Kids march off the playground, St. Joseph's College, Nainital (SEM) - Nostalgic?
This is one school you’d absolutely love to go to, just to stare outside the classroom window and gaze away at the splendor, if not for anything else! It is here that many movies have been shot – Masoom, Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish to name a few. St. Joseph’s College, Nainital (SEM) proudly boasts of a glittering alumni list including Nasseruddin Shah and this is probably the place where Lalit Modi, as a student, brainstormed his IPL funda (Although I can’t be too sure about this one, but this place surely ignites the creativity within!)
“You’ve heard of many a school I trow
And many a college too
But there is one that always is
The best for me ‘n you
‘Tis perched o’er Naini’s lovely lake
And our dads were there of old
For a century and more ’tis known
As the home of the true and bold”
- Excerpts from the school anthem. Cool aint it!
Let’s cut the jabber and show you how beautiful a school can be.
Quite a school, eh!!
It's a shame that I'm too old for school now!
With a view like that from the corridor, I'l love to be thrown out of the class every period!
Don’t get me wrong, but this destination will most probably not figure in the list of most of the tourists visiting Nainital. I was lucky as hell, Rohan is an alumni of this place and so he got us in and the authorities were kind enough to let me photograph the school. Honestly, the beauty of this place matches head to head with other tourist destinations around. And then, there’s the nostalgia to add to it! Proud as I am of my own school, I would love to enroll here for a few classes!
“In classroom, field or fame
Their motto down the years has been
Make sure to play the game”
- Excerpts from the school anthem.
With a playground overlooking such a scene, who wouldn't want to play!
Do you get the big picture now! Let play....
Kids practice for the teacher's day function - Just look at some of the pesky brats in the foreground, laughing and chatting away to glory!!
Due to the overwelming response and appreciation of all you SEMites, i had to dig out my storage device and
upload another dozen or so pictures of my brief but beautiful visit to SEM, Nainital. Enjoy.