“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” – J.M. Barrie
How does one forget something, when they were given so much to remember? Do you remember the first day of school, surrounded by new kids, most of them looking around in awe, a slightly lost expression on their faces? Do you remember our Grandparent’s Days, dressed up in all funny costumes, caked with makeup, giggling and dancing on the stage, without a care in the world? Do you remember our Sports Days, running and playing in the mud?
Lezim in fourth and fifth, our first excursion to Nilshi, getting our houses in sixth grade. Attending our first senior sports day, taking part in our first Harshotsav. These are some golden memories we made, which will forever stay with us.
School is so much more than just studying. It’s about learning. It’s about making friends, and connections. The people we met, the opportunities we got, the experiences we had, the support we received, all of these have had a lasting effect on us and leave us forever grateful to Vidya Valley.
We’ve all been through ups and downs, highs and lows. Our years in school have been interspersed with feelings of euphoria and elation, as well as weariness and misery.
Looking back, a few things stand out about Vidya Valley, the support we were given: to play and to achieve in avenues outside of school as well as the unconditional encouragement to represent the school, the city, the state and even the nation at all types of events.
As our tenure at Vidya Valley comes to an end, we would like to express our gratitude to all the teachers of the school, the entire staff, the administration and all the students. All of you have played some role, no matter how small it may have been in shaping our lives and having some impact on it. We are forever grateful to you.
Lots of love,
Rubai Mushtaq and Sahil Joshi