PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Education is the Manifestation of Perfection Already in Man” - Swami Vivekananda.

On behalf of Podar International School, Howrah family, I welcome you all.

The walk of a Podarite is a journey of self-discovery for a young child as he grows to be a young adult. Of course, the school will equip him to excel in academics, and to be savvy in the use of technology. However here, knowledge is to become a liberating experience as the child will be encouraged to discover his interests, his talents and aptitudes, and learn to form his opinions and role in society. This is achieved in an environment of growth and progress, where the mentor and the mentee live a shared life, as if in a Gurukool, yet adapted to this millennium. An important feature of this process is the school’s provision of rich choices, be they in the milieu of options of our society in the courses of academics, in artistic, creative and intellectual pursuits, in sports and in adventure. Engagements with ecology and heritage become like breathing in and breathing out or his pranayama as indeed engagements with the community, within the school or beyond in society. It is because for a Podarite, society comes before self.

If leadership is the ability to take decisions and to find solutions for the larger good, a Podarite imbibes it on the sports field, through peer interactions, and through positions of responsibility provided throughout his formative years. Podar International School, Howrah aims not just to nurture the student from his baby steps to his steady matured strides of youth, but also to place him on a path of life-long learning. It is always thus with his roots firmly entrenched in the traditional values of our rich and varied heritage and yet vision modern.

“I thus state with my deep conviction and faith that every Podarite is a leader with understanding, intelligence, sensitivity and an inclusive attitude that guides and leads him on the Chrysalis of Success. That is why our prime and foremost goal is to develop and equip every Podarite for the challenges of the 21st century.”

Smarajit DasGupta,
TTC,B.Ed,MA-(English),
MBA-Educational Management (University of Cambridge,UK).
Principal, Podar International School - Howrah