On 14 Sept 2015 students got a chance to meet the 23rd incumbent Governor RBI, Mr. Raghuram Rajan visited the school for the inauguration of the “Financial Education Programme for Teachers”. The afore mentioned initiative aims at imparting financial know-hows to teachers across the country and hone their “Money Smart Side”. Mr. Rajan was accompanied by Mrs. Radhika Rajan and Mr. Sandeep Ghosh, the director of NSIM. The CBSE has created books of better financial understanding with the help of teachers across the country and from DPS Srinagar to push this programme even further.
The occasion began with the school prayer “Lab Pe aati hai” reverberating through the school auditorium. Zainab Nisar, the school head girl, welcome all the students and the guests and called upon Mr. Sethi to compere the session. Mr. Sandeep invited Mr. Gosh who addressed the decorious audience and very aptly said “Financial Literacy is the 21st Century Battle Ground”. Pressing the need for a holistic financial know-how, he pointed out that even developed nations like UK and the USA are at a snail’s pace in imparting financial education.
Mr. Ghosh’s addressal was followed by the much anticipated speech of the Governor, Mr. Rajan.
While dibuling the details about the 20 city programme, Mr. Rajan focussed on the need to be prudent and pragmatic while making financial decisions. Quoting Jimmy Carter “There is no such thing as free lunch”, Mr. Rajan emphasided on the importance of sagacious and worked out risks. As he said, “There are no returns without risk”. Although most what he said was in context to the world of finance, it is absolutely correct to claim that all his words had a universal appeal. He spoke of the importance of diversified investments.
The Governor’s speech was followed by a question session where in the audience’s queries regarding Mr. Rajan and finance were put to rest.
As a token of affection Mr. Dhar presented the Chief Guest a Kashmiri Shawl. The Session ended on a positive note with all the students leaving the auditorium aware and partially prepared for the impending financial hurdles which they need to cross in their lives.