Smt. Surapaneni Swarajya Lakshmi
Accepting the baton from Late Sri S Koteswara Rao, Mrs. S Swarajya Lakshmi, with her indomitable spirit to uphold his vision and mission, is inspiring, approachable and renowned in professional circles for her passion in teaching. An academician who has had the privilege of being not only a life partner with esteemed Late Sri S Koteswara Rao but also a co-partner to his visions and missions in all his educational ventures.
Critical thinking is the art of analyzing and evaluating an idea to improvise it. Instead of accepting "at face value," what you read or hear, critical thinkers look for evidence and good reasons to believe it. This is at the heart of what it means to be a scientist, researcher, scholar, or professional in any field. Whatever you are studying, critical thinking is the key to learning and making progress.
Question words – “What, Who, Where, When, How and Why” will help the learner to get started, along with the phrases – “What if, What next, and So what”-attempting description, analysis and evaluation.
Teachers and parents, it is our responsibility to motivate, inspire, and guide children to cultivate 'Critical Thinking.'
As a well-cultivated 'Critical Thinker,' children will raise vital questions, formulating them clearly and precisely, gather and assess relevant information and interpret it effectively, come to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, think open-mindedly with alternative systems of thought and communicate effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems. This entails 'Effective Communication and Problem Solving Abilities', which is indeed the need of the hour.
‘The Holistic Approach,’ at Vikas The Concept School, is not only catering to this but also is making learning interesting and meaningful for learners. ‘Critical Thinking’ takes place in various disciplines and learning to think out of the box will become a ‘Habit.’
Dr. C Ravi Prasad
Dr. C Ravi Prasad is a dedicated, resourceful, education professional with proven ability to create and monitor policies and practices that promote a safe learning environment; ensuring a school culture that encourages continuous improvements for teachers and students; developing an environment that fosters open communication with colleagues, students, and the community; mentoring educators in the creation and implementation of class instruction, lesson plans and student assessment in conjunction with state learning regulations.
Dr. C Ravi Prasad has attended several conferences on school education and management, in India and abroad both as a Resource Person and as a Participant. As a resource person, he has conducted a number of workshops. To mention a few are: Teacher! Are you creative?; What Smart Teachers do When Dumb Things Happen?; Why Enriched/Integrated Curriculum in Middle Schools?; “Complete English in Six Hours" etc.
He was the Secretary of HSSC (Hyderabad Sahodaya Schools Complex 2017 - 18) and the Clusterhead (2016 - 18) of CBSE Saptarshi Sahodaya BHEL Cluster - Hyderabad, Member of Inspection Committee-CBSE, New Delhi, Head Examiner CBSE in the Subject Chemistry; apart from being an advisor to schools in Hyderabad, Kakinada, and Nellore.
To mention a few feathers in his cap, he is the recipient of "Avantika Swami Vivekananda Samman" Award-2015 and the "Acharya Devo Bhava" Award-2014. The Academic Council Of Science Olympiad Foundation(SOF)has bestowed the award of "THE BEST ZONAL PRINCIPAL" Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the consecutive years 2016-17 & 2017-18.
In him, we have a hands-on Principal who contributes to the life of the school not only in academics but also through a variety of other activities in the fields of art, theatre, culture, sports, adventure, and community service.
I am a proud parent of two Vikasians who are being moulded beautifully by the school. This is a place where my children are learning more than just academics. I must admit that the extra- curricular activities which are part of the curriculum helped to build their social and communication skills. I am happy that this year Vikas has moved a step further to keep the parents updated through their portal and mobile apps. I am very grateful to the dedicated teachers and staff and pray for the school. I wish that the school continues to give the BEST and bring out the BEST.
My daughter had an incredible lifetime journey at Vikas The Concept School from her Pre Primary, LKG, till her Higher Secondary, 12th. The school has been majorly responsible for her being groomed into a beautiful personality. I remain indebted to the institution for having made her what she is TODAY.
Vikas has played a crucial role in teaching and shaping the lives of the students. Vikas offers an excellent platform for every child to thrive not only in academics but also in various co-curricular activities. Vikas has everything that any parent looks for in a school- visionary management, qualified and empathetic teachers, exposure to various co-curricular activities, and, most importantly, a conducive environment for the development of their wards.