St Joseph's old boys to ring in 100 yrs

St Joseph's old boys to ring in 100 yrs

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The Old Boys' Association (OBA) of St Joseph's Boys High School is celebrating its hundred years with a three-day event from August 31.

An exclusive coffee table book titled A Hundred Years - A Million Memories, which describes the journey of the OBA, will be released on the occasion, besides a special postal cover. Rahul Dravid, former captain of the Indian cricket team and an old boy himself, will release the book on August 31 at the school, a press release stated.

The school was established in 1858 on St John's Road and was shifted to its present site on Museum Road some years later. The school, started by the Fathers of the French Foreign Mission, was handed over to the Society of Jesus in 1937, which continues to manage it. Since its inception, St Joseph's has been recognised as a centre of excellence in academics and sports.

The process to form the Old Boys' Association (OBA) was initiated in 1901 but it took formal shape only in 1918, after the war. The first general body meeting was held in 1919 and since then there was no looking back.

With a 7,000-strong membership today, the OBA has chapters in four continents. The major overseas chapters are North America (the US and Canada), Middle East, the UK, Australia and Singapore. In India, the OBA chapters are in Kerala, Coorg and Goa.