Fr Lawrence Cmf - Chairman

“I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I will go through another door – or I will make a door. Something terrific will come, no matter how dark the present” said Rabindranath Tagore. Schools, as nurseries of life, should make our children grow in essential values which keep them vibrant, colourful, and joyful enabling them to keep at bay all that would make them sad, anxious and depressing. One of the negative consequences of today’s pressure-packed education is “depression” in the young minds, which is growing day by day. It is due to lack of power of positive thinking.

Some find it difficult to accept failures, hardships, and paradoxes in life. Negative thinking is the root cause of it all. We must train our children for more positive thinking. In human psyche, sadly, negatives stick easily as Velcro and the positive and joyful thoughts are like Teflon that slide away fast. The rampant incidences of violence, suicides, and intolerance in our societies are much to do with nurturing negative thoughts in our minds. To create a more peaceful, tolerant and accommodative societies we need to train our young ones in positive thinking and hope even amidst difficult circumstances. One must know that a child’s mind is a garden and its thoughts are the seeds and depending on the kind of seeds it produces either wheat or weeds. I read somewhere the following saying, “No poison can kill a positive thinker and no medicine can heal a negative thinker”.

I am glad that St. Claret School is launching their website, which will exhibit to the globe the school events, the fruit of creative thinking capacity of our children. And my wish and prayer for you, dear staff and students, is that you grow more and more in creative positive thinking and may the school campus be filled with this vibration. And let that optimism spread worldwide through this website.

God bless you all!!