Cottonian Model United Nations 2013

“World Peace, Democracy, Integrity. Three words synonymous with the United Nations, This organization founded in 1945 has worked to maintain international peace and security through policies, sanctions and diplomacy.”

Bishop Cottons proudly presented the 2nd Annual Cottonian Model United Nations abbreviate as CO-MUN. The Conference was held for a span of 3 days in the school premises with participants taking on the challenging role of diplomats representing various countries. CO-MUN this year was bigger and better with 6 simulated committees and nearly 400 delegates from 38 schools.Cottonian model united

The opening ceremony was held on the 1st August , 2013 at the school auditorium, the chief guest for the conference was Mr. Rajeev Gowda Professor of economics and social sciences at IIM-B and a congressman. He pointed out the importance to recognize problems across the world and as future leaders focus on change and betterment of society.

The Secretary General for the conference was Ariya Das who was an ex-Cottonian of the 2009 batch. Ariya has a 100 percent win record in Model United Nations and has attended these conferences all over the country. He encouraged and inspired the delegates to Stand up and Speak with courage.

After three days of grueling tact and diplomacy it was Christ Junior College as The Delegation of China were declared The Best Delegation and Bishop Cotton Girls’ School placing as The Honorable Delegation . CO-MUN was a resounding success and it brought the best in the participants and inspired them to involve themselves in issues of world peace and democracy.

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Resurgence

The 31st August 2013, Bishop Cottons’ hosted the city’s biggest Commerce and Economics Fest : Resurgence. Just like the Phoenix rising from its ashes and soaring high, the much awaited Resurgence was one of the most successful and enthralling events in the Cottonian Calendar.

The Grand opening ceremony commenced with the welcome note from our Prinicipal Prof. John K Zachariah followed by the candle lighting ceremony. The students and other guests had the privilege to listen to Dr. Aditya Sondhi an ex-Cottonian and School Captain who emphasized on economic growth and crisis facing the world and inspired the participants to use the events as a stage to bring out their best.

Find X lived up to its name by being the most confusing and grueling of all events, Meltdown tested the participants ability to think and analyze, Innovation required them to create a completely new product and sell it, Bailout as the name suggests was a peek into the actual corporate world of financial losses and turmoil, in IMPEX teams had to trade with the world’s leading economies to make a profit, Fallout the first corporate law event in the country was very intense and Workforce tested the abilities of the participants to think, run, sabotage and emerge._DSC4028

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Founder’s Day & Independence Day

“The memories of the first Independence Day may have faded, but the power of the magical moment must never be forgotten.” –  Shashi Tharoor

Independence Day, a day of celebration and a day of rememberance, was celebrated with a spirit of patriotism on the 14th of August. To mark the celebrations an atmosphere of national pride was created in the Kindergarten block. The colours of the national flag were visible throughout the block, the teachers too dressed in the colours of the national flag.

The boys of the Lower Kindergarten dressed up as our national heroes….Mahatama Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi to name a few while the boys of the Upper Kindergarten choir rendered patriotic songs .The children were caught up in the spirit of national unity and pride and they celebrated the day with great patriotic fervor. At the end of the programme each boy was given the national flag to take home….The national flag which is a symbol of the sacrifices made in our struggle for freedom and also a symbol of our promising future._DSC2723

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Teacher’s day Celebrations

Teacher’s Day is a day of gratitude and respect to the selfless efforts of the teachers. Teachers play an important role in the overall development of a child. As always, Teacher’s Day was a memorable event at Cottons. Our boys used the occasion as a wonderful opportunity to show their appreciation for their teachers by putting up a colourful and riveting cultural programme. Teacher's Day


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Prefects Investiture

Enthronement of Student Representatives “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves by their actions and achievements.”

_DSC0178Brimming with talents and success, Cottons has progressed by leaps and bounds through the ages. The prefects and captains have played a major role in this disciplined progress. It the dream of every Cottonian to be a prefect of this prestigious institution.

The few prefects chosen by the teachers are recognised for their academic performance, exceptional leadership skills, discipline and involvement in extra and co- curricular activities. On the 15th of June 2013 nearly 120 students from classes 10 and 12 were vested with authority on the solemn occasion of Prefects Investiture Ceremony held at Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton auditorium.

The program was triggered by the grand entry and procession of the chief guest, principal and prefects lead by School captain designate Paaras Belandor.

_DSC0146After the invoking God’s blessing we had the lighting of the ceremonial lamp and  introduction of chief guest and guests of honour and welcome speech; the principal the administered the oath of office to the school captain followed by the head of day’s scholars and head of boarders Arihant R and Nikhil Varghese respectively.

The newly appointed school captain in turn administered the oath of office to the senior and junior prefects. The leaders with God’s help pledged their loyalty to Bishop Cotton Boys School and to work with fellow prefects in a sense of cooperation and with sincerity.

Each of them was presented with a prefect’s tie, prefect’s badge and a certificate of prefectship and signed their name in more than a century old prefect record book etching their names in school history.

_DSC0034The School choir manifested the program with the rendition of the school song and other beautiful hymns. The words of the chief guest, Dr.Nandakumar Jairam, Chairman Columbia Asia enthralled the audience and inspired the leaders of tomorrow to make a change for the betterment of the society.

The ceremony culminated with the recession of the principal, chief guest followed by the prefects led by the School Captain. The Prefects Investiture 2013 enhanced the confidence of the school prefect body and emancipated in them a spirit to take up new challenges. It filled the parents with pride and motivated the fellow students leaving a delightful memory to cherish.

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