From Principal’s Desk

     “Know your origin it will give your identity”

As new comer in an Aquarium, a small fish-ling was overjoyed seeing the different types of fishes over there.  Immediately it went near to each of the fishes and started in trying to identify itself with anyone of the verities there and looking for its identification among them. Every fish had the same structure and the basic elements as fish. They were very attractive.

It was near a Gold fish and it found that the gold fish was very attractive. Out of happiness shouted the small fish,” Yes, I am just same as this gold fish and this is my identity”. The happiness disappeared within a few hours, the small fish was sad, because it saw that it is different from the gold fish in colour.

At the corner of the Aquarium stood a fish, seeing this, the small fish was overwhelmed with joy and said to itself,” Yes it is of the same colour as myself and it swims and as I could and , etc.., and this is my identity”.   But the joy did not last for long.  As the black fish at the corner moved, the small fish was once again disappointed and became sad. Because, it discovered, the black fish had a long tail and white spots at its body unlike the small fish.

As a frustrated creature, the small fish swam and swam around, hoping to find a fish with which it can identify itself.  At one point of time it became tired and stood along the side of the Aquarium. The boy seeing the small fish standing sadly at the side, asked,” Why do you, seems to be very sad?” Replied the small fish, “You brought me here.  I am trying to find out my identity by identifying with the different verities of fishes here. They look alike me but not identical as I am.”

The boy sat nearby and looked at the small fish sympathetically and said,” Yes you are different from others. Do you know: your origin? Your nature? From where you come? The great ocean is your place of origin. Your strength and nature is much greater than these little fishes that you find here. These small gold and black fishes are not your identity and they cannot give you your identity, rather the great and powerful Whale and Shark in the sea are your family. I will take you back to the ocean, from where you come and to you belong. Go and search out your origin and it will give you your identity”.

Dear students, exactly like the small fish-ling in the story, a crowed that has lost its origin and  forgotten its rich tradition, in the pretext of modernization, Globalization, industrialization and etc…  now searches for its identity amidst the products in the market and tries to identify itself with all the temporary and unimportant elements, with which one comes across. It identifies itself in his/her job, in the Wealth he/she possess, in the education that he /she has acquired,  in his/her life partner.

In this process of search for its identity in the changing and unimportant things, and identifying oneself with the insignificant elements, one fails to realize his/her origin.  One fails to look into his rich origin and traditions. One is unaware of the civilization to which one belongs and the customs from where one comes. One does not search for his identity in his/her rich and great age old history.

The modern attractive developments, uproots the modern generation from its vast and rich culture. The modern tendencies blind one to his/her family systems and customs that tells who he/she is.

Through this magazine, our teachers and students have taken efforts, to show us once again our age old traditions, history and rich customs, at the same time take us back to our origin.  Only by knowing our origin alone, we can come to know our real identity.

I do thank, the magazine committee headed by Rev.Fr.Amirthanathan for their hard work and planning efforts in bringing out this quarterly magazine in time. I do congratulate all the teachers and students who have contributed by way of articles.

                         “Know your origin it will give your identity”


Rev Fr.John Thadews.