“Education means the process by which character is formed,
strength of mind is increased, and intellect is sharpened,
as a result of which one can stand on one’s own feet”

It is an honour and a privilege to be the Principal of Podar International School Himmatnagar, the school that stands for excellence and sets the high standards, “One who dares to teach must never cease to learn”. The importance of education in the life of an individual cannot be overstated. It shapes individuals in their formative years and imbues them with values that would govern all their choices in life. It is said ‘If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people’. Indeed, one can even say that the quality of education will determine the destiny of the nation.

To bring about a better world, we all have to strive together with vision, courage and with optimism. If developing qualities like love, compassion, generosity and patience is to be effective, we must practice them in our daily life first. At Podar International School, Himmatnagar, while educating brains we do not neglect to educate the hearts. Children are taught to do something every day that will inch them closer to a better tomorrow. For me, Education does not mean providing answers. It means equipping the pupil with the means to find the answers for himself and within himself. Education empowers students to discover themselves – who they are as people.

‘Every child is a masterpiece of God's creation and is endowed with individual identity of merit’. Within each student is a doctor, an engineer, a teacher, a social activist, a sports person, an environmentalist, a poet, an author or an economist. The teachers support them in channelizing resources vis-à-vis their dreams thus, sustainably generating civilized and productive human capital for serving our motherland in line with the Podar Education network with motto to “Educate the people with traditional values and modern thoughts”.

Mr. Avinash Ojha
Principal, Podar International School - Himmatnagar