I hope and feel that our new website may enrich the coordination of multifaceted activities of our institutions. It parades a hub of various actions and functions, programmes and projects, statistical data and inventories, documents and dockets of future plans and so on. It also envelops the functioning of corporate secretariat. It is quite user friendly, amicable and available at all times.
I am happy to learn that the St. Joseph's Corporate Management of the CMI Kottayam Province is bringing out a Souvenir on the occasion of the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of the Management. The Corporate Management under the able guidance of its past Managers and the vision and leadership of the present Corporate Manager Rev. Dr. Paul Chemplamparampil CMI has developed into a powerful umbrella with several schools, aided and unaided, Malayalam and English medium, in Kerala, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. Thousands of students are getting quality education and character formation in these schools. In several places the schools are supported by boarding houses and hostels both for boys and girls. The parents and local people benefit by the schools and they readily cooperate with the management to ensure good education and character formation for their children.
Our Corporate Management is eminently guided by the educational vision and policy of Blessed Chavara Kuriakose Elias, the founder of the CMI and the mastermind behind the literacy drive in Kerala thus laying the'foundation for the reformation of the social fabric of the society. The CMI education policy draws its spirit and inspiration from this Chavara-Vision and articulates it according to the needs and context of the modern times. Our vision aims at the achievement of ethical and religions values while giving high quality and professional education to our students. So far we have achieved these aims and objectives though, of late. There is a calculated move from the part of the leftist Government to eliminate such noble aims, values and quality education from our campus. Their aim is to weaken the powers and functions of the Corporate Management so that the local bodies and party functionaries can interfere in the management of the schools to inject their ideologies in the students. This is a serious threat. Religious and minority managements have their rights and duties in a democratic set up. These have to be recognized and honoured and the managements have to be strengthened by all means.
I wish all success to the CMI Corporate Management of the Kottayam Province and God's blessings to all its functionaries, teachers and students.