Ajay Chug

St. Norbert
Wisconsin USA

I began my journey in Vishwashanti Gurukul back in 2008 and I have seen it grow bigger and brighter with every passing year and alternatively it saw me grow too. I believe I am fortunate enough to be a part of this rapidly growing community, for which I cannot express my gratification enough. My journey here taught me to be prepared for this ever changing world we live in and also gave me a glimpse of the bigger picture. Vishwashanti Gurukul has been a very critical and a memorable path in my life, I still have a memory of the first day at school, I was afraid, excited but in time I only became confident about making the right choice. Personally between all the increasing number of achievements and milestones achieved by this community it was the optimistic environment of fulfilling my curiosity and the willingness of the staff to share knowledge that attracted me towards this community and always will. I also believe it was the learning and exploration phase of the journey that stimulated me to want to continue my journey alongside give me patience to wait for the final outcome. Besides academics, this school not only taught me the importance of various skills but also allowed me to develop and enhance the skills within me. The school not only gave me the opportunity to portray this qualities in my senior years but also started nourishing them in my junior years. It was due to this platform the school gave me I was able to look within me and discover the world I want to a part of, leading me to persuade a bachelor degree in International Studies in the United States. It was my journey in this school that shaped me from who I was to what I am meant to be, and to be honest I couldn't be what I am without the support of each and every member of the school community. All of them have supported me climb the ladder to success and even though it yet is not complete, it is the massive amount of belief and hope members of this community have shown towards me that keeps pushing me forward. At the end of the day when I look back at this experience I only wonder if I could feel it again, yet I am only left with the invaluable moments, massive knowledge alongside wisdom and importantly the memories to cherish for lifetime.

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Mukul Sunil Sawant

Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University

8 years of life were cherished in the auspicious and rich Vishwashanti Gurukul and it has given me all the required nourishment to grow and pursue my goals. The fascinating trajectory at Gurukul comprises of the best experience I could ask for, be it in terms of academic, social, professional or personal. The teachers going an extra mile to help the deserving students, my peers studying late night solving exam problems and the staff being flexible to accommodate our needs is exactly the ambiance a student needs to learn and develop. Moreover, a well-balanced life was the perfect encouragement to stay mentally and physically healthy. The abundant sports facilities always provided me opportunities to enjoy my time preparing for various sports’ meets and tournaments under the guidance of qualified coaches. However, the presence of diversity was not limited to the sports options. I got a platform to interact with manifold people from not only the various parts of India but from all over the world! This, in turn, tremendously helped me get comfortable in an international environment and stay open minded to accept other cultures, religions and even work systems. In addition, the network of connections formed in Gurukul are strong bonds and preserved lifelong. With the alumni growing more solid every year (and the resourceful school’s University counseling), inspiration and guidance about future career paths can be easily gained, exactly like what I did to select my university and major. My journey at Vishwashanti Gurukul was certainly memorable because I got the golden opportunities to discover my potential and interests while working on science projects, representing the school in athletics, being on the student council, socializing with friends… in essence, coming to Gurukul! It is assured to say that the school and the curriculum have left no stone unturned to provide me the best of the best. I confidently notice the positive changes brought in life and I will always be grateful to Vishwashanti Gurukul, its staff, and my friends.

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Avani Ashtekar

Kalamazoo College
Michigan, USA

A long journey with several small steps…That is exactly how I would define my journey in Gurukul. As a 13-year-old, on the very first day of school, I was unaware of the multiple other journeys I would walk through and numerous lives I would touch. My journey in this school was much more than being solely academic, it seemed more like personal growth. All my classes, inside and outside the classroom, from teachers and friends made me a person I did not expect of becoming. In this completely immersive journey, the ones who stood with me from end to end are all my teachers. They made me understand that as people, we all do not grow absolutely in one direction and stunt in the other, it is a gradual process of learning and it takes time. I would describe studying IB in Gurukul as a prism and we the students as the ray of light, and what refracts out of a prism is the same ray of light shining in several colors.Through IBDP, it came to me that I was challenged and encouraged simultaneously. All the teachers excepted my unsullied and strong convictions and diluted them into views that made me conscious of my own thinking. May it be the TOK classes or the sports events on our field or even juggling between them both, all the teachings have helped me define my-self as a confident young adult. In a conversation with our principal, in very simple words he explained us “I don’t want you to make it big, I want you all to make it massive.” This statement has in true sense defines the environment in which we as students were nurtured… I did not realize that between deadlines and submissions we had come to an end of school journey… This magical expedition for me began in grade 9, and I cannot explain how it has changed my perception in ways, that there is no looking back.

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Param Rabari

If you want to inspire the world, you can´t be like the world", hello I am Param Rabari ex-student of Vishwashanti Gurukul where I completed my high school and the most important and turning years of my life. Honestly I can’t recognise the person I was when I entered Gurukul, I disown that person right now. I have grown from nothing to something today just because of my little but hard journey which started from Gurukul. I was in boarding and through 2 years I am so glad that destiny put me in hardships and because of that today I stand strong today and I am so proud and sure of myself. There is no easy way to life, struggle is needed, pain is needed, failure is needed only then will you grow as a person and most importantly find yourself. My experience in Gurukul was extraordinary in terms of everything which I am grateful for. More than anything I learned about social life, how to present myself made me 10 times more confident about myself and helped me accept myself the way I am. The journey will be incomplete without the unconditional support of my friends and teachers who were and are family to me. They didn't just teacht me from books but from all aspects and thank you is an understatement for them. Today all I can do is smile and cry to the memories I have and wish I could live those days again in a very different manner. Believing in myself lead me where I am today, I am studying in Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy which is one of the top fashion school in the world doing fashion styling course which is very unique, fun and practical and I am here stable because of my attitude towards it which wouldn't have come without my journey. Only very few people know how it feels when the people in high school once belittled you are now calling you and asking you how are you doing in life ( even though they know that you are living life ) . So I would like to tell everyone that please believe in yourself and be who you are and life is yours automatically.

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Sanket Bansal

Doing B.Sc. in Economics and Finance at Indian School of Business and Finance

I joined MIT Vishwashanti Gurukul School to do my International Baccalaureate Programme and I can say with confidence that joining Vishwashanti Gurukul was one of the best decisions in my life.Vishwashanti Gurukul is the place which has made me the person I am today. Vishwashanti Gurukul prepares its students for the challenges that life may pose.Having one of the best infrastructural facilities along with an equally skilled faculty, Vishwashanti Gurukul not only taught me how to handle situations related to studies but also taught me the value of friendship. Being someone who barely had the nerve to talk to new people, the two years I spent at Gurukul School made me realize how each and everything can be dealt with. The friendly attitude of all the teachers and their willingness to help me whenever in need, made me feel a part of the Gurukul family. The environment is what helped me deal with the pressure of all the internal assessments and the examinations. The campus in itself made me fall in love with the place. To be focused and to be goal oriented is what I learnt from my time at Gurukul. It laid a good foundation for my career. I stepped in as one person and evolved into a better person. For all the hard work put in by the faculty for and with me, I cannot thank them enough.

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Prapti Mallhi

The University of British Columbia

The aesthetic beauty, infrastructure, and facilities definitely had a major role in attracting me to Gurukul, but by the end of it, what really kept me going were the friends, faculty, and memories that I was making. My parents were very happy about the fact that I was joining an institution that valued culture, and had a great balance between academics and extracurricular activities. Honestly, there were just delighted that I’d submit my laptop at night and would be getting up at 5:30 am. On the 2nd of July 2015, I had my orientation. Our coordinator was briefing us about IB and I remember telling myself “It can’t be as difficult as they make it sound”. It was much worse. I’ve had my share of late submissions, sleepless nights and giving-up moments. Even today when I look back I wonder how I did all of it. Honestly, maximum credit goes to our teachers. I have never met such passionate teachers who push you to do your best only because they believe in you. The faculty at Gurukul is superlative. At the end, you have nothing but love and respect for the teachers you once feared and disliked. What I loved most about gurukul were the abundant opportunities provided to a child to grow. Academics, sports, social service, you name it and they’ve got something planned for you. Somewhere sitting in the middle of those four walls I learned how to achieve my dreams and goals. Like every roller coaster, this journey too had its highs and lows. But every bit of it has shaped me into the person I am today and has taught me a life long lesson. Gurukul gives you a platform and a chance for every wish of yours. It has definitely helped me grow as an individual. Who knew a can of string cheese, Monaco biscuits, and schezwan chutney can turn into one of the tastiest mid night snacks?

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