As I take leave from St. Benedict’s College after a rather short stint of one and a half years as its Director, I wish to place on record my sincere appreciation of the support and cooperation of so many who helped me to carry out my duties in a constructive way.
The Brother’s Community, the parents, past pupils, teachers, OBU office-bearers and members, Welfare Society officials and student leaders who all worked with me as a team to carve out a new way forward for the College deserve my gratitude for their meaningful contribution towards a common goal.
My stay at SBC was, in some ways, a testing time as we had to face severe limitations following the Easter Sunday attack in 2019 and the coronavirus threat in 2020. In both instances, all worked together and found creative ways to overcome the difficulties that came our way. The patience and understanding shown by everyone in such instances helped us enormously to navigate a path through the crisis.
I came to St. Benedict’s at a moment of time when a firm hand was needed to take charge of a fluctuating situation, and I am glad I was able to do exactly that. Everybody rallied around to achieve it, demonstrating very clearly that if we sink our differences and pull together, we can certainly row the boat ashore. The College today is as strong as it has ever been in the past, with a renewed sense of vision and mission.
With the new leadership that has taken over on 1st June, St. Benedict’s is in good hands and there is no doubt that this venerable institution will grow from strength to strength in the years to come.
I consider it is my supreme good fortune to have been called upon to head the school, and I leave now with the satisfaction of having fulfilled the task that was expected of me.
For all the assistance given to me and for all the kindnesses shown, I say Thank You to one and all.
God bless you.