The Golden Jubilee of a school is a matter of great joy for everyone connected with the institution, not only for those in the present, but even for those who were connected to it in the past. A school holds priceless memories for those who have left its portals and made a mark for themselves in the world. NSN is one such school that has touched several lives and made a difference, as it also by and large caters to the underprivileged in society. While mentioning this, we need to understand under what circumstance the school was started. When the founder had a tryst with destiny, she did not stay put, rather, she picked up the threads of her life and moved forward in life. At a time when women hardly entered college, here was a lady who was a post graduate and also an entrepreneur. The fifty year journey of NSN Schools, has been punctuated with challenges in various forms. The undaunted spirit of the founder saw it through. Today’s celebration is in a way the celebration of the spirit of this woman who never gave up in life. Many a valuable lessons have been learnt from her life. NSN has always had the courage to stand by its conviction to enforce what is right, even when the whole world believed that a wrong committed by many was right. In the long run, right always triumphs over what is wrong. A new culture was thus born. NSN has always believed in an education that is man making. Hence a lot of stress is laid on working on the sensibilities of children, ensuring they are law abiding and contributing citizens, making learning happen beyond the classroom. A better society can emerge only if children are taught to look beyond “Me, mine & myself.” The main pillars of strength have been the teachers and parents of the school. When everybody else was chasing marks and focusing only on results, NSN was always chasing the big dream of building a new and a better world through its students. Hence it focused on the wholesome development of its students’ personality, which meant that the school insisted on students being morally upright, socially aware and spiritually rooted individuals. This objective of the school was ably supported by the parents through their implicit Faith in everything that NSN did. At this juncture I would like to thank the parents for their unflinching support. With the invasion of technology, teaching is no more as easy as it was. Children are easily distracted, so the teacher has to be adept in ensuring that children stay focused in class. Moreover the pull from the world is very strong and its influence on children is undeniably great that the teacher has to necessarily win the trust and confidence of her students. That they have been able to, is amply evident from what the alumni of NSN have to tell about their teacher’s influence in their life. I owe a big thank you to the teachers for taking the school towards its vision.“To Take Education Beyond and Build a New India” is the Vision of the school. True to its Vision the school has been providing innumerable experiences for the students beyond the text book, beyond academics and beyond the classroom which helps them to grow into a wholesome personality. Education is not all about marks, rather it is more about preparing oneself for life. Though we live in a knowledge society, NSN is known for its uncompromising attitude towards Values & discipline, as it is as important as skill & knowledge. It focuses on the inner strength of the child, expansion of the mind, provides horizontal exposure and vertical expertise and enables the child to not only discover his potential, but to also discover himself in the process. In short, it works on the “being” as well as the “becoming” of the child. NSN has always been a trailblazer. Its practices are unique. It has never been one in the crowd. It has always believed in the need for timeless wisdom and the implementation of the same in education, realising the fact that when everything about this world has changed, the wisdom of the past continues to be relevant to all Ages. The core of an individual is strengthened by the alignment with which he lives his life. It is our desire to provide such an education to our children. As mahatria once said, “An individual finds a Cause and carries the Cause forward. A time comes when the Cause starts carrying the individual forward. NSN is a Cause…” True to His words, the Cause called NSN is carrying all of us forward to build a better world!!!