Mussoorie, October 5

More than 25 former students from different batches of Convent of Jesus and Mary School, Hampton Court, pledged to sponsor a scholarship for the most deserving and needy students during their reunion celebration function on the school premises yesterday.

The ex-students also donated a running trophy in memory of late Sir Gordon, a popular sports teacher of the school, who was close to the students of the school. The trophy will be given to the student of the year on annual basis.
The Principal of the School, Sister Sophie, welcomed the former students and commended their effort of forming an alumni association of the school. She further said it was indeed a big day in the history of the school.
Sister Sophie further said she was hopeful that the alumni association would help in promoting and encouraging a positive image of the school.
The proposal of naming Ramesh Mittal as the president of the association was also put forward in the function here. The rest of the executive body will be constituted later after consultation with all former students.
Students of the school presented dance and cultural items on the occasion.
Trevor Dias, a former student from the 1968 batch, said for him it was like coming home as he had spent his early years in the school. He commended the efforts of forming the alumni association by the former students, especially from the batch of 1981.
Bharat Baweja, Prashant Anand, Manish Aggrawal, Navin Jain, Pawan Raj, Jatinder Luthra, Sanjay Verma, Pankaj Sharda, Ajaybir Singh Sodhi Abhishek Aggarwal, Amit Sandilya, Vinay Kasana and others were present on the occasion.

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