Tell us a little about Faith Academy, its history and the motive behind setting it up
We are a recognised unaided Christian minority senior secondary school, working under the direction of the Christian Educational Society. The school was founded on January 8, 1964, in East Patel Nagar in a rented building with 12 students and six teachers. Since then the school has grown into the institution that it is today with more than 2,900 children and 115 employees. We place great importance on moral education based upon the Holy Bible. Faith Academy trains youngsters in self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, respect for the authorities and good citizenship. The school’s motto ‘The truth will make you free’ is inculcated in each student, right from the very beginning.
Tell us about your present and past assignments, and your experience with the education system. We would also love to know about your experiences both as a teacher and an administrator
I started my career as a physics PG assistant in Tamil Nadu, after which I joined Somerville School in New Delhi as a PGT teacher in the same subject. I joined Faith Academy as a physics lecturer in 1992, and was appointed the school’s principal about six years ago.
I love physics and enjoy teaching the subject greatly, right from the atomic level to the cosmic level. Physics teaches us to appreciate God’s creation. In fact, I still teach the subject to Class XII students in the school. I really enjoy mingling with the children.
As an administrator I am exhilarated to lead a committed team of staff and vivacious children.
What do you think of the education system and the changes it has been undergoing in the last few years?
A lot of changes have taken place in the past few years. Computer technology has advanced and e-education has become the norm. I feel very happy about the new things, but feel there’s still something missing in the current education system. When I used to be a student, our teachers would take us out, ask us to collect pebbles, show us Nature and its beauty, and teach mathematics and