A Home away from Home
Twenty fifth anniversary of my school and I feel privileged to be writing this today. I joined Royal School as a toddler and continued to finish my entire schooling. We belonged to the third batch of the school and it literally grew along with us. It has been a decade ever since I passed out of school. A decade!! Phew. A decade has passed and yet nothing has changed. It is said that change is the constant companion. Changes are inevitable, ain’t it? Of course, it is. The school not only taught us our lessons and text book chapters, it also helped us grow as individuals with a great value system. We live by what has been taught to us. It is because of our teachers that we have evolved into better beings, both in professional and in personal lives. The past decade has been the result of the hard work of the teachers. The real learning begins once we get out of the cocoon. A caterpillar which is built to be a butterfly, moulds itself for its life. Likewise, a teacher moulds a student. And sooner or later in life, we all realise.. We realise that the teachers were right! It is only when we live life and go through few experiences do we understand that a lot had been told to us beforehand. As an alumnus, when I returned to school after a decade as a guest to talk to the now students of tenth grade I Experienced the beauty of role reversal. Time has the power to change everything Who we are and what we do, depicts our personality. It is important that the coming generations learn to make a choice and live by it. You must build yourself in such a way that you have the power to choose and the courage to stay put. Life has given us love, relationships, memories, taught us lessons of courage, morality and humbleness. Let me tell you, these are the gifts that one can endure from failures. So it becomes necessary to accept failures in order to accept great success. It is roots that matter. And it is roots that we must hold on to. What you build forever matters more than what comes presently
School was home away from home for me. I grew up in a secured atmosphere. The best gift one can get is to be comfortable in their own skin and that’s what was given to us. Hundred different students and the freedom to be yourself, is priceless!! I am glad to be a part of the formative years of the school. I shall forever be a part of it. I can’t be thankful enough to my teachers who were as good as my parents. Twenty-five to the school. Many more to go.