My dear colleagues and students
A new year beckons. As we begin our new academic term I wish each one of you good health, happiness and success. I hope the winter break, though short, has been a useful and rejuvenating one. What should we look forward to this year?
First of all, turning challenges into opportunities. Let’s face the challenges that come our way and turn them into opportunities that will help us achieve greater goals. We don’t have to go too far to look at the lives of some of our own alumni who have “made it big”. On this website there is a scrolling list of some names who have made their mark. I’m sure these folks had challenges too. Challenges which they turned into opportunities. That’s what college does best.
Service next. College has always been identified by its concern for the poor and less fortunate. Be that through the regular work of the Social Service League or when a bunch of Stephanians decide to go and help those in Latur affected by the earthquake. Education is about using our knowledge and resources for the benefit of Mankind.
When we are ready to face our challenges and turn them into opportunities and when we are ready to share our wealth -education, knowledge and skills- with the world, then we will reach a position no one can dislodge us from. We will then truly be a leader san pareil. That’s what we should be aiming for this year.
I wish everyone a fulfilling year ahead!
Prof. John Varghese
1 January 2017