ONA Samman Samaroh organized by The Old Nabhaites Association
Chandigarh, November 22, 2020 : The Old Nabhaites Association (ONA) organized a function in continuation of the celebrations of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations The Old Nabhaites Association ( ONA),The Alumni association of the Punjab Public School, organized the ONA SAMMAN SAMROH (First Edition) for the Founder and Early Years Teachers and selected Non -teaching staff (Covering the period 1960-1970) at The Yadvindra Gardens, Pinjore, Shimla Highway,Distt Panchkula, Haryana
The event was conducted in keeping with Established GURU SHISHYA PARAM PARA wherein 39 Ex- Teachers including two ex – headmasters and seven non- teaching staff of the period 1960-70 were awarded the ONA SAMMAN PATRA and a Shawl. The function was broadcast alive all over the world on Zoom. Many ex- teachers and students participated online.
Ajay Singh, The current headmaster of the school lauded the efforts of the Alumni in putting this very momentous event together.
The President ONA, Brig HPS Bedi, while giving the welcome address brought out the seminal role played by the founding teachers in shaping the personalities of the students. He recalled how dedicated and committed the teachers and the non- teaching staff were during those times. He acknowledged the contribution made by them and said that the proof lies in the fact that today the school boys and girls are doing well in all walks of life. He reiterated that an organization’s alumni are the reflection of its past, representation of its present and a link to its future.
Puneeta Sandhu, an ex -student and staff child gave an emotional insight of the life she experienced both as a student and a staff child. She shared the tales she heard for her parents of the founding years of the great school.
MS Bedi, an ex- headmaster and old boy of the school was nostalgic in sharing the unique experience he had as a student and heading the same institution.
The atmosphere was filled with nostalgia ,sentiments and reminisces of old memories when the ex- teachers and headmasters , who are 80 plus now received the Samman Patras form the old students. Some of the children and grand-children who participated online had tears in their eyes and expressed gratitude to the ONA for recognising the dedication of their fathers and grandfathers and grand- mothers.
Despite the COVID -19 Pandemic the children of some of the teachers flew in from various parts of the country to receive the SAMMAN on behalf of their parents.
Dr Jashanjot Singh, the founder and Patriarch of the ONA gave a wonderful flashback overview of the founding years duly highlighted by photos and clippings from old school chronicles and magazines.
Rajinder Jain VP a leading Business man of Chandigarh, while thanking all the guests and participants said “I owe my success to my grooming and bringing up in the school and all was possible due to my teachers and the other staff”
Vikas Jindal The treasurer, ONA being the youngest member of the team said ” Apart from being a very emotional moment for me, I have today learnt a lot. I now understand as to how a good school can transform one’s life style and the life of the future generations in the family.”
The function was sponsored and supported by the Haryana Tourism, Govt Of Haryana and held at their Beautifully maintained facility at Pinjore, Distt Panchkula.