Welcome to our website!
First, let me say a big “thank you” to our friend Matt in New Zealand for his effort and artistry in creating this site for us.
Second, as a guest here in the heart of India (well, I guess I can’t say that I’m a guest any longer since I’ve been here for nearly ten years, and Nagod has become my home just as much as Chicago or the Twin Cities), I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to our students, staff, and local folks for being so kind and welcoming of me. I truly treasure this state, this town, and this school. I am deeply honored to be here amongst you.
My personal daily goal is to be a person who values, honors, and promotes the local culture, which is so historic and important. I do this by teaching our students, in as quality a manner as I am able, to become excellent citizens of this great country by respecting each other, respecting nature and cleanliness, and respecting themselves and their own thinking and behavior.
I believe in an education that is vast: encompassing the areas of music, art, sports, truthful news exploration, expansion of multiple vocabularies for self-expression and good communication, and helping each other achieve all that we can be as individuals and as a community. My aim is to help our students evolve and evoke their inner dreams into realities, and help create quality pathways towards success through a quality education that spans the world. Students with large minds that can traverse multiple countries, multiple disciplines, with an appreciation and knowledge of world history and world cultures will become solid world citizens whose voices can be heard beyond Nagod and beyond India — students who will one day make India the world leader that it deserves to be.
Upon moving here, I noticed right away how wonderful the people are of this area. The students work hard and are polite. They have many skills in music and athletics, art and dance, and scholastic academic subjects. But, what they need is a quality pathway forward upon which they can exercise their skills and voices. The talent is here; all it needs is proper cultivation and encouragement, and to be taken seriously.
This is an exciting time to be here in Nagod. I am thankful to be here playing a small part in making Nagod the best it can be through the education of students and young people. To encourage them to appreciate their wonderful culture and history, and to show them other cultures through my experiences and personal studies (in classical Western music, jazz, art, design, culinary exploration, language and vocabulary, geography, and nuances that only a person who has experienced first-hand) with the goal of widening their minds and understanding of the world at-large.
When one has a wide vision and knowledge of the world, only then can they have a deep appreciation of the greatness of where their roots are.
Our website will be the hub of our communication. My goal, with our student editorial team, is to keep our site updated daily with current school and civic events happening around the local area. I will promote special events, for example at Art Ichol (our local gem). I will help promote and organize ways for our students to get involved as citizens (for instance, in tree planting, clean-up days, and healthcare events such as blood donation drives).
I’m proud to be a citizen of Nagod and I pledge to always do my best for our town. Our school, Satya Niketan Higher Secondary, is here to help in many ways. We work hard for quality, and we take the education of students to be a very high calling to which we are honored to serve.