Gone are the days of chalk and black board, where students learnt from static diagrams, and where teachers were the only source of thorough learning. Today is perhaps the time of a schooling experience which preaches lighter school bags with heavier knowledge input. School going has become an impressive experience for the children, in turn helping them retain interest in each and every activity they do at school, thereby making education fun and interesting.
Schools nowadays follow a scientific approach in every schooling aspect, wherein students are relieved of unnecessary pressures, concentrating on skill and overall personality development. One such school which works 24*7 in favour of providing an exclusive child friendly environment, where learning is coupled with fun and joy, keeping in mind all the necessities of a 21st generation child, is Priyadarshini Nagpur Public School (PNPS). PNPS is that platform that provides the children with a window to a bright future, not only converting them into educated individuals but also preparing them to be well-mannered professionals.
Priyadarshini Nagpur Public School is the brainchild of ‘Lokmanya Tilak Jan Kalyan Shikshan Sanstha’, Nagpur. The sanstha derives its name and philosophy from the magnanimous mathematician, educationist, social reformer Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. The sanstha with all its combined efforts, works together in building a new system of education for the youth in the process of building a modern India through value-based education. Being recognized as one of the progressive educational institutions in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra, the sanstha has currently 30 institutions under its umbrella, and is working towards giving back to society day-in and day-out.
Putting Children First
With a motto of ‘Inspire to Achieve’ and focusing on giving a complete child-centered education and learning, PNPS started on its journey in the year 2012. With only 99 students in their first academic year to 1350 students today, 8 years seem like a lifetime of achievements for the sanstha and the school, progressing each day with the goal of becoming the best CBSE affiliated school in East-Nagpur. Having esteemed personalities like Dr. Satish Chaturvedi, an ex-textile minister and a famous politician heading the sanstha, is an added advantage in the direction of growth for the school.
In a brief conversation with Ms. Neema Jain, the principal and the sole personality responsible for this tremendous journey PNPS has had so far, we asked her about the future plans of the school, and she stated – “We are in the process of starting 11th and 12th, in the academic year of 2021-22”. She also explained in detail regarding various unique, yet super-efficient initiatives started by the school, and one such initiative she elaborated upon was the school’s association with ‘Leadstart’. Ms. Neema Jain, stated – “Leadstart is a US based physical fitness company, which helps students inculcate gross-motor and time-motor skills effectively”. According to her, the school has partnered with Leadstart since the school’s inception and the experience has been incredible so far. Children are given individual physical and sports training, without any shortage of sports equipment, giving a thorough chance to all the students to choose the most apt sport for themselves and thereby excel in it.
Considering the fact that Artificial Intelligence is the key to the future, PNPS conducts Robotics classes for the children, preparing them to be well-learned individuals, and not just conscientious academics. The school also endorses German Language coaching, along with local languages, as the principal herself believes that the schooling years are the years of learning and gathering knowledge, in turn helping children find a successful yet a happy life ahead of them.
Dedicated to Excellence
Priyadarshini Nagpur Public School is a haven for learning and growth. This was made possible by the hard work put in by the tremendous management personnel, teachers, and the faculty at the school. The teachers at the school go through a rigorous interview process, which is conducted by a panel appointed by the school. B.Ed is compulsory and only the most experienced and talented individuals are selected to impart education to the future leaders of the country.
At PNPS, a R & D Department exists which includes personalities and eminent educationists, who have experience of more than 35 years. These personalities act as consultants working towards building a curriculum most suitable for an overall learning and complete growth of a child. Ms. Neema Jain herself being a prominent member of this team, monitors the progress with her valuable inputs. The curriculum followed at PNPS being CBSE based, relies heavily on concept-based learning, adapting ‘Learning by doing’ for lower classes and ‘Dynamic learning via digital classrooms and boards’ for higher classes.
The curriculum at the school is planned well and equal importance is given to both academics and co-curricular/extra-curricular activities at the school. There are 2 CCA periods allotted to each class, which give ample time for the students to engage in subject based academic activities, computer-based activities, thorough exposure towards art and craft, sports & music, making the students at the school world-ready. They are even encouraged towards participating in intra/inter school competitions, boosting their inner confidence and in turn developing strong interpersonal and social bonds.
The management of santha believing in the concept of ‘Quality not Quantity’, benefits the school in its ambitious endeavours. Located in a prime location of East Nagpur, the school is at a very accessible location to the parents, thus resulting in parents actively involving themselves in their ward’s progress. “The school has state-of-the-infrastructure, built in a rectangular shape, enabling a safe, observant, and a comfortable environment for learning”, quoted Ms. Neema Jain, talking about the campus at the school. She also spoke about the thematic assemblies organized by the school every day, giving a chance to every-student at the school to come out as a unique individual, carefree and confident, ready to face the world headstrong.