To all freshmen and transferees, welcome to PNTC Colleges!

Today marks the first day of your journey to a life at sea. I would like to instill in all of you an important lesson in life which should guide you to success.

Always remember that money is not the sense of life. When you hate what you do every day for eight hours, when you go to work only to receive your monthly salary — your life is not complete to say the least..

I like the quotation by Elizabeth Kubler Ross who said that “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within….”

The source of this inner light is love for everything that surrounds you – your family in the first place and also your work! It should give you delight, ensure your professional and personal growth and provide you with a sense of achievement and importance of what you do. Trust my experience: such people rarely get bored with their work in the course of years and are much happier than disillusioned money–earners.

Your ultimate goal lies within your reach. All you have to do is to believe that you can do it. Remember that nothing is impossible – and everything will work out. Believe in the impossible, as I risked too 15 years ago, for it is the only way to achieve something….

So let me wish you luck and perseverance. I wish you all successes in your life and career path.

Thank you for choosing PNTC Colleges!


President, PNTC Colleges