Catching up on old times

Catching up on old times

Nostalgic Touch

The reunion of the Class of 1980 began with breakfast in the college premises on Brigade Road where most of them, now in their fifty, were seeing their fellow batchmates after 30 years. 

An easy camaraderie prevailed as the batchmates met and played ‘catch up’ and recalled their memorable five years in the college.

 A formal get-together took place in the evening when family members and former lecturers attended.

“Our batch missed the 25th anniversary but we made sure we wouldn’t miss the 30th. It was a wonderful, memorable experience,” said Rosalind Fernandes, who is from the class of 1980 and currently president of the college alumni association.

Batchmates travelled from the US, Canada, Australia, Middle-East and across India where they are currently working.  The class of 1980 launched a fund of five lakhs for the education of the poor, needy students as part of the reunion. “We spent some of our best years in college and this is our way of giving something back to our alma mater,” said Anand Monteiro, who came all the way from Canada for the reunion.

The class of 80 was famous for their skits and aptly enough the reunion was rounded off with an impromptu skit to entertain the gathering.

As part of the reunion, T-shirts to commemorate the event were specially made to be worn by the batchmates during the reunion.A website has also been created for the SJCC batch of 1980 and the batchmates vowed they would stay connected to celebrate their shared past and reinforcing their collective identity.

The lecturers, who attended the reunion, recalled some interesting tidbits of the years between 1975 to 1980. “We plan to have another reunion, maybe every five years from now,” said Rosalind.

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