Educators Meet of BES Mangalore Province 
Mangalore, Bethany Educational Society Mangalore Province organized Educators meet of  all the Correspondents/Heads of Educational Institutes and Wardens of the Hostel and all the Sisters involved in Educational ministry in the Province. 63 sisters participated in the same.
 
 
 
 
SrCiciliaMendoncaBS the Corporate Manager and Provincial Superior of Mangalore Province inaugurated the Educators meet and presented the keynote address. She appreciated the dedicated committed services of the BES educators amidst the challenges of our times. Stressing on the vision of BES, she called on the sisters to promote the glory of God by the holiness of its members in order to proclaim the values of Christ in our personal life witness. In the competitive world we are to strive towards excellence and offer to the students value based education in an attractive and vital way. 
 
 
 
 
Sr Dr Sahana BS, the Provincial Councillor of Bangalore Province dealt elaborately on the topic ‘as educators how are to function ad Heads of Institutes in fulfilling our roles are care givers,  model, mentor, and conscience builders. 
As leaders in the field of education, one has to love the profession, be effective and energetic. Leaders need to be ambitious and adapt new methods of teaching. One has to learn to do things differently. They need to be enthusiastic and respectful. One needs to become smart and not enough to use smart boards in teaching. Good leaders are expected to be an exemplary through one’s loyalty, sense of dedication to duty, integrity of character and transparency and accountability. 
Speaking on the various aspects of the theme, she said at the heart of the person, one is prompted to do good and to avoid evil. It also judges particular choices, approving those that are good and denouncing those that are evil. It bears witness to the authority of truth in reference to the supreme Good to which the human person is drawn, and it welcomes the commandments. When one listens to the conscience, the prudent person can hear God speaking.
While defining the character, the resource person stated that ‘count on me to be honest and reliable. I aim to make good choices. I am trust worthy and even in difficulty I do the right thing.’  Finally she concluded the session  by placing before the participants the 7 since of the world as per Mahatma Gandhi: Wealth without conscience, pleasure without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principles and knowledge without character.
The resource person called on the participants to live loyally, consistently and awake ones conscience as per the promptings of the spirit. As educators we have a responsibility to train our students in forming right conscience. 
 
 
 
Sr Mariola BS the Province Coordinator for Education moderated the plan of action in the light of the day’s input session and the centenary projects of Bethany Congregation. Few priorities of BES were highlighted for implementation. It was a great joy to plan together for the welfare of the beneficiaries of BES. Sr Vidya Pinto BS the Headmistress of St Raymond’s High School Vamanjoor, welcomed the gathering. Sr Nisha BS the Headmistress of Maryvale Hr Pry School, Kinnigoli compered the programme. Sr Paulette proposed vote of thanks.  The programme was well appreciated by the participants as it was well planned and organized at the Mini hall of St Raymond’s Degree College, Vamanjoor.
Reported By 
Sr Mariola

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