St Joseph’s school alumni recollects good old times

St Joseph’s school alumni recollects good old times

Metrolife caught up with a few alumni while they reminisced their school memories of 42 years

The 1976 batch of St Joseph’s Indian School met recently and decided to do something for the school’s welfare. 

The alumni of the 1976 batch of St Joseph’s Indian High School recently held a reunion. Metrolife caught up with a few of them while they reminisced their school memories of 42 years.

The idea was put forth by retired bank employee Pinakin Shah who took a detour to Bengaluru after his trip to Goa.

“I was riding from Baroda to Goa for the Rider mania 2018. I wanted to meet my batchmates as I was planning to stay in Bengaluru for two days,” he shares.

Rajkumar Dugar, secretary of Association for Information Technology, is the person behind organising the reunion and also expressed his gratitude towards Father Henry Saldanha, the present principal of the school, for his support. The occasion was also graced by the vice-principal of the 1976 batch.

Rajkumar shared that getting in touch with his batchmates was not at all a problem. “Thanks to the social media platforms, our work got easier,” he adds.

He also recalled old memories and shared that the coffee shop beside the college was once a pond and that they used to watch the fishes there.

Dr Uttam Khincha, a dentist, says that it took him some time to recognise his batchmates, “Forty-two years is a long time. But, once we got to talking all the memories came rushing to us and made us relive school days.”

“Ranji tournament was filled with our batchmates back then,” says Subodh Kant, the owner of a sweet shop. Cricketer Prakash Rathod was also present at the reunion.

“All of us are defined by our school. The integrity and commitment we learnt back then shaped our lives,” says Salil Shetty, who is currently associated with the Harvard Kennedy School.

As a token of gratitude, the whole batch of 1976 has decided to do their part for the betterment of the school.