MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGER
Rev. Dr. Paul Achandy CMI Manager
I congratulate the staff, the students and the parents for making a choice to join our new Christ School at St Mary’s Campus, K. Hollalli. Even though we live in an era of constant change, vast majority prefer routine, staying at the safer zones avoiding the risk of making choices for change for the better. But all of you have made a choice for change by admitting your children with lots of dreams for a better future in our new school.
Congratulations! Rev. Fr. Augusty Paimpallil CMI, is to be appreciated for his vision, commitment, planning and execution and for the challenge he has taken as the first principal of the school. He will lead the school with the whole hearted support of Rev. Fr. Nilson P.D. CMI, the Vice Principal, Rev. Dr. Martin George CMI, the coordinator of Christ Group of Schools, Bangalore, and the Principals of various Christ Schools in Dharmaram Campus. We have a very experienced and well-trained staff in Christ School who can guide the children with vision, commitment, dedication, compassion, respect and nobility.
We are committed to our CMI mission of education of empowering the students to become leaders who are intellectually competent, spiritually mature, morally upright, psychologically integrated, physically healthy and socially acceptable, who will champion the cause of justice, love, truth and peace, and who are ever open to further growth. And we can achieve these goals with the whole hearted cooperation of the students and parents and well-wishers.
We are blessed with a nature friendly and beautiful ambience in the campus.
It is a blessing given to us by the grace of God through the visionary founders of Dharmaram College. I take this opportunity to congratulate Rev. Fr. George Nellikunnel CMI, the director of St Mary’s Campus for taking care of the land and his generosity to avail the land for the school and also Fr. Joy. Kizhakkyil CMI for taking care of the construction of the school.
The school is in its infancy stage. So there will be many challenges. I am happy that under the effective and dynamic leadership of Rev. Fr. Augusty paimpallil CMI you are making those challenges as opportunities with courage, trust and hope, depending on the providence of God and the good will of the people.
We are living in an era of excellence. Average or mediocre institutions cannot stand the test of time. Some time back I heard a story. A German once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you need two statues of the same idol?” “No,” said the sculptor without looking up, “We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage.” The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. “Where is the damage?” he asked. “There is a scratch on the nose of the idol.” said the sculptor, still busy with his work. “Where are you going to install the idol?” The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. “If the idol is that far, who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?” the gentleman asked. The sculptor stopped his work, looked up at the gentleman, smiled and said, “I will know it.”
The desire to excel doesn’t depend whether someone else appreciates it or not. “Excellence” is a drive from inside, not outside. Here in Christ, we try to make our students mature, authentic, honest, happy and content, based on solid human values seeking the path of excellence, hard work, discipline and commitment.
Let us begin this new academic year with enthusiasm and hope. In our school there shall be healthy co-operation between the Students, Staff, Parents and the Management which will help the sustained and holistic growth of our children. Our children are in the process of blooming, they need our care, appreciation, guidance, support, constant accompaniment and encouragement to live life in a meaningful way. The digital world has many traps and enchantments that allure our young ones to non-essentials of life. So the parents and teachers are to be available to the students. Let us, the parents, the staff and the management as a team, create a healthy and open ambiance that help our children to grow and mature in a holistic way. Let us all be proud and happy for being part of the new school. Surely our dreams will get realized with hard work, commitment, discipline and with God’s blessings. God is always generous with us, His children.
May I wish and pray all the best to you all.
Rev. Dr. Paul Achandy CMI
Dharmaram College, Bangalore - 560029