How Jaya Nagarajan guides students into the future by traversing an alternate education path

Moulding responsible citizens of the future

"I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think". Jaya Nagarajan, the principal of Hari Sri Vidya Nidhi School in Thrissur, stands by these words of Socrates.

It is a huge responsibility to be a principal of a school in Kerala, which boasts of high education standards. Meeting the high expectations of parents is no small feat either. One of the major achievements of Jaya Nagarajan is that she has been able to win the praise of both students and parents. She is ready to go to great lengths to guide her students.

Nalini Chandran, founder of the school, believes in the traditional education system that is rooted in the Guru-Disciple bond. Traversing an alternate path, the educational institution stands out for giving to the students the 'Gurudakshina' (Donation of Guru or Mentor).

Jaya Nagarajan firmly believes that if students are able to befriend books from a very young age, it would benefit them in their future.

The objective of the school is to transform them into responsible individuals in the society, according to the principal.

School years will also help them to make lasting friendships as students mingle with other children of their age group, the principal said.

Right from a very young age, students should understand the importance of respecting the opinions of others and being obedient. Along with that, students should begin to take responsibility of their actions and accept failures, she added.

Jaya Nagarajan also believes that students should be able take up leadership roles, but even then they should be able to accept and follow the leadership of others. A meaningful exchange of 'give-and-take' should take place right from school years. The quarrels and compromises of the school years will give students first-hand experiences on what to expect in the future. The students should also be proud and humble, the principal added.

Techspectations Educate 2021

Jaya Nagarajan will speak at 'Techspectations', Kerala's premier technology summit. She will dwell on the changes in the education sector that are likely in the new era.

The fourth edition of the digital summit aims to put the spotlight on the changes that are taking place in the education sector, including in India.

Manorama Online is set to host 'Techspectations Educate 2021’ even as the global economy strives to return to the path of revival amid the Covid crisis and explore new opportunities. Tech experts, influencers, top brand heads, luminaries from various fields and start-ups will attend the digital summit.

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