Role of School in building character of student

S. Swaminathan, Father of Arijit Swaminathan, X A

Role of School in building character of student

The first human contact in a child’s life is “mother”. As the child grows and develops, his needs and requirements evolve. Thus comes the role of School. It equips a child to face all experiences necessary for child’s growth and development till he reaches level of maturity to face the world. B K Birla Public School (BKBPS) is not just about learning concepts; it is also a place where a strong foundation can be built for becoming upstanding adults. It is managed by professionals with embodiment of knowledge, wisdom and exemplary leadership with great source of inspiration, motivation to all and an epitome of excellence and perfection in academics, full of benevolence and brilliance, zenith of generosity, a fabulous mentor, a true inspiration to build a positive and strong self-esteem and believes in mission statement which is to nurture the innate potential of young minds and mould them into passionate, committed, competent value-based students with leadership qualities. School is an integral part of a child’s life, not just to gain knowledge or information but to learn the essential threads of group dynamics, adjustment, developing interpersonal skills to live in a connected world. It provides a plethora of platforms through scholastics, co- scholastic activities, values through life skill education, personality development, sportsmanship spirit and team abilities, which help any child to evolve as a responsible individual. School helps to build self-confidence and core values which cannot be learnt in isolation, apart from inculcating the skills through a rich school life where they learn to live well and together in a harmonious manner, ironing out differences at every step. Teachers are role models for students and can provide examples of good character every day in the classroom, helping them communicate better, apart from appreciating and respecting others’ opinion. It helps one learn the expected norms of behaviour for living in a social environment, to think and act critically, follow a regimen, which helps a child develop self-discipline. The systematic and meticulous training helps a child learn better work ethics and understand the concept of healthy competition. Also, character building can be done proactively through planned actions and activities within the classroom,
which will encourage students to develop and adopt quality ethical principles and behaviours that can last far beyond the classroom. As parents of 2 children in BKBPS, we are confident that under the tutelage of your capable, committed teachers and with invaluable guidance, the students of BKBPS including our children would not only pass through with flying colours but also move on to college education and a great future with right values and beliefs deeply instilled in them.

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It takes roots to weather the storm

Prerana Kedia
Mom to Nitaraa Kedia Jr.Kg Div B

It takes roots to weather the storm.

“It takes Roots to weather the storm” or “Storms make trees take deeper Roots” I believe in both the references. Let’s discuss
Life is a series of peaks and valleys. Sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down. I’m a firm believer that it’s how you respond in your moments of difficulties that really defines the type of person you are. You really don’t know what you are capable of until you have to do it. When you have a storm coming you try to prepare the best you can.
Lately, the world seems to be lurching from one crisis to another. We have experienced a global pandemic, dramatic changes to how we conduct our daily lives, economic uncertainty, and political and social turmoil, as well as an array of natural disasters. Then there are personal traumas that we all go through. For many us, this is a time of unprecedented struggle and upheaval. While there’s no way to avoid sorrow, adversity, or distress in life, there are ways to help smooth the rough waters and regain a sense of control.
Why do some people seem to be better able to cope in these troubling times than others? While everyone’s situation is different, it is true that people with strong will power tend to have a higher tolerance for the distress generated by hard times. Some trees cannot fight the massive storms thrown on them because their roots are not as stronger as the roots of trees who are able to survive the storm.
Last night I was reading about Dr A. P. J Abdul Kalam the former President of India and the Missile Man of India. His life is such a admiring story that shows the circumstances are not a barrier in the road to success but can be broken with firm determination and passion for achieving the aim. He is the man who very well describe that it takes roots to weather the storm. Born in a family where their financial conditions were not good, having bought up with seven siblings he always faced a lot of pressure. However the journey of rough and tough had never been a barrier to his path. He stood strong and determined to his goals. It is evident from his struggles that will power, hard word and determination are the deeper roots that helps stand the storm.
The book titled “The test of My Life” is a story of Cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s journey from cricket to cancer to back to cricket. It is about the toughest day of his life and how he managed to come out of it. The hope, determination and courage to face the challenges kept him strong despite the odds. It is not just about his triumphs but one of the most biggest setbacks and his comeback from life threatening disease that could have ended his career. His personal life and his struggle with the dreaded disease is an inspiration for all of us.
The reality is that at some point in life, we all go through struggle. But we choose how we respond to it. We have the power to build an unstoppable attitude and mindset to it. You cannot forever escape from the storm; you must learn to stand up to it for when you panic when the storm comes, you increase the power of the storm. Dig up deep & pull the roots of confidence and positive attitude
from the ground of your being, stand firm in the raging storm because it takes roots of willpower and positive attitude to weather the Storm.

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Trisha Bhartiya


It’s rightly said “We don’t know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have.”
I have learnt one thing in life that all my failures were actually laying the foundation for the strong human being that I am today. But I chose to be strong and moved against my fear which has prevented me and all of us from getting uprooted by the biggest storm sometimes in our lives. This strong foundation can be taken in many aspects as under…
Today, global warming is like an approaching storm which will lead to lower crop yields, economic crisis, water stress, poverty and deaths. What we need is forest conservation, zero waste, reducing pollution to balance the ecosystem.
Considering the current pandemic, I feel strong immunity is the foundation we need to survive today. So, eat healthy, wear mask, meditate, exercise and think positive…
Also, the foundation of every state is youth education. Because the act of getting strong doesn’t start in the gym, it starts in your head and it’s our teachers and parents wholly responsible for creating today’s India. Also setting goal with dedication is important because when the foundation is laid in goal, nothing can shake it, no matter how strong the storm is…
Every aspect of life has taught me something Also my married life. That a relationship is not based on the length of time we spend together, but its the foundation we build together.
Some people experience big storms in life like rape, accidents, handicap changing their lives drastically. So, the society needs to accept such conditions and motivate them to be mentally stronger.
Finally, I would conclude if our root is deep, there’s no reason to fear the wind.

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Dr Lyra Ludhwani
(Mother of Ivanka Yogesh Ludhwani , student of Jr Kg. C)


  • The foundation day of BK BIRLA PUBLIC SCHOOL is a significant day…because it’s not only the commencement of the school infrastructure and administration as a whole, but it should also be remembered as a day when the foundation of many destinies is ought to be laid….!!!
  • I am obliged and honoured that I got this opportunity to express my views for the same.
  • Amidst the chaos all around us, let’s move from the usual to some unusual and spread some good and cheerful vibes.
  • Being a mother of a 4 year old, virtual schooling has been a totally different kind of education for my daughter as well as for me!
  • If we endeavour to take things in our stride with the flow, everyday is a new chance to adapt and enjoy to the screen and most importantly make amazing bonds with the teachers 🙂🙂😍😍
  • I thought of starting this little article with a short poetry just to express the current scenario…and to bring a smile on the faces of those reading😄😄😄

It surely takes strong roots to weather the storm,

Hence the current virtual schooling system has become the norm…!

The roots of the amazing education system of B. K Birla School  truly do go deep,

In due time, with a great harvest of values, the fruits will be ready to reap…!

Yes, whether the day is sunny or the clouds pour out rain,

Certainly, there is no gain without some  effective pain..!

For a temporary period, the struggle is definitely sure,

But the present circuit breaker ( lockdown) has left us with no other cure..!

Together, we won’t just survive the virtual schooling in covid-19,

But the results will be positively and effectively seen..!

Making the moments of virtual studies a great fun without race,

Let’s look to the Almighty for His amazing and unmerited Grace..!                              Continued…

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It takes root to weather the storm

Anam Sayed

It takes root to weather the storm.

“It takes root to weather the storm”, as I sat down to express ideas on above mentioned topic

The ideas started sweeping my mind to only emphasis on the phrase and quickly stood my daughter in front of me and I knew exactly what I was going to express.

At the age of 2 and ½ years while passing across the gates of B.K.Birla Public School in year 2017 ,she glanced at school building and asked us what is the name of school in her half broken words and there expressed a desire that ,Mama this is my school ……since we were not very sure whether she will be part of institution (taking into account the admission based on lottery system) we never gave her an assurance. Lucky enough was she that she got enrolled in this esteemed institution in the year 2018…..As parents we too considered ourselves lucky and began her journey into world of education  and knowledge.

It was now  time for her roots to start getting stronger to withstand any adverse conditions and be more stronger ,”how was this going to happen ?”,it was/rather it is assured for she is know in righteous environment who will be imbibed with following values:

B-Belief in self.

I-Integrity(the following of moral or ethical principles)




While I happen to think about the ‘storm’ that necessarily need not be some realistic storm ,but here the storm could happen to be in the form of knowledge and technology. The roots will gain  strength through  the knowledge that she starts assimilating from her pre-primary days to primary…….and many more steps to go ahead….. Here the roots are strong enough  to bear socio economic impact and same time adjust with diverse culture, which they were introduced to various cultural and religious celebration at young age.

Know coming down towards the emotional behavioural development and readiness to handle any tough or stressful situations ,here I take opportunity  to inform with great pride that this child has remained POSITIVE in the entire Covid crisis ,very rightly she said that she isn’t missing her school as her “Virtual School” has taken care of her learning process.On questioning the reply was quite astonishing and simplistic where she said”I got an opportunity to learn with technology,I am aware what Microsoft is,what presentations are all about “ as for so many days these terms were related to only the elders. Alas!what more could I ask for …..

It’s been just 4years ,the roots have started holding firmly to the moral and values of BIRLAs to weather the storm …Yes I am confident that from here on it will develop into a more stronger root.

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It takes roots to weather the storm

Dr. Pushpanjali Badole, mother of Advay Badole, 2D

It takes roots to weather the storm

Someone has rightly said, ‘Change is the only permanent!’ So true…Who had predicted that the world around us would suddenly change so rapidly and a deadly pandemic would grip the world shattering dreams, lives and hopes.
He was just a 5-year-old who wanted to go to school, play and enjoy. He heard from the elders that no one was allowed to go out. What about my school?, he asked! It will be on the laptop he was told. He was excited to see and talk to his friends. So many things he wanted to share. But online school will be boring, he thought. The joy of hanging out with friends, running behind them and sharing the joys will be packed in an electronic device. Lockdown meant that he couldn’t go out, even to meet his friends who lived in the same society. So he was anyways frustrated. But as soon as he joined the new class of 1rst ‘C’, a familiar name appeared on the screen. His joy knew no bounds, “Hi, Omi!” He exclaimed. The names of many of his friend’s appeared on the screen. He could also see them on the screen and talk in between the classes. Teachers were lovely too, praising and encouraging him from time to time. I love online school, Ma, he declared. I’m learning music and drawing too. Slowly it became a routine. The task which seemed difficult earlier was now part of their lives. Children are masters of adaptation, and he adapted beautifully. The bane of not going out turned out to be a boon. Because he started reading lots and lots of books and became an avid reader. At such a young age started playing chess beautifully with grandpa. He started doing yoga with grandma at home to compensate for the missed playtime.
In this pandemic, even though the children are locked but their talent isn’t. Some faced the illness, fought the disease and came out stronger. The children of covid warriors staying away from parents learnt to be independent. There’s so much to learn from these tiny tots. Their resilience from the steepest falls, their cheerfulness despite of gloom everywhere and their ability to mould as per the situation.
Still the little buds will blossom be it wind or rain. That’s why they say that adversity makes us stronger. I’m sure the children who are facing these tough times will come out much stronger than we can imagine, ready to face every storm. Reminds me of Darwin’s quote, ‘It’s not the strongest of species that survives, nor the most intelligent, it is the one most adaptable to change!’

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Mohitkumar Udasi
Father of Rishi Mohitkumar Udasi – Nursery – E

“On Starting Note : First of all, A very heartily congratulations to Birla School Family, Principal, Vice Principal, Staff – Teaching, Non-Teaching and others who are associated.
This is not just only a mere wish, This is a reason for my personal happiness too, which i will unfold in this expression ahead…!
On a Sunday Afternoon, thoughts about writing and expressing role of school of my child, pile up, but wait is the Birla School only associated with my kid ? He is 3 and an half and gives me a very sweet smile on realizing the school he is in is the same school where his father studied.. YES !! A PROUDFUL AFFIRMATION !! An Ex-birlaite or a BKBPS alumni here..:-)
Down the Memory lane amidst the flashback of 2004,2005, yes its long back, time flies with wings, 17 years back, packing bags and reaching school was bit bore, was monotonous, was dull (hoping ex-teachers of my times not reading this, fearing a sweet scold from them ;-)) But could not really realize back then that Those days were shaping lanes, where we crossed from one end to another end into a loop which defined us, gave us the vision, a mind where the balloon was inflated to see the world, see and learn the life, the brick which built our foundations was BIRLA SCHOOL Kalyan.
Undoubtedly, the best and Best among BEST, Not merely a School built of Brick & Mortar, Birla School Kalyan shaped our minds and thousands of minds like me since its inception in imparting its quality education and ethics.
So calling it a foundation day, is not adequate justification for its greatness, indeed it has shaped and designed minds and established them in society From last 24 years, where every student is doing admirable work and proud fully distributing fragrance of ethics and morals, which we were taught in BKBPS.
This is a personal reason of sheer happiness and in Nostalgia; I am seeing THE BKBPS turning into a fruitful tree, which has always given sweetness with its fruits to our society, the hard work of Teachers and Vision of Principal, has always made sure that every fruit is ripe and sweet.
Apologies for making it long, Coming to TOPIC as mentioned – role of School
Undoubtedly, School is the first place where a child goes first in his/her life, from a young mind and fresh start, we visualize what we see, we imagine it, we feel it, brain adapts it and learns to process it.
Not only a school which teaches from books, but a school which teaches from its heart shapes us, mould us and give us a invisible formula of ethics, values, morals to live our life always ahead in future. As said by Sir Albert Einstein:
Yes, we do forget our subjects, topics. With the perception of every student of this world, This is absolutely true and cannot be denied, but minds of those students learned something far more precious – that was a code, a code of conductance, a code to lead life, a code to form a beautiful world, a code which is so broad in itself that it would require me to write a book on it and then too it would be less..( laughs)
So, as a sword needs a whetstone to maintain its edge, absolutely the same way, human minds need education to maintain its sharpness and edge.
Indeed education is a very broad term but only a school is the place in the world, where it is imparted so we learn the Code of Life.
With a Conclusive statement : As whetstone is all for a healthy life of Sword, School is same for Building Character of a student which is just foundation for a Great Human being which everyone aspires to be.
Thanks for Time and Efforts dear reader to read this.
This is a heartfelt written note and personal perception of my thinking.


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Blinking Cursor…Thoughts getting Digitalized

Ved Joshi

Blinking Cursor…Thoughts getting Digitalized

It has been 50 years since we have started documenting soft copies of texts. Before the digital revolution, information, literature, and records were documented as hard copies. It is no surprise to expect damages due to their bulk and fragility. But how elegant is the paradigm today! Every piece of information can be stored in an unlimited virtual space. The great thing is that it cannot be “destroyed”, instead, it just can be compressed to a thin array of binary numbers. There is one thing to ponder upon though: Our last words. There is a slight chance that someday, if we sent our last words into the space, a being would intercept our last words. Last words can be quite powerful. The last words would be the digitalized text, the final statement, the whole mankind has been leading up to.

Imagine a scenario: A being visits the post-apocalyptic earth, where humans have destroyed themselves. He reads the texts on a computer which has documented every book, articles, speech, and debate. Those texts would be like digitally fossilized warnings. They would reveal a lot about how humans lived, communicated, and progressed with extreme detail. The text would represent the whole humanity.

Today, it is very hard to decipher the ancient texts due to their fragility. That wouldn’t be the case for the future generations, if it weren’t for the technology we have right now. In the next 1000 years, if humans ever want to look back at us for means of references, they can retrieve the exact philosophy, thinking, and psychology we possess right now. They may know a lot about the history than we do about our own. The potential of digitalized thoughts is rather fascinating. The thoughts by the writer can be preserved with extreme details and authenticity. The future generations may need not invest time in interpreting like we do right now. It is said there are two deaths: The first where the body ceases to function and second when someone calls your name for the last time. The digitalized thoughts are, as if they represent the immortality of our mind.

But what if our thoughts are destructive? A true horror would be the dystopian state of the society resulting due to our thoughts actions. In that case, people in the future reading our thoughts and ideas would regret for our actions. We possess the intelligence, which can achieve things like mathematics, engineering, computers, genetics, physics, etc. Our thoughts should be induced by the blinking cursor of sustainability, values, humanity, and progress. An ideal state of the society would be when our thoughts would have existential significance and not dystopian horror.


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The blinking cursor…thoughts getting digitalised

Riya Hirwani

The blinking cursor…thoughts getting digitalised

Earthlings often took it for granted,
For never did they understand its value,
Until now that it is temporarily unfortunate,
A cry of pain was only what I could hear!

It was two years ago, they carried bags, really heavy as I could make out, they called it their school bags; went to this building, they called it their BK Birla Public School; read these huge books; played at the playground and probably it was their favourite place in that whole area. I never understood why was that playground and that one extra PT period so important to them, it brought a lovely smile on each child’s face. One tiffin box belonged to the entire class, that seat beside a friend was more important than the one near the window, that day without a friend was so upsetting, that one substitution in the day was better than any other lecture and that building was more like a home to them.

Surprisingly, one sudden day, no child came to that building, no bells, no noise, absolutely nothing. After a few days, I saw that all these children who went to their school, sat at their homes in front of these differently sized boxes which they called their laptops, computers, mobile phones, tablets and what not! I never saw that expression on their faces as it was that day. All with mixed emotions. After that day, they never met their friends, never played at the grounds, just stayed at home.

But, that building, their school, had taught them to never give up and make the best of what they had. The children took these words very seriously, they mastered using those differently sized boxes and helped their teachers learn it as well. Gradually, I could see them getting accustomed to it. They started to come up with amazingly awesome ideas. Those lectures started to attract these children. I could see each child taking a little more effort each day. With the help of their teachers, they showered rainbows of thoughts and made their teachers and the school proud. The students ideated and lead projects and awareness programmes that could help the suffering in their world, donated things, created digital arts, did exciting new courses and most importantly with the help of their teachers, principal and other staff, they successfully organised all their school functions and programmes online, on those differently sized boxes, digitally. Ergo, I could see their cursor blinking and their thoughts digitalised!

Earthlings often teach me,
To never stop trying,
For even in this unpropitious situation,
A laughter of success is only that I can feel!

(This blog is written from the perspective of an alien who is fascinated by the entire idea of a school which is only built on Earth and no other planet.)

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Will India ever be a Super Power?

Dhruv Thakur

The falcon remains the fastest known creature on this planet. But does that mean it cannot have wounded wings deteriorating its speed? India is known to be one of the world’s largest economies; being at the sixth rank in terms of nominal GDP while being at the third in terms of Purchasing Power Parity (PPP). But it still lags behind countries, like the USA and China, in being a superpower. Economists admit that although India is a large economy and is growing at a rate better than many countries of the world, its history impacts a lot when it comes to the final results. Over the years, the contribution in GDP, from the tertiary sector has increased significantly, making it one of the most important economic sectors. Even though, majority of India’s population is employed in the primary sector which has the least contribution to the GDP. Hence a majority of Indians are indulged in a job sector that requires more effort and less outcome. The CoVId-19 hit the Indian economy worse than that of many countries. The simple reason lies in India being the second-most populous country in the world. Despite measures taken by the Indian government, the growth rates of the population show depressing results. The increase in the Indian population remains India’s greatest setback on the path of being a superpower. According to stats if the current rate of population growth continues over the years India might even cross China and become the world’s most populous country by the year 2027. This leads to an even greater threat: a very high population density. The Indian subcontinent faced several partitions resulting in a large population being fitted into a comparatively small land. While a large population can contribute to the GDP, just like the case of China. But an uneducated mass of people falls in the sector of the labor class, which is itself an oversaturated sector. Even after innumerable tries of the government over the years, some communities still exploit the so-called “freedom” to interrupt the birth control policies. The wealthy class has an average of 1 kid per pair of parents; this average is 2 for the middle class while it is 4-5 for the economically backward class. This leads to an increasing population turning into a liability rather than an asset. Those who are not able to afford the necessities for themselves possess a large family: one which they can’t feed. Such people use up health resources, space, basic food necessities, economic support without actually contributing to the country’s GDP.

Indian judiciary is one of the justest and least corrupt judiciaries of the world. But there still exist many loopholes in the idea of jurisdiction. Indian judiciary is based on the principle which states that “Let a hundred criminals slip out, but not even a single unguilty person should be punished.” While this sounds moral and just, this does allow hundreds and thousands of criminals to slip out of the laws’ hands every year. This is a major drawback of the laws set by the judiciary of a country that is already infamous for its crime rate.

It is ironic how a thousand years ago, India was the world’s largest economy with the label of “Golden Bird”. India is a country that housed the world’s oldest Urban civilization, the Harappan civilization. It was also the world’s most powerful nation with a fierce army and with rulers strong enough to tremble the souls of famous foreign rulers like Alexander the Great. Well how then India got messed up in these thousand years to be one of the most poverty-stricken countries of the world? The answer lies in the events that took place in these years. Rulers of India became disunited and often ended up fighting with each other over land or differences of India. This gave the Mughals/Mongols/Afghans an opportunity to attack the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent and later loot India of its treasures. This continued until Indian rulers lost most parts of India to these foreign rulers. Later in the 17th century, the East India Company expanded its influence over Indian markets and businesses which eventually deteriorated the Indian economy and destroyed the Indian textile industry which was once the finest in terms of its quality. The rule of the Mughal and the British affected our country in various ways. Religions like Islam and Christianity added to the number of religions and variations of ideas increased. Also, over the past years, our culture and heritage had been destroyed by these intruders. Even after the independence, The Partition had a great impact on the nation, economically and mentally. Our countrymen were trapped in cycles of poverty for almost half a century.

One of the reasons for India’s downfall on the path of development has been its open-hearted nature. India gave shelter to Rohingya Refugees as a token of humanity but didn’t realize the aftermath. The Rohingyas have been stirring instabilities in North-Eastern parts of India. They have been creating havoc and menace by attacking the native people and even sometimes burning down their houses.

India emerged as an independent nation amidst commotion and disarray. The differences in ideas that suddenly emerged after the independence, regarding the future of democratic India, created a political instability that affected the future of India. After the partition the differences between Muslims and Hindu became significant and India’s diversity soon became its enemy. A partition in terms of religion ignited the spirits of other religious radicals, that soon began dreaming of new nations, as they saw themselves as different from people from other religious communities. These differences in the ideologies of people soon took the form of communal riots. Today, three of India’s 28 states still struggle for independence.

One of the biggest and the most important problems that India faces on the way to being a superpower is its political structure, which forms a weak base for a large democracy like this. It is well known that a country’s political situations affect, or rather determine the healthiness of its democracy. In India, due to sharp differences in the ideologies and aspirations of different political parties, no long-term policies can be implemented. Every time the government switches after five years the new government urges to undo the various policies of the previous government. This is one of the ten reasons given by Ramachandra Guha, the famous analyst and author of the book “India After Gandhi” explaining why India cannot become a superpower. Mr. Guha explains how the political chaos and instability accompanied by the pluralist system make it almost impossible for India to have effective long-term policies.

Nevertheless, the solution remains unclear, with hundreds of new hurdles blocking the path of India, that cannot be even expressed through the 2-3 pages of this article. Although this should not and does not stop India from trying its best to become a superpower. As a teenager and the future of this nation, I express my concerns on this topic “India as a SUPERPOWER.”

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