“What is life if it is not lived for others”. With these simple words and thoughts I
addressed my teachers and students on 16th January, 2016 as I took over the charge
of St. Francis’ College from Rev. Fr. Denis Naresh Lobo. God has created us for
some purpose. The strength of the tree is mainly based on roots. Deeper the roots
stronger is the tree. Stronger the tree more the branches, more the branches
plenty of fruits. Every student of St. Francis’ College is ‘Good seed sown in a fertile
ground’ to come alive, grow and bear good fruits in good time. We need to be
fruitful and bring sweetness in others life. In order to be fruitful it is essential to
have quality education in one’s life which satisfies mind, heart and soul. Very often
education reaches only to the head but not reaches to the heart. Thus, in the
society we have plenty of problems.
Schools have to be viewed as the lighthouse of society. It is a reflection of society.
We must agree that fundamental changes can come in the society through
education only. School is the formation ground where a nation builds its people
and shapes its ideologies. In fact, the Quality of education in our schools shall
determine the Quality of our world tomorrow. Destiny of a man is shaped in the
classroom. School is a building with four walls and tomorrow inside it. Education is
a vehicle for social transformation. Besides academic excellence St. Francis’ College
has taken the moral responsibility to provide an atmosphere for spiritual, mental
and physical growth of the children. The quality education releases capacities,
develop analytical abilities, confidence in oneself, will power and goal setting
competencies and instils the vision that will enable the child to serve the best
interests of the humanity. Let our students become good seed sown in a fertile
ground of St. Francis’ College to bear good fruits in good time……….
I am confident that St. Francis’ College, will always be a beacon of light guiding the
destiny of its students, while radiating kindness and compassion as it soars high in
its pursuit of academic excellence and fulfilment of the school motto “Pax-et-Bonum”
As I hold the responsibility of this College as Principal, I appeal to all the parents to
co-operate and support me in leading the college to reach the pinnacle of all glory
May God bless all our teaching and non teaching staff, students and parents.
Rev. Fr. Alwyn Moras