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‘It is a blessing to have Apeejay schools in Jalandhar’

Parwinder Kaur Sarna, mother of Abir, student at Apeejay School, Model Town in Jalandhar talks about how she is married into a family of Apeejayites



After growing up in Chandigarh, Ms. Parwinder Kaur Sarna moved to Jalandhar after her wedding with Mr. Ravneet Singh Sarna. Singh, who is a criminal and civil lawyer practising at the District Court in Jalandhar, is an Apeejay alumni. Singh’s brother and sister-in-law too are Apeejayites. In an interview, Ms. Kaur discusses how the second generation of her family are current students at Apeejay and why it is a popular choice in her family. Edited excerpts:    

How did you decide to enrol your son, Abir, in Apeejay?

He has been associated with the school since pre-nursery. Since most of the members of our family are Apeejay alumni, there were no second thoughts about it. Abir’s sister, Anaira, is also a student at Apeejay Rhythms Kinderworld, Jalandhar. The kind of conversations my husband, brother-in-law and sister-in-law have, their personality, and overall development which has been shaped by their school is excellent. All of them are doing very well in their lives, and since I came to Jalandhar post my marriage, my mother-in-law tells me that there is no other institution like Apeejay. We have a joint family and my brother-in-law’s children are also studying at Apeejay.  

What are Abir’s hobbies and interests?

He loves to go to school, and he is very fond of his teachers and friends. He is sharp and is doing well academically. The way he is being nurtured by the school, I am very happy. As for his hobbies, he loves to play football and cricket. He is really interested in sports.

How has his experience of studying been during the pandemic?

He has been very active and we have engaged him in a lot of activities. While at home, we have utilised this time to take him to charitable organisations such as Mother Teresa Orphanage, Unique Homes (for differently-abled individuals), the Red Cross Society, blood donation camps etc. We endeavour to make him learn about the different aspects of life. We have a philanthropic culture at home, thanks to my mother-in-law who is an active socialite.

How is your son’s experience going back to school?

He has been taking offline classes since August, he is very happy to meet his friends and teachers after returning to school. He has not missed a single day.

What would be some of the things all the kids at your home enjoy about the school?

Due to their association with the same school, they have common teachers, syllabus, calendars etc. They have very good discussions amongst themselves. They are all part of the same building, and they look forward to seeing each other at school. It is very entertaining to see how they boss over each other and claim who their favourite teacher is at school. Apeejay has inculcated good values in all of them and that is why they love to help each other. 

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