I am overwhelmed and filled with joy as I enter the portals of Milagres English Medium school Kallianpur. Milagres English Medium school has a long history and it’s my joy to continue the great traditions of this awesome, esteemed institution in Udupi district.
When I was assigned as new Headmistress of this esteemed school, I glanced through the website of the school and I felt very happy to see great people like Late Rev Fr G. L. DaCruz who is the founder of the school had made a very beginning already in 1981, and all the stalwarts up to now have given a lot for the growth of this school and our present correspondent Very Rev. Dr Lawrence C D’Souza who is an educationalist himself has given a new vision to this wondrous institution.
I am aware that several stalwarts starting from Sr Hildegard, the first headmistress, and thereafter Sr Priya, Sr Smitha, Sr Shaila and Sr Juliana of the Apostolic Carmel congregation have given orientation, guidance and leadership for the upbuilding of the school. And there after Fr Vijay Lobo, Fr Edwin Pinto, Fr Anil D’Silva, Late Fr Mahesh Dsouza have done a commendable job, there after Mrs Veera Dsouza, Fr Victor Fernandes and Fr Lancy Fernandes SJ, all have toiled hard to give a new vision to this institution. I shall try my best to march forward and bring this school to a newer height.
As for me, Education is all about broadening of our horizons. We need to march forward, we need to serve and work hard for the integral growth of every child that enters to the portals of Milagres English Medium School. Rightly so we have a meaningful motto for this school – ‘To explore, excel and lead.’ We have to explore new avenues to lead our students in an excellent manner. Exploring not merely depending on the books, rather through very many creative activities. We have to enthuse children so that they really excel in curricular and extracurricular activities and become noble citizens of our country. We have to lead the children so that tomorrow they truly become leaders.
So, for me it is a moment of discerning God’s ways and of leading children through God’s ways, as I myself walk the path, God shows in re-fueling the children in right direction. I seek the intercession of our patroness our mother Mary, our Lady of Miracles, may Mother Milagres the Patroness strengthen each on of us to carry out the mission set before us.
Rev Sr Anita Nathalia BS