"Empowering students to find their individual path in life."

Reflecting on my journey so far, it is an honour to recognize my significant progress. During my formative years, I was fortunate to have attended BITS, Pilani, where my father was employed. This life- altering experience allowed me to flourish as an inquisitive individual, who embraces the opportunity to challenge the status quo and is not intimidated by the possibility of failure. After obtaining my post-graduate degree f rom BITS P i l ani, I commenced my professional career as a software testing engineer in the United States. This field captivated me to such an extent that I eventually established QA Infotech Software Services Pvt. Ltd, a software testing firm, and successfully operated it for nearly two decades in India and the US.

I developed a broader sense of purpose as I progressed in my business management and leadership role. My childhood experiences have instilled in me a strong desire to give back and facilitate success for those around me. As a result, fostering a supportive work environment that promotes professional and financial growth for my team members has become a top priority.

During my tenure in the corporate world, I was honored to have served as a mentor to numerous young professionals, some of whom have since emerged as successful entrepreneurs. Through this experience, I realized that every individual possesses a hidden entrepreneurial spirit that just needs the right opportunity to flourish. Hence, I have made it a mission to nurture this spirit from an early age and inculcate a sense of initiative and drive in young people. This led  me to conceive the idea of founding an educational institution that focuses on fostering students' entrepreneurial skills. The aim is to provide them with a safe environment to experiment, learn from failures, and ultimately realize their full potential.

Life is not limited to a fixed set of lessons; every experience offers valuable insights. In order to foster the full potential of every student, education must be flexible and adaptable to a diversity of experiences. Why should we restrict our learning and exploration to just what is taught in a traditional school setting? With these beliefs, I established Prometheus School. Despite the obstacles posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the school is now in its third successful year of operation.

At Prometheus School, we are dedicated to fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment for young learners. Our approach to education is centred around the belief that every child is unique and deserves a personalized learning experience. With this in mind, we do not subscribe to the outdated notion of a one-size-fits-all education system. The recognition of this fact can be seen in the National Education Policy 2020, which strongly emphasizes individualized education. As a school, we are responsible for successfully implementing the principles outlined in the NEP and providing the best possible educational experience for our students.

At our institution, education encompasses much more than just academics. Our goal is to cultivate well-rounded individuals who are equipped to forge their own unique paths based on their interests, aptitudes, and preferences. To this end, we strive to create a learning environment that remains relevant and engaging, staying ahead of the curve in the ever- evolving world of education. As a demonstration of our commitment to this goal, we were proud to be the first school to partner with Smartivity (a leading STEM-kit maker for children aged 3-14). Through this partnership, our students can engage with STEM concepts in a hands-on, interactive manner, learning how they apply to the real world through design thinking.

In the previous year, we established an incubation centre with a financial endowment of INR 1 Crore and concurrently founded an entrepreneurship club. Furthermore, institutions like Plaksha University, where I hold the position of Founder Trustee, and BITS Pilani have furnished unique mentorship programs to impart the requisite skills to students aspiring to embark on entrepreneurial endeavours.”

At Prometheus Sports Academy, I am confident in our ability to cultivate prospective Olympic-level athletes through our comprehensive approach and adaptable framework. Our facilities and trainers, including strength  and conditioning specialists, psychologists, and physiotherapists, are of international sports standards. We provide an immersive training experience for all students who exhibit interest, to prepare each one as though they were destined for the Olympic games.

Our institution fosters a supportive environment where young individuals are encouraged to strive for excellence, achieve their aspirations, and cultivate resilience, interpersonal skills, and mutual trust and respect with their peers and mentors.

I am grateful to have such competent and gifted teachers and administrators at Prometheus. As a leader in education, I recognize the importance of fostering a positive and harmonious work environment. The contentment of the administration is instrumental in creating a positive atmosphere for the teachers, who in turn play a crucial role in creating a favorable learning environment for the students. It is imperative to maintain a positive outlook, as students are highly intuitive and can easily detect dissatisfaction among teachers and administrators.

Given this, I believe several characteristics are essential for educational leaders to succeed. Today's schools cannot thrive without competent and inspiring leaders. The atmosphere and mindset of the school and its staff's attitudes are impacted by their capacity to motivate and inspire those around them, as well as their capacity for innovation and collaboration.

Education must have leaders who advocate for students and are willing to question conventional educational practices. As educators, it is important that we continuously adapt and innovate our teaching practices and curricula, in order to ensure that our students remain competitive in a rapidly changing world. Our school takes pride in being a flexible and influential force for positive change, recognizing the individuality of each child and providing them with a well- rounded educational experience that ignites a lifelong passion for learning.