“Leaders are not born, they are made, meaning to become different from the crowd; the one who takes the courage to step first.”

12th April 2023, the day when I got elected as the Head Girl of Mater Dei, made my dream come true. The whole Mater Dei family had entrusted me with the responsibility of being their guide, hope and inspiration, which had always been my ambition. I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to become the Head Girl of one of the greatest institutions, and to give the best of me to the school which has made me what I am today.

Glancing back to the most integral 11 years of my life, Mater Dei has transformed a timorous little girl, to a daring and independent person who’s ready to accept challenges, face failures, and enjoy success. It has made me realize that only an all-rounder is a complete person. The teachings and principles of Mater Dei has made me capable of being it all, which obligate me to fulfill all the responsibilities I owe to my school.

“Unity is strength, division is weakness.” And us, Materdeians are united by that one chord, one sound, one rhythm which we all pay respect to, our school song. Driven by the lines, to be the best among the rest, my message to fellow mates is to dream big. As Dr. Kalam said, “dream is not that you see in sleep, it is something that does not let you sleep”, let us all work hard and become the best versions of ourselves.

Dhaarvi Agarwal
(Std: XI-B)
Head Girl (2023-2024)