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Desmond D’Monte, an M. Phil in English and a Gold Medallist in B. Ed brings with him a wealth of experience in education and teaching with more than 25 years experience of working in reputed and formidable schools in India. Prior to his joining Shri Ram Centennial School, Dehradun, he was the Principal of Shri Ram School, Rohtak. He has worked as the Vice Principal and Officiating Principal of Birla Vidya Niketan, New Delhi and Principal of St. Peter’s School, Panchgani. He has had a distinguished career in education at St. George’s College, Mussoorie and Welham Boys, Dehradun both reputed boarding schools. He has travelled to Finland to study the best educational practices where the key words for education are quality, efficiency, equity and internationalization. He is an avid reader and sportsman.
He strongly believes that Shri Ram Cenetennial School, Dehradun will be the seed ground for those who wish to be leaders and path breakers, for those who shall experiment with the cutting edge of contemporary thought and creative expression, for those who shall dare to give shape to their dreams and aspirations.
Greetings! As we stand at the threshold of forging a new beginning of trust and partnership, let me enlighten you with my philosophy, thoughts and beliefs. I believe that excellence and competence is the hallmark of the modern world but the odyssey has been onerous and challenging. Laurels and milestones have been achieved; the bar is raised by every generation. But in our race for glory and excellence one should never compromise on core human values of compassion, kindness, and love for humanity. In our quest for advancement let us not ignore the backlash of the have not’s where inequality is widespread and prevalent. Let us be united in our efforts to heal the world and make it a better place for the entire human race with small acts of kindness. We must inculcate compassion in our little ones and teach them through our lives. We must instill the belief that love and compassion are complimentary to each other and they are the greatest possession. Unethical conduct, gross behaviour, crime, hatred and break down of moral fabrics of society can be attributed to the absence of love and compassion.
Shri Ram Centennial School, Dehradun is an esteemed institution that draws on the very best of modern educational practices. Education at SRCS, Dehradun is inspired by values which have stood the test of time and prepare students to succeed in the 21st century. Excellence in academics is complemented with a plethora of co curricular activities offered to all our students. Our aim is to develop young people who are visionary, articulate and ethical- equipped to achieve their full potential in leadership and life. There is an air of happy purposefulness here, a determination to succeed, to enjoy life, to innovate, invent and create something of lasting value.
I strongly believe that education is the bedrock of all transformation and progress. My endeavour will be to unlock and develop the potential of mind, body and spirit of every student in my care and help them enjoy an education which will prepare them for a happy adult life. I’d ensure that all students are encouraged to contribute positively and enthusiastically; to develop their strengths and interests and to achieve high standards in both academics studies and in the co curricular activities.
I value my parents and consider them partners in this exciting journey of creating young people who cherish wisdom and virtue. In addition to offering world class infrastructure at SRCS, Dehradun, we are keen to uphold the traditional Indian values. The thrust here is to blend thoroughly the modern and traditional. Effort is afoot in the school not only to raise the self esteem of each student but to train him/her to respect others too. At SRCS, Dehradun I believe that all activities within the classroom or outside aim at nurturing creativity, fostering observation, inquiry and critical reflection; building confidence and self esteem; shaping character and inculcating core values of tolerance and appreciating diversity and internationalism.
I’m very confident that on completion of your ward’s schooling at SRCS, Dehradun, she/he would be a well rounded person, compassionate and sensitive, imbued with a strong sense of self-worth, confident to take on the challenges of life and equipped with the necessary skills to succeed and to make a difference.