Education is not something that one can give to another or somebody
has to acquire from someone else. It is like the blossom of a bud.
Something becomes perfect and perfect within. Unless and until the
bud itself decides to open and expand its petals, it remains as a bud.
It is the realization of its being, utilizing text (curriculum) and
context (environment) which may be varying from place to place. But
the inner being will be the same. As the context changes, the perfection,
colour, fragrance and time duration of blossom all may vary.
It is the same with the education. It is the human intellect that
blossoms from perfection to perfection. If the intellect is not made
to be expanded, it remains as small and imperfect as it was. The school,
society, teachers, friends all constitute the context. However, the
intellect is the bud that has to blossom utilizing the text and the context.
As John Dewwy says, “Education is not a preparation of life; education is
life itself.” Hence, dear students, you are the bud which must blossom with
the best fragrance, colour and beauty. Sacred Heart CMI Public School,
Perinthalamannais being the best context; your blossom must be as beautiful
as possible. Remember the words of Aristotle, “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet."
Rev. Fr. THOMAS CHALAKKAL CMI
Sacred Heart CMI Public School