St Ann’s 1972 batch of students recall \'unforgettable days\'

The five 90+ teachers make it to reunion

Hyderabad: It was a momentous day for many from the gathering who had assembled at St Ann’s High School in Secunderabad for its golden jubilee celebrations.

The reunion of the 1972 batch students was an emotional one for 20 (of the then strength of 60) students who came from all over, including abroad. It was a sentimental trip back in time for them as they could meet five of their teachers, who are now close to 90 years.

The students recalled their nostalgic moments. The one thing that stood out from their memories and speeches was that near unison remark that ‘the education system in those days was far better than the present days’.

Incidentally, this batch was there when the school celebrated its centenary (St Ann’s today boasts of an incredible 151-year legacy). Many of those ‘girls’ travelled down memory lane while speaking about those ‘unforgettable days’.

Alumni Meena Gupta said, “During the centenary celebrations, we enacted the evolution and growth of St Ann’s. We all recollected those days today.”

Dr. Sumedha Sahni said, “We created the same magic. We travelled back in time and for everyone it was a special day. The best part was that we were able to interact with teachers who had taught us, there was a huge bonding.”

Leila Almeida said, “The surroundings are unrecognisable. This was a premier school for girls. We used to sit under the trees and share our lunch. We were blessed to have a holistic education. Today, it is so very different. Our entertainment was reading books particularly in libraries. Physical education was a must and each student was involved in sports. We really enjoyed those days.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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