"The main function of
education is the development of an all-round and well
balanced personality of the student. The aspects of
personality like physical, emotional, social, cultural
and spiritual should be properly taken care for the
growth of attitudes, habits, skills, thinking and
interests among the students."
Although living in USA, my heart and mind
spend more time in the country of my origin, i.e. India.
Often, I swim in the glorious past of the country. This
land is the birthplace to some of the great religions,
philosophers, social reformers, scientist etc. Its
natural beauty, vast resources and immense wealth were
the envy of many a nation. Great works of art, music,
literature, medicine, etc. are testimonials to a once
peaceful and harmonious society we had.
But we cannot live on the laurels of the past.
The present day sociopolitical scenario paints
an entirely different picture of the state of
affairs in India. Politics is being
commercialized and criminalized. Corruption is
rampant. Ability to live and earn in any part of
the country is a thing of the past. Terrorism is
raging right on our own soil. Rather than making
laws and administering, political parties take
pride in stalling the proceedings of and
walk-outs from the legislative bodies. Ever
larger scams are unearthed almost every day. The poor are becoming
poorer. The moral fabric of our society has been
disfigured. All these, to my mind, are a result
of lack of proper education and the ignorance
a teacher of our school asked me the secrets of
my success. I sidelined the question by just
saying "Am I successful?" at that time. But
later reflecting on it, I figured that right
kind of education, originality of thought,
honesty, perseverance, creative approach to
problems, confidence in our own actions, concern
for fellow human beings, etc. are some of the
ingredients for a successful life. These are
some of the virtues we at SESOMU would try to instil into the young minds.
SESOMU is my humble endeavour to provide the
children value based education to tackle
real-life problems and adverse situations,
create opportunities for themselves and the
society at large, become responsible and well
aware citizens of tomorrow to correct the ills
plaguing our system and restore the pride and
glory of our country.