It recently struck me that as we go about our daily busy lives, maybe we forget the larger picture. I thus looked at the list of special days that the United Nations lists in an effort of help all of us realise our responsibilities as global citizens : You could google this and get the list. The days which are I believe are most relevant for us in our present time and circumstances was / is the 22nd August : International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief; 15th September : International Day of Democracy; 16th September : International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer and 26th September : World Maritime Day. For, which one of us are not concerned about the situation of our brothers and sisters in Jammu and Kashmir; in many places in our country - the sad increase in the number of vigilante atrocities seemingly against targeted persons, the concern of the widespread fires in the Amazon and in Siberian Russia and the threat to our oceans by the influx of plastics and the rising of sea levels....
Br. E V MIRANDA
Principal, St. Columba’s School
Edmund Rice was born in Callan, Co. Kikenny, Ireland in 1762. He belonged to a wealthy farming family. After completing his commercial education, he worked with his uncle in establishing a very incrative ship-chandlers busines. In 1785, he married Mary Elliot. the daughter of a prosperous waterford businessman. In 1789, tragedy struck, his wife died leaving Edmund alone with a disabled daugher....
Founder St.Columba’s School