“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Dear Parents and students,
Education is the key to eliminating gender inequality, to reducing poverty, to creating a sustainable planet, to preventing needless deaths and illness, and to fostering peace. And in a knowledge economy, education is the new currency by which nations maintain economic competitiveness and global prosperity.
Education is an investment, and one of the most critical investments we can make. This is true not only for India, but for countries around the world.
The UN’s Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) of providing universal primary education to all and eliminating gender inequities, has propelled many nations and multi-governmental organizations to boost educational spending. But the work is not easy, and many countries are falling short of achieving these goals.
In announcing his Global Education First initiative, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reminded us that, “We cannot afford to waste the talents of a generation.” He related this to his own experience growing up in the Republic of Korea as it recovered from war. “People today often ask about my country’s transformation from poverty to prosperity. Without hesitation, I answer that education was the key.”
We live in interesting times. We live in very challenging times where the world from the education window is changing like never before. Every approaching decade brings with it advances in technology and unforeseen social change. For CBSE schools, the last two decades have also brought big changes in the way we assess and evaluate our students. We are faced with challenging situations. How should we respond so that we can convert these challenges into opportunities? How can we prepare our children for a future? These are serious questions to be reflected upon as educators, teachers, parents and students of a nation with tremendous potential which is on the threshold of progress.
Our goal should be to push our government to ensure that every child gets education as per the RTE Act, 2009. This would also help in eliminating child labour and exploitation of the poor. We cannot imagine a better world without a commitment to providing better education for women and youth. Empowerment is the key that opens locks to multiple opportunities. We, at PCS, focus in providing quality education for girls and that can be assessed from the excellent class XII and class X results. We are engaged in scholastic and co-scholastic activities
I thank you parents, teachers, students, supportive staff and all the stake holders for your constant support and encouragement. I am confident that our combined efforts will ensure a prosperous India for the generations to come. Wish you, in abundance, God’s blessings to carry you through this year 2017. Have a wonderful year ahead.
God bless you and your family.