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‘Focus needs to shift from education to educare’

Suruchi Gandhi,Principal,Bal Bharati Public School,Dwarka,the proud recipient of the prestigious State Teacher’s Award,shares her vision and accomplishments

Suruchi Gandhi,Principal,Bal Bharati Public School,Dwarka,the proud recipient of the prestigious State Teacher’s Award,shares her vision and accomplishments… Under her mentorship,the school has meticulously carved out its formidable name among the luxuriant crop of schools in the eduscape of the city.

Your source of inspiration

“When you are inspired by some great purpose,all your thoughts break their bonds,your mind transcends limitations and you discover yourself to be a far greater person than you ever dreamt yourself to be”

My inspiration are my parents,my father,a foreign languages Professor,and my mother,the Vice-Principal of a reputed school,who mentored my blossoming mind to take up teaching as my vocation. Teaching ignited the latent fire in me as I appreciated the diversity,talents,enthusiasm and curiosity that my young scholars brought to class every day.

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My sincere gratitude to K K Khullar,President,Child Education Society,and chairman of the school,who has always inspired me to soar higher on the wings of discovery and reach the zenith of excellence.

Achievements resulting in this prestigious award

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams”. From excelling in academics to inculcating moral values,from educating to educaring,from international acclaim to fulfilling the expectations of the common man,we have never compromised on our values and ideals enlightening each life with the glistening beads of satisfaction.

The incessant initiative to promote international understanding and collaboration amongst schools across the globe culminated in the accreditation of the International School Award by British Council,Outstanding Award by Tony Blair Faith Foundation and the prestigious Connecting Classrooms Partnership Grant.

Your message to the student community

J. Krishnamurthy once said,“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn,the door is there and the key is in your hand.”


My advice to you dear children is to dream big. Big results emanate from big dreams.

Today you are exposed to persisting peer pressure,meeting the challenge of keeping your head while others are losing theirs will set you apart on a road less travelled.

Vices are captivating,don’t get carried away. Hold back! Know thy self!

Knowledge is power and ideas rule the world.


Think positively and act decisively and definitely,you will hear the bells sounding for a bright future.

What’s your future roadmap after receiving this award?

We are speeding towards 21st century education in a whirlwind frenzy,mandated by the exponential rate of change. The current education system needs a change,a facelift. We need to shift focus from educating to ‘educaring’. As an educator,I envision Bal Bharati Public School, Dwarka,as an advanced centre of professional learning of international standards,where knowledge and excellence shall be relentlessly pursued through significant multidirectional relationships in teaching and training while maintaining the rich Indian culture,morals and values,which carves out future citizens of the world who walk with the crowds and yet stand apart,bequeathing them with the wings of modernity and independence while firmly rooting them to values.

First published on: 23-09-2013 at 05:20:12 am
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