Flavour of nostalgia

Flavour of nostalgia

This photo was taken in 1963 when I was in the last year of middle school at Sree Saraswati Vidya Mandira(SSVM), VV Puram.

I was fortunate enough to study in the middle school there up to eighth standard (1963) and from eighth onwards to SSLC in their high school.
SSVM was very popular at the time because of the dynamic leadership of the astute Srinivasa Sharma Sir and all lady teachers who were very affectionate with students. It had no branches then but had rented a few buildings in and around to meet the growing demand from parents of girl children.

The school organised a lot of cultural events and sports and we had a breed of good debaters and sportsmen. We also participated in the inter-school competition held in Kanteerava Stadium. I remember few of our teachers -- Lalitha, who taught us Social Studies, Bharati (Kannada), Vimala (English) etc.

Afternoons were a delight for us as we enjoyed the flavour of buns being baked in close by VB Bakery. Eat street was non-existent then. Except for Ramesh, Nirmala, Shyamala and C G Padma (women hospitality entrepreneur) of Athithya Hotel in Gandhi Bazaar, I have lost touch with most of my other classmates. I tried a lot to reconnect through social media. I later moved to BHS and National College where I completed my Physics (Honours) course and then to Hyderabad to work in National Institute of Nutrition. It would be great if my classmates could contact me through email or phone so that we could do relive those moments.

(The author can be  contacted at bvpkumar51@gmail.com)

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