Hands Meet - Bangalore 23rd November,2008
|23rd November, a day to walk, down the Memory Lane. The place was Bangalore. The day began with lot of excitements but the poor weather and rain was playing the spoiled sport. Schedule was at 11 AM. We all were ready to go and feel our own HINDU SCHOOL again. Only thing, we didn't wear the Uniform, there was no tension of home work, No school bag and may be for first time we were praying to God for no RAINY DAY! Rain stopped but we didn't. After all the speculation and negative vibes it was a great gathering for all of us at BANGALIANA, the famous Bengali Cuisine Restaurant located at Koramangala. Yes, for a day this was our school, our meeting point.
We know nothing comes in comparison with our school; principally
no way a restaurant can be the substitute of our school
ambience. In fact it was contrasting with all aspects. There
was no Bench, no Black Board, No teacher, no smell of Coffee
House, no noise of College Street Book Market. But what we
had that was our feelings for our school, our eternal bond
to our School Culture, our respect to a Great Institution
which helped us to overcome all the odds and we all felt
like being in 1B, Bankim Chatterjee Street.Kolkata-700073
In spite of all the Rain and bad weather everyone came sharp on time. The best part was the enthusiasm. Starting from Mr. Kanchan Chakraborty (75' HS Pass out) to Mr. Abhishek Dutta (2004 HS Pass Out) everybody was thrilled to be part of this get-together. The funniest part was, everyone was busy to recognize his batch mate and comparing the current with old Photograph stored in memory. Few of us put on the weight, few put off, few lost Hair but one thing is unchanged, that is friendship.
We were there to make fun, to enjoy the company of each other, to be nostalgic, to make other nostalgic, but all were concerned about the responsibilities as ex Hindu School Student. Our plan for the meeting was to make a common platform for all those former students who miss their school till date and to provide the platform for existing students to have a healthy mindshare. Apart from cherishing the old day's memory we came across few valid points during discussion about the future objectives and tried to make a roadmap to achieve our dream.
All the participants expressed the importance of a common platform for all the ex-students of Hindu school.
Decision of creating the Students Chapter based on different Location
Organizing meeting in a regular interval (At least once in a 6 months)
All agreed to work in personal level to increase the Network and strengthen the Student Chapter.
Chapter expressed the Importance of a strong Representative from the Students Association to interact closely with Hindu School Management.
Bangalore Students chapter agreed to encourage the members from Chennai, Hyderabad, Tribandam or any other location to come and join in next student meets in Bangalore. Chapter also decided to provide the accommodation for outstation members.
Chapter members decided to contribute to make sure ANURANANís success. Members are committed to provide the Write-Up and articles regularly.
Chapters expressed their grief and agony for the unfortunate stoppage of publishing new edition of School Magazine ĎHARITí.
Chapter expressed their gratitude and respect to all beloved Teachers of Hindu School.
Chapter nominated Mr. Kanchan Chakraborty as the leader of the Bangalore region and decided that the futuristic moves will be taken under his guidance and direction.
Mr. Kanchan Chakraborty announced that our next meet will be on 18th January 2009 on the occasion of celebrating Schoolís 191th Birthday (20th Jan).
Agenda of the next meeting is to make a Guideline of Doís and Doníts of the associate members and to plan to contribute to fulfill overall goal.
Mr. Kanchan Chakraborty on behalf of chapters appreciated the initiative taken by Mr.Dyutimoy Mukherejee to organize this successful meet and also congratulated all the Founder Members of Our Web Development Team.
On behalf of Chapter Mr. Kanchan Chakraborty also expressed his happiness for Mr.Ankan Chowdhury, as he came from Tribandam to Bangalore just to attend this student meet.
All members of Bangalore Chapter wished all the success for the next scheduled Kolkata Meet.
All members of Bangalore Chapter has been decided that Kanchan Chakraborty (1975 HS),Anan Chakrabarty (1998 HS),Subhomoy Nag,Pratik Ghosal(Both from 1998 HS) and Rohan Bera(2003 HS) will lead the Bangalore chapter in future.
Lastly all the members of the Chapter expressed their condolence in the fond memory of our teacher Mr. Ajith Ghatak, Mr. Prabir Banerjee and ex-student Mr. Abhijit Mahato who passed away.
The meeting was followed by a typical Bengali Lunch Menu. Everyone loved the 'Taste of Bengal' being in Bangalore. The food like Fried rice, Fulcopir curry, Chicken Masala, Vetki Fish er Paturi, Chatni, Rosogolla, Misti Doi, Pan made the event more colorful and unforgettable.
That's how we finished up the day with the promise of a new beginning of a Long Journey.