There are old boys beyond number who have exemplified the Josephite spirit as they excelled in their chosen fields and did their alma mater proud.
To give somebody the gift of sight is a most noble act. To have prevented blindness in over 2500 premature infants and counting is thus exponentially more blessed.
Rahul Tadimalla, ‘Toddy’, as you are affectionately called, you are one of those blessed human beings who are remembered for the positive influences they have had on so many different
Months of meticulous planning culminated in a high energy North America Connect – in attendance were 120+ Josephites and their families, batches ranging from 1963 to 2014 – all the way from India, United Kingdom, Canada, and across the United States. The banquet on Sat, May 26 was held at the Hyatt Regency in Dulles, Virginia. The event included custom OBA 100 giveaways, cocktails, appetizers, dinner, dessert, a photo booth, video messages from teachers and staff, and dancing. The MC, Samir Stewart ‘89, brilliantly energized the crowd and flawlessly conducted the event. He introduced Nitin Pereira ‘97, who delivered the welcome address and thanked the generous sponsors; Fabian Correia ’63, who reminisced about the school days and led the crowd to sing the School Song; and Jimmy Anklesaria ‘72, who stressed the importance of giving back and highlighted fundraising goals.
Custom memorabilia were available for purchase along with a showcase of the auction items, a cricket bat and pair of gloves autographed by Rahul Dravid. A picnic was held at Lake Fairfax Park on Sun, May 27, which turned out to be a fun filled day with games, including a nail biting football match, lunch and networking. Kudos to the batch of 1977 who had the largest turnout of 15 Old Boys. It was an event to remember, thanks to the organizing committee: Prathima Appaji ’09, Kamran Abbas ’08, Nikhil Mascarenhas ’07, Pradeep Menon ’83, Navin Pothan ’97, Nanjappa Palekanda ’97 and Nitin Pereira ’97.
Nitin Pereira ’97
SJBHS OBA North America Chapter
A blog post by Jyotinath Ganguly (1975)
Our school St Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Bangalore is celebrating 160 years of providing a well-rounded education to students of all sections of society, while our alumni association – known as the Old Boys’ Association – is celebrating a 100 years of camaraderie, networking and giving back to our Alma Mater.
Ragavendra R Baliga, MBBS, DNB (New Delhi), MD, MBA, FRCP (Edin), FACP, FACC has excelled as an educator on three continents including Asia, Europe and North America and is passionate about educating the lay public, medical students, internal medicine residents, cardiology fellows and CME for cardiologists.
A blog post by Jyotinath Ganguly (1975)
The OBA Day celebrations began with the Holy Mass in the School Chapel at 7AM on Sunday, September 4, 2016 followed by paying solemn tributes to Old Boy martyrs who laid down their lives fighting for the country in the great wars. The WW memorial in School is one of the few in Bangalore.
The recently concluded Kerala OBA Connect at Marari Beach Resort on 21 st of May 2016 was well attended with 37 old boys with their family members.
Mr. Sashi Lewis and our Chapter President, Thommen Karimpanal presided over the meeting which commenced with the school song lead by Tommy Vallikappen.
A blog by Jyotinath Ganguly (1975)
The much awaited event when Old Boys from far and near- some old, some not so old and some young – get together to reminisce about old times at SJBHS has finally arrived, the first of the calendar year 2016.
Individual Open Category:
Winner – David D’Souza (1981)
Runner-up – Amitabh Poddar (1986)
Individual Handicap 0-12:
Winner – Michael Rodrigues (1988)
1st Runner-up – Tony Udagadera (1983)
2nd Runner-up – Sudhir Makhija (1988)
Individual Handicap 13-24:
Winner – Sanjay D’Souza (1981)
1st Runner-up – Viraj Suvarna (1979)
2nd Runner-up – Sanjeev Rakhra (1987)
Winner – Sidanth Shenava (Std. 8)
Runner-up – Varun Muthappa (Std. 6)
Longest Drive: Sudhir Makhija (1988)
Straightest Drive: Neeraj Shetty (Std. 9)
Closest to the pin: Arjun Unnikrishnan (1989), KC Aiyappa (1984)
Winning Batch: 1988
Winning House: St. David’s
Runner-up: St. Patrick’s