for spiritual depth: Jamshedpur Province stands out for its diverse ministries -
technical and managerial education, primary and secondary education, pastoral
work and deep involvement in the lives of the indigenous people - their
language and culture. The credit goes to those who dreamt the improbable years
ago, those who were able to visualise the first business school in India in the
barren land of Jharkhand. We are grateful to those visionaries who guided the
Province with enthusiasm and commitment.
Remembering the past with gratitude should lead us to
spiritual renewal and recommitment to the mission.
Leaders give a vision and show the way to walk into
such a vision as well as to mould leaders who can reimagine and execute those
plans. I would say that the challenge before the Province is to engage the raw
material that God places into our hands and nurture leaders who can build the
future. The major challenge of Jamshedpur Province is to dig deep into the
spiritual resources that mark the Society’s spiritual leadership. It is to row
into the deep as GC 36 exhorted.
for men with deep commitment: The next challenge that we are to face is the
consolidation of our own Principle and
Foundation – moulding men who are ready to take on the challenges as they
come up. The mission requires men who are not only imaginative but are also willing
to enter into the battlefield. Promotion of vocation is a challenge that the
Province faces, just as many others. Attracting men who can opt for a life
commitment in order to engage in diverse areas of work and contribute to the
betterment of humanity even without getting applause is a challenge. The focus
on the Missio Dei will keep us grounded.