It was the hot month of May, this year. Right in the middle of one busy - blue day, I got a phone call from Roohi, my school buddy, who was also the head girl of my SJC school batch that passed out in 1989. My blues vanished on hearing about the forthcoming Golden Jubilee of the school and the exciting plans they had in mind for us!
The Broad Plan went like this:
The Golden Jubilee gala of SJC was from 14th Nov to 16th Nov, 2006. The main function for us, when all the batches passed out of SJC will meet to celebrate the 50th year of the school, is on the 14th of November. The golden jubilee function will go on. 16th is the sports day, and so on.
The Head Girls of each batch are coordinating these efforts with their batch and the school. Our job was to spread the word to as many of our batchmates as possible to help in this effort.
Fortunately, I took a trip down to Bhopal in the end of May, when I got this enriching chance of meeting some of my batchmates from SJC. It was truly a humbling experience! We were meeting after 18 years, and looked much different, obviously. But in five minutes flat in my mind I could see the same faces in blue tunics and pig tails!
We were lucky to compile a list of about 30 people in that meeting, rattling off names as they came to our minds. This list has now grown to about 60, and several of us are in touch wih each other over the internet.
Let me tell you something... This is sheer pleasure!
With warm wishes,