the Founding Seed
Etymologically derived from the two primordial Sanskrit sounds,
Aham meaning ‘I am’
Sah meaning ‘That
which when brought together resound as Aham-Sah or han-sa, the very existence of the hansa or flying swan is a powerful echo of the Advait philosophical belief ‘I am That’.
I am a part of you and you are a part of me;
I am a part of my family, my country, the world community and nature, and they are each a part of me.
In other words, we are each fundamentally inter-connected and part of a greater unified whole or the Brahman.
For us at NiBS, it is our deep identification with and foundational reverence for this belief nestled within the very heart of a hansa that cradles the philosophical seed of our School and inspires our vision of holistic education and its allegiance to a community school paradigm.
The more closely we nurture this identity, the more clearly we are able to hear the reverberating VOICE of the Hansa speaking and sharing the Values of Ownership, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence that stem from it.