Message from the Principal’s desk…
Dear Students, Staff and Parents,
It’s one of the great privileges of my life to passionately pen down a few lines for the Annual School Magazine “The Bosconian”. The Bosconians commenced the academic year 2019 with a motto “Learning to be disciplined, responsible, the best”. The motto seeks to bring about an optimistic transformation in the lives of the students. Acclaiming the need for instilling in the minds of the students to learn and grow up to be disciplined, responsible and the best is something really worth believing and aspiring. Don Bosco School, Tura aims in providing augmented academic and co-curricular activities designed to assist students in enhancing their God given skills, gifts and talents for constructive results.
Jim Rohn once said, “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Realising the hidden wisdom behind this quote, the school emphasizes the core values of discipline and accomplishment of goals. Inculcating a great sense of responsibility, we often talk about goal setting and action plan. Setting an action plan and then tracking it is so important to achieve a goal. It calls for discipline to do this. It demands discipline to get up each morning and work hard to accomplish certain goals. It takes discipline to focus on what needs to be done to attain one’s goals. Discipline is needed to make the decision to do the right thing, to do the things that take an individual from goal to accomplishment.
Educating students to take responsibilities for their life is really challenging. Nevertheless, the greatest gifts we offer our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Thinking critically and acting responsibly is what we affirm in our school. As Don Bosco wanted his youngsters to be good, honest and responsible citizens, the school still walks his spirit to make young boys and girls become honest and responsible for their life. As every child is gifted with a responsibility in life which he or she wants to realize in life, the school accompanies each child to reach that end. Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill strongly believed and advocated that responsibility is so vital in every walk of life. So much so he often said, “The price of greatness is responsibility.” Take responsibility for yourself; it’s very rewarding.
Don Bosco School is committed to bring out the best in students and trains them for a better world. In every single student there is a great desire to be the best. The Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi said, “Education means all-round drawing out of the best in child and man-body, mind and spirit.” Believing firmly in the hidden potential of the students, the school makes every effort to persuade its students to believe that they are the best and they can become the best they can be in every sphere of their learning and growing.
The Bosconian 2019 gives a glimpse of our various activities in the school and of course our students’ talents and achievements. I would like to congratulate the students, the teachers and the editorial board for their hard work in bringing up this issue on time. Dear students, it is my message to you all that the people of fine character live by their values. They are honest and are committed to truthfulness in thought, word and deed. True character thus encompasses the capacity for discipline, responsibility and becoming the best. Remember this “What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.”
Fr. Threnius N. Sangma, SDB
Don Bosco Hr. Sec. School, Tura