On a beautiful winter evening, the stage was all set for a spectacular musical at Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, where thousands gathered to usher in the spirit of Christmas. Against the backdrop of the school building, a grand stage, around 200 feet long, was built for ‘The Prince of Peace’, a play directed by principal Prof. John Zachariah.
The magnificent theatrical production, around 90 minutes long, boasted of a cast of around 1,500 people which included actors, singers, dancers and musicians including Old Cottonians, present ones, staff members and a few students from the girls’ school.
CottonsHeForShe was held on the 17th, 18th and the 19th of November, 2016. This was Cottons’ attempt at championing the cause of women across the city of Bangalore. Painting Competitions, Debates, Quizzes, Poster Making Competitions, Walkathons, Marathons and Cyclathons were held over the course of these three days.
The Senior School Prize Distribution was held on the 11th of September 2016. It was graced by the presence of acclaimed congress leader, Mrs. Margaret Alva, and played host to over 1000 students, present as awardees, dancers, singers and actors. The speeches from the Chief Guest and the Guests of Audience enthralled the audience and left them wanting more.
Any event at Cottons is synonymous with grace and class , and CoMUN 2016 was no exception. Organised on 1st ,2nd and 3rd of August , it raised the bar for the ensuing model united nations in Bangalore. Having a ground breaking attendance this year , CoMUN comprised of 7 committees dealing with a plethora of issues ranging from cyber security to money laundering. After 3 days of intense discussions, the delegation from Christ Junior College emerged as the best delegation.
On the 8th and 9th of July 2016, Cotton Boys’ hosted one of South India’s largest exclusively-music fests, NXS. NXS was spread over two days, the first day containing the western music section, and the second, the Indian Classical. It was a thoroughly enjoyable contest with Bethany’s emerging as the overall champions and Cotton Boys’ finishing a close second.
Synchronize 2016, Bishop Cotton Boys’ School’s annual Science and IT Fest was held on the 8th and the 9th of August and had Mr. Priynak Kharge, the IT/BT Minister of Karnataka as its Chief Guest. With over 15 participating schools and over 450 participants, it was a grand success. Bishop Cotton Boys’ School were crowned champions.
The Prefect’s Investiture for the students of standard 10 and 12 was held on the 2nd of July 2016. Over 90 prefects from the Junior and Senior sections was invested with authority as office bearers and prefects. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr. Aravind Jadav, the Chief Secretary of the Government of Karnataka. The occasion was a grand success and next year’s iteration will genuinely be looked forward to.
St. Peter’s Day was held on the 29th of June, 2016. The Bishop of the Church of South India, Members of the Board of Management, the Principals of both Bishop Cotton Boys’ and Girls’ School(s) and other dignitaries were in attendance. It was a solemn occasion, full of grandeur and prestige and was capped off by a sumptuous breakfast. The Old Cottonians’ Ball was held on the following day.
Our school celebrated World Environment Day in a splendid manner through a special assembly. The Chief Guest for this occasion was Dr. Aditya Sondhi, an Old Cottonian and the School Captain of the Batch of 1993. The assembly started off with a special prayer thanking God for the beautiful environment he had provided us with. Udit Srivastav, our Head of Day Scholars, gave the introduction to the theme of World Environment Day 2016 – Go Wild for Life and stressed on the importance of protecting our environment. Dr. Aditya Sondhi addressed the Cottonian family, asking them to be more conscious about their surroundings. He also shared a few instances where our country has taken certain steps to protect our environment. The special assembly had students from Junior School dressed up as endangered species of animals. There were poster and banners put in places to raise awareness on the threat of extinction. Finally, as a symbolic gesture our Chief Guest along with the teachers from the Environmental Department planted saplings.Some Related Posts.
“Christmas isn’t a season. It’s a feeling.” Edna Ferber
As the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist so rightly stated, we at Cottons believe in
the feeling of Christmas. Christmas is for joy, for giving and sharing, for
laughter, for coming together with family and friends, for tinsel and twinkling
lights. But mostly, Christmas is for LOVE.
As the cool, crisp winter air sweeps across the majestic grounds of our
historical school, the Kindergarten Block gets transformed into a magical world
of white bearded Santas, enchanted sleighs, majestic reindeers, sparkling trees
and a jolly mix of ribbons, bows and string.
The much loved Santa Claus with his hearty laugh and jolly smile visited the
eagerly awaiting boys with Mrs. Santa in tow. As they sashayed down the
grounds, singing and dancing and showering the boys with gifts and goodies,
they instilled in them the very important message that giving is far more
important than receiving. By setting this example, the feeling of Christmas
comes alive within each and every one of our hearts.