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Founder and Managing Director of Athena Education, V.N.P. Raj is a banker turned educationalist. A 2nd rank holder in M.A. (Economics), from the University of Kerala, India, Mr. Raj believes that, “Learning is to liberate oneself from the fear of the self. Knowledge without confidence is like a filled balloon with a hole. What mankind needs is the confidence to observe, think and execute what he or she has learned and experienced.”

Inspired by his guru and mentor, Sri. Balakrishna Pillai, Mr. Raj studied the philosophies of world communities that made him initially to preach on how to achieve social grace and finally to leave his banking career in pursuit of achieving social grace through his own engagement.

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Life has taught me that building relationships is everything. If we don’t build relationships, our intelligence and education are of no use for us.

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Founder and Managing Director of Athena Education, V.N.P. Raj is a banker turned educationalist. A 2nd rank holder in M.A. (Economics), from the University of Kerala, India, Mr. Raj believes that, “Learning is to liberate oneself from the fear of the self. Knowledge without confidence is like a filled balloon with a hole. What mankind needs is the confidence to observe, think and execute what he or she has learned and experienced.”

Inspired by his guru and mentor, Sri. Balakrishna Pillai, Mr. Raj studied the philosophies of world communities that made him initially to preach on how to achieve social grace and finally to leave his banking career in pursuit of achieving social grace through his own engagement.

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Raj vision for Athena is straightforward, yet lofty. That vision is social grace, which spurred him on to the road to Athena. Raj says social grace, the foundational principle of Athena, acknowledges the evil that resides in our minds when we set out to create for and contribute to the society. It prompts children to grow up, following Godly and righteous paths conscientiously towards attaining their goals. It reminds them that when they exploit nature, they must take care not to lose traits of Godliness and righteousness.

There’s no man who doesn’t create. But when he creates, he should not lose love, peace and other values for a righteous living. If he keeps those values in his creative vocation, man can reach the pinnacle of happiness. When other living things exist by living in accordance to the laws of nature, man exploits nature to create his world.

Attain happiness through sacrifice. The moment you’re willing to sacrifice, love takes over your heart.

The focus on social grace prompted me to found the Athena group of schools and the Pazhaveedu Medical Care healthcare group in India. Here are the three core values of Athena that lead our students to social grace:

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Founding Values

Preamble

As a sustainable commercial enterprise, Athena Education(The Company or Athena) is focussed on creating shareholder value, upholding the principles of transparency, compliance to best practices and strong corporate governance. However, the company shall always stand for one motto which is achieving Social Grace.

Social Grace means “Giving” in order to make the world a better place. The concept of Social Grace is embedded in our willingness and our ability to contribute to the betterment of our children. Embracing Social Grace as a way of life for the organization shall improve the quality of learning of our children so that they become better citizens of tomorrow with skills to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

The learning values

The learning values of Athena originated from the mediation of its founder Mr. V N P Raj. The Company wish to preserve these values for ever. These values may be adhered to by all its members unless and until the apex approving authority of the Company decides to make changes to these values.

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+971 4 5266 352 , +971 55 542 0156
raj@athenaeducationglobal.com