Happy New Year our dear parents and students, as we embark on the journey of 2024, let’s draw inspiration from Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali polymath from British India. Tagore was not only a poet but also a musician, philosopher, and anti-colonial nationalist. In 1913, he became the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature for his work “Gitanjali”. His profound words resonate with us as we step into the new year:
"Live as a light unto yourself, for you never know who might find their way out of darkness through your light.
Maintain kindness in your heart, for you never know who might escape despair through your kindness.
Hold on to your faith, for you never know who might dispel their confusion through your belief.
Believe in your own strength, for you never know who might start believing in themselves because of their faith in you.
Keeping the light, kindness, and faith in your heart, you might unwittingly become a guide to someone else.”
「把自己活成一道光， 因為你不知道， 誰會藉著你的光， 走出了黑暗。
請保持心中的善良， 因為你不知道， 誰會藉著你的善良， 走出了絕望。
請保持你心中的信仰， 因為你不知道， 誰會藉著你的信仰， 走出了迷茫。
請相信自己的力量， 因為你不知道， 誰會因為相信你， 開始相信了自己。