School Alumni Day

On Sunday night, I went for my School Alumni Day to St. Xavier’s High School (near Metro, Mumbai). It was the first one I had ever attended since passing out 28 years ago. Thanks to the efforts of a few, about 50 of us ended up coming (out of a batch of 200). It was an amazing evening. Meeting with schoolmates, trying to recognise them and then bring up memories associated with them – it was full of fun and emotion. We also met with some of our teachers – and for one and all, those were perhaps the happiest moments of the evening. For three hours that evening, we forgot all about the world around and went back in time with each other – whom we had grown up with.

Two common comments I got were: “Where’s your beard?” and “You have lost a lot of weight.” Now, you can imagine what I must have been in school – an overweight, 15-year-old with a big beard! I have to see if I can find a photo of myself from that era!

6 thoughts on “School Alumni Day

  1. Rajesh it was nice seeing you after 28 years I hope you remember what I look like.
    In fact I remember very clearly you had joined school in the 3rd standard and during a science class you had pointed out to the class teacher on the 21 st of March of that year that, the day21/03 was the day of the spring equinox and the then class teacher had pointed out how intelligent you were I must commend the class teacher for her foresight so early on in your life.
    Any way keep in touch my email is peterwera@hotmail.com and my cell no is 9833829053 and I am practising Lawyer in the High Court at Bombay and the Supreme Court of India

  2. Buddy,
    If my memories of 80,81 & 82 server me right – you werent overweight then just a lot leaner now!!!.
    And the beard was virginal – never touched by a razor.
    It was a nice evening overall.
    Regards,
    Nilesh

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