Rev. Fr. Dominic Savio dedicates his Shiksha Ratna Award to all stakeholders.
Chennai’s own and the Principal of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, Rev. Father (Dr.) Dominic Savio is one of the recipients of this year’s ‘Shiksha Ratna’ Award, given by Govt. of West Bengal, on the occasion of the Teachers’ Day. The award is given in recognition of the outstanding service and contribution in the field of education.
“I am very happy to receive the Shiksha Ratna award 2021. This award is actually in honour of the institution and all related to St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, such as the Jesuit priests, staff, students, alumni, parents and well wishers. It has definitely given recognition to the high standard of academics pursued in St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, but also the high values of social commitment, the institution instills among its students and alumni” said Father Savio, upon receiving the Shiksha Ratna award from the Education Minister of West Bengal, Shri Bratya Basu.
“This award, no doubt, gives us encouragement to do more. It also gives us a call to extend our service of education to more people, especially who can’t afford to study. So, I dedicate this award to all the Jesuits who have served here since 1860, students, teachers, support staff, alumni, parents and well wishers of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata” he added.
On this occasion, he also expressed his determination to build the new campus of the College in EM Bypass as a hub of communication studies and the integrated research facility of the college – following the same legacy and ideals.