The alumni of
the 1989 batch of St. Thomas school, Ranchi celebrated their
Silver Jubilee Reunion on 27th December, 2014
in their school premises. The spotlight was on their old
teachers, whom the alumni contacted and invited to be the
guests of honor.
A meeting after 25 years of leaving the school brought back
fond memories to the students. Snigdha Nair, Supriya
Kerketta and Arup Banerjee the organizers of the event,
spoke about how they along with few others made the reunion
a reality. We started getting together in small group in
2012. We shared contact details of other friends and
developed a network of alumni. We have been working towards
the silver reunion ever since. We met the School Principal
Rev. Moni Mathew and discussed about the reunion. We are
grateful to him to help us organize the meet in the school
campus. With the help of batch mates, seniors we got numbers
of our teachers who had retired. The teachers were
pleasantly surprised to receive the invite from us.
With 15 old students few with their family making it
to the reunion along with 10 old teachers (retired now),
it was time to rewind, recall and relive their school days.
Flashing pictures of yesteryears on the LCD, the students
almost forgot that they were now working executives, parents
and revelled in the past as children.
The Current Principal of the School, Rev. Moni Mathew
addressed the gathering and welcomed the students. He said
the aim of the alumni meet was to reconnect, re-establish
relationship with friends, share and affirm the values
learned during school days, to promote social activity and
information, to support and aid the growth of the
institution and coordinate activities. He also congratulated
the 89 batch for having fulfilled most of these aims, and
thanked the alumni of 89 batch for getting the walls of the
KG classes of St.Thomas school adorned as their endowment to
the school and also providing the educational aids to
Gramjyothi School in Sakhuwa Bagan and at Kully village.
The alumni also felicitated their old teachers and thanked
them for shaping their lives. The teachers returned the
gesture with kind words. Also felicitated the Non Teaching
Staff (who served during their school time).
The event was a grand success with gathering of alumni from
across the country and abroad. The member's were overjoyed
with emotion and were very happy visiting the school &
meeting old friends, sharing views and experiences, school
life & mentors.
Alumni said that they have attained great positions under
different operations within the country and abroad only
because of the values they have learned at the school, the
foundation of their life. Both the days (27th &
28th Dec,2014) the alumni were thrilled on the
occasion of Silver Jubilee Celebration.