Prof Asma Batliwala is the school’s founder and principal.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Scholars Educare in Mumbai celebrated its 22nd Annual Day on Saturday at Anna Bhau Saathe Hall, Byculla, in the presence of the chief guest Amin Patel MLA, Mumbadevi Assembly, along with Dnyanraj Nikam, former opposition leader and municipal councillor, BMC, who is a prominent congress leader and well known social worker.
Asma Batliwala, the school’s founder and principal, highlighted the importance of schools and said, “Schools are more than places for students to learn. They play a pivotal role in moulding the next generation’s minds through fostering individual development, innovation, friendship and exploration. How a school is portrayed in words profoundly affects how people view it, mirroring its principles, strengths, and ethos.”
In her inaugural speech, Ms. Batliwala welcomed the students, parents and other attendees to the function.
The opening songs – Bismillah and Alhamdulillah — set the mood and brightened the event. The second part of the programme had primary-level students perform dance and drama. The exciting part was when the parents, particularly mothers, came on stage to introduce the different traditions of a vast country like India. Additionally, there were performances by senior students, including a well-received-defence performance by the girls.
Among those who graced the occasion were former municipal councillors Javed Juneja and Afreen Shaikh. Also present were Umar Lakdawala (sr. congress leader), Sharif Deshmukh, Irfan Hakam (Bhartiya Kamgar Sanghatna, executive president Maharashtra), Shabana Shaikh (ACP, Bandra Divn.), Kaleem Shaikh (sr. inspector -JJ Marg Police Station), Sadanand Mane (sr. inspector Dongri), Juned Shaikh, CEO F3 News and Principals and dignitaries from various schools across Mumbai.
Notably, the school was effectively managed throughout the coronavirus crisis, with economically disadvantaged students assisting in all aspects. Teachers were assigned separate classrooms with COVID-19 instructions to conduct online lessons during this period.
The Institution is on par with other top schools in Mumbai. It was established in the 2002-2003 academic year and includes pre-primary, primary, and secondary sections.
Significantly, every year, the school conducts programmes at various levels, emphasising cultural activities besides providing education to economically weaker students. It also motivates parents to focus on girl’s education. The school will be a role model for others in the coming years.