A wave of nostalgia engulfs former students of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School at Xavulous
Ensuring good music for the evening — the theme of which was ‘Those were the days’ — was the band Blue Mist
The batch of 1994 had a great presence as they celebrated their 25 years. “Coming here is like walking down memory lane. I remember this one time... Father Santos hauling me up for leaving footprints on a freshly painted football goalpost.
The batch of 1980 matched steps and had a great time. “I had come last year and got in touch with 30-35 old friends and I can’t explain the feeling. School friends always hold a special place in one’s heart and this time it was no different,” said Mukesh Paul (extreme left), who had come from Mumbai.
Shiv Siddhant Kaul (centre), secretary, ALSOC, posed with Amish Raja (extreme right) and Anand Agarwal. “Fifty years ago, a group of young men — who called themselves old boys — founded this body and initiated activities like free health check-up and running an evening school on the campus. Today, we celebrate that bond and togetherness,” said Kaul.
Varun Modi (second from right), from the batch of 2009, posed with his seniors and Father M. Thamacin Arulappan, principal of St. Xavier’s Collegiate School.
Somitinjoy Sur (third from right), from the batch of 2008, caught up with his friends. “This is one day we all get together reliving old memories. We get to meet seniors as well as juniors and our teachers too. I try not to miss this day,” said Somitinjoy.