St. Joseph's returns to roots

A return to one’s alma mater is always special but Back to Our Roots, presented by St. Joseph’s College Old Boy’s Association, held recently in association with The Telegraph, was more so because the school was celebrating its 125th year.  

  • Published 4.02.15
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A return to one’s alma mater is always special but Back to Our Roots, presented by St. Joseph’s College Old Boy’s Association, held recently in association with The Telegraph, was more so because the school was celebrating its 125th year. 

A musical performance by ex-students and teachers set a retro mood for the evening on the school grounds. Ex-students from batches as far back as the 1960s were there, smiling indulgently at those who had strutted out of school just two years ago. Some from batches of the 1980s were seen asking younger alumni members about old teachers, the naughty nicknames they had for them, the present curriculum and other school details. 

One got to hear some funny nicknames given to the teachers. It appears a certain chemistry teacher, known for his handle-bar moustache, is called “Django”, a name given by his son, which later spread to the rest of the school. A math teacher, on the other hand, was called “Mango”, not only because some felt his face was shaped like the himsagar variety, but because he once entered a class enjoying a Mango Bite toffee!

There was a scrumptious spread, from non-vegetarian items like chicken in three types of sauce (red, green and butter) to veg dishes such as Fruit Navratan Korma and paneer in three sauces. The meal was rounded off with rabri, malpua and ice cream.


Sanjana Ray
Pictures: Rashbehari Das

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