Since the time immemorial Bardhhaman, the district headquarter, always
reminds us of its rich historical legacy in the arena of education, industries,
agriculture and of course the fusion culture of the different communities which
encompasses broader outlook in the minds of the people. The people of the city
from the then was relentlessly looking forward to a better education system
which will truly suffice their need and will quench their thirst for true
schooling through the instruction of English which has certainly become a radar
to communicate globally.
Mr.Ardhendu Mondal, one of the business icons, a rising star, who has a
long desire to set up an English Medium School in Bardhhaman which will stand
like a North Star, ushering and guiding the correct path in pursue of academic
excellence. With collaboration of his own thoughts and ideas , he has
established the SHEMFORD FUTURISTIC SCHOOL, in Bardhhaman, a school for the
next generation, a school which manifest the very essence of a quality school.
Mr.Ardhendu Mondal is a man of clear perception and views, and a man of
strong conviction. This school is open to all categories of people who wish to
opt for admission for their budding kids. His generosity has reached another
milestone in noble pursuit. Children in few numbers of the underprivileged
society who are meritorious, hardworking and are dare to dream, are always
welcomed without any financial burden. There is no greater than education.
There is no better investment that the individual, parents, and the nation can
make than an investment in education of the highest possible quality. Today we
live in a time of rapid change—change that is often not predictable, and not
always positive. The best way to manage change, whether positive or negative is
to anticipate it and prepare for it.
As advocates of perfect vision, we draw inspiration from men and women
like Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa and etc. who have
changed the course of history. They are individuals who dared to dream big,
change agents who led by example.
But education comes in many forms, and has been used for many purposes.
An education for success in the modern world must be enabling and it must be
outward looking. It must not only teach the time tested skills of reading,
writing, and mathematics, which remain important, and must not only build on
India’s fine tradition of encouraging students to master more than one
language. Today’s students need to learn to use computers. The ability to use
communication and information technology is now a critical part of the
learning, as well as an essential qualification for eventual application in the
But even this is not enough. There are two more dimensions of education
for the modern world about which we would like to make a few remarks. The first
relates to inquisitiveness, critical thinking, and problem solving. What
students know is no longer the most important measure of the quality of
education. The true test is the ability to engage with what they do not know,
and to work out a solution. The second dimension involves the ability to reach
conclusions that constitutes the basis for informed judgements. The ability to
make judgements that are grounded in solid information, and employ careful
analysis should be one of the most important goals for any educational
endeavour. As students develop this capacity, they can begin to grapple with
the most important and difficult step: to learn to place such judgements in an
ethical framework. Therein lies the formation of the kind of social
consciousness that our world so desperately needs.
We hasten to add that these capacities cannot be developed quickly, nor
can they be mastered at the high school level. But a beginning must be made,
and starting this process should be part of the mission of this institution.
Yet another reason why the opening of the Shemford Futuristic School
today is so important. It is because of taking the task of grooming every kid
to the top-notch level to serve the nation in a better and meaningful way as
when they reach into a complete adulthood.