It's been roughly 7 years since we left South Point High School , but Pointers all over the world are never short on enthusiasm , whenever anything related to the school comes up! So when the Back2School programme was announced by the South Point Ex-Students' Association (ASPEXS) , as part of the School's Diamond Jubilee Celebrations , Facebook was full of plans , of friends , who'd get to walk the corridors, classrooms ( & toilets) , together , after a long, long time!!
4th January 2013 indeed turned out to be special, as we went back in time to relive our days as Happy Pointers once more, clicking photographs, talking to teachers, checking out the labs and libraries, and jiving to the songs belted out by ex-Pointers. Here's how we waltzed through our Alma Mater on a lovely Saturday afternoon!!
|The official invitation card that was made , and posted on Facebook by #ASPEXS .|
|Pointers had arrived en-masse : the ground was Choc-a-Bloc with ex Pointers!!|
|Physics lab: The wheels that remained the same ever after!!|
|#59 : My Seat of experiments in the Chemistry lab !! Standing there, suddenly remembered the episode , when i choked and nearly fainted on a test tube, while trying to look closely into it as to why it wasn't giving out Ammonia !! :P|
This is 'Chemistry' : The school sweethearts dish out a picture-perfect pose in the Chemistry!
|The old habit of looking up at Notices on the notice board still stays !!|
|We managed to fit in as many batchmates as we could, in this pic on the staircase.......|
| "Those who know the answer, raise your hands...." , and Debayan raised his hand emphatically!! Only....... back then , people used to sit behind the desks, and not ON them!!|
|When we were students, we often ended up having these expressions in the Biology lab, not because they were snakes, but because of the huge number of their physical features that we had to mug up! Attempting the same expressions yet again!!|
|our school magazine ASCENT : down the years! A memorable collection....felt good to sift through the pages of the past editions, and comparing with the present ones!!|
|We have never been lacking in the trophy cabinet , and this one is just the tip of the iceberg. Pointers bring in new trophies almost every month,so the total collection is monstrous!!|
Soma Aunty ....the one woman who made our Class VIII E Afternoon (2002-03) a brilliant brigade....who taught us effortless use of the English language,
ensured that English periods were never-ever dull with her real-life anecdotes,
spelt all the difficult words on the board in her exquisite handwriting....!!
....she's still the same: witty & elegant, but oh ....missed her trademark hairband!
|the group selfie: without which , reunions are not quite complete!|
|Love in small packets : the notes were tiny, but reflected lots and lots of fondness for the Alma Mater!|
|As the performers on stage started churning out one foot-tapping number after another, Upamanyu, Debayan, Indranil (not in pic) started their killer moves !! Not wanting to be left behind, Aritra attempted a few steps too!!|
|The ex-Pointer sang a number of evergreen Bengali songs...his medleys made the crowd go mad...........|
|..............................and there was no shortage of appreciation too !!|
|What we have for South Point is hard to express in a book, let alone on a single page...but Aritra trying to sum up his feelings in a few words!!|
|the rush to pose beneath the school logo: managed to do it despite the huge rush there!!|
|We are Pointers ready to grow ...We are the Pointers with COURAGE TO KNOW!!!!|