Trust the year gone by would have been very productive and eventful for all of you. I am also sure you would have enjoyed every bit of the learning experience during the year.
While you enter a new academic year, I would suggest that besides learning and being good at subjects like English, Science, Math and others; learning the precious value of life is also equally important. These should constitute the foundation for your higher education, your career, your family life, social life, religious life and even while fulfilling your responsibilities towards the society and nation at large.
The world is changing; it is getting more competitive and at the same time offering enormous opportunities to those who possess appropriate skills, the right attitude and an innovative mind. It is said that a mind can achieve what can be conceived. So, set your goals and move forward with determination to accomplish them.
Also, always remember that nothing stays forever – neither success nor failure. The only thing that is constant in life is change. We have to accept the changes and challenges of life and be mentally focused, strong and determined. Keep learning about new things. God has created infinite capacity in you, make use of it; handle adverse situations fearlessly, with courage. I remember Mahatma Gandhiji’s advice which holds great relevance even today: ‘live as if you were to die tomorrow but learn as if you were to live forever’. I am confident that if you cherish and live these values, you will go a long way and achieve success in all spheres of life!
Wishing you all the very best!
Dr. Subhash Uppal
Doon Valley Cambridge School, Zira