Kovind said the real value of education lies in how we learn to help fellow human beings and not in degrees.
The greatest service to God is to help another person, to heal another person and to spread the light of knowledge and St Thomas' has been part of this noble culture, he said.
Last year during his visit to Ethiopia, President said he was moved as people there remembered the services of Indian teachers, many of them from Kerala and from the community, who had educated generations of Ethiopian children.
Meanwhile, the security near the centenary celebrations venue was on high alert as a temple priest, in an inebriated state yesterday, threatened to blow up the college. The man had been arrested.
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