JB Kaleidoscope

The world is replete with remarkable people who have led fascinating lives and have intriguing stories to share, and at JB we constantly strive to create opportunities for our students to interact with a plethora of people whose experiences and insights are definitely worth sharing.

Among the gamut of renowned visitors our school has hosted, we had the singular honour of hosting the President of India, late Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, in 2010, who had a highly interactive session with our students, sharing his views on what a good education truly is, how it should be 'achieved' not 'received', and how empowering it can be.

President of Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts - Drew Faust visited JB in 2011, and had a riveting question and answer session with students and staff of the school that left the school community with a lot to think about.

Esteemed polar explorer - Sir Robert Swan conducted a fascinating audiovisual presentation in our school in 2012 wherein he charted his entire journey to both the North and South Poles, and motivated our students to develop a spirit of resilience and determination against all odds.

In the year 2015, the firebrand documentary film maker, Anant Patwardhan, screened one of his most famous films, 'Ram ke Naam' for students of the senior school, which was followed by an engaging and intellectually enriching discussion.

One of our most touching and heart rending sessions was in 2016 with Bachendri Pal, the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest. Her humility, vibrant spirit and exuberant positivity left everyone smiling, and each student realized she has a 'summit' of her own to conquer.

Veteran actor and a stalwart of the Bollywood film industry, Boman Irani visited JB on the 19th of July 2018. In his jovial and humorous style he gave a riveting talk to the students of the secondary school.

He highlighted his personal struggle, his humble beginnings in a middle class Zoroastrian household to his eventual success in Bollywood. After his delightful address, he belted out his rendition of the classic iconic song ' My Way'. The auditorium resounded in applause at the finale. A thoroughly enjoyable morning for staff and students!

The sessions above are just a handful in the list of fascinating interactions we have had the opportunity to host at JB; interactions that have immeasurably enriched our students' perspective and vision. We believe that the world is a kaleidoscope of people, talents, experiences and opportunities; and through these sessions we aim at giving our students the varied, multi-faceted 'colours and shapes' to enhance the kaleidoscope of their own lives.

These sessions and events are a frequent feature in our school, and we believe it is through hearing stories from, and interacting with varied inspiring people that our students are reminded that they too can make a change and create an impact that won't be forgotten.