From the Principal's Desk

Fr. Saju Bastian S.J.(Principal, St. Xavier)

Arnold, the educationist, says “ A bad teacher gives only information. An ordinary teacher makes you understand things. A great teacher lives truly. Whatever he or she says touches the young hearts and transforms their lives.” Respected Fr. Tom, Dear Vice-Principals, loving staff, my dear Students and today in a very special way our dear, loving teachers, Happy Teacher’s Day to each one of you. Remembering the great educationalist Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan we are expressing our gratitude to all our teachers. In the school we are again blessed by many loving and caring persons as our teachers. Mind you, they are not only the formal class room teachers but many more persons are involved in this noble act of transforming us. The bus conductor who teach us safety measures, the watchman who protect us from any dangers, the cleaning staff who tells us to keep the surroundings neat and clean, the ground staff who ask us to return the ball on time, the Gardener who tells us to take care of the plants. My dear students, all our formal and informal teachers are great wonderful persons. Today is a special day to remember them and be grateful to them for their dedicated service for our betterment. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “ The first thing needful is a sufficient number of self sacrificing people who would devote themselves to educational work as a labour of love… And there is no calling so sacred.” In our school we are blessed with many dedicated, committed, wonderful teachers. They are our greatest wealth. Along with you, students, I want to acknowledge each of them for their great service to humanity. For forming men and women for others. Let me end this short message with “ A Teacher’s Prayer “. “ I want to teach my students how to live this life on earth To face its struggles and its strife and improve their worth Not just the lesson in a book or how the rivers flow But how to choose the proper path wherever they may go To understand eternal truth and how the right from wrong And gather all the beauty of a flower and a song For if I help the world to grow in wisdom and in grace Then I shall feel that I have won and I have filled my place And so I ask your guidance, God that I may do my part For character and confidence and happiness of heart”. Once again wish you all a wonderful teacher’s day. Thank you. God bless you. Fr Saju Bastian S.J.

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