The Art and Literary club of Salesian college of Higher Education (SCHE) organized its foundation day on 19 September at Bernick’s Auditorium. The Chief Guest, Shri. Eric Gilbert Jose, Senior Commandant, CRPF, Khatkhati, Assam graced the occasion.
Fr. Dr. Policarp Xalxo, Principal of SCHE cordially welcomed the Chief Guest and encouraged the students to creatively pursue their intellectual knowledge in writing and art.
Speaking to the students and the faculty, Sir Eric said, “College is the best time of your life.” He exhorted all the students to enjoy it and learn as many things as possible. “Wherever you go, and wherever you are, you can learn so many things therefore be observant even of the simple things of life,” he mentioned. “Education is required but are we getting education? We require not only bookish knowledge but also practical knowledge like basic first aids and the domestic maintenance which are necessary for one’s comfortable existence,” he remarked.
During the brief interaction with the students, he stressed on the importance of intellectual humility that which calls for sincere acknowledgement of one’s ignorance. He admitted that humility has led him to learn many other things from people from all walks of life and situations. Lastly, he invited the budding leaders of the society to celebrate the differences and promote respect and love for all.
The programme also witnessed a declamation, a poem recitation and a song. Besides, the display of postures and art pieces crafted and painted by the Art and Literary club added much colour and meaning to the celebration.