Dear Staff & Students of St. Bede’s Anglo-Indian HS School,                                                                       17/06/2024   

Good morning & welcome back to the school after your well-deserved summer vacation. I particularly extend a hearty welcome to all the new students to “the school of our hearts”: St. Bede’s. Despite warmer weather conditions, I suppose you enjoyed the summer relaxing yourselves, visiting new places and meeting with significant people.

Let me express a sincere word of Congratulations to you Fr. Y.L Irudayaraj (HM) and the Staff for your untiring work and interest you put in in the education and formation of our students last year. God bless you!

Dear students, let me right away ask all of you to commit yourselves very seriously & determinedly to your studies & activities, education & formation from the very start of this school year 2024-25.

No doubt that the management and the staff will keep reminding you of your duties & obligations, so that you may work harder towards becoming good students and honest citizens excelling in anything that is good and great. To this end, what is crucially needed is your collaboration & commitment without which nothing great will happen to you. We call this “self-motivation”.

What is this ‘self-motivation”? one might ask.

Well, self-motivation is the quality of being capable of hard work & effort without the need for pressure from others. In other words, it is the ability to drive oneself to achieve goals, overcome obstacles, and persevere in the face of challenges without relying on external factors such as rewards, praise, or encouragement from others.

Self-motivation, which reflects the mental determination & will to achieve what one wants, is indeed the key to happiness & success in life. Obviously, it has two dimensions: one is related to our mind, for it prompts us to think where we want to go and what we want to do. The other is related to action, for it makes us act and achieve what we desire. As you know, self-motivated persons determine the goals and act strongly to achieve them.

In order to be self-motivated, one must be self-confident, be believing in oneself, for sure. Clearly, with faith in one-self, faith in others and faith in God, one can really achieve great things in life. Therefore, dear students, get self-motivated and be self-confident. You will work wonders in life!

Lastly but importantly, I would like to tell you about the school renovation work currently underway. The Anglo-Indian School’s main building is over 100 years old now and therefore is in need of renovation. The roof on the first-floor is getting renovated and there are other locations in & around the building which must be done up as well. I would ask to pray for the successful completion of this whole project. Likewise, I would also ask you to contribute to this honest & urgent cause in whatever way possible, so that we may be able to have the building renovated and other school facilities modernised and, that the whole St. Bede’s Reality becomes really up-to-date, more adequate and educative. Kindly, pass on the information to all our Old-Bedeans and Friends of St. Bede’s.

May God bless all our efforts and projects!

Thank you and wish you all the best in your life and commitments!

Fr. D.J. Sagayaraj

Rector & Correspondent.

Dear Students, 


Good Day to You!

We are already in the month of March which ushers in the Annual Exams and Board Exams. All of you, dear students, have been studying, preparing and revising the subjects taught at school. Now it is time to show, through exams, the depth of your knowledge, understanding and the assimilation of the subjects learned. I am saying all this but having in mind particularly the 12th, 11th and 10th grade students.

Today the 12th grade students have begun their exams and the 11th and 10th grade students will follow suit shortly. I know that you all have studied and understood the concepts really well. You have honestly put a lot of hard work all this time. Therefore, there is nothing to worry, for the harder you work, the luckier you get. Good things happen to those willing to put in the effort, exercise discipline and make the sacrifices that personal and professional greatness requires. I believe all of you have done all this, obviously with the help of your parents and teachers.

Dear students, maintain a study-life balance: exercise well, eat sufficiently, keep a regular sleep pattern. Be confident, think positive, trust in all the hard work you have put in. Do your best and leave the rest to God.

We are all praying for you. May God bless each and every one of you now and always! All the best!

Fr D.J. Sagayaraj SDB
Rector & Correspondent.

Dear Friends,


Christmas means so many things to us: it can go from superficial things (like relishing cakes) to meaningful things (like meeting our dear ones; recognising God in the needy people) and to very profound ones (like renewing & celebrating our faith in the Incarnation of Jesus).

God, in search of humanity, is one such profound truth of Christianity.
No wonder why we say, ‘Christmas is a tangible expression of God physically
in search of the lost humanity, the lost sheep
It is for this, Jesus projected Himself as a Good Shepherd who goes in search of the sheep that has gone astray. So, Christmas indeed is a festival of search. Right?
For example, the Wisemen from the East seeing the Star, set out on a journey in search of the Messiah. They found Him in a manger and paid their homage to Him.
The Shepherd too began their search to meet the Messiah, when the angels proclaimed the Good News to them. They were uneducated and, in their simplicity, they experienced the Divine nearness. They left their sheep and began their search to meet the Messiah.
What was the effect of their search?The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all that they had heard and seen.” (Lk. 2:20).

As you all know, during this Christmas, God is in search of us each day.
He says: “I am standing at the door, knocking.” (Rev. 3:20).
So, let us feel His divine presence and open the door for Him to come in.
Then we will hear the angels sing: “Glory to God on high and Peace on earth to all who dwell who at their heart is well.” – an outburst of Christmas joy.

In the name of our Salesian Community here, I wish every one of you: Teachers, Non-teaching Staff, Support Staff, Parents, the Past Pupils, Salesian Cooperators, Friends and Well-Wishers and dearest Students,
a Joyful Christmas &
a Grace-filled New Year 2024!

Affectionately in Don Bosco,
Fr. D.J. Sagayaraj SDB
Rector & Correspondent.