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Founder-Chairman’s Vision

Happiness is the foundation on which great lives are built and a happy learning environment creates a lifelong impact on students.

Dr Sahoo’s endeavour has always been to ensure that all the stakeholders of SAI International are happy. When he conceived the idea to start SAI International School, his sole focus was on creating a globally-benchmarked School where each and every child is happy and where learning takes place in a joyful environment. Education is the foundation on which the progress of a nation depends. It is a human right that creates profound implications on social, economic and personal development. He understood that knowledge acquisition is very important, but it is also equally vital to build character and personality. This is what SAI International follows – Holistic Parenting. The word parenting is used here as each one here, the teachers, staff and the students feel a part of one big family. He believed that strong relationships are the key to a happy life.

Dr Sahoo’s approach towards teaching-learning at SAI International was completely student-centric which is radically different from the teacher-centric approach. He made sure that we teach the importance of mindfulness to students, by helping them to inculcate the habit of paying close attention to the present moment or putting the complete focus on whatever they are doing, through closely-monitored hands-on activities.

Connect the children to the age-old values, which is the pride of our nation equipping them with the 21st-century skills to help them align their competencies and thought processes with the fast-changing global scenario. Children at SAI will learn to strengthen competencies, be creative and intuitive, become aspirational, develop commitments and values, and most importantly, imbibe positive thinking.

He focused that it is crucial for children to feel happy about themselves for positive development and spread the aura of positivity all around. Happiness encourages a growth mindset. Children can only be happy if they are aware of their strengths. SAI International celebrates the inherent talent of each individual child by providing opportunities through diversified events and celebrations, introducing them to a broad range of subjects. All achievements, however big or small, fill them with self-esteem and develop a respect for the self. A happy child hones the capability to cope with failures and not let success rule the head.

In his pursuit of building a happy nation, his work ‘SAI International’, got recognised by the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC). IIMC  published a case study on the life of our Founder-Chairman and the journey of SAI International. The case, namely, “SAI International School: In Pursuit of Academic Happiness”, will be taught to all management students who attend the MBA program at the prestigious institution. One of Asia’s finest management institution, IIM Calcutta, has included this case within their core curriculum of management to teach the country’s finest leaders the concept of SAI, the art of entrepreneurship, and education management.

To strengthen the Education sector of the State, the Government of Odisha had bestowed Dr Sahoo with an opportunity to serve the 314 blocks across Odisha and set up quality English Medium CBSE Schools in the year 2019. This mammoth responsibility required a lot of effort and sacrifice. His aim was to work towards the betterment of the State and bring the Odisha Adarsha Vidyalayas (OAVs) at par with private schools.

His vision of making India better through education is engraved in each brick of the school and his voice still resounds in each stakeholders ear to spread ‘happiness’ and ‘positivity’ to create a profound impact on the well-being of the students.

WINGS OF INSPIRATION

Bharat Ratna

Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam shares his wisdom with SAIoneers

Honourable Vice President

Shri Venkiah Naidu shares his vision on school education

Hon'ble Chief Minister Odisha

Shri Naveen Patnaik shares his vision on school education

WHO MADE US PROUD

Goutam Das

JEE Advanced 2021 (State Topper)- AIR - 115

Deepak Nanda

JEE Advanced 2021- AIR - 848

Adarsh Kumar Tarai

JEE Advanced 2021- AIR - 1409

N. Anuska

JEE Advanced 2021- AIR - 2039

Akash Ganeriwal

JEE Advanced 2021 - AIR - 2066

Gauri Shankar Swain

JEE Advanced 2021- AIR - 2672

Sudeep Ranjan Sahoo

JEE Advanced 2021- AIR - 4464

Sri Harsh Mishra

JEE Advanced 2021- AIR - 13000

Nekta N Swasti Sravan Mishra

NEET - AIR 75

Dhruv Singh Garcha

CLAT - AIR 258

SIBASISH ROUT

JEE Advanced 2020 - AIR - 73

ANIMESH SAHOO

JEE Advanced 2020 - AIR - 301

REETESWAR RAJGURU

JEE Advanced 2020 - AIR - 853

ARADHANA MANOSWINI

NEET AIR - 261

PRATEEK DEB

NEET AIR - 521

ADITYA ANURAG

NEET AIR - 525

ADITYA SARMA

CLAT 2020 AIR - 50

RAGHAV SAHA

CLAT 2020 AIR - 418

MALLIKA PATNAIK

CLAT 2020 AIR - 491

Sayantan Dhar

State Topper JEE Advanced 2019 - AIR 51

Sibasis Nayak

99.9844% in JEE Mains 2019

Sameer Kumar Patro

State NEET Topper 2018

Adyasa Ananya Das

Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi

Soumya Shambhavi

Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi

Mugdha Mohapatra

NLSIU, Bengaluru. All India Rank 55 in CLAT

Krishnasis Dash

State Topper CBSE NEET 2017, MAULANA AZAD MEDICAL COLLEGE, DELHI

Soumydipta Satpathy

All India Rank 426, AIIMS BHUBANESWAR

Siddharth Chinmay

All India Rank 100, IIT KANPUR

Sandeep Pattanayak

IIT, Kharagpur

Vivek Prasad Das

Regional Winner, RBI Quiz 2015

Akshat Praneet

Regional Champion, TCS IT WIZ 2015 & 2016

Chinmoy Mohanty

Runners-up, India Today News Wiz 2016

Suswet Sukumar Patra

Runners-up, India Today News Wiz 2016

Sampriti Panda

Winner Google code-in - 2017, Bronze Medal, International Olympiad in Informatics

Tanmaya Pani

NISER, Bhubaneswar

Harsh Agrawal

IIT-BHU, Varanasi

Pallavi Panigrahi

NLSIU, Bengaluru. All India Rank 2 in CLAT

Shreya Somani

ST. Xavier's College, Kolkata

Sonali Sharma

NLSIU, Bengaluru. All India Rank 53 in CLAT

Ishani Das

Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi

Abhay Kumar Nayak

St. Stephen's College, New Delhi

Risha Bagchi

Hans Raj College, New Delhi

Anushree Somani

Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi

Vishal Aditya Sahoo

Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi

Sunayana Sasmal

NLU, Jodhpur

Raghav Kothari

Kirorimal College, New Delhi

Vikram Aditya Sahoo

Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi

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