New Indian school opens in Dubai
Dubai, March 2, 2014
A new Indian CBSE curriculum school has opened on a sprawling 2,40,000 sq ft area in Dubai which can cater to more than 3,000 students from KG classes to Grade-6.
The Bilva Indian School (BIS) campus is strategically located in Al Qusais School Zone in a close proximity to the neighbouring residential communities as well as Sharjah and Ajman.
The school was inaugurated in the presence of Sharad Pawar, Indian Minister of Agriculture, Arun Jaitley, Leader of the Opposition in the Indian Parliament (Rajya Sabha); Dr Prabhakar Kore, Member of Parliament and patron of Bilva Indian School; and BR Shetty, the CEO and managing director of NMC Group.
Speaking at the launch, Dr Kore, said: "BIS will provide world-class education having a strong focus on Indian culture and values. Our rich heritage helps us to have the edge of a world-class academic pedagogy rooted in the Indian culture."
“We strive to empower our students with a holistic approach to education. The students are also exposed to diverse cultures which will help them enrich their lives and shape them as citizens of the world,” he added.
BIS director Ahmad Mohamed Al Jafla Al Hemeiri pointed out that being a new entrant in Dubai’s education sector, its responsibilities were manifold.
"We have in place a strong academic and supportive system that sets the standard for quality. Our curricula led by teacher-experts in their fields, provides opportunities for the students to excel in their areas of choice," he remarked.
Jagdish K. Jeswani, the director of BIS, said: “Contributing to the UAE’s urgent need for quality schools, the school will facilitate excellence in education while keeping consistency in academic standards of global quality. The school offers world-class facilities in a technology-enabled environment, and excellent teacher-student ratio giving personalized attention.”
Principal Richard Monteiro said, “We will provide opportunities to develop hidden talents through systematic and well planned co-curricular activities. Experienced and dynamic teachers will help our students become dynamic individuals. We will strive to make the students sensitive in all manners - socially, culturally and intellectually."
“The school would train its students to look beyond academic efforts, helping them in the choices they make to face the challenges of life in a positive and dynamic manner. Here, education would be a partnership between the faculty, parents and students as every step we take is aimed at the betterment of our students’ overall personality,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service