This evening was one of the happiest for me. We were at the dinner to celebrate the 70th Birthday of my school’s correspondent Mrs BKK Pillai – when I went to wish her and seek her blessings, she vividly remembered me due to my father’s firm (LIFCO) and told my wife on how good a “boy” I was during my school days. It is not often, you get to score a brownie with your better-half!
Thank You, (Mrs) Bagula aunty (that’s how we used to address our correspondent)!
When I took the above picture, I remembered of another picture I took with her almost three decades ago (seen below) – it was when I played her job role for a day at the school as part of Teachers Day in 1991 and the unwavering support and encouragement she extended to me – an 11th standard student!
I studied my entire schooling from the kindergarten to senior secondary level in Shrine Vailankanni Senior Secondary School, T.Nagar, Chennai. I believe the formative years of your life are the most important and here I learnt on how to organise events, run a soap bar stall, interviewing famous personalities, writing in journals, love for the Tamil language, acting in a play, debating, going to NCC camps and more. In short, the school had a great influence, almost all positive on how I turned out to be.
Lastly, seeing the below video produced to remember and celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the school made me more nostalgic!