My name is Gita Shankaran now Menon. I joined the school in Class 9 in 1982. The reason my father chose MIS was because his friend Mr Pillai lived on campus there and he could be my local guardian as my parents lived overseas. So Mrs Indu Pillai and her husband watched over me as I stayed in the Aurobindo Ashram. That was a bit daunting as I always had to be on good behaviour or the Principal would know.
I learnt resilience, perseverance, self-sufficiency and responsibility in the 4 years in the Ashram and Mrs Pillai took me aside and guided me. She nominated me to be the Head Girl of MIS and I made her proud with my academics and extracurricular activity.
We went on long trips from the Ashram during school holidays and she always inspired us with her stories.
I took my daughter back in 2014 January and visited the school. Unfortunately I could not meet her as the Office said she visited occasionally and was not in on that day.
They were a lovely kind hearted couple who took me under their wings and inspired me to be who I am today.
#Forever grateful RIP Mr and Mrs Pillai