I am happy to be the new principal of OLS and to be part of such a wonderful community at Kullu and I am looking forward to getting started. I had the oppurtunity to meet with many of the staff members during this week, and also to meet many Students and parents at the awesome PTA. I have worked in St. Thomas convent school at Pehowa in Haryana for some years as a principal. I look forward to meeting and working with each of you as we collaborate to ensure academic success for all our studentts.

At the outset I would like to appreciate of the leadership, encouragement and extensive support of the Salesians in imparting the educational values, accompanied by the teachings of Don Bosco. My words aree too short. Yet, I would like to remember all the priests and sisters who had been a great influence in moving the education at the grass root level and raised this institution to become the cultural heritage of Himachal, especiallly at Kullu.

I am of the belief that the journey which comes with my acceptance under obedience is going to be a challenge. I appreciate the couurage and commitment of my bishop in expanding the ministry of the chruch entrusted to your care. You have an ardent desire to do the best in every way possible. I assure you of my sincere dedication before God and to be loyal in serving the Church till my death.

As teachers your core mandate is to educate society through school system. We are going to work together as a team more importantly as children of God. I conclude in the words of St. Don Bosco, "Remember that education is a matter of the heart of which God is the sole master"

Fr. Mathew P.J.