Message from Mr. S.P. Bakhshi
Having spent forty years in the realm of school education in India and abroad, I often thought it would be wonderful if all that I had learnt and gathered over the years be translated into practice. This meant starting a school ab initio. A school of my dreams. A day boarding school which would be a culmination of the totality of my experience. It was at this juncture that I met a highly motivated and committed group of old students from Modern School, who were enthusiastically pursuing the idea of starting an ideal residential school with international dimensions in Greater Noida - a city of the future. We decided to pool our thoughts and resources and give shape to our dreams. This led to Pragyan.
We made the beginning without much fanfare. No ribbons were cut, no VIPs invited, no speeches delivered, no rituals gone through and no elaborate ceremonies performed. All the same, we all solemnly assembled, members of the Governing Body, Headmistress of the school, the Members of the Faculty, a handful of students, and some Administrative Staff, and we all earnestly invoked the blessings of Goddess of Learning with the prayer to give us strength to pursue our goals in this lofty experimentation in the field of education, where students will spend almost the entire day in the rich environment of Pragyan leading to an establishment of a bond of love of understanding and mutual respect. Students respecting teachers is an accepted phenomenon, but our teachers know so well that they too, have to respect the rights of the students, and this bond of love will flourish and lead to vigorous, relentless pursuit of knowledge.
With all the parameters of quality education fully catered for in the school coupled with our firm belief that all children have potential, the going is bound to be good, pleasurable and rewarding. The total thrust will be to create an environment where success, howsoever big, do not inflate children, and failures, howsoever daunting do not deflate them. Each child will be encouraged to deal with complexities with earnest zeal, zest, enthusiasm and exuberance.
Message from Principal Ms. Ruchika Sharma
“May we be the recipients of noble thoughts from all over the world”
With these holy words from our pious scripture, we at Pragyan, have always held our head high when we talk about our school.
The fact that the school not just lays emphasis on academics but works for the holistic development of its students, is evident from the fact that ace photographers, painters, singers also have left the portals of the school after being nurtured by caring and loving hands of the faculty.
We understand that the society is in the state of flux. With the growing needs of the society, our curriculum gets adaptive, ensuring the we are equipped to groom future global citizens, who not only have good knowledge, but also skills to project and propagate the knowledge gathered in the school.
Hence, the school focuses on personality building, giving opportunities to students to face the world, interact, analyse and filter the desirable. It is wonderful to see charged up students in the school grounds and courts, sweating it out to be healthy and robust. We know for sure that students who are good sportspersons will also be great academicians – if they master the art of time management. This is where the inputs of school staff members come into play. The school has earned its name for sports, in the neighborhood.
I totally believe in the mantra that life is very short and childhood is further a very miniscule part of it. What blessings of the almighty, if we can make this phase of childhood happy, safe and stress free! Thus, no homework or formal exams till Primary classes of the school. In senior classes, when the rigors of routine exams / homework / projects commences, the extended hours of the school assist in reducing the pressure of the kids by reinforcing the taught concepts through class’ worksheets or solving Board Exam papers during school hours.
The school is blessed to have a management with the vision of personalized attention for each and every student. Thus, we are able to maintain around 25 students in each section – ensuring better and healthier rapport between the teachers and the taught.
With its dedicated faculty, Pragyan is not just a name, but a spirit – a will to strive and achieve.