It was on the 10th of May on a sweltering evening when the merry band of North Pointers from St Josephs College ( School Dept) Darjeeling congregated together in the cool environs of The Saturday Club , Kolkata to spend a memorable occasion together among themselves , cutting across all barriers of seniority , age , caste and religion , a virtue synonymous with that rare true blue North Point ethos .
The highlight of the evening was to felicitate and honour their former teachers like Mr S.K Jha , Mrs Lekha Venkat and to also welcome the new North Point management like the Rector Fr K.L George S.J and Principal Fr Lawrence Manniar S.J . In attendance of the proceedings were Fr Felix Raj S.J , Vice Chancellor of St Xaviers University Rajarhat Campus , Kolkata.
One of the oldest North Pointers and driving force of the Alumni , the indomitable Mr Vashu Gulab , NP Class of 1949 , also made it to the meet all the way from Mumbai accompanied by his family . God Bless him.
Through out the felicitation ceremony and the revelry and camaraderie that followed , one feeling was evident…that the North Point spirit and motto “ Sursum Corda” ( Lift up your hearts) was firmly embedded in the DNA of every North Pointer present there .
The meet was very ably and thoroughly organized by the Kolkata Chapter lead by its dynamic president Mr Raj Bansal , Mr Brijraj Singh , Mr Gaurav Mathur and the rest of the team . A feature that has been prevalent through the last few decades.
Looking forward to this beautiful tradition being carried forward
SURSUM CORDA GOD BLESS ST JOSEPHS COLLEGE GOD BLESS NORTH POINT
Pervez Quadir 1980