Originating in the Tibetan Plateau, in the vicinity of Lake Mansarovar, river Indus runs through the Ladakh region of Jammu & Kashmir. It flows towards Gilgit and Baltistan, and then towards the south, through the entire length of Pakistan. Eventually, it merges with the Arabian Sea near the port city of Karachi in Sindh, spanning a distance of 3,180 kilometres. The Indus sustains life and the economies of the regions it flows through. India derives its name from the Sanskrit word ‘Sindhu,’ the ancient name for River Indus. In January 2002, on the banks of River Indus at Leh, Lt. General Arjun Ray, PVSM, VSM (Retd.), a visionary par excellence, drafted the vision of a boarding school. It was a vision as encompassing and nurturing as River Indus itself. With his foresight and conviction on universalism of human values, the Indus International School, Bangalore was established on the 14th of July, 2003. Currently, it is counted among the top boarding schools in India.