It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the portals of Vivekananda World School. VWS has institutionalized 'Arise, Awake and Achieve' as its mantra for a continued search for knowledge and information, and share the received wisdom with the community to selflessly serve mankind. Every marble piece has within, certain unwanted parts, needing to be chiseled out by its maker, before being sculpted into a beautiful statue. VWS over the past five years has been in the pursuit of this noble mission to help mould blossoming young minds. We have diligently developed our academic philosophy by laying great emphasis on the pursuit of knowledge, its application and skills to help in its dissemination. Our underlying philosophy is to create new benchmarks by incorporating new initiatives in the field of education through modern and innovative teaching and learning methodologies. VWS knows no bounds in knowledge and realizes the margins, fade forever and ever as it moves. But within its chosen parameters, the disseminated knowledge embodies the spirit of inquiry, research and quality. Our search is incessant, our service is ceaseless and our perseverance untiring. Imparting the right knowledge, enhancing wisdom and creating distinctive individuals is our pursuit. Today we stand on the threshold of a new era - an era empowered by the 'knowledge economy'. Even as we prepare to ride the waves of change, our foundations are built on solid rock, firmly anchored on strong life principles. VWS prides itself in not only being an institution imparting life's latest know - how but also instilling human core values. May God bless you all. May His mighty hands guide you in all your endeavors.