“We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will, but not the money, can still get the best education possible.” Barack Obama. ''
The Him Jyoti School is one such venture that has attempted to reach out to those who deserve but cannot afford, to those who desire but cannot acquire and to those who dream but cannot realize those dreams. And to be able to contribute my bit as the President of The Him Jyoti School is indeed a privilege. In the fast paced world of today where one doesn’t realize when the day begins and when it ends, one has to have the courage to go after one’s heart’s desire so that when it’s time to look back at what difference one made to the world, one can be grateful that one led a life with a purpose and a meaning. The Him Jyoti School is that purpose and that meaning to all those involved with it. In life it is far simpler to be successful than to be valuable, for a valuable man is he who gives to society more than what he gets.
Our attempt and aim has always been to give the best that we can to the under privileged girls of the State of Uttarakhand. We try to reach out to the girls from the remotest corners of the State so that they get exposed to the world and learn and move on from here. Educating them in real terms, making them independent,ensuring that they never forget their roots and teaching them to be the torch bearers of tomorrow is what we envisage.
What we do and what we give is, all thanks to our sponsors, who are shining examples of truly valuable human beings and our girls not just benefit from their material generosity but from their personalities and human qualities as well. The fact that we are able to give not just the best education but the best facilities in terms of sports, a well stocked library, a language lab., a modern computer lab. etc. to our girls is all thanks to our generous sponsors.
The girls are encouraged to take part in activities beyond their scholastic curriculum. They are made aware of the varied problems that face society today and it is our conscious attempt to make them into sensitive human beings – sensitive to any form of injustice, sensitive to the environment, sensitive to their families and friends back home and most importantly, sensitive to those less fortunate than themselves. For this, various workshops related to social issues, environmental issues and visits to orphanages and old-age homes are organized on a regular basis.
What we have undertaken to do is a small but sure step in the most important direction- of educating the girl child in an age when we still hear of female foeticide, honour killings and many more crimes related to girls and women. We are sure that by educating our girls we will not just educate an individual but a family, for it is this very girl who will take the baton and the torch of selfless service in the field of education and reach out to include those left behind in the race of life.
For me, personally I could not have chosen to be a part of a better and nobler cause than this and the fact that I have been elected as the President is my great fortune. I thank all the members of the governing body and especially to the mentor founder and Director of this Society Shri Sudarshan Agarwal for honouring me with this job.