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Farewell 2012 – This Is It

Posted: February 5, 2012 by Nitesh in Nitesh
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This really was it, the end, the infinite imortalis, the end of it it all.

We 11thies did our best to put up a great show for you guys, and I hope it went to your satisfaction. I don’t know about you guys, but some of us got pretty senti thinking about our own farewell next year. We understand now how much this school means to anyone, and how we’re going to miss everything that comes our way in some form or the other within the campus of GBS, Saket.

In the end, I believe our hard-work paid off. First of all, major kudos to the backdrop guys. In my opinion, this was the best backdrop GBS has ever seen, and certainly one of the most technical ones. I know how much the guys of SS1-B worked on it, and it all ended off with Saurav Roy lying across 4 art room tables placed together painting the Scooby-Doo gang.

Now that this has all finished, I think that I can share some details that people have been demanding from the 11thies. I do think that we deserve some applause for managing to keep our mouths shut, and so keep the sanctity of the farewell. Today, we all are so bloody exhausted, bodies ache, minds off the radar, no level of concentration, and yeah, no god-damn sense of time. Thank God it’s a Sunday, and a good long sleep was needed, and received. But nah, I won’t really share details. Let’s just keep the farewell shrouded in as much mystery as possible 😉

I hope the soon-to-be alumni appreciated our efforts to put on a great show for them, and enjoyed their last day in the school. All of them looked great, and special congrats to Abhishek and Malini, our Mr. and Ms. GBS. Everyone looked glamorous in their suits and saris, and we were in awe for having seen the transformation. It was your day guys, and I hope you enjoyed it.

We did our best with the dances and all, and it all came back to us when the 12th ka boys gang stood up and started dancing along with us. The Bhangra boys did their bit, and it was a great sight to see them dancing in their suits. Even the teachers smiled at them and their new-found sense of freedom, and it was all we could do to not join in with them. We did our bit at the end of the play, storming onto the stage, reminding them what they’re going to miss at the end of the day, and inversely, how much we’re going to miss them. It’s the dawn of a new day at GBS, and it will be a sad day without you guys there all the time.

by Nitesh

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How we are going to miss the present 12th ka batch….

So, it’s the last countdown to the farewell, with the date being less than a week off. The 12th’ies have finished off their school life, and it’s a countdown to the end for them. The boards, college life and all beckons, but somehow you just can’t leave behind all the little things that made growing-up years so damn fun….

This isn’t just going to be another blog from me, it’s going to get a bit emotional, or weird in some people’s books. So please, do bear with me, and tell the world how much you’re going to miss the batch of 2012.

School years are the formative years of any person’s life. Not formative as in the CCE kind of understanding, but it’s just that they are a true reflection of how you’re going to live the rest of your life. Leaving aside the academic portion for which a school is known, there are a lot of things in a daily school which may have seemed minor at the time, but you’ll treasure it like mad when you pass out. Imagine yourself in college, with no chance of the daily tiffin-looting, the ecstasy of having a substitution, gathering at the water point; these are all instances that a pass-out will miss, and will find it hard to believe that they can’t do all that again. No matter how experienced we may be, everyone wants to live out his school-life again given the opportunity, and this loss isn’t something taken easily.

Friends are an integral part of your building-up process, and it would be hard to imagine yourself without them. This present batch won’t ever be together fully again, and will only meet in groups, never all in one place. And while you would always enjoy yourselves within that small gang of yours, you would find it hard to imagine yourself without the others in your class- the jokers, the pranksters, the dancers, the singers, and the other-talented. There was that certain charm to the proceedings, the diversity of a classroom and everything it stood for, and everything it was made out to be by the clowns of the class…

I won’t name anyone out here for fear of pissing off the others, but there are some gems in this batch. Everyone is unique in his or her own way, and we’re going to miss all of them. School will just seem a bit barren without them, no doubt about that, and we’ll always remember them. Remember, you’re not just passing on into oblivion, the memories we had with you will be treasured forever, and people will remember you by your actions.

School life ends sometime or the other, and it’s really hard to imagine yourself out there in that big bad world. But while pondering about your future, there’s always the little glance-back at your past, and the memories it holds. You remember instances, occurrences, and you just wonder…. what if? What if school life goes on, in this same shell that we’re living in? What if some things never change, remaining constant over time?

But if that were so, would you have the memories to preserve? Would you be able to look back at that time and feel proud of yourselves for having done something? Would you enjoy the timeless bond that grew over 14 years of school-life?

Once someone passes out, they will be free, no doubt about that. But they’ll also live in the past, and live for the moments that were. The only thing to do is to keep those memories in your heart, remember the times that were, and move on. The world will remember you for it, starting with the small sphere of GBS.

Bon Voyage 🙂

by Nitesh