My Message on the occasion of Deewali

Dear all

Deewali is a festival of light. The light that symbolizes knowledge, understanding and wisdom.  The light of wisdom is so powerfully penetrating that it is capable of dispelling the darkness of ignorance, depression and dejection and replacing the same with the brilliance of understanding, fellow-feeling, joviality and mutual caring and sharing.  I have never been supportive of mindless bursting of crackers without thinking least about others’ peace of mind or sometimes even ignoring the very existence of other people in our vicinity and causing a serious loss of hearing or aural impairment.  Somewhere along the line we have forgotten that true celebration of Deewali will be by bringing happiness in the life of our neighbours, friends, colleagues or fellow human beings. A simple wishing with smile on your lips and twinkle in your eyes may be more rewarding and fulfilling an experience for any one whom you offer the same.

I wish to celebrate Deewali by being with my family and spending with them some uninterrupted moments which today’s highly preoccupying life style has made a rarity.  At times, it appears that we are like a straw which is being swept away by an invisible tide of time into the ocean of bottomless depth.  Despite all these handicaps we have to prove that we have the determination and the grit to face any challenge that we come across.


My Message on the occasion of Dussehra

Dear Students,

Wish you all very happy Dussehra holidays.  These holidays are there to give you a break after a long spell of arduous efforts, monotony of class- room learning with full engagement and complete absorption in your meticulous preparation for tests and exams.

One thing which, however, has not to be allowed to sink into oblivion is your focus on your goal i.e., to make yourself a wonderful human being imbued with all social, moral, ethical and spiritual values which are going to be the core of your entire personality and which will determine how smartly you are going to fare in life.

One of the core values which is given special consideration by all and sundry is respect for elders irrespective of their social status or kind of contribution they make in our life.  In this regard, I would like to urge you on to extend respect and regards not only to the teachers but also to all the members associated with the school viz., office staff,  peons, attendants and cleanliness staff, because they all contribute in their own way to the progress of the school. This way only you can honour the dignity of labour.

Furthermore, you should also take care of the words that you speak.  Make sure that no word uttered by you hurts the feeling of someone or becomes the cause of somebody’s sorrow. The actual happiness that we experience is the one that comes by bringing a smile on the parched and dry lips of someone who has been hungry and thirsty for a kind word or a look filled with great love and affection. You may not be able to measure the ecstasy that a person,  starved of love and kindness, may feel but it will be a real reward for you.

With love and affection,
( H R Sharma )