Let me wish you all a happy New Year to begin with. I am sure this New Year would bring all happiness and prosperity to your school and your own families.
This New Year would see all sorts of blessings for your school, teachers, parents and for the entire universe.
Loka Samastha Sukino Bhavandu.
As we say in our Indian tradition:
Guru Devo Bhava; Matha -Pitha Devo Bhava; Addidthi Devo Bhava.
A Bell is not a Bell unless you ring it
A song is not a song unless you sing it
A school is not a school unless it empowers you holistically.
What is holistic Empowerment? Here you get empowerment of your total personality as students. You get time to play here. You are given much knowledge here. You get friends here. You learn new languages here. You learn science here. You get to learn maths here. You learn civic education here as how to behave in a society with decency a decorum. So you get very many types of empowerment in the school.
Here is your opportunity to learn it well. So you are better future citizens like our late president Shri APJ Abdul Kalam or like Sway Vivekananda.
Here in the school you develop creative thinking process. You get to think of many new ideas here.
You as students must respect your teachers. You must respect your parents. Like that you respect elders. You must respect the environment. You get to know development is without destroying the environment. It must be sustainable .
How do you learn or acquire knowledge? Yes it is as you learn from the mouth of your teachers from friends and from your parents. But these days you get much information from media like News Papers, TV and phone or computers. Google is the greatest source of information .But you must know as how to use it for good. Google can make you good students and very bad students like criminals or terrorists. Always ask your teachers and parents what is the right information if you doubt its correctness.
You must read at least two news papers every day—one in English and one in local language. You may watch good pictures. But never ever get to become slaves of cartoons or TV serials.
Mind you well, you are basically out here to learn well—study well. Not to waste you’re most precious time in unwanted things.
You must know that the world is fast changing with new developments like Artificial intelligence.
Like our great Arjun as referred in the epics, you must focus on the eyes of the bird. Not on the leaves or sky or the big tree when you aim. Be focused.
I wish you all a great New Year again. I wish that you all become good will ambassadors of peace and tolerance and become good citizens of the future India.