Dear students, staff, Principals and I/C Principals of all KVs of Kolkata Region,
As the new dawn of this day heralds the beginning of a brand new academic session 2022-23, I would like to congratulate all of you for everything you have done and achieved during the last academic session 2021-22. The last couple of years have been very challenging for all of us, especially for teachers and educators dealing with educating and guiding young learners. But all of you, with your concerted efforts and dedication, have been able to shape the young minds of the students in a very positive way, often holding their hands virtually to achieve desired goals. All of you definitely need to be congratulated. Students adopted very fast to the changing times brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, while teachers and principals burnt the midnight oil to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the students by adopting to technology as fast as they could. We pushed our self-set boundaries and took seamlessly to virtual meetings, virtual classroom inspections, virtual co-curricular activities and much more. As we look back down the memory lane, we all should feel proud of all that we have achieved during the most challenging times that this era has seen.
But let us not rest on our laurels. As Jonas Salk says, “The reward for a work well done is the opportunity to do more”, let us not forget that the ensuing academic session 2022-23 will again pose different challenges as we shift back to our pre-pandemic days and move into our classrooms for teaching-learning. Students need to be slowly allowed to readjust to these changing times through love, compassion and care. Let us understand that this academic session will probably be more challenging for all of us. I am very sure that, with your dedication and passion, all of you can contribute in more positive ways and help the young learners adapt seamless to the changing times.
With faith and conviction that together we can, and we will, positively contribute to the great task of Nation Building.
Wishing you all the best for the Academic Session 2022-23.