My dear Parents, Teachers and Students
I was always attracted to the thought – Home is the first school and School is the second home. In fact, today it has come true. Coronavirus has altered our life including our school system, teachers, children and parents. Let’s avoid the negativities and look into positivity. Our homes have become schools and parents have become teachers too. Unimaginable! But it’s a fact we have to live with now and invariably it is happening- whether we are rich or poor, far or near. E-learning has emerged as the best way of imparting education.
It gives me great joy to meet you all through this E-magazine-a great way to communicate and be creative. Enjoy our magazine as we move on with our lives. I thank all who contributed to this endeavour.
Be assured that the management, teaching and non-teaching faculty of the school is working towards making this lockdown a meaningful and fruitful one. We will not leave any stone unturned in educating our Fransalian family. I remain grateful to all the parents and well-wishers for your priceless support and cooperation at this moment. My sincere advice to the students – Do not lose hope. Concentrate on the silver lining amidst the thickest and darkest cloud at present times. We, at SFS, hope to see you all soon- refreshed and rejuvenated.
Fr. B Anthony Amaladoss, Principal
FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Greetings from the Fransalian family
This first edition of The Fransalian Pulse makes its presence during this period of lockdown, caused due to COVID-19. Right now, we see ourselves, collectively facing this pandemic, a situation for which we had no experience and little preparation. And, at this time, when the whole world is battling against it, St Francis de Sales Senior Secondary School has added another feather to its cap; the E-magazine, to provide our students a stage to bring out their creative thoughts and expression.
Michael Jordan said ‘Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.’ This magazine, indeed, is an honest effort to showcase not just the talents of our budding authors, poets and artists, but also to give them a platform to launch themselves and touch the sky. The outstanding articles, poems and artwork of our gifted and innovative minds are sure to captivate the imagination of the readers. With complete faith in their hard work, we are sure that their original ideas will certainly excite and elate your thoughts.
The Editorial team takes this opportunity to express its sincere gratitude to our Principal, Rev. Fr. B Anthony Amaladoss, for entrusting us with the responsibility of adding another chapter to the history of SFS. We thank Father for being a constant support throughout the process, from the conceptualization of the idea to the last stage of publication, of this grand work by our students.
We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the parents for their continued support to the institution and its endeavours. “Dear Parents, you have, indeed, walked the extra mile to ensure that our children make the best use of their time.”
We hope that you would enjoy your journey as you sail through this enchanted ocean of brilliance. We wish you all happy and fun-filled days with your loved ones.
May God Almighty keep us all safe and healthy.
Mr. Lambeth Lawrence
Ms. Saumya Khanna