“SIRS has added one more feather to the State’s educational sector”, said Shri Naveen Patnaik, Honorable Chief Minister of Odisha on inaugurating the much awaited SAI International Residential School (SIRS) on Monday April 2, 2018. He applauded Dr. Sahoo’s vision and said that “SAI International is a torch bearer of a rich legacy based on the tenets of the Guru Shishya Parampara. I am indeed delighted to be here to inaugurate SAI International Residential School, the latest venture of Dr. Sahoo.” He also spoke on the various proactive steps taken by the Odisha Government with a constant strive to bring in quality reforms, for the furtherance of education in the State.
Among others present on the occasion were Shri Badri Narayan Patra, Minister School & Mass Education and Science & Technology, Shri Pravat Tripathy, Member of Legislative Assembly, Mr. Alan Gemmell OBE, Director, British Council India, Shri B.S. Shekhawat, ED, Central Bank of India, Shri J.P.Singh, President SME, Axis Bank, Dr. Bijoy Kumar Sahoo, Chairman, SAI International, Dr. Silpi Sahoo, Vice Chairperson, Shri Amitabh Agnihotri, Headmaster SIRS.
Minister Shri Patra lauded the efforts of SAI International Group and said that “It is indeed a proud moment for Odisha to witness a school of such magnitude” and opined that SIRS being a forward integration of the group will live up to the aspirations of parents, students and the state as well. He also stressed that schools should go beyond the traditional methods and provide students a wider arena to explore.
Mr. Gemmell spoke on the long and fruitful association of British Council with SAI International for the last one decade and said that “British Council has been a learning partner of SAI since 2009 and he looks forward to leverage this partnership with more collaborative engagements both in SAI International School and SAI International Residential School”. Mr. Gemmell highly appreciated the vision of Dr. Sahoo and said “for its exemplary practices of internationalism in the school SAI is bestowed with the International School Award for three consecutive terms”.
SIRS is a fully residential co-educational CBSE affiliated school for students from Class VI to VIII. It strives to give the best learning experience to students through an intensively designed curriculum so as to help them become leaders of tomorrow, endowed with confidence, great potential and holistic values. Here academics take an added dimension as students get the advantage of diverse learning process, rooted in Indian values and complemented by future ready teaching and learning systems. The Modern age Gurukul is a mere 20 minute drive from Bhubaneswar, sprawled atop three hillocks, amidst the serene Chandka forest, with the mighty River Mahanadi meandering nearby.