August 22nd, 2018, Mumbai and Zen Sadavarte. A date, a name, a place in history.
As flames engulfed a flat on the 15th floor of Crystal Towers while the asphyxiating smoke did it’s best to choke the residents on same and other floors, our 6th grade student Ms Zen Sadavarte rose to the occasion. She did not react, as one would impulsively, but responded splendidly. A cool mind, thoughts collected, she had instant recall of lessons in survival techniques she had learnt at DBIS in grade 3 and employed them to save 17 human beings, everyone an adult, but on that day they were the children and she was the adult, a guiding force for survival..