UZMA BAWANY (2013-2015)
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go…” Dr Seuss
Sometimes you find inspiration in the simplest things in life. And the above quote has been mine. And on this note I’d like to wish this year’s graduating batch of 2014, every success in all their future endeavors. And welcome them to the IVS alumni family.
The current Board of Governors of the Alumni Association will be completing its 2 year term in the beginning of 2015. We had set ourselves some ambitious goals, in amongst what we knew would be a challenging year. We have tried to build upon the foundations laid by the previous boards and engaged with a wide set of stakeholders, both inside and outside of the IVS fraternity. The association has managed to take the founders vision forward and managed to give back and be contributing members of the society. Our alumni have been very active both inside and outside of the school in this regards, as you will find out thoughout this newsletter. Inside the school, various alumni have been playing their part as members of the IVS faculty, members of the various Boards of Studies, serving on the Executive Committee and the Finance and Planning Committee. But this year for the first time, an IVS alumnus, Moyena Niazi has been invited to sit on the Board of Governors of The Indus Valley School. I find that to be the completion of the circle of life.
Similarly, with regards to the association, the baton is now ready to be passed on. The upcoming elections of the board will be held in February 2015 and the new board will be effective from March of the same year. It goes without saying that they will have their own set of challenges that the natural environment presents, but this commitment to give back will be the driving force. So all of you who believe in this ethos and want to embrace it practically, become a member of the IVS Alumni Association and use this platform to do your bit.