Christmas has finally arrived. I’m sure for many of you, this period couldn’t have come soon enough. I want to congratulate all students of GIMPA on the successful completion of the semester and urge everyone to take the next few days to recuperate and re-energize in the company of family and friends.
Let us all reflect on this year and think about what is to come next year. Each one of us should take great pride in the impact we have made on campus through our academic work, our interactions with our friends and professors, and the meaningful change we all create for GIMPA and our society. We are grateful for all that each one of you as students of this very noble school brings to the institute.
Christmas must lead us to bring glory to God by obeying and pleasing him in everything. This, we must do with the right attitude and personal motivation to always honor and glorify Him in our deeds and words in whatever situation we find ourselves.
It is the utmost desire of our God for peace, wholeness and dignity to reign among His creation. We must therefore use Christmas to renew our commitment to live in peace and respect others, irrespective of our political, religious and social affiliations.
The celebration of Christmas should also challenge us to reflect and uphold Christ’s ideals and virtues of integrity, generosity, modesty, meekness, fairness, justice, love and faithfulness in everything.
As we join families and friends to celebrate Christmas, let us be mindful of the essence of the season; which is to give glory to God and pursue peace on earth.
The Students Representative Council of GIMPA wishes every student of the institute Merry Christmas and thanks to all members of our campus community for their support this past semester. We want to personally thank our undergraduate and graduate students for allowing us to serve you this year. I hope that you all have a relaxing break, and get to join us refreshed and prepared for a new semester in January.
We wish you all Christ-centred Merry Christmas filled with hope, joy and peace in Jesus’s name.
Thank you all.
Public Relations Officer, GIMPA SRC.