My Dear Readers,
I am Deepti Arun.
When I started Little Banyan Tree on March 7,2018, I intended to document what I was very passionate about- my interaction with kids and my explorative ways to inspire them to do greater things than they might have imagined.
Little Banyan Tree has grown a bit, since then, becoming an initiative with unique possibilities, that bring forth the immense potential of students; particularly teenagers. I have also occasionally worked with students outside this age group.
I have been encouraged and appreciated, by some of my unbelievably fantastic and selfless friends, among the teaching and parent community. I shall always remember them with heartfelt gratitude.
Little Banyan Tree aims on one hand, to motivate the student community and their parents, and on the other, to facilitate them with informative content.
Workshops and activities are held where students from different schools get an opportunity to interact with each other. They are usually directed to improve communicative skills of the participants. Featured blogs on students who have made a mark, are whole-heartedly received by youngsters aspiring to reach new heights themselves.
Little Banyan Tree is today less about me or my efforts and more about what precious young girls and boys can potentially do. We, together, for instance, started the Little Banyan Tree Kids Magazine. We continue to look for more avenues to celebrate childhood and adolescence.
” Excellent Deepti! It is the blog which is very much needed in the present scenario. Parents and teachers will definitely enjoy it. Congratulations!
– Radhika Unni, Principal, SBOA School& Junior college, Chennai.
“I was involved with Deepti as a parent at first when she trained my daughters to deliver declamatory speeches and recitations for competitions in their early teens. I am positive that they were shown the right direction, for today they are confident speakers in their own right and as young adults have taken several leadership positions. I have also known Deepti as one among the panel of judges at ‘Utsav’, an annual cultural festival held at ISD, Oman.”
– Lekha Vinod, Senior teacher, ISD, Oman
” I’ve had the privilege of knowing Deepti for the past decade or so, and I can honestly say that she is the most inspirational and charming people I’ve met. She is acutely aware of others’ sentiments, and knows how to encourage them and make them feel at home. She has a keen, special sense of intuition when it comes to children, especially teenagers. Her ability to connect with people from all walks of life has allowed her to successfully organize workshops, clubs and other events and most recently this blog. ‘The Little Banyan Tree’ is a treasure trove of good advice and I eagerly await her next blog post.”
– Reena John, Ex high school teacher & Entrepreneur, Oman