Dheeraj Arya
Education Institution Translam Academy
Designation Principal

Previous Institutions(s)

Gurukul Academy

Belongs to (place from)


MADS Interest

To watch Films, Listen Old songs or Ghazals, Cricket

Favorite MADS Personalities

Amitabh Bachchan, Paresh Rawal, K. Srikanth, Kishor Kumar

Life Mantra

No problem is bigger than you. Live in present

I draw inspirations from

Anyone with positive attitude

Had I not been an Educationalist then

A corporate employee dealing with financial management

When and why did you decide to take up education as your career?

When I was in class 9th then only being inspired with one of my teacher I decided to step in teaching career. With the passing of time I was assured that I can be successful in teaching so started to give tuitions during my graduation.

As an educationalist, you are touching many human lives directly. Do you think educational institutions can play a significant role in overall development of students by encouraging them to take up co-curricular interests like Music, Art, Dance or Sports?

In my opinion a student’s social life is as important as their academic life, for their development. Co-curricular activities are just as important as academics. Education should go beyond the four classroom walls; it should be more than just books. Every child is gifted with a special talent. But not many can truly recognize it. Co-curricular activities encourage children to bring out their talent in the limelight and give it wings in the right direction. As academicians we as leader can play a vital role in a student’s life by providing them ample of opportunities to showcase their talents in different activities. For this every school in timetable must reserve certain hours for co-curricular activities.

What are some of the most important initiatives related to co-curricular that you have taken in the institutions you have served?

Regularly we are organising different competitions weekly basis for our students under different categories. Apart from it we don’t hesitate to send our students to participate outside of school also. For adventure sport we have set up a climbing wall in our campus that is a unique set up which is not available nearby area.
We design our activities in such a way that every student from each class can get opportunity to participate throughout the year.

In the days when most people measure success only by academic score, how would you convey to the parents of your students that co-curricular education is not something to be looked down upon?

There is so much pressure on students, especially in secondary schools, to perform well in their exams and attain high grades. Many parents, guardians, and students themselves do not understand the importance of extracurricular activities. The parents feel that those afterschool activities distract them from their studies or cause them to get home late. Some students also feel that they do not need the activities, all they need is to concentrate on their books. In such cases we are to convince the parents as well students the importance of co-curricular activities by giving them certain examples of the legends from the specific areas. Fortunately, this time govt also is starting different campaigns, which are very helpful in convincing parents and students.

If you were to suggest one major change in perspective of co-curricular education, what would that be?

I want removal of rote learning and introduction of activity and skill-based teaching. However nowadays lot of changes are taking place in curriculum and CBSE also has introduced number of skill-based courses.

Please let us know about some key achievements of your institution and/or your student(s) in MADS at national/international level?

Our athletes have participated in National games held in Visakhapatnam in 2016.

What are your personal interests in Music, Art, Dance or Sports and how do you continue to pursue them?

Whenever I get time love to listen music, try to play cricket/badminton with my students.

Any other thoughts you may want to share

MADS activities are strong foundation of happy and healthy life. Irrespective of busy schedule everyone must reserve some time for these activities. MADS activities are helpful to be a good human being also.

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