A new ambiance, fresh prospects, pioneering opportunities, and innovative initiations - it's indeed my privilege to have set foot on a novel journey in this esteemed institution. Laurels and appreciation have always overflowed and as the head of institution now, my ambition is not just to hold on to the glories of the past but also to ignite the flame of success in future. Challenges need to be encountered with motivation, determination requires to be supported by devotion and commitment necessitates to be to be empowered by perseverance - magnificence will always confirm its presence.

Connecting the three chords - the splendor of the past, the objectives of the present and the dreams of the future - we Khalsaites, ensure to confront challenges and pursue triumph at every juncture.

Undoubtedly there has been a paradigm shift in the entire system of education; teaching no longer is just transmitting knowledge, it is more, more significantly, forming and transforming young minds; and so the propensity to support and motivate the adolescent learners is required from every educator.

The inclusion of various courses that the student will benefit from, apart from their regular studies, I believe, is a wonderful system of assimilation and amalgamation that can lead to glorious achievement and dignified expertise. John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the USA, has rightly said: "Today education means much more than merely acquiring knowledge. It is acquisition of knowledge and skills, building character and employability of our young talent, the future leadership." Keeping these views in mind, we would like to introduce various supplementary programs and bridge courses for the overall grooming of our students, so that they can efficiently face all challenges in their career and life in future.

Sports have always been the forte of the college and I feel proud to connect myself through the institution, to all those legendary sports persons who brought laurels to the nation. Agreeing to the thoughts of the basketball player Bob Cousy, who said: “Sports create bond between contemporaries that lasts a lifetime. It also gives your life structure, discipline, and a genuine, sincere, pure fulfillment that few other areas of endeavor provide”; the development of sports will always be in my wish list. Even co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, that project a child’s special knack and capability, have always been appreciated in this institution and I not just applaud but emphasize upon such hidden talents. With a vision of intense progress through positivity and a mission of extreme achievement through harmony, I join hands with all the staff and students to take the institution towards a better tomorrow. The historical moments of the college have always been very well recorded and preserved in the various issues of the college magazine and I wish the committee a flamboyant accomplishment this year too.

All the best!

Dr. Kiran V Mangaonkar