From Humble Beginnings to Shining Stars: Ms. Neelam Singh's Journey in Education

In a quiet village, I started an English medium school to give kids a chance at education,standing proudly amidst the simplicity of village life.

As the founding principal, I faced an intimidating task: to persuade families to entrust the children's futures to our institution. My team and I went door-to-door, to persuade the parents to send their children to school. The application fee was not a barrier; we waved it aside to ensure that every child, regardless of financial constraints, had a seat at the table of learning.

These were unprivileged children, and they were constrained by a lack of opportunity and financial hardships. The road ahead was uncertain, but the goal was clear - to provide an opportunity for education that would liberate them from the traditional occupations that bound their parents.

In those early days, some families were hesitant to send their girls to school and educated them. The unfamiliarity with school uniforms and the concept of a tiffin box marked the innocence of their journey into formal education. Yet, our dedicated teachers, with patience and empathy, not only taught subjects but transformed lives.

As students prospered, parents witnessed the change. The hesitations faded, replaced by pride.Girls, breaking free from societal constraints, found their place in the classrooms. The schoolbecame a testament to breaking stereotypes and fostering inclusivity.

Our student body hails from mixed communities with a predominant tribal presence. The Simplicity of their backgrounds gave them a unique perspective - one unbothered by the jealousies and complexities often associated with the outside world.

The school, I believe, isn't just a place of learning for a child; it's an education for the entire community. These resilient children, untroubled by the privileges they hadn't experienced,excelled in every arena - be it science, sports, or art. Their achievements became a testament to what a collaborative environment could achieve.

Supporting my dedicated team of teachers became a priority. Witnessing our students excel in sports, especially the remarkable journey of Robin Minz, who earned a spot in the IPL 2024 withthe Gujarat Titans, filled me with immense pride.

The school's commitment to fostering excellence is vividly exemplified through the inspiring success stories of students like Anand Kr. Munda and Himanshu Mahto. Anand Kr. Munda's remarkable achievement in the National Wushu Championships, where he secured a position among the top eight, is a testament to the school's emphasis on sports and individual growth.His journey showcases the transformative impact of our approach, providing students with opportunities to excel beyond the classroom.

Equally noteworthy is the success of Himanshu Mahto, who has earned a place as an U 17 National TFA ISL Jamshedpur Academy player. This accomplishment reflects not only his dedication and talent but also the school's commitment to nurturing holistic development,including sporting prowess. These success stories underscore our belief that education extends beyond textbooks, empowering students to shine in diverse fields and contributing to their overall growth and success.

Moreover, I have attended several international and national conferences to upgrade my school's level of education to an international standard, ensuring that our students receive a world-class learning experience.

Every challenge met, every milestone achieved, fuels the flame of hope and re-establishes my belief that education doesn't just shape individuals; it transforms communities.The school has become a part of the village’s development, and as a principal, I’m committed to bringing light through education.

As Mrs. Singh, the founding principal, I bring a robust educational background to my pivotal role.I hold a Bachelor's degree (BA) and a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), complemented by advanced degrees including a Master's (MA) and a Master of Education (M.Ed). Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Education, my academic journey reflects a commitment to continuous learning and a deep understanding of pedagogical principles.

My qualifications stand as a testament to my dedication and expertise in the field of education.Motivated by a deep-seated belief in the transformative power of learning, my academic journey aligns seamlessly with my mission to provide high-quality educational opportunities founder privileged children in the village. Through my efforts, I aim to break down barriers,fostering empowerment within the community through the invaluable tool of knowledge.

In tandem with my educational background, the school's methodology emphasizes one-on-one interactions with parents, discussions with the village sarpanch for community support,infrastructure maintenance, advanced teaching methods, and collaboration with families. This holistic approach aims not only to provide academic excellence but also to contribute to the holistic development and empowerment of the entire community.


Mrs Nilam Singh


D.A.V. Nageshwar Public School Namkum, Ranchi

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+91 8527523490


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