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Gaurav Setty, Bal Bharati Public School, Noida

The school has tied up with various NGOs to help the economically underpriviledged, writes Gaurav Setty.

india Updated: Sep 11, 2013 23:37 IST

There is no system merrier than one in equilibrium. As soon as one enters the portals of Bal Bharati Public School, Noida, one is enveloped by an unmistakable aura of positivity, benevolence and learning by giving.

My school, like my mother's lap is the first place where I have learnt all my lessons. Core values are like the fountainhead of learning. My first profound lesson has been to exhibit generosity, not just for the upliftment of the downtrodden, but for personal enhancement, growth and betterment.

My temple of learning directs me to walk the unpaved path of benevolence towards all in order to give back to society as much as I have received.

Bal Bharati, since its inception has spread its area of influence to various NGOs like Goonj and CRY, along with collaborating with ANAWA to run an evening school for the economically underprivileged. Regular distribution of sanitary packages in Sorkha village has ensured a better quality of life for the villagers.

To walk together, matching step for step gives a whole new dimension to inclusive growth. Amalgamating differently abled students into the mainstream has made special education the highlight of our school's yearly curriculum and planning.

The thriving Interact Club, under the aegis of Rotary Club, Noida, has played a pivotal role in expanding the avenues of service where the school can make a strong statement in the social arena. Regular visit to old age homes to add a dash of colour in the lives of the elderly is a case in point.

I believe that I, as a Bal Bharatian can stand tall with my head held high since 'service before self' is the maxim that I follow wholeheartedly and unequivocally.

First Published: Sep 11, 2013 23:35 IST