Keynote in the second half of blog
“WHEN PARENTS SEND THEIR KIDS TO SCHOOL LIKE ALMA INTERNATIONAL THEY ARE LAYING THE FOUNDATION OF GROWTH AND LEARNING”
“YOUTH IS TO BE ENCOURAGED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION SO THAT THEY ARE READY FOR TOMORROW AND THEY CAN ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS”
It has been a year when I got to visit a very amazing School in India.
My reflections come as : Gratitude; Growth in life; Importance of Education; Continuous Learning; Good work doesn’t go unrecognized
So while I was on a holiday in India last year, it was much to my SURPRISE that some of the educational institutions approached me to be a guest speaker/ special guest. It was a surprise, because never had I known these administrative officials who contacted me. ONE BIG THING that made me realize is how the technology of internet had brought people closer, bringing awareness what people in different parts of world are doing.
Due to various commitments of being with the family, travelling constraints among cities because of foggy winter conditions it wasn’t possible to accept all the invitations. But I am glad I accepted to go as a Chief Guest (As the term used in India) to Alma International, Nabha in Punjab, India at their Annual Function.
It holds special memories for me, as it also brings lot of GRATITUDE towards the administration of the school. “Alma International, India”. Mr Jasvir Singh Ji approached me through the face-book messenger. I takes some time to open up with strangers and make my judgement call of communication ( unless they are forefront in their communication), a solid conversation started only after Mr Jasvir Singh let me know the reason of getting me in touch with me. A big thank to him.
So many thoughts come into my mind even after a year, as good memories. A BIG APPLAUSE to administration and teachers at ALMA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL for amazing training they provide to their students. It was much reflected during the the performances of the students, participation of the teachers and the parents and the speech made by the Principal letting the audience know of the annual report of the school. The memories of every child and parents wanting to take a picture with me during prize distribution is HUMBLING and exuberant.
KEYNOTE to the audience (Fen 09, 2018)
……I am very delighted and privileged to be here at the annual function of Alma International School. It brings back great memories when I participated as a child at my School and annual function. I wish to congratulate the staff, students and parents for all their efforts and hard work to make this day a success. Every student will hold a special memory with them as they grow. When parents send their kids to school like Alma International they are laying their foundation of growth and learning. Education leads to success as it opens many doors later in life. Schools are the second home for students. Life is full of challenges but when students are given the right education and skills we prepare them for tomorrow and life becomes easier.
Students can be crafted by giving the right environment where learning is going for them. Every child is unique and special. I will like to emphasize that we need to identify their potentials by keep watering them as they are like the blooming flowers in a garden of classroom. Keep encouraging them and engaged in the right direction so that they are ready for life of tomorrow and they can achieve their dreams. When I was growing in the seventies my parents gave me the skills and layed my foundation that I could use later in life. Thank to them. Times were different before and education system was different too. Now we need activities like done here at Alma International to make the minds curious and they don’t miss the right opportunities for which teachers also have to evolve.
I wish a great success for the Alma International school and may the school and students grow by leaps and bounds and also become great human beings. I thank the administration for giving me the opportunity and making it so memorable for me which I will always cherish!…..
Yours Truly and Humbly
Raman Gill, Dr
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