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‘This school has made my son a good human being’

The teachers lay emphasis on holistic education, say parent and Professor Arun Pilania, who has enrolled his son at Apeejay School, Charkhi Dadri

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Educators Mr. Arun Pilania and Dr. Ritu Chaudhary, who teach post-graduate and under-graduate students at Janta Vidya Mandir Ganpat Rai Rasiwasia College and Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Jhojhu Kalan, respectively, chose to enroll their son, Aarav at Apeejay School, Charkhi Dadri in Haryana. Why so? The school is the first English-medium school in the area that provides holistic learning and helps students develop moral and ethical value systems. In an interview, Mr. Pilania talks about why the institute is a brand in Charkhi Dadri, Haryana and what makes it special. Edited excerpts:

Why did you choose Apeejay for your child?

The brand is well-recognised here in Charkhi Dadri and the school is close to our residence. It is one of the most prestigious schools here and each year a number of parents aspire to enroll their ward in this school. The overall development of a child happens here and the teachers are very supportive.

How has the school helped your son, Aarav?

He is currently in class 2 and the school has inculcated good values and discipline in him. I wish for my son to excel in his life like all the students and alumni of Apeejay School that I have met and interacted with. They have turned out to become well-rounded individuals.

The pandemic led students, parents and educators towards a digital mode of learning. How was your experience with the school?

It went well! The online classes were up to the mark at the school and very satisfactory. My son was able to balance his classes along with play activities near our home. He spent most of his time with his mother and grandmother. I too took my classes from home and the pandemic was a time where I could pay more attention to him.

What do you think would be the most important thing to learn for him?

Right now, the most important thing is to learn everything at school. I am confident that my son will do it. A student should not feel the burden of the learning as per my theory and coming home from school should not be a pain for him. Acquiring and learning everything taught in classrooms is the best.

Has the school balanced home and class work for your son? 

Yes, the school has done it very well.

What would be your aspiration for your child going forward?

My wish is to provide him the space and time to do what he wants. There is no pressure. 

Mrini Devnani is Senior Correspondent (Newsroom). She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has a passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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