Let Justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever flowing stream (Amos. 5.24)
As there is a saying “A time for everything and everything in its time”, the moment of grace has come upon to Damien Institution which is the branch of Madurai Province of the Congregation of the Immaculate Conception. So Let us be glad and rejoice that God has done wonders to us.
God’s abundant graces showered upon Damien institution in the year 1969 and sprouted as Damien Leprosy Control Centre which sheltered for different types of social services. For the past 46 yrs of service, Leprosy Control Centre had extended its mission for the Leprosy Control, Rehabilitation services, Control of TB, Polio surgery and school, Aids Centre, Vision to the visionless through Cataract surgery, Sophia General Hospital, Liliane School for the Mentally Retarded Children and Home for the Mentally Retarded Girls above 18 yrs. In this blissful moments God has gifted us with a new mission that is Damien Public School (CBSE) to grace the Damien Campus.
“When the going gets tough, the tough gets going”
Yes, as there was a deprivation in the grants received from outside sources, our beloved Sr. Dr. Agnes Xavier – the Administrator of Damien Leprosy Control Centre was ignited with new thoughts to sustain the ministries which were flourishing over here. She wanted by all means that the people should not suffer due to lack of money.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering and persevere in prayer (Rom: 12:12)
She strongly believed in God’s protection and surrendered totally to His providence. She is the person of hard work, perseverance and innovation. As she was reflecting about the future of the poor MR children and the Age old people of five districts, the insight she received was to sustain and extend the services to the poor of Damien Leprosy Control Centre without any financial problem. The only inspiration she gained was to start our own income generating project which will be the immediate source of income to continue the ministries over here. And thus the Damien Public School came into existence and established with two main goals.
- To sustain and extend the services to the poor of Damien Leprosy Control Centre without any financial problem.
- The children from rural areas should shine and enjoy their future by gaining knowledge in English. The parents should experience the joy and happiness through the achievement of their children.
So the birth of Damien Public School (CBSE) is the grace of God for the growth of Damien Campus.
The school building was erected after getting permission from the Most. Rev. Arch Bishop. Antony Pappusamy – Arch Bishop of Madurai, Rev. Sr. Antony Xavier-Superior General CIC and Rev. Sr. Mariaroakiam-Provincial Superior of Madurai Province. On 08.06.2015 at 5.30 pm the school building was blessed and inaugurated. Rev. Sr. Antony Xavier -Superior General CIC had cut the ribbon opened the building, the Most. Rev. Antony Pappusamy, Arch Bishop of Madurai opened the foundation stone and blessed the building fallowed by lighting of 25 lamps. To mention those lighted the lamps are Archbishop, Superior General CIC, Provincial Superiors of Madurai and Sivagangai Province, Mr. Udayakumar M.A.B.L, Member of Parliament – Dindigul Constituency, Mr. Yagappan-Union Chairman of Nilakottai, Mr. Sekar, Chairman of Town Panchayat, Nilakottai, Mr. Jeyaseelan, Deputy Engineer(Electricity), Mr. Sreedar Chartered Civil Engineer, Mrs. Kavitha Karmegam-Panchayat President- Koovanoothu, Mr. Suriliandi, Deputy superintendent of Police- Nilakottai.. The special guests were honored with shawl and the invites were specially welcomed by Venpani Kalaikulu. After the vote of thanks all the invitees were provided with supper. The inaugural function was successful. May God Bless us.
On 10.06.2015 the school began with 27 children.