Principal's Desk

 

Gp Capt Rajeev Sharma

Principal

Today’s students are our tomorrow. The future of the country is in their hands. While it is relatively easier to qualify in various competitions to become an Engineer, Doctor or any other professional by passing in academics with dedication and commitment, the growth of our country requires much more than mere academic excellence. Education and learning can only provide the direction. These, however, cannot guarantee the success. There are no quick fix solutions to success that can be downloaded with a click of mouse. For that are needed sustained hard work, discipline, perseverance, and above all the leadership. And what better opportunity the child can get than to be part of Sainik Schools, the very aim and objective of which is to develop the qualities of mind body and character. Sainik School Rewari, though quite young with just seven year of existence, has been endeavouring to provide all necessary avenues for intellectual, emotional, cultural and social development of the cadets, the qualities so very necessary for the growth of this country and its citizens.

On my part, I would like to advice and emphasis upon the cadets five themes of good citizenship and leadership. These are Honesty, Compassion, Respect, Responsibility and Courage.

By honesty I mean honesty of character and honesty in one’s actions – giving 100 %, being truthful to self and to others. This means Integrity, i.e. doing what is right at all times irrespective of consequences…..Finally, it builds strength of character.

By compassion, I mean being humane in approach towards others, showing kindness, care and sympathy and treating people with dignity.

‘Respect’ is treating others the way we wish to be treated. It also means following the rules, checking own behavior and also maintaining ‘Self Respect’.

Then comes ‘Responsibility’ which means doing what needs to be done to take care of the family, the society, environment, the nation and its image. One can make enormous contribution through smaller activities like taking care of your class rooms, labs, dormitories, school premises, fields. Take it from me that neat and tidy class rooms, dorms and surroundings will work as a catalyst, and enhance your learning process and create positive vibrations.

And the fifth value is ‘Courage’- more moral than physical. It enables to do right things even when it is unpopular or difficult. It is the foundational and the most important of all the values because without courage it is difficult to inculcate and practice any other values. Mark Twain has once said, ‘Moral courage is not the absence of fear, but the resistance of fear, the mastery of fear’. As such, one requires moral courage to be honest even at the risk of ridicule and rejection. It requires to be accountable and own up to ones mistakes.

Remember, it is not difficult to imbibe these values. It is in our hands. It just begins with the feeling of love for the country and about giving to the society. I know for sure that cadets already possess these virtues to some degree, and now onwards they will practice these with greater strength to propel the country on the path of faster progress.

As regards the teachers, they at Sainik School Rewari, despite the constraints of infrastructure, have the onerous task to ensure that the cadets grow up to be the potential officers in the armed forces, and more than that, they become the responsible citizens. As only a lit candle can light other candles, so it is in the hands of the teachers to instill these values in their cadets and help them grow as good human beings and great leaders. These cadets are in their impressionable age. They will imbibe whatever way the seniors and elders conduct themselves. They will become whatever we all make them.  It is therefore incumbent on us to be their role models in all spheres of activities and at all the times. These cadets are bubbling with energy. It just needs to be channelized in right direction.

Sainik School Rewari is a growing institution. With all its members, staff and cadets alike absolutely focused towards its aim and objectives, I am confident that in due course the cadets passing through its portals would serve to be the effective officers in Indian armed forces and make the country and their alma mater proud.

Privileged to be the Captain of Team Sainik School Rewari….

Jai Hind