Shri Praveen Kumar Patel, an alumnus of, Saraswati Vidyapeeth Hr Sec Residential School has studied from class 6th till class 12th in this school. Vidya Bharati Purv Chatra team has interviewed him to share his story which has been given below:
Interviewer: Kindly tell us something about your professional and academic background.
Praveen: - I am an alumnus of Saraswati Vidyapeeth Hr Sec Residential School. I have studied in Vidya Bharati School from class 6th till class 12th and before that I had studied in a Govt School. After my schooling, I have done my graduation from Hindu college Delhi University. Then I have done my post graduation from Jubilee Hall in Ethology. Now I am pursuing Phd from Delhi University in Ethology. I havent started my work as I wanted to study more and do a Phd in Ethology. In future I aspire to become an advisor to the Ministry but let's see what happens after my Phd.
Interviewer: Kindly tell us something about your family background.
Praveen: - I am originally from Uttar Pradesh, Banda district. My family stays there but I stay in Delhi. I keep on visiting them in intervals. My father, mother and brother are there in my family. My father is a school teacher.
Interviewer: Are you associated with any kind of social work?
Praveen: - I have been taught to think about and serve others before oneself from my school, teachers and parents. I visit my school whenever I am there in the town. I have contributed many times in food distribution, clothes distribution as well as cleanliness drive which happen very frequently in my town. Thus, I have always tried to associate myself with whatever social work I can do.
Interviewer: Do you want to say something about your school or Vidya Bharati in general?
Praveen: - Nowadays I have seen in facebook and many places that Vidya Bharati schools are being little modernized. They are teaching guitar, piano etc in the school. Modernization is good but we should not forget our nationalism and culture as when we were in school, we were taught to learn harmonium which was a completely different gesture of being patriotic. I feel old things should not get demolished, it should be retained as ‘Old is Gold’. Also nowadays, patience is also very less in the new generation kids which were not the case in our times. Thus, I would like to state that adapting new things, new cultures is good but we should not forget our basic education which we all have got from Vidya Bharati.
Vidya Bharati Purv Chatra Parishad thanks Mr. Praveen for sharing his views with the alumni community.
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