There is an old American English Proverb, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going”. Covid 19 pandemic has brought down the entire world into a lockdown situation. Institutions closed, trade and transports became standstill, public movement and gathering clampdown and the places of worship became desolate. However, the learning and the human expression pouring from all quarters of the world.
Thanks to the online mode of communication system. It has change the whole gamut of our outlook. School management and teachers took no time in grabbing the opportunity and the adopt this alternative mode of teaching – learning process through online to reach out to students quarantined at their homes in this new academic session.
The new online teaching – learning was not limited to mere academic. The expression of ideas and talent were also manifested through this online platform. Competitions like song, dance, debate, painting, essay writing, poem writing, storytelling and writing etc. found a new dimension through this platform. E-Assembly, Awareness and motivational videos prepared by students encouraged them to be creative and active in this continuous lockdown environment. Series of Ed Talks with famous personalities, motivational classes, expert opinion on career and guidance through Webinars enabled students to explore new vistas and to keep them update with the changed normal. I am delighted that we are able to bring out the series of expressions of our talented and young Gregorians during this lockdown period through our first ever E- Magazine.
As touching results of both 10th and 12th CBSE Board Examination boosted our energy to move forward in this dismal atmosphere. We cherish the success and congratulate Students, Teaches and Parents for this triumph.
The entire civilization is at the crossroad. The new normal will be the new mode of our life style. This Corona Pandemic is a prophetic revelation to mend our extravagant lifestyle. It is a challenge for each one of us to live up and flourish or give up and perish. It is not the time to close down and delimit ourselves but to connect to convert the opportunity to weed out our selfish deeds into selfless service for the cosmic transformation. Let us join hand and get connected. Let us join our thoughts to reframe values. Let us redraw our dreams and cajole the inner creativity. Instill confidence and motivate self. None is greater than you. Be the game changer.
Stay safe! Stay focused!