World Environment Day is observed on June 5th every year. The Theme for 2017 as declared by the UNEP is ‘Connecting People to Nature’.
A special Assembly was held at School on June 9th to mark this very important day. Our dear Principal, Prof John K. Zachariah walks the extra mile, to leave no stone unturned, to make sure that our 6,000 odd students are instilled with the value of caring for the Environment.
Our Chief Guest for the day – was Mr Santhosh R. Sutar, currently serving as the Regional Director at CEE (Centre for Environment Education).His keynote address emphasized the importance of PLANTS on our Planet.
‘Planting of Saplings’ was indeed a fitting finale to this meet, wherein our Principal, Chief Guest, Treasurer, Staff and students of the various uniformed services – the NCC, Green Brigade, SAFE, ( etc ) took part.
The Graduation Day was held on the 21st of January, 2017. It saw 587 Cottonians take the next step in their lives and head out into the world with their heads held high. The Chief Guest was Mr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, who was the former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India . Adyant Balaji was appointed as the School Captain Designate for the academic year 2017-18, and received the mantle of responsibility from the outgoing Captain, Padmanabhan Krishnamurthy. All in all, the Graduation Day was a grand success and was an occasion to be remembered.
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.