Graduation day 2019

DSC3599_300x200“ Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”

On 21st January, 2019, Bishop Cotton Boy’s School pledged to give the world over six hundred committed YOUNG men, who walked out of the portal of their second home knowing that they would forever reap the benefits of what they had learnt in their time at Cottons.

DSC3602_300x200The ceremony began with the students being led on to the massive stage by the School Captain, which was followed by the School song signifying that every Cottonian who left this great institution would swerve neither to the left nor to the right but would move On Straight On on their journey of life. As is tradition the auspicious ceremonial lamp was lit to ensure that the evenings ceremony had the Lord’s blessings.

The school captains spoke on behalf of the graduating batch . The Chief guest Mr. Rajeev Chandrashekhar requested the students to keep in mind that no dream is achieved without hardwork and that as Cottonians they had the responsibility of contributing back to their school in whatever way they could. Guest of Honour Dr.Aditya Sondhi, an old Cottonian himself shared a few anecdotes from his time at Cottons and how it was vital that the graduating batch led a life of high discipline as that is the greatest mark of a Cottonian.

DSC6126_1_300x200A number of teachers who had served the school loyally but had now chosen to part ways were honoured for their impeccable service to this great institution.

As is tradition, the mantle of responsibility was passed on from Periakaruppan Annamalai to the new School Captain Designate, Siddharth Soneja who was given the honour of ensuring that the school flag flew high for the next year. Awards were given out to the School Captain, the Head of Day Scholars and the Head of Boarders for their excellent service. Awards were also given out to students who had shown exceptional all round and leadership qualities. The highlight was Chirag Kripalani who won three awards.

The night ended with beautiful sight – over six hundred students standing with their lighted torches ready to step into the real world and light up any place they went.

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