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School Memories

March 2nd, 2010 · 10 Comments

Continuing with the thread about my School Alumni Day, that night I sat and listed out some of my memories from the years at school. Here goes:

  • Unforgettable Teachers: As we think back to those who have helped shape us, it has to be our parents and teachers who probably have the biggest influence in shaping our character. At St. Xavier’s, it was the teachers who made the big difference. From Joan Soares to Rene Carvalho, from Father Aran to Father Carrasco, from Father Berkey to Mrs. Seshan, from Ms. Ladha to Mrs. Ghadiali, from Mr. da Costa to Mr. Raphael, from Mr. Rao to Mr. Choudhary, from Mr. Fernandes to Mrs. Savur, from Ms. Gandhi to Mrs. Khata (and many others), each one helped shape me in their own unique way.
  • Friends: Outside of the building where I lived, the School was the first place where I made friends. We shared many moments together. And then, at age 15, we all went our own ways. The connect that we had in school came back so quickly when we saw each other 28 years later. Suddenly, memories came alive. Even as many of us have gone our own way, those friendships at school were my first, and will never be forgotten.

Continued tomorrow.

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Praveen // Mar 2, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    so true, its the school friends who are the most easy to connect back, wonder why the case though.

    guess its the age where we are still innocent and make friends without any expectations from others

  • 2 Narinder Sethi // Aug 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I started my website a non commercial adventure and dedicated to my hometown Ferozepur Punjab India.For some formative years i studied in Grammar School where principal was called Grandma and she never objected .Corporal punishment was given every day and still being fondly remembered in stark contrast to today where teachers are shunted out on slight pretext of punishment

  • 3 Tony DSouza // Feb 11, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Aranha, Berkey, Ms Banu Ghadiali, Mr Rao, Mr. Choudhary, Savur,and Khata (you forgot Bulchand!! he definately shaped some part of your life) have passed away, But Joan, Renee, Carrasco, Raphael, Bruno, Alex all came this 19th of Jan to celebrate life, see you next year. Just an FYI, for the 2013 Alumni meet, one gentleman who was an ex student in 1927 batch attended. He was 94+ so keep attending when you can. Its one place where you suddenly become one amongst equals……Don’t remember you, but I was younger ’83.

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