In preparation for the opening of the new academic year 2011-2012 Fr. Crispino D'Souza, the Principal called for a staff meeting on Monday the 13th June 2011 at 10.00 am. He welcomed the staff and then asked Fr. Godfrey D'Souza the Rector to lead all in prayer and give his speech.
Fr. Rector, asked the Lord for His blessings on the Staff and the students and asked that we as Educators be inspired to bring out the best in our students.
Rather than give a speech as he normally does, this time he used two clippings to get across a message to us Educators. The message from the students was clear and simple: "Do you believe in me?"
The second clipping was a keynote address by Dalton Sherman, a 10 year old youngster from Dallas who spoke to a crowd of 20 thousand telling the Educators and parents that they should not give up on the young as 'we' Educators are the only ones some of them have.
Fr. Rector introduced Fr. Barnabe D'Souza to the staff and informed them that Fr. Barnabe who worked for twenty years with street children is now the Director of Balprafulta and the social development section. Fr. Barnabe obtained his PhD in Social work and his thesis was on 'Drug abuse among street children.'
Fr. Crispino then welcomed some of the new staff members and introduced them to the whole group. He gave a couple of instructions to all the staff members and asked them to attend another meeting the next day where the rules of the institution would be read out to all.
With all the formalities over the meeting adjourned at 11.30 am