I find this moment to quote the beautiful lines from a poem ‘Good Timber’ written by Douglas Malloch:
The tree that never had to fight
For sun and sky and air and light,
But stood out in the open plain
And always got its share of rain,
Never became a forest king
But lived and died a scrubby thing.
The man who never had to toil
To gain and farm his patch of soil,
Who never had to win his share
Of sun and sky and light and air,
Never became a manly man
But lived and died as he began.
Good timber does not grow with ease,
The stronger wind, the stronger trees,
The further sky, the greater length,
The more the storm, the more the strength.
By sun and cold, by rain and snow,
In trees and men good timbers grow.
In this geo-galactic concept of world, creativity, innovation, discipline and mutual understanding come from the polygonal dedication and relentless perspiration. One has to be unwavering in pursuit of one’s goal andstop stopping until it is accomplished. This is the aeon of touch tech and artificial intelligence. We, as a school, are ensuring that we are one step ahead of others so that our kids get the best things available in time and vie for the top spot with top notch exhibition of their capacities. I think along with the desire for attainment of aims, we have to ensure that we are sticking to our values which separate us from other beings. The sight of values going southwards is indeed frustrating. We, in school and at home, have to ascertain that the corrosion of values is stopped. We must tell our young generation that nothing comes for free. We have to work hard to achieve everything big or small. Your hard work shall bring to you what you like otherwise you will be forced to like what you get.