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An ode to a guiding angel

A GREAT person in every sense, late Iris Cynthia Philomene Auer, the founder-principal of All Saints? School whose birth anniversary was celebrated on December 30, left an indelible mark on my personality.

india Updated: Jan 02, 2007 16:46 IST

A GREAT person in every sense, late Iris Cynthia Philomene Auer, the founder-principal of All Saints’ School whose birth anniversary was celebrated on December 30, left an indelible mark on my personality.

Ms Auer has become immortal due to the legacy she left behind. A Briton, she started the school in 1980 and worked selflessly to achieve educational excellence. Her affectionate nature touched students immensely.

She spent most of her life moulding and developing the impressionable and innocent minds of young people. Always lending a helping hand, showing the way. Practicing what she preached, she encompassed every soul with her pervading warmth and affection. In August 1998, when she passed away, a pall of gloom descended on the All Saints’ community.

With great nostalgia we look back on the beautiful days when we were fortunate to catch a glimpse of her glowing, smiling face. We pray to God that she has attained salvation. She will always remain embedded in our memory - alive, bubbling with energy and enthusiasm, exhorting one and all to move quickly, but surely, towards our goals. May all students past and of the coming generations always stay one step ahead of the others, following Ms Auer’s ideals and virtues.
Asra Kalim
Kohefiza, Bhopal