It was time again for nostalgia, as around 170 ex-students from different batches of the O P Jindal School, Raigarh, gathered to relive old memories. The Alumni Meet 2014 was held on 14th June 2014 at the School Auditorium. Around 30 teachers of the school were also present at the meet.
The day’s programme had a lot of exciting events lined up to raise the nostalgia one notch up. One of the new events this year was a School Assembly, which included a Thought of the Day, a News Reading presentation and most importantly the OPJS song. A lot of the Alumni spoke about school life, the association and ofcourse, nostalgia. A special video was also made for this occasion, made by Priyansh, Saurabh and Siddhanth, to revisit photographs of school days. The signature performance, like every year, was the musical band named ‘Kaustavs’. The band members include Navneet Singh Wadhwa, Saumitra Choubey, Devashish Guru and Mukul Nai, all of them alumni of the school. Another addition to this year’s performances was Jazba Girls’ dance performance.
There were games and quizzes organised for everyone to take part and win prizes as well.
A resolution was also reached during the meeting, to reserve the second Saturday of the month of June every year for the Alumni Meet. This was announced by the Principal, Shri R K Trivedi. He further announced to open a bank account for the association to collect the necessary funds. This year the donations amounted to Rs. 16,000, which adds to the funds and will be used this year to start programmes to benefit the current students.
President of the association, Sumit Jindal, was representing the executive committee this year. The organisation committee this year was headed by Anuja Agrawal and Siddhanth Mahapatra. Other members included Adish Rateria, Saurabh Agrawal, Akansha Agrawal, Sukhneet Kaur, Pramit Mishra, Shweta Aditya, Parul Vishwakarma, Amrita Singh, Amanjot Kaur, Satyarth Choubey, Soumitra Choubey and Gaurav Mishra. The event was hosted by Pramit Mishra and Anuja Agrawal.
Report by Siddhanth Mahapatra. Edited by Anadi Athaley.