At last the Great Big Wheels have slowly started rolling.
Our Alma Mater is 50 years young if you haven’t realised and the School, in true ‘lumbering military precision’, have set off the celebrations in earnest. The formal inauguration of the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Sainik School Kazhakootam will kick off on 27 February, 2011 with the Minister of Defence, AK Antony lighting the ceremonial lamp. He would also be the Chief Guest.
The invite seems to be in hybrid Hinglish with ‘Raksha Mantri’ jostling for space with ‘Golden Jubilee Dwaar‘ (whatever that means), and I really wish some one had gone through the text with a grammar comb again.
Anyways, done is done. It seems like yesterday when the School celebrated the Silver Jubilee Celebrations during our academic tenure, and the whole campus was pulsating with this sense of excitement. Parents coming over, staying over at the dorms and House Masters opening out their quarters for parents of their students. I was really touched when TGS Panicker Sir walked up as I was walking down with my just arrived Mom from the School Mess, took her travel bag from my hand and said, “Da, she will be staying at my place.” And he wasn’t even my Housemaster!
Here is the media report that I found at Malayala Manorama’s Inside page, 22 Feb 2011.