First of all my humble salutation to The Gracious Mother who gave me an opportunity to be a part of this Holy Palace of the Divine – The
Mother’s International School. I still remember very vividly July 6, 1966 was the date when I joined this place as a guide and a teacher to tiny little students aged 5 or 6. Then I was incharge of class 1 for a few years and later class 2 and the total strength of this school then was only about 250 to 300 and we were 17 lady teachers and a few male teachers.
The team was very well governed by our respected Principal, Shri Bhagowaliaji.
It was truly an experience. We were like one big family living with love, care and regard for each other. I still very clearly remember there was a cowshed near our classes but even the cows were never aggressive. Whenever the children would pass that way, the cows would move aside and make way for them.
I was blessed to have the love of my students as well as the blessings of one of my elders, Shri Surender Nath Jauhar, whom we all fondly addressed as Chacha. He was an integral part of this institution. A tall figure with vast experience of life, great wisdom and intelligence, he was an institution in himself. He was a true guide to me and I learnt the true meaning of life from him, which I am experiencing even now – 40 years later. Such was his wisdom that at that time he was of the opinion that we should avoid junk food and aerated drinks. He always advocated home food and nimbu pani. He also stressed that we should learn to love nature and keep our surroundings clean. His experiences, which he related at the school assemblies, were really educating.
The values inculcated by Shri Prasheiji were also very valuable. These values still exist in our students – past and present. I, as a teacher, can see a visible difference in students of MIS as compared to students of other schools.
Physically I retired from MIS in 1990 but mentally, emotionally and spiritually I will always be a part of The Mother’s International School. With love
About Mrs. H K Paul
Joining MIS as early as 1966, Mrs Paul saw the school grow and achieve success through the years. Being in the Primary section, and teaching Class 1 and 2, many of us remember her as our first teacher at school.