CHENNAI: Alumni of St. Bede’s Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School are invited to the celebrations of the school’s centenary on January 26, 2008.
The centenary celebrations of the school will be capped by a mega fest between January 26 and 31. The first day has been set aside for the old students. “It will be a moment of nostalgia, a chance to walk through old classrooms and meet old teachers and friends,” school correspondent Joe Andrew told presspersons here on Friday.
Several Old Bedeans have booked tickets to fly in for the event, and close to 1,000 alumni have registered, members of the school administration said.
Alumni of the school include actors Suriya and Karthi Sivakumar, Karthik Muthuraman and Bosskey, music directors Yuvan Shankar Raja and Karthik Raja. Notable sportspersons from the school include late cricketer A.G. Kripal Singh, A.G. Milkha Singh and Russel Vanderputt, who was goalkeeper for the Indian hockey team.
The school also hopes to inaugurate a state-of-the-art system of online communication in January 2008, to enable direct contact between teachers and parents. This means that parents would be able to get information about their child’s academic performance instantly. Besides this, the school would also be adding rural education to outreach activities. It is currently involved in providing night schooling for children from the surrounding slums.