My dear parents, teachers and my dearly beloved students,
Starting a new year brings about change and anticipation for everyone. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged and ready to start a new academic year 2019-20. I am delighted that you are a part of our amazing learning community. My dear students, I wish you all God’s blessings on each one of you.
“Live your dream”
You have a dream before your dreams come true”. – A.P.J . Abdul Kalam
Leander Paes is considered to be one of the most successful doubles players in tennis history, with eight Grand Slam doubles titles and nine career Grand Slam mixed doubles championships. He has received numerous accolades and awards including the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award , India’s highest sporting honour, in 1996-97 ; the Arjuna Award in 1990 ; the Padma Shri award in 2001 and the list goes on and on.
When NDTV recognized him as one of the 25 Greatest Global Indian Living Legends , he said: “ My father told me when I was young ,when I was twelve years old, on the 12th May1986, when I left home to pursue my tennis, ‘son, go out into the world and stand on your feet and be a man . Live your dream and do it from your heart’. Dad, today I would like to thank you for being my mentor, my father, my guide and the greatest source of inspiration I ever had.”He then told the young people, “It’s amazing what can be achieved with a little bit of belief in yourself and a lot of hard work.
Live your life to the fullest potential. You must know what you want from life and fight for your dreams. Don’t let anyone limit your dreams, even the fear of failure. Be prepared for sacrifice .Understand that to achieve anything, we need self- belief, faith, vision, determination, hard work and dedication.
Dear Parents, you play such an integral part of this journey. I ask that each day you take time to discuss the day your children had at school. To review homework with them and to ensure that they get enough sleep and are prepared for the challenges that awaits them during the next school day. I wish all our parents wisdom and knowledge in their endeavor.
A teacher is like a guiding light in the lives of their students. They are like candles emitting a light so that students will begin to see the world more clearly. A good TEACHER is like a candle – it consumes itself to LIGHT the way for others. However, consuming yourself doesn’t necessarily mean burning yourself out. You could think of it as giving the best of you and what you know.
I ask the students to come to school each day with their minds and thoughts set for happy learning.
Let us all work together to ensure a great academic year.
I pray that the Almighty God walk with each one of us as a support and guide in this new academic year 2019-20.
Sr. Alphonsa Celine, FSM