Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was a prominent Indian Scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002- 2007. He was also decorated with the Title of ‘The Missile Man of India’ and ‘The People’s President’. Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was a very simple person who lived an unpretentious Life style, who had deep love for children, Teachers and Books. He was graced with the Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna Awards by the Government of India in his Lifetime. He deeply appreciated and supported Skills for Life foundation for its innovative education efforts by Launching ‘Curriculum to Zenith’ the Most advanced Curriculum on Leadership and Life Skills for Young people. The words he gifted to Skills for Life Foundation in form of a small poetry shall always remain deep embedded in our hearts; he said…
"Dream, Dream, Dream; Dream transform into thoughts; Thoughts transform into Action." Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is the epitome of Leadership and Integrity, and he has inspired the Zenithians to follow his footsteps and believe in their dreams by launching Curriculum to Zenith.
Dr. Kiran Bedi is an icon of heroism. She was the first Indian to join the Indian Police Services. She is one of the most renowned Police Officers, who have put in their whole hearted effort in serving the society. She has been graced with various awards including ‘The Presidents Gallantry Award’, ‘Magsaysay Award for Government Services’ and Pride of India Award. She Laid the Foundation of two Voluntary organizations, ‘Navjyoti’ and ‘India Vision Foundation’ to raise the living conditions of the underprivileged. She expressed her deep appreciation for the efforts that Skills for Life foundation has been doing to raise the Youth of the Nation. Skills for Life foundation in association with Navjyoti and India Vision Foundation contributed various Leadership and Life Skills workshops for underserved Children. Dr. Kiran Bedi in her words expressed:
“Students at Skills for Life foundation are taking a very big gift for their lives. Zenith provides a platform to students where they are “PRAYER IN ACTION”. These students are learning new things. They are becoming better Human Beings. The things that they are learning today, they are taking a whole character trait from Zenith; A character habit which is going to be a foundation of all their responses. At this moment, they would not realize the change it is actually bringing deep within them. But in reality this is going to go a long way. It is a turning point in their life in many-many ways because of the mere reason that they have seen what extra they have; they are seeing people not complaining when they have nothing. Their responses are going to change from here, My parents made the effort of bringing in the qualities that Zenith brings to you. We never had schools like Zenith, it is only now.
Smt. Sheila Dixit is an Indian Politician who was the Chief Minister of Delhi from 1998 to 2013.She is a member of the Indian National Congress. Smt. Sheila Dixit’s hard work and popularity among delhiites led the Congress to three consecutive electoral victories in Delhi. She deeply appreciated and supported all endeavors propagated by Skills for Life foundation. In admiration of the work done by the Foundation she commented
"Skills for Life Foundation is doing a tremendous job by organizing children and making them aware of the changing world and its changing challenges. I am extremely influenced by the work this organization is doing. When these kids came to me to be a part of your project, I was greatly excited to give all our support which I could give to make it a success. It is immensely important to keep taking part in such endeavors. It is exceedingly beneficial for this generation, their future and even for the upcoming generations. I wish this organization “All the very best".
Shri. Milkha Singh is an iconic Sports person, also honored with the Title of ‘The Flying Sikh’; a former Indian Track and Field sprinter who was introduced to the Sport while serving in the Indian Army. He was the first Indian to win an individual athletics Gold Medal at the Common Wealth Games, He also won Gold Medals for India in Asian Games and was awarded with ‘The Padma Shri’. His inspirational journey has also been captured into an Indian Bollywood Marvel’ Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. Shri Milkha Singh is a living legend whose words came as an inspiration to a battery of Young people at Skills for Life foundation. He said
"You have such capable kids at Zenith. It was a pleasure meeting them. Skills for Life foundation is doing a tremendous job. Well done!!! Organizations like yours are a need of the society today. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Kids from Skills for Life foundation."
Dr.Rita Duggal is a trained Biochemist and Molecular Biologist. She holds a Post- Doctoral from Columbia Presbyterian in New York. She is interested in Alternate/Complimentary Medicine, reading, off beat travels, gardening, and movies. Dr. Rita Duggal is a philanthropist at heart and has been associated with Skills for Life foundation to fulfill a common Vision; ‘To empower Young people with an education that practically trains and inspires them to inculcate high Moral values, Civic, Life Skills and inspire Leadership in their very being’. She has been graciously sponsoring Leadership & Life skills education for underserved children with SFLF. Dr. Rita is an epitome of Optimism, Belief and Grace, she has been generous to sponsor children from Navjyoti Foundation, India Vision Foundation and Prayas in association with Skills for Life foundation and now she stands as the Flag bearer of the Leadership and Life skills Project (LLP) to be implemented in aided schools from the academic year 2017. She is a Role Model to innumerable children at SFLF who strive to follow her footsteps. While addressing the under-served children in one of the sessions Dr Rita said :
I deeply appreciate the hard work and efforts of the entire team of Skills for Life foundation specially Gurleen madam who work for you all like you were her own children, they do not take classes just to complete a course, they put in all that they have to bring about the change and contribute in your life. All of you have seen difficulties in your life and all of you children are from rural areas and I am amazed to see the immense improvement each one of you has shown in yourself, no one can imagine that you are the same children whose videos I had seen a few weeks back, You have all changed a lot and now it is all your work to continue with this change, it’s your responsibility to keep my thinking awake and Pass on this learning to your younger brother/sister, friends to improve their personality and teach them life skills. Our development starts with our family, our house and only then it spreads to our environment and surrounding so promise me to first create happiness in your family and then strive to make a happy community.