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Mussoorie, October 5
The three-day silver jubilee celebrations of the Alumni Association of St.George’s in which more than 200 students from golden and silver jubilee batches are participating began on the school premises today.
The Alumni Association, also known as Manorite Association, felicitated former students from the golden jubilee (1952) and silver jubilee (1987) batches with mementos.
The book written by Bill Lethorn and sponsored by AP Singh, the old student from Canada in memory of the late MC Wood, was released on the occasion. MC Wood was a sports teacher who had inspired many old students.
The former students TS Bedi (62 batch), Air Vice Marshall HS Ahluwalia (61 batch), Brigadiar BS Butalia also from 62 batch shared their childhood escapades on the occasion.
Vernon Sheperd, former student who was also a sports instructor of the school, said he had an old association with school and it was great to be among the old friends and share with them old memories of the school.
Speaking on the difference in the culture among the current and old students, he said the interest of the students were different now. The infrastructure of the school had improved and had become more tech savvy now.
“In our days, we use to travel on foot to Mussoorie to watch movies but students now are much more interested in going for outing in taxis. Other former student Harbinder Singh, owner of a stud farm in Punjab, reminisced that during their days in the school, they used to travel to Dehradun on foot through Rajpur and return on foot via Jharipani.
Brother Christopher, the principal of the school, said that the event was being organised to celebrate the silver jubilee of the old students association. He further said the current students of the school were really motivated by the presence of the former students as they still had the same Manorite spirit still intact in them.
IS Bedi, secretary of the Manorite Alumni Association, speaking on the occasion said a lot of efforts had been made to bring the former students closer to each other by organising such events.
St. George’s College (Mussoorie) is a premier boarding school. The school is spread over 400 acres and was founded in 1853 by the Capuchin Fathers and entrusted to the Society of the Brothers of St. Patrick (Ireland) in 1894. It was opened in a cottage known as Manor House, the name by which the campus is still known. The students are known as Manorites.
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