Wouldn’t it be wonderful when you get a chance to meet your classmates after 30 years since you finished schooling? I just attended one such get together along with my mother at Sri NKC Hr.Sec School, Kurusukuppam. A month ago, when I and my mom went for shopping, we met one of her school mates. As they were talking, they got a plan to trace back their friends and organize a get together. At that moment, it sounded insane- to trace back 51 students and organize a party! Impossible!
Today, it has come true in the form of PEARLS (Pondicherry Experienced, Active Reunion of Living Students). It was not just an alumni meet but a revolution and milestone in the history of government schools in Pondicherry. A team of six students took the initiative to trace back, not just their friends but their teachers and Principal. It was a simple yet wonderful meet! It started with an invocation song followed by inaugural address, speech by the teachers, tree planting, silent prayer in memory of their lost friends, self introduction by the students, presentation of mementos, vote of thanks and a grand buffet. One of the teachers rightly pointed out this meet as a new mode of Social Networking. It proved to be a definite treat for the nostalgic memories.