In the present modern era, the ways of imparting education have immensely evolved as the pace of advancement in science and technology have increased manifold. Aristotle says, ‘Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all; knowledge can give intellectual ethics not conduct’. Still the art of educating the mind is of prime importance. Moreover, purity of heart, tolerance of other people, compassion for poor and world-peace are of utmost importance. Salesian education is tailored to give young a sense of excellence, professionalism, rationality, truthfulness, empathy and honesty.
Salesian college alumni are engaged and generous, and have a direct impact on the education we provide to the students today. I encourage each of you to be involved in holistic education of young. There are many occasions that you can be associated with and work in greater collaboration and cooperation in the various events in the college. Over the past years I have seen how alumni are connected to the college, which is a true testament to the strength of Salesian college that the alumni continue to be as involved and passionate as they are in the years after they graduate. As the saying goes, ‘you are a student for only a short time, but you are alumni forever’. Whether you are graduated one year or ten years ago, staying connected with your fellow alumni and the college has never been easier. However, you choose to get involved and make more things possible. The possibilities are endless!
I am pleasedwith the opportunity to engage and connected with all of you as we work toward continuing the great legacy of Salesian college Siliguri, becoming a flame that enlightens and enlivens.
Fr. Saju Puthuserry SDB
Arts and Humanities