Little Flower Congregation (CST Fathers) established in 1931 by Rev. Father Basilius Panattu, envisaged the integral growth of the people, when he founded the congregation of men religious priests. From the very origin of this religious congregation, it ventured into the field of technical education to enable the young men and women for a better future and to part-take in nation building. It was in early 1990s the St. Thomas Province of the little flower congregation began its ministry in Cherupuzha with a humble beginning of a parallel institution for those students who are unable to attend the higher education institutions due to financial problems as well as long distance. By establishing Navajyothi College in 2010, affiliated to Kannur University, a dream of many students and their parents is realised. The focal point of establishing this college by St. Thomas Province was to engage in the integral development of the young men and women of this Malabar region by promoting communities of solidarity, and of justice and equality, at the service of all people, especially the poor and the marginalized. Our apostolate of education fully participates in the mission of Christ and is truly a spiritual ministry that unites the whole human family.
We are determined to the re-creation of human lives, communities and the wider society. At the same time we are also focused to contribute actively to the betterment of India and its people, by sharing in nation building. Developing micro models of communities of solidarity across the many borders that presently divide us—like caste and creed and culture—and make us less human is therefore a major objective of the policy. Jesus showed us the way by proclaiming the Kingdom of God on earth by breaking down age-old barriers of mind and heart, and all types of exclusion and discrimination.
I wish all those who participate in the ministry of education through this college may find success and happiness in their lives.