With thanks from Jasraj Singh for the class photo of 2009.
Farewell Speech – Udit Jain:
I still remember joining this institution in Class 4, where my matron helped me settle
and adapt to the school. Then came a time when I was crying not wanting to come back to school but here I am standing and delivering this speech and not wanting to go.
This is what Bishop Cotton is and the essence of being a Cottonian is.Since my BCS journey comes to an end, I would like to thank my teachers (academic as well as sports faculty), batch mates, matrons, wardens, my seniors as well as my juniors and each and everyone who has been a part of this exciting and memorable journey.I laughed, I cried, I learned and laughed again. I have had good days, bad days, highs and lows, and what not that this journey has shown me. I really thank each and everyone who supported and guided me all the way long. I would like to thank my teachers, PTI’s, matrons and wardens for motivating me and moulding me into a wholesome human being.We thought controlling our laughter in a class full of silence was the most difficult thing to do, but little did we realize that controlling our tears on the last day of school would be a million times harder.
There is a universal truth we all have to face, whether we or like it, everything
eventually ends. As much as I’ve looked forward to this day, I’ve always disliked
If an important, exciting and memorable chapter of my life is coming to an end but there is a whole new chapter of life awaiting for me and my batchmates, for which I wish each and everyone all the best.
Well, I would like to express it through a short poem:
We entered crying,
We are leaving crying,
Memories are such traitors,
They always leave us sighing,
With tearful eyes we settled our ties,
O God, we don’t want to
But it’s time to say goodbyes,
Now as our school life comes to rest,
We try and stifle the pain in our chest,
Now, finally when it’s time to leave,
This place bids us all the best.
In the end, I wish all Cottonians good luck for their BCS journey ahead and my advice to all Cottonians is that they should respect their seniors and love their juniors. Also, I
hope that the Traditions of 163 year old BCS remain intact as they were in the recent past.
Photo provided by Udit Jain
Nature photographer / cinematographer Sabu Singh (Rivaz 1957-65) sent in a time-lapse of the sunsets as viewed from Kuala Lumpur. Enjoy!
Started walking 29th April 2022 from Lisbon Portugal and arrived here today 01 June 2022 at 1142 Spanish Time covering 783 km equating to 1,118, 571.42 steps…
A stage in my life that is teaching me what I never learnt in the first 63 years of my life…
humility humbleness and forgiveness
Vivek [Bonnie] Bhasin
BCS Class of 1970
Arrived at the Cathedral Santiago de Campostela
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