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Golden glow for DBMS cradle

Any Jamshedpurean can answer this pop quiz. What's common between director Imtiaz Ali, actor R. Madhavan and cricketer Ishank Jaggi?

Our Correspondent   |   Published 19.12.15, 12:00 AM

DBMS English School principal Rajani Shekhar (right) at the news meet in Jamshedpur on Friday. Picture by Bhola Prasad

Any Jamshedpurean can answer this pop quiz. What's common between director Imtiaz Ali, actor R. Madhavan and cricketer Ishank Jaggi?

They all went to DBMS English School in Kadma.

Now, this illustrious ICSE affiliated school, which started with just seven students in 1965 by Dakshin Bharat Mahila Samaj, is gearing up to celebrate its golden jubilee.

Starting from December 21, celebrations will continue over a span of three days.

Over 200 alumni of the school from across the country and abroad, current students, faculty, former management members are likely to attend the campus festivities.

A curtain raiser last week with members of the Dakshin Bharat Mahila Samaj had other schools run by the society heaping laurels on DBMS English School.

Day One, December 21, will see an interactive session between former and current students, followed by an alumni musical night. Group dances and a DJ performance will be other attractions.

Day Two will warm up the nostalgia as former students and teachers will be honoured. The school will grant 20 former students, nominated by other alumni, the Distinguished Alumnus Award for the first time. A 20-minute documentary on the school made by alumnus Tathagata Bhattacharjee, will be screened.

On the last day, former school management members will be feted and the current batch of students will present a musical drama on the school.

"The school was born with seven nursery students in 1965. Today, it is among the topmost city schools, a great way to celebrate 50 years," said Rajani Shekhar, principal.



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