Athlead International School Launches with Innovative Admission Seminar

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Athlead International School Launches with Innovative Admission SeminarKolkata, May 27th, 2024: Athlead International School (AIS) officially launched today with a two-day admission seminar. AIS, a joint venture by Pailan Educational Trust and Shrachi, is a groundbreaking “sports and education” initiative in eastern India, poised to transform academics and sports training. The school aims to integrate academics with sports, offering students holistic benefits such as physical fitness, teamwork, and discipline.

Prominent sports figures like Leander Paes, Sandip Patil, and Bhaskar Ganguly are involved with AIS, ensuring world-class training in tennis, cricket, football, badminton, basketball, swimming, martial arts, and table tennis.

The inaugural seminar attracted many students and parents who actively participated in the counselling sessions. Speaking at the event, Sarmistha Banerjee, Principal, Athlead International School, stated, “Welcome to the grand opening of Athlead International School. AIS is a joint venture between the Pailan Educational Trust and the Shrachi Group. Our vision is to provide a truly holistic education to the students in our state-of-the-art campus – an academic hub-cum-sports village.”

John Bagul – Director, Athlead International School, added, “Each of us have dreams but to convert those dreams into reality, you need a lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort. We, at Athlead International School would help you interface between your academic and sports strengths to build your skills for both the sport field and the classroom.”

Speaking at the event, MoonMoon Saha, Vice-Chairperson, Pailan Group of Institutions, stated, “The school aims to integrate academics with sports, offering holistic benefits such as physical fitness, teamwork and discipline as AIS offers a unique balance, providing students with ample opportunities for holistic education. The school emphasizes on overall personality development through a blend of classroom activities and engagement with nature.”

Emphasising on the importance of sports in the overall development of children, Sachin Dhondge, General Manager, Sports & Operations, Shrachi Sports stated, “Sport teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose – it teaches you about life.”

AIS boasts exceptional sports infrastructure, including state-of-the-art indoor badminton courts, tennis facilities, a swimming pool, and expansive football and cricket grounds. In addition to premium sports facilities and expert training, the school has high focus on performing arts and cultural activities.  In holistic education, performing art has a great role in grooming personalities. It helps in invoking positive energy in children to make them better performers. Eminent performing art personalities like Sujan (Neel) Mukherjee (the modern theatre maestro), Dr. Upali Chattopadhyay (musicologist and renowned teacher), Debamitra Sengupta (acclaimed classical Odissi dancer) and Pratim Roy (the fusion dance teacher) is associated with AIS.

Talking about the role performing arts can play in all-round development of children, Sujan Mukherjee stated, “Performing art is a valuable tool to harness social and analytical skill of a child. It develops creative thinking and greater acceptance of new ideas and values.”

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