Guidance on The Path Ahead : SAI Alumni Talk

“Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.” – Sun Tzu

Dr. Somyadipta Satpathy delivered an alumni talk with SAIoneers on April 30, 2021. He spoke in a very grounded and with soft spoken mannerisms to students in detail about his journey so far. From the start he mentioned that he was much more comfortable with numbers and knew that he would definitely opt for Engineering. Yet within a short time, when he got the option of studying biology, he made up his mind for opting for medical too. He was one of those very few lucky ones who had cleared both Engineering and Medical with top grades.

Somyadipta states it is the student’s choice to make the career choice yet he is very thankful for the kind of support and guidance that was extended by Akash Institute, that prepared him very well for appearing for competitive exams. He was very lucky to have got the chance to prepare for Engineering and medical and getting a combination of PCMB so being eligible not only for medical field but also for engineering fields.

He strongly recommended to make a routine to self-study. He credited the teachers of SAI International School, to have given him the best possible guidance. He advises, to just note down the content of the exam syllabus and start with one topic each day. For medical there has to be focus on biology, hence he suggested students to go through NEET exam solved papers just to get a gist of it.

 He shared his own insights in the most simplistic and engaging manner to truly benefit the students. He mentioned SAI International school gave him a highly competitive environment and he was very thankful for being part of SAI International School. As a medical student it does involve working harder than you’ve ever worked in your life. The study of medicine, however as per Somyadipta, for  competitive exam preparation involves studying with depth and complete concentration There are plenty of pressures on being a medical student, but in reality it’s enjoyable, interesting and highly rewarding, especially in the light of what you’re working towards in realizing your dreams.

Studying medicine comes with a certain expectation to work harder on average than most other students. There was also a treat for the eyes when students undertook the virtual stroll in the corridor and campus of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar.

The current scenario shouldn’t discourage or depress one’s preparation efforts for entrance to the medical field. If you are in class 11 under CBSE you have enough time to turn your weakness to your strength. Try and work hard more on the weaker areas. He earnestly answered and addressed all the questions put forth to him.

Shri Neelakantha Panigrahi, Sr. Principal SAI International School fondly recollected on the soft spoken Somyadipta’s school years. He had been the diligent hardworking student who dared to put his dreams to reality by sheer sincerity that led has led him to realize his dream of being a doctor.

SAI International School highly appreciates the career guiding approach that he undertook during the session by sharing extremely valuable tips on that will go a long way in helping for the preparation of the competitive examinations of the current batches of students. SAI International School wishes him all the very best for all his future endeavors.

Power of ONE: Environmental Summit April 23 & 24, 2021

 “The universe is an ocean upon which we are the waves. While some decide to surf, others venture to dive.” – Charbel Tadros

 Water is vitally important to Earth’s natural balance. It gives us life, after all. In observance of ‘Earth Day, celebrated around the world on April 22, SAI International School teamed up with DIAS of Mumbai and collaborated on a two-day environmental Summit called ‘Power of ONE’. Day one was hosted by the Going Global Club of SIS focusing on Marine ecosystem conservation. The Guest Speaker was Shri Venkat Charloo, a SSI Master Instructor and PADI IDC Staff Instructor and is one of India’s highest qualified diving instructors.  Shri Charloo is also the Founder of Coastal impact, an NGO established in 2009 for the specific purposes of marine education, conservation and research. He is also the owner of Barracuda Diving, India’s first recreational scuba diving centre, and has been diving for over 30 years. While there are infinite reasons to love and respect the ocean, it at times seems like the human race is doing everything in its power to harm it. Our oceans are up against problems like plastic pollution, overfishing and shark massacres, and the everyday use of products that can devastate vibrant coral reefs.

Coastal impact runs several projects: coral micro fragmentation and transplantation, eDNA environmental assays, education campaigns in schools and colleges and hosts online webinars presented by experts in the field of conservation.

During his 50 min presentation he discussed the number of oceans that we have and in fact highlighted that they are truly all one big Ocean given different names by humans, separating them demographically. Also about the many species and sub- species of fish and marine wildlife, their unique characteristics and his personal experience with them as a master diver. Venkashesh even spoke about the impressive amount of planted coral reef that he and his team of divers have been embedding it to the coast of Goa. After his presentation there was question & answer session with all the participants. Next everyone played an interactive game allowing people to raise their hand and select a number that had a question on Marine life. After selecting the number, the participant and to answer the question with their own thoughts and understanding of environmental conservation. Our session rounded up with a presentation by Jr. & Sr. high School of Kogakuin University, Japan who spoke on the adverse effect their country faced after the devastation brought by Tsunami, destroying most of the marine forests surrounding the country. The presentation was very interesting with a focal point on what the Japanese government is doing to reconstruct Marine forest and what types of Oceanic Soil is good for reproducing seaweed. A very interesting fact was that 50-80% of the oxygen production on Earth comes from the ocean.

Day two of the summit was hosted by Dhirubhai Ambani International School, DAIS from Mumbai and named ‘Sustainable Living’. The session began with a panel discussion on environmental sustainability and how humans can contribute to saving the planet. An interesting fact brought up by SAI International School was that the youth could really help by creating awareness of environmental issues via social media. Pushing the narrative and giving facts and data on media platforms bringing to highlight the problems humans are creating towards adversely impacting the planet. Then all the participants broke up into breakout rooms and held open discussion and did an activity making a group poster and working as a team, the posters from each breakout room were shown during the closing session.  Over 200 participants joined in on the hour and a half conversation with 24 schools from India, Japan, UAE and Oman all participating. Oceans are the lifeblood of our planet and all the creatures that live here. They cover nearly three-quarters of the earth and hold 97% of our planet’s water.

SAI Career Talk

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” -Saint Augustine

SAI International School had the first Career talk of the year on, April 15, 2021 with David Moyer, Public affairs US Consulate Hyderabad and Monica Setia, Regional Officer, USIEF United States Education Foundation & Visa officer, US Consulate. We invited a few Round square schools, parents, students and counsellors.

They told us about why students would prefer to study in the US. Both gave valuable insights on 4700 institutions and a plethora of majors a student can choose to study abroad, about scholarships, internships, professional training opportunities, different institutions and degrees available .

On completing the  12th Grade, one can join a programme directly if you meet the prescribed entry requirements. Usually, an IELTS score ranging from 5.5 to 6.0 is the basic English proficiency score required for admission. The session provided information on a wide range of services like personalized counseling, selection of best universities, visa counseling, documentation assessment, pre-departure plans and a lot more. Another point was what will the academic session be like, with current ongoing pandemic situation.

Class IX, X and XII students  of SIS and SIRS attended this virtual session, finding useful and interesting check points on university application, with a  Visa officer giving real facts, speaking on highest safety and security standards, types of students Visa applications, interview tips and security administrative processing and entering safely to US universities.

 The discussions centered around applicants prerequisite requirements, details on applicants with unfulfilled conditional requirements. International applicants who would be taking courses from their home. Minimizing grading inconsistency between schools with upgrading courses to increase the understanding and validation of marks. How students would need to change their major program of study to bridge from college to university

The USA follows a four-year undergraduate study structure in most universities. Boston, Chicago and New York are some of the popular destinations for higher studies.

Some of the universities that students explored the most included University of Delaware, Florida International University ,Michigan State University and Northeastern University.

SAI Thought Leadership: Board Examination Amidst Ongoing Pandemic

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”    Peter Drucker

SAI International Education Group, one of the leading education institutions of India hosted on Saturday April 10, 2021 the second chapter of SAI Thought Leadership, a series of discussion sessions with a focus on the development of the nation. Dr. Sanyam Bhardwaj,Controller of Examinations, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)graced the occasion as the esteemed speaker along with Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor cum Working President, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, Govt of Odisha, Founder Mentor, SAI International Education Group.

The CBSE Board will be with the students throughout the exams”, assured Dr. Bhardwaj ,

SAI Thought Leadership is a vital learning platform where luminaries, each a leader of prominence and trend setter in their own field, engage in deliberation on a plethora of relevant issues and subjects with a focus on the holistic development of the individuals and the nation.The erudite speakers, via their deeply enriching talks will not just develop civic competences, regulate thought processes but act as pathfinders and problem solvers. Each session will be followed by a stimulating face to face conversation between the esteemed speaker and Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo Founder, SAI International Education Group.

Speaking on the session Dr. Sanyam Bhardwaj, Controller of Examinations, Central Board remarked, “First of all my request to everyone, everyone who is eligible for vaccination, please get vaccinated. That way when the examination does happen you can do the duties properly of taking and invigilating during exams. I would request the parents to keep an eye on the status of corona virus and the status of your child’s preparation. We will start taking the advice of the doctors into making a proper plan for conducting the examination smoothly. The students of this batch will perform much better I believe from the previous batch because they have gotten a lot of time for self-study. You must work hard and take responsibility into performing well. Your school, the chairman, principal and the entire nation is with you. We should be able to work and perform well for the future of the youth.

The topic of discussion for the session hosted today was CBSE Board Examinations – Demystified” which focused on all the necessary roles of Students / Institutions and the board in conducting the upcoming CBSE board exams safely. Dr Bhardwaj highlighted all the measures taken by the CBSE board in conducting the upcoming board exams. Special emphasis has been given to students safety, thus the board has increased the no of examination centers from 500 to 700 in numbers and strict covid protocols will be maintained throughout the centers.

 I would request everybody that we are a very selfless organisation, and we are concerned about the betterment of the youth. When you are entering the examination centres kindly maintain all rules. My blessing is with all the students. We are in constant touch with the Government and other sister concerns and we are all making sure that everything is correlated in such a manner that exams are conducted smoothly.”

As one of the leading educational institutions of India, the prime focus for SAI International Education Group has been to bring about a radical change in the education dimension by fostering a community of educators, parents, students and institutions, in a bid to make education more relevant in these changing times. Therefore, in accordance with the National Education Policy, the genesis of SAI Thought Leadership took shape with the vision to inspire leaders who have withstood the test of time, armed with a heightened sense of equanimity.

Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder SAI International Group, was humbled expressed his heartfelt gratitude on behalf of 25000 schools in India and abroad and lakhs of students to Dr. Bhardwaj and said “ I am amazed on his clarity, transparency of information and nobody could have put forth CBSE views with such firmness, clarity and candidness. And he spoke with such ease and calm manner, addressing each and every question with great patience, our students would highly benefit if they followed what DR. Bhardwaj conveyed.Such transparency is the key feature of CBSE and that’s why CBSE is the best examination Board of country”.

Foundation Day Celebration at SAI International School

Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development. –  Kofi Annan

On the occasion of the 13th Foundation Day of SAI International School,  Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo Founder, SAI International Group, addressed the students , parents, teachers and staff on Sunday, April 4, 2021, on virtual platform. He expressed his gratitude to each one in the assemblage for their invaluable contribution towards the success of SAI International School. In his heartfelt speech he reflected on the strengths and achievements of the school to reaffirm and strengthen our commitment to revolutionize education in the state, nationally and globally too. Today we have emerged successful in creating a learning transformation centre for our students and SAIoneers have made a mark in all corners of the world, paving their own path of success. 

The Year gone by can be called as a year of great Learning and Innovation we witnessed the world’s worst catastrophe` which enabled us to think out of the box for the cause of learning. As we reflect back the Year 2020 the whole world went on a standstill and education of the students looked uncertain for many. March 13, 2020 the Nation-wide lockdown was announced, but we, at SAI International, did not allow the lockdown to affect us. SAI International went virtual from the meetings, to the classes and continued uninterrupted learning, with the online classes and since then we have graduated with every single innovation, we did in digitalizing the teaching and learning process. We believe with every threat comes in an opportunity to grow and SAI Home School is a leap towards a newer, better and digital future. Huge challenges came with COVID and left us with great lessons to rethink, re-align and stand up to face a global crisis with confidence to combat to resolve it with correct solutions. Adapting to the New Normal SAI is the only best way forward.

He shared his Vision for the School and said that our endeavour had been to build a global brand, which we have been able to successfully achieve over the years. He asked the SAIoneers to learn and adapt the 21st century skills to equip themselves for a better future. He also spoke about Artificial Intelligence and its significant impact in the world of education for future. Dr. Sahoo shared with great happiness that going forward the Cambridge early childhood learning programme has been rolled out at par with global standards for classes from Nursery to Class III. For higher classes, parents have the option to choose IGCSE or CBSE, as the medium of learning for their children.

The students must assimilate the knowledge in a proper manner and internalize the learnings so as to strengthen their own inner self. Dr. Sahoo encouraged them to pursue their mission and objectives of life and not get deterred by the various diversions and challenges. Hence, they will be very well prepared for life too, to handle any kind of unforeseen circumstances in case it arises.

He spoke on the importance of imbibing Indian values children must be encouraged to learn about tradition and culture. He said students must learn to seek blessings from parents, take active participation too in taking care of emotional handling towards family members. Instead of arguments, even small conflict can be resolved with a timely sorry, and a small thank you.  He shared that when our students interact positively with their good conduct and behavior, the external world will identify the highly cultured, knowledgeable and class apart upbringing of SAIoneers.

He stressed on that now parents must adapt to new age parenting as per the new normal. As children will not be just coming to school with books and get broadcasted knowledge. Instead experiential learning will not just enrich the minds yet children will learn faster and better with the use of AI, almost getting a vivid clarity while complex concepts are being taught to them in the most simplified manner.

Technology aided , blending learning approach is the normal, children will be dependent on using electronic gadgets. As parents too we need to be involved and encourage that children use the electronic gadgets for knowledge enrichment and research and avoid distraction over the internet. Emotional connect with children is most required at this point of time.

He is delighted to share that SAIoneers have been excelling in various fields and carving out their own paths for success. He feels quite proud to see my SAIoneers furthering their study in Ivy League Schools, New York University, MIT, British Columbia, Florida Tech University, globally acclaimed top Institutions as well as top Universities of the Country. Today our School is better positioned than ever to deliver remarkable education to capacitate students with transformational competencies to align with the fast changing world.

At the end, I must congratulate, all the students of the School, who have endured the hardships, to put in their best efforts amidst a global health crisis and have, and in particular those, who managed to perform outstandingly, and are being lauded in the State and in the country today.

On the happy occasion of the 13th Foundation Day celebration of SAI International School , I would like to convey my heartfelt gratitude and acknowledge the hardwork and dedication put in by one and all and hope that we continue to strive together to take the School to greater heights. I wish for the well being and good health of everybody.

Governor of Odisha Inaugurates SAI Online on Utkal Divas from Raj Bhawan

 “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. ” – Bill Gates

SAI Online was inaugurated by Hon’ble Governor of Odisha  Prof. Ganeshi Lal on the auspicious occasion of Utkal Divas on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from Raj Bhawan, Bhubaneswar. SAI Home School is a revolutionary innovation to aid the teaching and learning process.  Blended learning is the future of education and it will be of immense help for the students from classes Play Group to Class XII.

While congratulating the fraternity of SAI International Education Group on the auspicious occasion Hon’ble Governor of Odisha  Prof. Ganeshi Lal said, “In every challenge is a greater opportunity and SAI International under the leadership of Dr Sahoo has brought about a renaissance in the field of online teaching and learning through SAI Online. The School has changed the dynamics of School learning and must be replicated by all. Your persistence and perseverance has really paid off in its truest forms. Going forward SAI will be known for all the revolution it brought in the field of education”

Digital Technology is very much embedded into the school system, be it the teaching/learning system or may be attendance or assessment. The various platforms that enhance technological support and resources are the SAI Home School, SAI Cloud School, SAMS, live interactive classes and many more all can be accessed from SAI Online dashboard designed for each student.

SAI Online is an online platform to track a child’s performance, attendance, pay fee, Year on Year performance, students can activities and hobby classes. It also houses SAI Home School in it which is an online learning platform for the students. The content framework of SAI Home School is such that it caters to the 7E’s of learning methodology ie – Engage, Explain, Elaborate, Explore, Evaluate, Extend and Experience. SAI Home School brings about instilling the 21st Century skills also in its loop.

“To ensure learning goes beyond, we at SAI International has designed this new platform for the maximum benefit of the students. On this auspicious day, I very humbly congratulate each one of us for this breakthrough in School Learning- SAI Online. Through this innovative educational platform, students will avail the facility of online classes even beyond the classroom timing. It’s a ‘dream come true’ for me which I had visualized long ago. Learning will not be specific to the classroom environment it will travel beyond and reach each child irrespective of School or region”, said Founder SAI International Education Group, Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo at the inauguration Ceremony held at Raj Bhawan.

Proud moment for SAI International School

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln 

Fourteen SAIoneers from Class XI and XII have cracked the KVPY examinations with flying colours!

SAIoneer Atish Kumar Sahoo of Class XI, is the State Topper for KVPY 2021, he touched the pinnacle with a record breaking All India Rank -13. SAIoneer Goutam Das,of Class XII, who had recently topped in JEE Mains in the State, and has done remarkably well by qualifying for KVPY  and stands at AIR 222.

From Class XII the qualifying students are Sooraj Nanda (AIR 263), Deepak Nanda (AIR 487), Pournava Pratyasa Pradhan (AIR 536), Nekta N Swastisravan Mishra(AIR 828),Asish Kumar Panda(1320), Gauri Shankar Swain(AIR 1340), Shree Rath (AIR 1498), Shreemoy Mahapatra (AIR 1644), and N. Anuska (AIR 528). From Class XI we have Soham Pal (AIR 154),Veda Raju (AIR 648) and Ankan Mohapatra (AIR 851).

Atish’s  proud parents Shri Gagan Bihari Sahoo, and his mother Smt Geetanjali Sahoo are very happy to hear about his achievement. His father works with a private firm as Project Manager, and mother is a housewife. They say, when Atish sits to study for 2-3 hours every day and at that time, he studies with complete dedication and concentration without any distraction. Instead of studying for many hours he prefers do take the path of quality personal undisturbed study time. Currently he is pursuing his 11th grade and has taken up Maths and Biology and is scoring very well in both the subjects. Atish had topped in Maths Olympiad when he was in Grade II and has been receiving scholarship ever since then. He enjoys playing sports and loves reading books.

The Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Program of Fellowship in Basic Sciences, initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to attract exceptionally highly motivated students for pursuing basic science courses and research career in science. The prestigious Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) 2020 – as a test attracts exceptionally motivated students for pursuing scientific careers.

Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder SAI International Group was delighted and speaking on the occasion stated, “It is absolutely a great feeling to see our SAIoneers constantly striving for excellence by such remarkable performances, unparalleled dedication and hardwork. I wish them all the best for their future endeavors”.

SAI International School congratulates all the students for their brilliant accomplishment!!

SAIoneers Sweep the JEE Main 2021 Result

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

SAI International School has created history with six SAIoneers in scoring more than 99 percentile of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2021, the result of was declared on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

Goutam Das, became the State Topper and has made the school proud by scoring 99.999 percentile in the JEE Mains 2021.Goutam is a highly brilliant, focussed, disciplined and a humble student who believes in hard work and perseverance. His score in percentile includes 100 in Physics, 99.984 in Chemistry and 100 in Mathematics.

Proud of his son, Goutam’s father Shri Rabindra Das said, “He had earlier cleared the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) and was the Odisha State 2nd topper from Shishu Mandir during his board exams. We had expected he would clear the JEE Main but had not expected that he will be the topper.”

 Goutam said that during his preparation for JEE Main, he had dedicated six to seven hours of the day for self-study and his main focus was NCERT books. He gave the credit for his achievement to his parents, his teachers at SAI International School, and his mentors at Aakash Institute. Goutam,aims to clear the JEE Advanced and pursue B.Tech at IIT Bombay following which he will either become a scientist or clear UPSC to become an IAS officer.

The set of highly talented and hardworking SAIoneers have brought immense glory to the School with their meritorious performance in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains, 2021, conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA).Students who have scored more than 99 percentile includes, Deepak Nanda(99.891), Sudeep Ranjan Sahoo (99.523), Gauri Shankar Swain (99.480), Akash Gareriwala (99.395), and  N. Anuska (99.388).

SAIoneer Deepak Nanda,student of SAI International School has made the school proud by scoring 99.891 Percentile in the JEE Mains 2021.  Deepak is highly confident, intelligent and hard working student who has emerged as a distinctive personality. His score in percentile includes 99.244 in Physics, 99.862 in Chemistry and 99.886 in Mathematics.

SAIoneer Sudeep Ranjan Sahoo, student of SAI International School has made his teachers  proud by scoring 99.523 percentile in the JEE Mains 2021. Sudeep is a disciplined and an exemplary student who believes in sincerity and dedication towards all his efforts. His score in percentile includes 99.688 in Physics, 99.966 in Chemistry and 99.668 in Mathematics.

SAIoneer Gauri Shankar Swain, student of SAI International School has made the school proud by scoring 99.480 percentile in the JEE Mains 2021. Gauri is a highly focussed, disciplined and a hardworking student who has put best efforts all throughout. His score in percentile includes 99.193 in Physics, 99.963 in Chemistry and 99.414 in Mathematics.

SAIoneer Akash Ganeriwal  student of SAI International School has made the school proud by scoring 99.395 percentile in the JEE Mains 2021. Akash is a hardworking and sincere student who believes in putting his best foot forward in his assessments. His score in percentile includes  99.350 in Physics, 96.150 in Chemistry and 99.803 in Mathematics.

SAIoneer N. Anuska student of SAI International School has made the school proud by scoring 99.388 percentile in the JEE Mains 2021.  Anuska is  a highly inteligent, student who believes in hard work and sincerity. His score in percentile includes 99.386 in Physics, 97.097 in Chemistry and 99.388 in Mathematics.

 Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder, SAI International Education Group expressed his immense joy at the path breaking achievements and “Congratulated the very unique six talented students and wished them all the luck for their future endeavours”.

International Women’s Day Virtual Session March 8th, 2021

“There is no limit to what we, as women can accomplish.” Michelle Obama

In order to honour women globally, their rights and accomplishments, SAI International School & SAI International Residential School had teamed up to host this year’s International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. Schools from Oman, Uganda, Armenia and other Schools from India also joined the celebrations. Each school presented about Eminent Women from their respective countries The event  had an opening piano solo by Ms Anna Adams from Shirakaty Lyceum, Armenia who played a traditional Armenian song.

Our Keynote Speaker was Ms. Ingrid Specht, Assistant Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate Hyderabad, spoke about future career paths of woman and how to balance your work life, home life and motherhood. She took a close look at the biggest challenges that women and girls face as a whole globally and how women empowerment has been long overdue. In her own words, she stated “The biggest challenge faced by her was still even after being a top diplomat job she had seen diplomacy role was often identified with a man. Men and women were highly trained as diplomats and it shouldn’t surprise anyone to find a woman diplomat on the job”.

She stated she is a diplomat, woman and mother, wife, sister friend and also successfully shifted into the demands of the workplace. Ms. Specht stated the pandemic has brought a great shift in perspective of bosses and workers world over to look that there needs to be a work life balance both on the home front and career front. To be able to promote happy relationships at work place and home, while being good at delivering at official capacity jobs. There surely has been great deal of improvement of maintaining good work life balance post pandemic. In her own words it is best to switch off at times, to focus on one thing at a time. While we do so one must involve oneself with a hobby, and she shared happily that she loves to unwind with reading.

She stated that women should look up at the top of jobs, heads of colleges, universities, cities, local bodies. Globally as, Heads of States/countries, and seeing women at the top of international organizations and corporate houses. She also touched upon Ms. Kamala Harris coming to power and action as an Indian American woman of color and said that is only matter of time that soon America will have a woman President some day in future.  At this point we need to uphold women’s rights and fully leverage the potential of women’s leadership. Mrs Specht added , the perspectives of women and girls in all of their diversity must be integrated in programmes at all spheres and at all stages of pandemic response and recovery.

The event witnessed to a game of Kahoot – ‘FIRST WOMAN TO’ so you can test your general knowledge about the first women to do amazing things in their fields (international). The Round Square School representatives and Going Global Club members hosted the event very successfully.

Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder SAI Education Group on the occasion of International Women’s Day stated that “Women’s voice was suppressed, their thoughts, opinions and emotions were seldom given any importance. Today women have empowered themselves and broke the glass ceilings to make sure that they contribute to the betterment of society. They not only hold great positions of power, yet they also nurture a family with love affection and dedication.” He wishes women to be at the top of achievements and continue to contribute to the cause of women empowerment.

Dr. Shilpi Sahoo, Vice Chairperson, SAI Education Group in her own words expressed “Women bring different experiences, perspectives and skills to the table that has proven to work better for all, and there is more than ever acceptance now. Women everywhere, motivated by their great desires for a better world, have made significant improvements in homes, offices and communities al over the world”

Women stand at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community organizers and as some of the most exemplary and effective national leaders in combating the pandemic. The crisis has highlighted both the centrality of their contributions and the disproportionate burdens that women carry as they participate in a global community. Efficiency and competency go beyond technical knowledge and, quite frankly, see no gender. Women now thrive in a career of manifold thought and involvement. Fortunately, the world is so intersectional now that anyone in any field can flourish as a leader, team-player, analyst, and problem solver.

SAI International Participates in National Toy Fair Virtual 2021

“Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.”  ― Robin Sharma

 SAI International School is participating in the National Toy Fair Virtual 2021 to encourage our students to showcase their capabilities. The intent is to channelize their energy in the right direction by harnessing their interests, passions, skills and purposes. Our SAIoneers have been innovative in designing toys and games linked with study concepts to gain mastery and acquaintance to otherwise relatively difficult concepts. The toys designed are not just interesting but very creative, collaborative, innovative and they instill critical thinking, to the end user as well too.

 The Spinning Wheels game has numbers written on it and a child will be able to spin the wheel and choose correct multiples and factors of a number to understand well the concept of factors and multiples. 

Likewise a Language Learner’s Crossword Puzzle game has been mapped with a questionnaire linked to literary tools and better use of idioms.

The students have come up with a Fraction Disc , and to play this game there are four blank circles (white) and four colored circles to represent 1/3 , 1/4 , 1/5 , 1/8 . To start the game one needs to interlock a blank circle with a colored circle, thus giving crisp solutions to a curious mind.

The ethos of SAI International School is the holistic development of the body, mind and soul of the children. As a school, we truly believe our students are going to successfully inspire and enrich the toys and games with their innovative perspectives. While our SAIoneers achieve well being and purpose in life, the school is working to shape holistic personalities to step into adulthood with confidence, poise and happiness.

Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder SAI International Group, speaking on the occasion said “Our SAIoneers have utilized critical thinking, involved collaboration, networking, innovations in embracing new initiatives. To achieve together as a team, and have come up with a interesting array of intelligent toys and games, I am truly very happy to see that you have all challenged yourself to think differently.”

Fire Drill At SAI International School

“There is no such thing as an accident, only a failure to recognize the hand of fate” – Napoleon

Natural disasters and other emergencies can happen at any time, and when they happen at school, everyone should be prepared to handle them safely and effectively. Administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students can work together to promote and maintain school-wide safety and minimize the effects of emergencies and other dangerous situations. 

At SAI International School we had a Fire Drill on February 27, 2021, with around 154 participants .It is essential that all schools should be prepared to respond to emergency situations as part of their school safety and crisis planning, preparation and management. Faculty and administrators must prepare themselves for emergencies at school in a number of ways, from conducting regular, emergency-specific drills to making sure the building’s infrastructure is up to code. When emergencies do happen, schools need to know how to respond appropriately and recover as quickly and effectively as possible. Thoughtful planning and preparation helps us to ensure the safety of students and staff during at any such emergency during school hours. These protocol adherences helps us in the preparation process. SAI International School has a typically strong warning system in place for fires that will set off alarms throughout the building, turn on a sprinkler system and alert concerned officials to contact emergency services. Anyone on campus can pull manual fire alarms as well. We will always be prepared to evacuate the buildings immediately, even if one can’t see or smell the fire.

The participants included, Teachers of Primary, Secondary, Sr. Secondary, other officials, Cafeteria staff, House Keeping & Security. Mr. Ajay Kumar Barad, of Fire Station officer, Chandrasekharpur was present to overlook the proceedings. Fire Drill was conducted under the supervision of Security, Mr. Barad, and Laxmidhar Pradhan (Fire Consultants).During the drill CO2, DCP (Dry chemical Power) was used as Fire Extinguishers to extinguish fire type of A Class & C Class (Gas). The entire drill took place at Indraprasta & Play ground area of the school.

It is essential that all schools should be prepared to respond to emergency situations as part of their school safety and crisis planning, preparation and management. Our school’s crisis response trainings and exercises have been operations-based with a variety of specific emergency drills, and functional exercise drills from time to time.

SAI celebrates a family event “Art from the Heart”

I want to touch people with my art. I want them to say “he feels deeply, he feels tenderly”.Vincent Van Gogh

Welcome to SAI Family with “Art from Heart”! It was conducted on a virtual platform on Saturday, February 20, 2021 for our SAIoneers. Around 500+ families participated in the event, creating magic with their collective minds and hands. The topic was “Family Bonding” to help children understand the importance of preserving the environment and learn about sustainability.  As we are constantly looking for ways to foster curiosity and a love of learning in our children, regardless of ability or history we have witnessed flagging off the highly successful and engaging event. With 21stcentury skills building we were left with a positive note that our students were constructive engaged. Our goal to keep fostering resilient, healthy minds were well realized, hence why not unleash our feelings by constantly creating art?

A healthy parental bonding time positively leads to a happy childhood and eventually to a positive emotional development, which makes a child grow up to be a mentally strong and responsible person. Parental involvement in the activities of their children strengthens the parent-child bonding and brings a positive impact on the social, emotional and academic development of the child. SAI International School has always believed in partnering with parents to forge strong bonds thus enhancing a balance in the developmental process of students. Every year various activities are organized to involve the family members of SAIoneers to enhance the family bonding even further. Ever since the event, Art from Heart was announced our young artists had chalked out in imagination drawing inspirational images and ready to create it all in real, with the result for us all to see through Virtual Platform, from the comfort of homes.

“Art from the Heart” is one such attempt to salute and reinforce the spirit of togetherness, Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo was delighted to see the creations and on occasion stated, “The purpose of art is not to simply please yes, art inspires our SAIoneers to be lost in the world of colours. Our school, learners and parents truly lives by these words.” He also added “As the  world still goes to war with post-COVID times, let us all be drenched in work of palm printing and hand paintings, paper crafts strung together in strengthen in our bonding within our families.” He was very happy to see all the creative family nameplates, palm painting on t-shirts, posters and also fancy wind chimes with family pictures. This was a step taken to help children imbibe enjoying quality family time well spent together.

Moving the Mountains: Managing Crisis ~ SAI Thought Leadership

“Crisis is a time of innovation’ – Subroto Bagchi

“We need to create social memory to make sure that when the crisis hits again, we know how to tackle the crisis. We deal cyclones in Odisha not with money but with social memory”, said Shri Subroto Bagchi at the first chapter of SAI Thought Leadership, a series of discussion sessions with a focus on the development of the nation. Mr Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority, Chief Spokesperson, Covid 19, Govt of Odisha, Co – founder Mindtree and Best-Selling Author graced the occasion as the esteemed speaker along with Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor cum Working President, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, Govt of Odisha, Founder Mentor, SAI International Education Group.

SAI Thought Leadership is a vital learning platform where luminaries, each a leader of prominence and trend setter in their own field, engage in deliberation on a plethora of relevant issues and subjects with a focus on the holistic development of the individuals and the nation.The erudite speakers, via their deeply enriching talks will not just develop civic competences, regulate thought processes but act as pathfinders and problem solvers. Each session will be followed by a stimulating face to face conversation between the esteemed speaker and Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Advisor cum Working President, Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan, Govt of Odisha, Founder Mentor, SAI International Education Group.

The topic of discussion for the session hosted today was “Moving the Mountains: Managing Crisis” and Mr Subroto Bagchi emphasized on an action plan on how leaders, educational institutions / organizations should combat crisis prevalent in the current scenario Shri Subroto Bagchi emphasized upon 20 different strategies to manage crisis the three things required in the time of crisis i.e. by Creating Caution, Creating Urgency and most of all Creating Hope.

While addressing to the question on how to handle crisis, should one be the law abiding Ram or the law breaking Krishna, he said, “I know it’s a trick question but Ram and Krishna both are incarnations of Vishnu. These kinds of situations created in mythology actually establish a simple idea. It is that the truth which will always be present itself in contradictions. You have a choice to either get lost in the truth or face the contradictions” These kinds of difficult situations based in mythology are only created to push us to ask deeper questions. In mythology we must know that, ‘In Krishna, Rama is speaking and in Rama, Krishna is speaking”.

On being asked which book of his should be read first he said, “I think a lot of people love ‘Go kiss the world’ and a lot of people love ‘Professional’. I feel Professional is actually very relevant today. Go Kiss the World works because it is the story of every family. I think it is crucial for young professionals of today to read ‘Professional’.

Quoting on dealing with the crisis situations of Odisha, he said, “Moments of crisis, is a time for innovation, not a time for running a normal business; the greatest thing that happened in Odisha during the times of pandemic was we gave every Sarpanch the powers of a collector to handle the migrant workers situation. The second greatest thing that happened was, we understood that the best people to feed the people returning to the village were the mothers and sisters in the village. The self help groups were given monetary support to handle the feeding of the migrant workers, the Government realised that this is a crisis which cannot be fought from the Secretariat but from the villages. It is also extremely crucial for a leader to conserve energy to fight the crisis. We need to create social memories to make sure that when the crisis hits again, we know how to tackle the crisis. We deal cyclones in Odisha not with money but with social memories. Crisis is the time to build bonds and memories.”

While speaking at SAI Thought Leadership Dr Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, thanked Shri Bagchi and requested to him talk about Startups in Odisha and encourage the young entrepreneurs to bring about a transformation in the State.

SAI International Hosts SAI Global Debate Competition with more than 40 Schools Participating Globally

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. – Benjamin Franklin

SAI International School, the No. 1 School in the country, as per the EducationWorld, India School Rankings 2020-21 aims to build a strong foundation by strengthening the cognitive and non-cognitive abilities of the students. We believe embedding Indian values with a Global outlook, thereby creating an environment of happiness in every student, thus promoting 360 degree holistic growth along with nurturing the uniqueness of each child. 

To intensively engage the children in instilling the 21st century skills of communication, collaboration and critical thinking, a Global Debate Competition was held at SAI International, Bhubaneswar, on Saturday, February 13, 2021.The mega online debate competition had students participation from over 11 countries and 44 Schools across the globe such as Australia, Kenya, Nambia,  New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey and India. With  2 Schools fromKenya, 6 Schools from South Africa, 27 Schools from India and one school each from  New Zealand, Turkey, Tanzania, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia and Nambia.

The online debate session was graced by Keynote Speaker Dr Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director East and Northeast India, British Council, Hon’ble Guest Mr. Nick Low, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata and Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder & Mentor SAI International Education Group, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

While addressing the students Keynote Speaker Dr. Debanjan Chakrabarti, Director East and Northeast India, British Council, thanked SAI International for organizing a Global Debate Competition and appreciated its sprawling sports infrastructure. He spoke on “Debate and its role in society”. Dr. Chakrabarti emphasised on speaking and writing skills for development of debating skills.

While referring to SAI International he said, “SAI International has had a long association with British Council in Kolkata and has a great vision which always values internationalism, it has embedded the culture of Internationalism in its curriculum had hosted British Council’s Global Youth International Student Summit 2020”.

Hon’ble Guest Mr. Nick Low, British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata while addressing the students greeted them as per their time zones, he said, “Global problem needs global solutions and these can be addressed by deliberations and discussions as the global solutions cannot be forced, it has to come about with a coalition of each country”. He spoke on the issues of climate change and said,”if we  understand the climate change now then we can limit it and if we are able to do it then the future will be more green and blue”. He was happy to be a part of SAI Global Debate Competition and said that,”the ability to debate on opinions will help the mankind and create awareness which will ensure you will have a better future”.

Thanking the esteemed judges Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder & Mentor SAI International Education Group congratulated all the students who had participated in the SAI Global Debate Competition from 11 countries and 44 Schools. He emphasized upon learning from intercultural relationships through such mega events, work towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goal together as one world one family and promote inclusive global citizenship.

The winners were announced after a rigorous three rounds of deliberations. They were judged upon content, accuracy, clarity, body language, evidence, and many more. The topics of the debate varied such as, ‘Values or Wealth? Which is more important for survival?’, ‘Is Globalization an opportunity or threat?’, ‘Impact of social media on teenagers and high school students is huge’, ‘Will robots increase people’s quality of life?’, ’People can save nature using technology?’, ’Children under 16 should not be allowed on social media sites’ and many more relevant topics for the youth.

SAI International has transformed the educational landscape with all its Global Dimension programmes. It has not just changed the face of education in India but now is a School to reckon with pride globally. It has undoubtedly impacted the global learning scenario setting a benchmark in a Global debate of this stature.

Virtual Traffic Awareness & Interaction Programmes

“The real enemy of safety is not non-compliance but non-thinking.” – Dr. Rob Long

SAI International School conducted a Virtual Traffic Awareness and Interaction Programme on Monday, February 8, 2021. Dr. Sudhanshu Sarangi, Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar & Cuttack addressed  the programme. The Bhubaneswar Police Commissionerate has taken a strong stand against the rampant traffic violations with launch of a public awareness programme, in regard to wrong side parking, double parking, triple riding and parking in no park zone.

Dr Sarangi highlighted the challenges faced by traffic cops in management of road safety. No matter how many rules may be put in place ultimately the onus lies with each one of us, as we should not only remain accountable but we must pledge to maintain road safety rules as utmost priority. He urges us all to take a pledge, to show concern for others, refrain from unnecessary honking. Dr. Sarangi said  “In developing countries, the authorities and schools must take proactive steps to introduce social awareness among students from childhood. We are also planning to do the same and help bring more traffic sense among our student communities. If children learn traffic rules from young days, they will definitely follow road safety rules in future and commit less traffic violations.”

He was very glad to be able to speak to the children, as they are the future custodians to make sure the traffic rules are followed and obeyed. During his talk he shared his own student experiences how he used to walk, instead to using a vehicle for work or small errands. He wishes parents now, must encourage their children to walk or cycle instead of using a bike or car.

Speaking on the occasion Dr. Bijaya Kumar Sahoo, Founder SAI International Education Group, in his own words mentioned ,” We must have Children Traffic Park  identified where students can be trained very well on traffic etiquettes. He wishes that Parent Volunteers for Change in society should be taken up wholeheartedly by parents too, as we can lead by example”. Dr. Sahoo, also suggested if Student -Police concept could be explored further on where students would be provided with badges, and get to learn policing etiquettes and volunteer in clearing a traffic snarls. 

He also requested Dr Sarangi to bless the students on the investiture ceremony by awarding the prestigious titles to the respective students. The department of school education and different schools and colleges in the city and rural areas will conduct awareness programmes and symposiums on traffic safety. Our SAIoneers had some very pertinent questions, the answers of which they were very patiently provided by Dr. Sarangi. One student asked in post-pandemic scenario is it safe to start using car pooling, Dr. Sarangi answered, yes eventually as we all are getting back to normal with proper care and precaution, it is fine.

The department of school education and different schools and colleges in the city and rural areas will conduct awareness programmes and symposiums on traffic safety. Awareness workshops on concepts of “golden hour”, first-aid basics and traffic rule enforcement will also be conducted. Overall it was a highly successful event with the floor being opened for question and answer session.

Republic Day Celebration

“So long as you do not achieve social liberty, whatever freedom is provided by the law is of no avail to you” – BR Ambedkar

Our SAIoneers very enthusiastically participated in all the virtual celebrations with high patriotic fervor and zest in their homes. Republic Day was celebrated online on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 9:00 AM by the students and teachers of SAI International.

After the National Anthem, Sr. Principal unfurled the Indian Flag and gave tribute to the Nation. He spoke about the arduous fight that our national leaders painstakingly undertook to fight the British oppression to secure an Independent country status for India. He urged us all to reflect and share the tragedy filled stories of the freedom fighters every year with our children, family and friends  on this blessed day.

There was a sense of rejoicing with a spirit teeming with buoyancy and candor in a virtual assemblage, teachers and students and parents came together to witness a jubilation flavored in diverse airs, narrating tales of Indian essence, myriad hues and the brilliance of republic endeavor. Honoring the date, SAI organized cultural programs, essay-writing, skits, playing musical instruments, singing patriotic songs, writing speeches. Students could commemorate the event by contributing in varied presentations ranging from PPTs, speeches, self-composed dances, reciting poems and sharing documentaries on the journey of this great nation in becoming a unique republic.

The spirit of each and every child was infectious and commendable, even in a post-pandemic scenario, every student had so beautifully participated in the celebrations to express their love for our beloved country!

Personal Anecdotes by Ankit

“Risk something or forever sit with your dreams.” — Herb Brooks

Ankit Sahu delivered an alumni talk for students of SAI International School on Saturday, January 30, 2021. He began his talk by sharing a popular Japanese proverb that states, “Once in a lifetime opportunity!” thus, going on to say it is important to clear mind of all doubts and make the move right on time to grab that kind of life altering opportunity, when it comes by.

He shared his own insights in the most simplistic and engaging manner to truly benefit the students. He mentioned SAI International school gave him a highly competitive environment and the events that has acted as a spring board, as reference point for all his future endeavors. The multidimensional environment of the University in Japan, with a vast global network and multicultural focal groups true helped him to discover himself. Ankit had also an interned at UN Headquarters and researched on a global labor issue with a team of 17 individuals from 13 different countries. His experience varies from working as an intern at the Nomura Securities, Japan , as an advisor to the CSO, Chikaromoto Holdings,Tokya , as an analyst and presently working as Senior Consultant with Y Combinator, Tokyo Japan.

Ankit’s industry knowledge include equity analysis, sales prediction models, supply chain modeling, advertisement promotions analysis through MA tools, digital marketing knowledge and financial reporting. Ankit’s success story includes being the coveted winner of the Business Enclave Competition 2015 where he presented the Reading Rainbow as an initiative to boost local encouragement through libraries, securing the 3rd place in Copenhagen Business Case Challenge, being the 100% scholarship (ASURAN SCHOLARSHIP) for 2 years of his studies abroad, further he secured the Japanese National Scholarship for the next 3 year.

Ankit confidently says academics is not everything, extracurricular which is not part of academics yet it results in playing a very positive learning impact. Hence, truly extracurricular teaches one a lot, just as academics does and he is glad that he has walked a path less travelled by. Internships, career building, voice training, taking up part time jobs, trying his hand at cooking in local kitchen, making new friends from different linguistic and cultural groups gave him a delightful insight into the way life. He spoke of “Delayed Gratification”- holding on to the urge and delay it for later, instead even while holding on to serious financial portfolio, he dabbed his hand at others things not just network yet to absorb the life learning he was receiving through these various forums.

Ankit also added one has to learnt from past mistakes, prioritize matters both personal and professional, apart from core studies and work, find yourselves as it also great to have more fun than you’ve ever had before. He also added one has to learnt from past mistakes, prioritize matters both personal and professional There are plenty of off-putting myths about being a finance student, but in reality it’s enjoyable, interesting and highly rewarding, especially in light of what you’re working towards. In his own words one has to be flexible in your own environment, how to respect different cultures, regions, from all walk of life.

Dr. Shilpi Sahoo, Vice Chairperson, SAI International Group recollected on how Ankit was a highly enthusiastic go-getter attitude student with a polite and a very smiling persona was back then. In fact Ankit is very humble, and carries a value centric outlook towards learning and developing himself further.

 Today that has led him to realize his dream job and life and still he has managed to retain the smiling polite self of his while doing very well in his chosen field of work. Thank you, Ankit  for giving us a glimpse of your academic life, work experiences, your pointers are bound to inspire so many of our SAIoneers going forward.

SAI International School highly appreciates the career guiding  approach that  he undertook during the session by sharing valuable tips on how important it is to lead one’s life with balancing desires and professional goals simultaneously.SAI International School wishes him all the very best for all his future endeavors.

Post Card Activity

Post Card Activity

SAI International School participated in this week’s virtual Postcard activity in a Round Square Virtual Postcard event hosted by Palmer Trinity School, USA , the topic was folklore and fables.

The discussion highlights the importance and purpose of folklore in a country’s culture,understanding the similarities between different folktales from different countries. Folklore is often connected to religion and to a large extent impacts the culture of a country. It is quite interesting to note that there exists  a huge amount of similarities within folktales of different countries, mostly sharing a similar theme of good over evil.

The virtual meet brought together more than 80 students from 22 schools from Armenia, India, Canada, Colombia, Dubai, Japan, Germany, Thailand, South Africa and the UK.
  

SAIoneer Hem Doshi of Class XI, spoke about Lord Jagannath and his tale representing Odisha, on the international platform. Participants from other schools spoke about Dream Catchers and the Legends of Davy Crockett and Pal Reveier. 

‘Your Turn’ Meeting with Japan

“Education must, be not only a transmission of culture but also a provider of alternative views of the world and a strengthener of the will to explore them”. Jerome Bruner

SAI International organizes ‘Your Turn’ meet every week with its international partner School in Japan. Both SAI International School and SAI International Residential School participated in this week’s ‘Your Turn’ Meeting with Jr. & Sr. High School of Kogakuin University, Tokyo. The topic of discussion was on the hush topic of ‘legalized abortion and where each country stands’ on this issue.

Students brought about various crucial points of discussion such as; they presented data and statistics of legalized abortion in each country, laws and regulations in both countries, how culturally acceptable is this thought? And is it morally right or is it considered a taboo in each country? and finally, does it have an impact on the teenagers of each country?

It was a very pertinent and a thoughtful topic to be discussed and even turned intense when the students debated this moral issue. It was good to see that students from India as well as Japan spoke on women’s rights to child birth choice. This meeting got children closer to the culture and belief of Japan. They understood that both the countries have similar lines of thought on women and child care.  The SAIoneers also discussed the issues of girl child in India. It was indeed a great learning experience for the students of both the countries as they found that many laws were similar in both India and Japan.

SAI International bagged the Green School Award

SAI International School, has once again bagged the Green School Award for the 10th consecutive year on January 24, 2021.  The coveted award was presented from the Plant Lovers’ Association, Bhubaneswar. This year too, the School won the 1st Prize for School Garden (minimum 1000 square feet category) and the ‘Milan Memorial Running Trophy’ for the Best School Garden at the 33rd State level Annual Flower Show 2021. It was jointly organized by Regional Plant Resource Centre and Plant Lovers ‘Association, Bhubaneswar. 

The Annual Competition organized by the Plant Lover’s association of the city saw schools, teaching and training institutions, residential buildings, corporate offices, government offices as well as public gardens and nurseries participate with great enthusiasm.

Principal Shri Prakash Sahoo received this honor on the behalf of the entire school. Extremely happy to be the recipients, the school reiterates its commitment for preserving the much needed green mantle of the planet and pledges to work continuously on winning the award year after year.

The lush green gardens, rows of blooming flowers, lines of trees and medicinal plants adorn around 30,000 sqft of the entire area. It is a real treat to see an array of seasonal flowers like Salvia, Cosmos, Petunia, Lilium etc, medicinal plants like Amla, Ashoka, Tulsi, Heena, Harida, Bahada etc or trees like Pistachio, Lagerstroemia, Bakul, various Palms, Goli Chandan etc in one campus, apart from a wide ranging variety of rose, chrysanthemum, jasmine, marigold etc and decorative plants.

With a huge area dedicated specially for gardening and planting new saplings on every auspicious occasion, the entire staff and students sincerely devote themselves to maintain the greenery and beauty of the institution. From conserving water to increasing recycling, paying attention to nutrition and fitness and integrating those lessons across the curriculum, SAI International School has made a considerable commitment to address the major environmental challenges in today’s world.

SAI is an ardent believer of ‘Clean City, Green City’ and tries to instill the love for nature among the students and staff by creating a perfect ambience since its inception. It encourages the students to plant saplings in the school and nurture them as well as go for various plantation drives in and around the city. For its painstaking effort to maintain greenery, the school has been highly appreciated and has won various awards for several years in a row.