Mangaluru: The St. Aloysius High School Class of '77 (10th std.) Alumni will reunite on Jan 5, 2020, to recall fond memories of their school days and their teachers, review their lives after they left school and rejoice in their progress, renew old friendships even as they iron out old and new rivalries and revel in the company of each other. They last met 10 years ago on January 3, 2010. Though most of the members of the class of 77 are now approaching the age when they can draw higher interest on their bank deposits, their enthusiasm for a second meet has not dimmed.
Despite its much-touted hazards, WhatsApp is a great bonding agent and a very useful tool for event planning; it was used effectively to bind, bring together, plan and execute what is envisaged to be a memorable event. The Class of 77 is spread across the world and populates all walks of life. This makes for interesting conversations and a shining example of unity in diversity!
Like the last time, the get-together is being hosted by CA Nithin Shetty at his farmhouse where a coconut sapling was planted to commemorate the occasion. The sapling has now grown and is bearing fruit... like the Class of 77.
Ivan Prashanth Andrade, a resident of the UAE for many years has been instrumental in putting the second reunion together... remotely - following the Management Principle of POSDCORB to a T. Ivan told Newskarnataka.com that around 65 classmates will be attending the reunion. "Around 10 have gone to their heavenly abodes since the group last met; We will offer a prayer for the repose of their souls", he added.
The Class of 77 will meet at the St. Aloysius High School at 8.30 AM and after a brief interaction with staff, Principal and Rector of the St. Aloysius Institutions, will proceed to the farm, where a series of programs have been laid out including games, confessionals, life stories, a mini-concert by the talented musicians of the class, and of course dancing to their own tunes, as their better halves will not be around! The highlight of the reunion will be the planting of another sapling to commemorate the occasion, Ivan said.
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