I am grateful to Saint Sai Montessorri School to have invited me today to this 23rd Annual day celebration. It is a great pleasure to address young children and their parents. Children are our tomorrow - our future.

Bright children I see here today will be the citizens of tomorrow. They may tomorrow grow up to be Einsteins, Rabindra Naths, Gandhis, Abdul Kalams & Kishore Kumars. And if we see the past record of this school most of the kids who were at this school have grown to excel in their life they are now doctors , engineers, lawers and many more. This school excellent record over the the past 23 years.To grow up as good citizens one needs values. It is in our hands in the hands of our schools, teachers and parents to instill those values in them which will help them to grow up as good human beings who will contribute to the society.

While there should be focus on excellence in academics, one should also not forget that education does not mean mathematics or physics alone. Education means intellectual, emotional, cultural and social development of a person. One cannot develop a uni-dimensional person who is good in crunching numbers but does not know how to be a good person.It is not marks alone that make a man.

It is the responsibility of our schools, teachers and also parents to ensure that our children grow up to be responsible citizens, who think about giving to the society, who love all people irrespective of caste, color or creed. Love for the country and for people should be inculcated in them. Children are like clay that can be molded into any form. Their mind is a tabula rasa that can imbibe any hue. “All work and no play makes jack a dull boy” There must also be focus on sports, art and culture in our education.

It is unfortunate that in the modern system.