Multinational conglomerate LuLu Group's managing director and chairman, Yusufali M A inaugurated the purpose-built new campus of Pearl Modern School at Al Meshaf on Tuesday, in the presence of a number of dignitaries.
Former Minister of Communication and Information Technology HE Dr Hessa bint Sultan al-Jaber, Ministry of Education and Higher Education assistant undersecretary Omar Abdulazziz al-Naama, other Qatari dignitaries, and diplomats from Indian embassy, as well as a large number of Indian community leaders, were at the ceremony.
Inaugurating the new campus, Yusufali thanked the Qatar leadership for supporting the community and taking great care of the residents of the country.
“Education is incomplete without spiritual education that helps human beings to know each other and take care of the fellow beings,” he stated. “The core ideas that must be taught are the basic human values, as they will help and enable the students to be groomed into a fine young generation who will look into the wellbeing of others.”
“Education is not only to learn the scientific aspects of an orange but it must also make the students understand that an orange can feed the needy,” Yusufali added.
Indian ambassador Dr Deepak Mittal said in a video message that it was a great occasion as another Indian school opens its doors.
“One more school providing high quality education is a milestone for the community,” he said. “I am sure that the new school will provide all the facilities and help the students for holistic education to become promising future citizens.”
School president Sam Mathew, who welcomed the guests, said it was a great occasion and a dream come true.
He also said that the school is focusing on inclusive education to develop all the skills of a student.
“We have acquired a new plot of 13,000sqm next to the campus, which will be developed into a multipurpose sports facility with both indoor and outdoor games,” Mathew said. “We hope to complete the development of the project within a year.”
“We have got the affiliation with the Central Board of Secondary Education for classes up to 12, and our first batch of Class 12 students will appear for the board examinations in 2023,” he added.
“We have also tied up with Podar Educational Group, one of India's oldest and largest education networks, comprising of 136 schools in India with a student strength of 165,000," Mathew said while recalling that the trust established in 1927 had Mahatma Gandhi as its first president.
School principal Manjari Recriwal gave a short presentation about the institution and its activities over the last eight years.