An Oasis is defined as ‘a fertile spot in a desert, where water is found.’ The purpose of it is to quench the thirst of travellers.
Can you also become an OASIS in your day-to-day life?
Yes, it starts with observing. Look around, and observe whether everyone and everything around you are in their best possible state. If not, take steps towards getting them in the best possible state. For example: You notice a bike in a no-parking zone, you will then report it to an adult. You notice a piece of trash on the road, you will then put it into a trash can. These are only a couple of basic examples, but you may encounter variety of issues such as these.
One may ask, what happens to our routine if we keep addressing such issues ?
Addressing a larger need of the hour is important than learning knowledge that may benefit you alone in future. Also, ability to manage being a responsible citizen of the country, answerable child of the family, good student of the school, and a moral human should not be hard. It should in fact become a norm for each of you. Observe and respond to the need. That is when you can be an oasis in life.
To improve your abilities to respond to the needs, your teachers work with you patiently and carve your strengths in right directions. Thus, being grateful to teachers is a very crucial quality of every student. That is why, Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji (our own teacher) and Ramanujacharya’s statues are standing in the premises to remind us of what they taught us everyday and continue to inspire us. Statue of Unity is being inaugurated today in memory of Sardar Vallabhai Patel. Statue of Equality will be inaugurated soon as a token of gratitude to teacher of many teachers, Ramanujacharya!
– From an address to students of OASIS school by Swamiji at Divya Saketham, 31st Oct