Bhejiput (Berhampur): It was truly a nostalgic moment at the alumni meet of 1982 batch of RCM High School, Kanheipur in Khallikote block in Ganjam district for all ex-students. Most of the alumni participated in the reunion and turned into young boys and girls on Sunday as they caught up with long-lost friends and batchmates. Many turned nostalgic remembering their school days.
They not only remembered their fun days, but also took this opportunity to worship and felicitate their teachers – Bhikari Charan Mohapatra, Narayan Padhi, Prafulla Sahu, Hadibandhu Mali, Prafulla Mohapatra and Braja Bandhu Pal – who had taught them 37 years back in the school and shaped their lives.
Noted journalist Sanjaya Jena, District Education Officer (DEO) Dr Sanatan Panda graced the programme and felicitated the old teachers. Gyanananda Sagar, a researcher on Jagannath cult also attended the event. Dillip Subudhi gave vote of thanks.
The ex-students also enjoyed with dance and music. Noted singer Diptirekha and Siddhartha Sankar enthralled the gathering.
It was a good 37 years after their matriculation that most of the batchmates met up at the school campus. The campus bustled with activity as the old students gathered to recollect memories of their good old days.
It was Sudhir Kumar Mohapatra, Chitta Ranjan Das, Sukanta Kumar Panda, Bhaskar Sahu, prafulla Sahu, Tapan Sahu, Ranjit Tripathy, Swami Jay Krushna, Akshaya Panda, Prakash Nayak and Sarat Kar’s resolve in getting together their batchmates scattered in different parts of the globe.