Golden Jubilee - Alumni Get-Together
The morning of 13th December saw a total transformation of the NPS Rajajinagar grounds which was readied for the welcome and get-together of the alumni of the 50 Golden Years since its inception in 1959.
Ex-NPSites started coming in droves from around 11:30 a.m., and amid greetings, hugs and loud cheering, communicated to all around how happy and proud they were to be back to their good old school! When they were finally coaxed to settle down under the well laid out, colourful shamianas, the customary lamp was lit by Dr. K P Gopalkrishna- Founder Chairman, Dr. Santhamma Gopalkrishna- Principal, National Public School, Rajajinagar, Dr. Bindu Hari- Director National Public Schools and Mrs. Sumitra Das- Vice-Principal, National Public School, Rajajinagar.
Dr. K P Gopalkrishna then addressed the gathering, in his distinct style, recalling the schools history from its humble beginnings and thanking everyone concerned for helping take it to such great heights. He also urged more NPSites to take up teaching as a profession and help society shape the destinies of the youth.
Dr. Santhamma Gopalkrishna - visibly moved by the heartwarming response of the alumni, thanked each and every one for their presence, their warmth and good wishes. Dr. Bindu Hari- an alumna of the school, paid tribute to all her teachers and batch mates and recalled with fondness the happy times she spent at her alma mater. Mrs. Srimathi Prasad and Mr. Umashanker, alumni of the school, took everyone on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
During the sumptuous lunch, one could see so much chatting, rekindling of old acquaintances and friendships and picking up threads, meeting up with teachers and classmates - it was indeed a very over whelming sight! Batch-wise photographs were taken and all the ex-students were escorted on a school tour where they could recall and relive their memories. So much had changed in the past 50 years and yet so much was still the same!!
It was a moving sight to see students writing complimentary graffiti on the blackboards in the classrooms and also having a blast playing basket-ball and volleyball on the grounds.
Reluctantly, 'the old boys and girls' left the gates of NPS in the late afternoon, with a promise of hosting many more such get-togethers in the near future while cherishing the great time they had on this GOLDEN JUBILEE Get Together!!