Oxford Senior Secondary School (CBSE)
Posted On 29-Aug-2010
Here, let me now recall famous verses of 13th century Persian Sufi poet Jalaluddin Rumi:
Wings to Fly
You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust.
You were born with ideas and dreams.
You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling,
so donŮt, you have wings.
Learn to use them to fly.
- Jalaluddin Rumi
- 13th Century Persian Sufi Poet
My message to you, young friends, is that education gives you wings to fly. Achievement comes out of fire in our sub-conscious mind that ?I will win?. So, each one of you assembled here and elsewhere, will have ?Wings of Fire?. The Wing of Fire will indeed lead to knowledge which will make you to fly as a doctor, or an engineer, or a scientist, or a teacher, or a political leader, or a bureaucrat or a diplomat or anything you want to be. You all students can do it.