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Jamshedpur: It was an emotional sojourn through time; it also throbbed with excitement where old schoolmates met after a long time hiatus. That was the mood at the 4th Reunion organized by the Alumni Association of Shyama Prasad High School established by the Siksha Samiti in 1953 for the purpose of propagating the Bengali language.
The meeting lamented that Bengali medium schools in Jharkhand were gradually fading away into the pages of history. Bengali and Bengali literature had to be kept alive even under adverse circumstances and the generations to follow should live up to this purpose while, at the same time, ensure that the bonhomie of their school days are kept alive through regular Alumni reunions.
The Alumnus sang the school�s prayer song. Themed �Chhelebyala� (Childhood), members recollected their days of learning, sports and reading story books and comics during spare hours.
Various memorabilia through models and images that included a thermocol model of the school premises were exhibited to enhance the feeling of old times. The Alumni honored all retired teachers of the school.
Ex students from 1955 to 2018 are spread across the country. Delegates numbering 500 attended the Reunion today.
Alumnus Chandan Chakraborty, Tridib Chattoraj, Sanjukta Dasgupta, Anjan Mukherjee, Sujit Das, Sumit Roy Chowdhury, Sampa Dey, Sudipto Dey, Narayan Pal, Anjan Mukherjee, Partho Bhattacharjee, Nita Dutta, Laxman Murmu, Kapil Hui, Anupam Dhar, Anup Ganguly and many others were present at the Reunion organized at the school premises.
The program was conducted by Jaya Mukherjee and Rajesh Roy while the vote of thanks was proposed by Tridib Chattoraj.