Old students remember college days...

 “In the 1980-90 decade, we organised a protest with all of us fasting for weeks demanding better facilities for the College. The principal and the police requested us several times to stop the Satyagraha. But we refused, firmly replying that we would continue the protest till our demands were met. We would fast all through the day. But even as night set in, our friend Shankara Raju would get hot and tasty pulao for all of us. We would feast on it and get ready for the fast the next morning.”

“Police had arrested our friends in Bagepalli. We launched a virtual fight to free them. Our protest was organised right in front of the police station. Professor B V Krishnappa, who is now the principal of the College, started delivering his speech right in front of the protestors. He would entertain us along with supporting the protest.”

New start

The inaugural programme of the ‘Sangama’ Alumni Association was organised in the premises of Goverment First Grade College here on Wednesday.

The invitees for the programme were all old students of the College. Although living their lives in different fields and at different levels currently, during the programme they conversed with each other and spent their time together like the old times, laughing and teasing one another.

The past and the present

Almost every old student reminisced the experiences in the College. The other people present were lost in a sea of laughter, listening to the stories.

About three hours were spent just recollecting experiences as students of the College. Their experience today took them back to their student days. When they missed classes to visit the theaters for a movie. When they were beaten by their teachers. Beautiful classmates....

Necessary base

Inaugurating the programme, Special Officer of the Haj and Minorities Welfare Ministry, M R Ananth said, “School or college life should never be forgotten. They are the foundation on which our lives are built.

“The advises and lessons given by the teachers and elders during those days are extremely precious and helpful.”

Principal of the College, Professor B V Krishnappa, said everybody had strived to improve the College and get it to the present level.

“The role of the old students has been important in ensuring that the College is provided necessary facilities,” he added.

Honorary president of the Association Yaluvalli N Ramesh said various activities would be organised by the Association. Students will also be made members of the Association, he added.

City Municipal Council president B A Lokesh was also present during the programme.
Association vice-presidents Sameevullah, Thamesh Gowda, K V Bhagavat Prasad, joint secretary So Su Nagendranath, organising secretary V Venkatesh, treasurer Lokanath, convenor K H Venkatappa, executive committee members N Shankararaju, N Jagadish Babu, K R Reddy, R Narendra and others attended the programme.

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