Rev. Fr. Dr. Arul Raja SDB , Principal

Great is your faithfulness

“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (Lamentations 3:22-23)
We thank God for another year of study, reflection and a happy living. As we are in the threshold of our School’s Diamond Jubilee (1958-2018) let us become aware of God’s steadfast love to each and everyone of us and acknowledge the same in the years to come. The sixth decade is nearing its completion with untold tales, glorious accomplishments and selfless service rendered to the society. We owe all glory and honour to God and at the same time appreciate and thank all the Rectors, Principals, Parents, Teachers, Students, Support staff and well wishers who made a remarkable contribution to Don Bosco School, Egmore for its welfare and goodness. May we all strive to make a little more difference in the lives of the poor people like our father and founder St.John Bosco. Let all our duties be carried out with love, conviction and commitment. As we thank God for the Diamond Jubilee of the School let us pledge ourselves to be more faithful, holy and happy.

Congratulations for the 60 years of service

Fr.Dr.Arul Raja.SDB
Principal



Academic Year 2016-2017

Rev. Fr. Dr. Arul Raja SDB , Principal
Fr. Rosario Auditorium

Apr 12, 2016

Dear Friends, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Rev. Fr. Rosario Krishnaraj was chosen by God to lead his flock. Don Bosco Egmore is proud to have had him as the Principal of the Primary School from 1976-1982. He has left an undaunted mark of love and respect in the hearts of every one. Fr. Rosario Krishnaraj lived an exemplary life following the footsteps of our father and founder St. John Bosco. His fatherly presence was felt everywhere he went.
The Salesian fraternity at Don Bosco, Egmore is proud to dedicate a well furnished Hi-tech Auditorium, as a reminder of the Christ filled legacy which Fr. Rosario has left behind for us, a fond remembrance for all the services he has rendered to this
institution.

Beckoned by the memories we bear of him, we are assured that Fr. Rosario,through the glory of God will shine down his gentle light of blessings on this memorable occasion.

Rev.Fr.Dr.Arul Raja SDB,
PRINCIPAL

 

Farewell 2015-2016

 Feb 20, 2016

My Dear Students of Class XII, I wish to offer you two reflections on this day of your farewell.
The theme that we have chosen for your farewell is from the song, 'You raise me up". This theme is very much fitting for you all. Dear students of Class XII, you can boldly say today,Jesus, you have raised me up from my sinfulness to holiness,Don Bosco, you raised me up from my gloomy society to a brighter world,
Dad – Mom, you raised me up from my weaknesses to strength,
Teachers, you have raised me up from my waywardness to hopefulness,
This enlightenment can go on....

Today they have raised you up to the mountain top and tomorrow is given to you, to raise up someone else. Someone who is poor, neglected and illiterate. It is a big challenge but an easy task to accomplish only if you have an heart for the poor
The second reflection that I want to give you is on the memento that you have received today. The memento is presented to you in the form of a flame with your name engraved on it. Jesus said, ''you are light of the world. Your light must shine in people's sight, so that seeing your goodworks, they may give praise to your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5: 14,16)

My dear students carry in your heart this light or flame of love and charity to every nook andcorner of the world and be messengers of Jesus Christ.

Rev.Fr.Dr.Arul Raja SDB,
PRINCIPAL

 

Don Bosco Our Model

Jan 16, 2016

Each one of us is called by God and given a mission to fullfil, but thequestion is have we taken it seriously as Don Bosco? We are blessed with good family, friends, food, education and luxury. We tend to take life for granted and live it in a way we want, not realizing the purpose that God has for each one of us. Don Bosco did three years of high school in one scholastic year and one summer. His exceptional memory and intensive study habits made the self –motivated boy to grow up not losing sight of his vocation. Let’s learn from him this Strong Conviction and Focus to achieve our goals. Don Bosco insisted on four values for any student – i.Alwayshave a clear conscience, ii.Moderation in eating, iii.Active life, iv.Surround yourself with good companions. Don Bosco would say, “The school was not the end; it was rather the instrumental means for improving the way of life.Let Don Bosco be our model in all that we do.

Rev.Fr.Dr.Arul Raja SDB,
PRINCIPAL

 

Charity sees the need not the cause

Dec 5, 2015

The recent northeast monsoon has brought in 119 cm rainfall to Chennai. We were totally unprepared to handle floods. As a result we witnessed clogged and overflowing drains, inundated housingcolonies, rotting garbage, electrocutions and roads caving in at many places. Besides this, we have lost lives, houses, valuable documents, money and vehicles. These days people around us are homeless, powerless and sleepless. The Lord has protected us during this turbulent period and He will continue to protect us in the future. Let us extend our gratitude to the Lord by showing acts of kindness to those who are in need of food, medicine, shelter and clothes. In doing this service to the less previledged, let us remind ourselves the saying of Jesus, ''in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.'' Matthew 25:40.

Rev.Fr.Dr.Arul Raja SDB,
PRINCIPAL

 

Discipline

Nov 9, 2015

Those who disregard discipline despise themselves, but the one who heeds correction gains understanding (Proverbs 15: 32).For ‘Discipline’ which is a streak of divinity, controls the human actions, thoughts, words and deeds, thereby altering and enhancing at every stage the ability to excel to even higher grounds, in terms of character, personality and achievements. Discipline therefore serves as one of the corner stones in the foundation on which life should be shaped for an individual to realize his self worth.

Rev.Fr.Dr.Arul Raja SDB,
PRINCIPAL

 

Honor thy Parents

 Oct 05, 2015

“Honor your Father and your Mother that you may have long life in the land which the LORD, your God is giving you” (Exodus 20:12). Our parents had given us life. They sustain and look after our needs. They give us love, joy and happiness day in and day out and they are always interested in our welfare. What do we give them in return? We owe them a great deal of Gratitude, Respect and Honor. To look on them with love and appreciation for the selfless act of caring for us, whenever, we do this the LORD will bless us with long life.

Rev.Fr.Dr.Arul Raja SDB
PRINCIPAL

Thank Jesus

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Explore, Experiment and Excel

Jul 22, 2015

Bless the LORD, my soul; do not forget all the gifts of God.

By God’s grace, Don Bosco Bicentenary Science Centre was blessed and inaugurated on 15 th July 2015. We are very thankful to God, Our Blessed Mother and Don Bosco for such a wonderful gift to the school. Padmashree Dr.Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti, Chairman, Nalli, graced the auspicious occasion with his generosity and immense love for Don Bosco Egmore. We are very grateful to him for the immense contribution that he has made to make this dream come true. The presence of Shri Paul Manoj Pandian, Member of Parliament, made the inauguration of the Science Centre a memorable one for all of us. We thank him for the constant support and encouragement he gives to the Don Bosco family. We had with us many guests of honour including former Principals, Rectors, Past pupil Doctors, Donors, Retired science teachers, whose sacrifice, guidance and service will go into the annals of Don Bosco Egmore. We thank them all for their magnanimity in making our science centre one of the most practical and user friendly labs combined with professionalism and modernism. Thank you so much for what you are to us. A special word of thanks to our former Principal Rev. Fr. Y. L. Irudaya Raj and the former Administrator Rev. Fr. Chinnapa Desam, for their enthusiastic involvement in the planning and building of this Science Centre.

The presence of illustrious past pupils, PTA representatives and student leaders made this function more colourful. These eminent people remain as the extended arms of Don Bosco Egmore, ever ready to accomplish anything for Don Bosco Egmore. We thank them for their availability and sense of belonging to the school. We thank the teachers, students, parents, friends and well-wishers for their presence, too. We express our gratitude to Rev. Dr. Jayapalan, Provincial of Chennai Province, Rev.Dr.John Alexander, Rector and Correspondent, Rev.Fr.Jefferson, Vice-principal and Administrator, Mr.Thomas Sundar, AHM, Staff and students of Don Bosco Matriculation Hr.Sec.School, Egmore. Fr.Rector has been the driving force behind this modern science centre. Thank you for showing us the way as Don Bosco did. Finally, we thank the Mayor, Corporation of Chennai, the Power builders, the Lab technicians and the support staff for their timely help and assistance. We exhort teachers and students to make use of this Don Bosco Bicentenary Science Centre toExplore, Experiment and Excel.

Rev.Fr.Dr.Arul Raja SDB,
PRINCIPAL

 

Lead with Courage and Character

Jun 17, 2015

Congratulations to all the new Secretaries and House Captains.Don Bosco, Egmore is known for leadership and service in all walks of life.May this golden opportunity that you get in the School help one another to lead with courage and character.

Rev.Fr.Dr.Arul Raja SDB,
PRINCIPAL

 

Let God be magnified

Jun 5, 2015

I am glad to welcome you all to this Academic Year 2015 - 16. Let our Proactive Presence be felt in our School Campus. Let Discipline be seen in all that we do, so that we may strive for Academic Excellence.Let us look forward to this Academic Year with Hope and Confidence assured by the blessings of our Blessed Mother and the guidance of St.John Bosco.

Rev.Fr.Dr.Arul Raja SDB,
PRINCIPAL

 

All athletes are disciplined in their training

Jul 6, 2015

The original Olympic Games are usually dated back to around 776 BC. Since then people have shown much interest in sports. Sports give us a sense about competition, training, winning,losing, and being prepared. Sports offer an environment where mental, emotional, physical and spiritual attributes are showcased. Sports are a great place to work out your faith. All athletes are disciplined in their training. As one gets trained in any sports activity, he gets disciplined and learns to work in a team. I wish that this Annual Athletic Meet in YMCA College of Physical Education, Nadanam, Chennai on 10 th July 2015 help you to become more disciplined and bring you many more laurels to the school.

Rev.Fr.Dr.Arul Raja SDB,
PRINCIPAL