St. Mary's College in Trinco holds awards day
[TamilNet, Saturday, 16 August 2003, 03:28 GMT]
The Trincomalee St Mary's College, founded in 1864, held its
Primary Awards day for the year 2003 in the presence of the Bishop of Trincomalee-Batticaloa Diocese, Rt.Rev.Dr Kingsely Swampillai, Thursday, with the National Director of Catholic schools and General Manager of private schools, Rev.Fr.Ivon Perera as the Chief Guest.
The guest of honour was the Trincomalee Divisional Education Officer, Mr.N.Sandragandan.
The Principal, Rev.Sister. M.Therese Ranee, said in her address, " Our country's
future depends on our schools, which are working hard to produce citizens to
create new ways and means to develop the spiritual, social and economic
aspects of the nation.”
“But it is disheartening to note that the present day students lack creative and innovative abilities,” she said. “Therefore, it is right and just that the present system of education be changed and be replaced by a system of education catering to form good personalities. Otherwise, they will not be able face the challenges in tomorrow's world."
Continuing her annual report, Sister Therese Ranee said, " The destiny of a nation is shaped in classrooms. What we need today are quality teachers and quality service within the shortest possible time. The purpose of education is to cultivate right relationship, not only between individuals, but also between the individual and the society.”
“We grow and always strive to instill the idea of togetherness in learning, with the
concern for the students and their total development. The right kind of
education will encourage thoughtfulness and consideration for others, " she said.
The guests awarded prizes to the best students.
Trincomalee St. Mary's College junior band team awaits the arrival of the guests for their Primary Awards day event with their Principal Rev Sister Therese Ranee ( extreme right) and their teachers Thursday.
Bishop of Trincomalee-Batticaloa Diocese, Rt. Rev. Dr. Kingsely Swamipillai inaugurating the awards day of Trincomalee St Mary's College celebration by lighting the traditional oil lamp.