Greetings from the NewAge team!
As we celebrate yet another Children’s Day, let us ponder over a few issues pertaining to children. What is the worth of children, what are our responsibilities towards them and what does it mean to raise a child with the dignity of being a unique individual with their own potentialities & possibilities.
A century ago, Lebanese-American poet, painter, and philosopher Kahlil Gibran addressed these elemental questions with sensitive sagacity in a short passage from ‘The Prophet’ — the 1923 classic that also gave us Gibran on the building blocks of true friendship, the courage to weather the uncertainties of love, and what may be the finest advice ever offered on a healthy relationship.
As God has chosen us to cherish and protect these rare gems, let us do our duties with the right spirit. Let us make a resolve to do our very best in our efforts to let our children live the life they deserve and not what we feel they deserve. Let us be true facilitators in their process of finding purpose in their lives and reaching their full potential. Let us be there to offer help when they stumble and not sure of the next step. But they must get a fair chance to take their baby steps in their life and progress to be self-confident & capable individuals. Given a chance, they will make better choices for themselves, most often much better than elders. They must be able to say what is right for them and what makes them happy and what kind of life they want to lead when they grow up.
Let us not try to control their lives; but rather be guiding lights for them to follow & learn from. Children are the world’s best resources and how we bring them up shapes the future of the world. Let our focus be on grooming independent, strong, compassionate and caring human beings. The NewAge motto of ‘setting the child free’ resonates with this spirit.
The month of November begins on a celebratory note with Kannada Rajyothsava and as our students will be on an excursion on 1st November, we will be celebrating and having some activities later in the month to promote better learning of the Kannada language and culture. Do encourage your children to take active part in all activities organised by the School.
Our efforts in experiential learning will be showcased by students in this month in a vibrant display of activities that they take up in all curricular areas in everyday lessons. They will be proud to exhibit what they have learnt in front of their parents and this will boost their presentation skills as well.
Looking forward to have a fulfilling month of November in striving to ensure the best childhood for our young NewAgeans!