Dear ACS community welcome back!
It gives me immense joy and pleasure to welcome you all back to our ACS Campus.
I firmly believe that you are relaxed and recharge with a new way of learning and amazing virtual activities. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education.
First and foremost i would like to thank everyone for your excellent efforts to produce an inspiring academic year, and a great result of ICSE 2020-21 despite the challenging circumstances due to the pandemic. We all went through an unprecedented situation where we might have felt isolated, abandoned, and unsupported. We might have lost our dear and near ones; suffered physically, psychologically, and financially. But all these adversities have made us humbler, helped us find our divine inner strength and go forward.
We live in an ever-changing world where nothing is constant and eternal. So, adaptability to changes and adversities is a human virtue inherent in all of us. When we resist changes, it causes mental suffering which generates negative emotions like frustration, anger, low mood etc which can stunt our life. We may not be able control every situation and its outcome, but we certainly can change our outlook and attitude towards our life. ‘Whatever the situation you are in, do your best’: an attitude which will never fail you.
This period also opened our eyes to show how closely each of us are related and united in love. We realized how precious our parents, teachers, friends, medical workers, police, and everyone around us working in various sectors are. We also saw the suffering of the poor and the vulnerable. All these will help us in appreciating our precious life and to grow in love and compassion.
Education is an important aspect of human development and thereby it is the future of our society. But education is not just about going to school and passing your exams. It is also about realizing the truth about life, discovering the human nature, growing in love, humility, faith, and gratitude. I wish you all the best!
Sr Elsa Maria