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Mussoorie, September 7
Col Virendar Tomar and Capt Deepak Sagwal (retd), two former students of St.George's College, returned to Mussoorie after completing a two day trek to Nag Tibba in memory of their class teacher Late MC.Wood.
The duo from batch of 1977 began the 14 kilometer trek to mountain Nag Tibba from Pantwari Village in Jaunpur Block of District Tehri Garhwal on Teachers Day and returned to Mussoorie, today, where they were felicitated by the Mussoorie Sports Association, today.
Colonel Virendar Tomar and Retd. speaking to media after completing the trek said that MC Wood the sports teacher of the school was also their class teacher when they were in class VIII. The duo recalled the years in the school and said that it was MC Wood who first introduced them to the mountains of Nag Tibba by organizing their first ever trek to the wild in 1973.
They thought of trekking to Nag Tibba considered as one of the highest point around the region, 39 years later in order to pay homage to their class teacher Mr.Wood on Teachers Day? added Captain Deepak Sagwal.
They further said that MC Wood through such adventurous activities always inspired them to strive for excellence and succeed in their future career making those years most memorable of their life.
Commander Prakash Melhotra, the patron of Mussoorie Sports Association felicitated the duo by presenting them with a memento and a sweater belonging to MC Wood that was gifted to him by MC Wood himself, several years back. Speaking on the occasion Melhotra commended the efforts of the two former students to undertake such an arduous trek at this age as mark of respect for their former teacher. Mr Wood expired in 2011 after prolonged illness.


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