Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Positive Strokes

On Sunday 12 Aug, I drove to Kumarganj (110 kms from Raiganj) on the Bangladesh Border, close to Balurghat town along with Sr. Rosy and Mr. Mathias (our driver), and we reached there at 11.00 a.m. A Motivation Seminar for teachers of all the schools supported by SWI was coming to conclusion on that day. Fr. Babla Mondal was the resource person for the three days workshop. At 11.20 I was asked to give the final address, and the 53 teachers and me discussed on giving and the impact of Positive Stroke to the students in their primary schools, and also on the difference between Knowledge and Wisdom, and how, our schools must impart wisdom along with knowledge. After lunch, we traveled along with Fr. John Kennedy, the Parish Priest of Kumarganj to Katnidanga and Bagdol, where my friend Fr. Emilius Soreng lives in one of the most interior parts of the diocese with over 175 children there. We had coffee and some cool drinks and from there we traveled to Bishrail to wish the FIHM sisters who had inaugurated their convent that day in the morning. We had dinner with the Claretian fathers staying at Bishrail. Fr. Selvaraj cmf, Bishrail, is a wonderful host always. By the time we returned to Raiganj at 10.30 p.m. the body was aching to go to bed. And I did just that!

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