For all that was, that is and that will be I thank My God.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows”. James 1:17
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Said, Nelson Mandela.
It is right and fitting to ponder for a while, the role of teachers in moulding the young children in today’s society. In the Indian tradition, schools and other educational institutions are considered as temples of learning. Our ancient tradition teaches us to consider the Guru/Teacher as the incarnation of God.
It is dais, “Guru means one who eliminates darkness” here I would like to quote, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, “Real education enhances the dignity of a human being and increases his or her self-respect. If only the real sense of education could be realized by each individual and carried forward in every field of human activity, the world will be so much a better place to live in”. This is the challenge we face in today’s modern world. Education has lost its real meaning. In turn it has turned to be the places of unhealthy competition, agents of division, inequality and commerce. The question is, what can be done to change this existing order. I join my voice with that of Kofi Annan in saying, “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” The society in which we live has become so cosumeristic that it has no time to look at the needy neighbour. We have reached the moon but have no time to spend with at the very next door. We live as strangers under the same roof. Education must transform one to become a better human person. This is what we, here at St. Ann’s impart to the students. We aim at forming them to be a better person for a better tomorrow. Through various activities both curricular and co curricular we strive to form them to be the responsible citizens of our great nation.
I also recall with gratitude the yester years.
Dear teaching and learning community, never stop going… you have miles to go before you sleep. You have a destiny to reach. You have aim to fulfil. Teaching and learning is a continuous process. “Never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place – that is, the unique you. Have an aim in life, continuously acquire knowledge, work hard, and have perseverance to realise the great life.” Says, Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. Wishing you all the very best for this academic year 2019-2020.
God bless you all…