in creating well-rounded individuals, capable of playing their rightful roles both in their profession or vocation and also in dealing with social issues and interacting with communities”.
The much-coveted, Madhav Award for the year 2020 was conferred on the Founder of Rekhta Foundation, Mr Sanjiv Saraf who graduated from school in 1975. The award was given to him for his entrepreneurial spirit, community service and promotion of Urdu.
Mr. Scindia expressed his gratitude for all the stakeholders especially the teachers for their commendable work during the pandemic. In his speech, Mr Kasturirangan advised the students of The Scindia School to imbibe a never-give-up attitude in life.