St Thomas Academy for Research and Training

Director's Speech

Rev. Dr. Antony Kozhuvanal

We are living today in a world of challenges, innovation and unpredictability: Campus Light is an attempt to inspires students to think differently. "Thinking outside the box" is to think differently, unconventionally, innovatively and creatively. For example, for most students and parents, in the matter of careers, today the catchphrase is to be a doctor or engineer or an MBA.

They are unaware of the fact that the areas of study and jobs are numerous today. We have to fly into the countless options which await us globally. Excellence of a job should not be evaluated merely on the basis of financial achievements. Effective leadership in different areas of social life is something that our students must strive for. Being a leader opens up possibilities to change the world for the better. This is one thing that our youngsters must take seriously, especially as our country is passing through a crisis of values. Campus Light will help all to 'think out of the box". Do you dare too to 'think out of the box'?

Let us think and work hand in hand for a better India and a better world. In this context it is good to reflect on the words of George Bernard Shaw: "Some people see things as they are and ask why; I dream of things that never were and ask why not?"