FROM THE PRINCIPAL'S DESK
INNOVATION - THE 'IN THING'
Originality is one of the most important characteristics that must be inculcated in each one of us at the earliest. We should consciously try to do what nobody has ever attempted before. To be original, one must possess courage. We must be prepared to face criticism and resistance. We must build in ourselves the courage to go where the others have never been, to do what the others have never done- only then will we be able to achieve success and become a great person. Men of originality, creativity and inventiveness, who have thought of new ways to do things and who have been fearless in casting away old ideas are the ones remembered for leading mankind on the path of progress. The timid and weak who dare not break a rule or are afraid to change established customs are the ones who are never remembered because they never did anything worthwhile. Try to be different and original - THINK OUT OF THE BOX - Whenever you watch people doing a task inefficiently, think of ways and means of doing the task in a better way.
Do not resist change but welcome it with open arms for it is only through change that we can progress. To reach our goals faster, we should master the art of trying --ONE STEP AT A TIME!!! The proverb goes, " Never bite off more than you can chew' If each job done, is divided into little steps, and each step is done systematically, success is surely close at hand. Lord Chesterfield rightly said, "Take care of the minutes the hours will take care of themselves" To make good use of a chance to do something good, you must learn to decide fast and act fast. If you see problems as challenges, your mind is more prepared to handle them coolly. A problem is an opportunity given to you to solve something and feel good about it. Like the satisfaction you get by solving a puzzle or a riddle.
In this era of cut throat competition, it is of paramount importance to impart an integrated education to the future citizens of our nation, to succeed in multitasking. Let us teach our children to go beyond the text book, classroom and boundaries. Let them develop practical skills enabling them to apply their learning to unfamiliar situations and think critically about different issues. These qualities prepare them for life. Students should learn to question and explore the unexplored.
N R SARALA M.A.,B.Ed.,M.Phil., M.B.A.(Educational Management)