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Bishop Cotton School is the second best amongst boys boarding school in India; and third best boarding School in the Country and first best boarding School in Himachal Pradesh according to the EW-C Fore India’s Most Respected School Survey 2011. BCS is the first school in the country to introduce Scuba Diving as part of its adventure activities.
Shooting

It was a fateful day in 1994 when Mr. Giri, an International Judge & National Coach approached the then Headmaster, Mr. Kabir Mustafi with a proposal to start shooting as a regular sport in the school. The proposal was considered and Col. R. Diwan, the then bursar also played an important role in constructing an  Indoor Shooting Range in the school. It was initially started as a small project with a small range of 5 points. 5 riffles were purchased to start the training of boys. The “B.C.S. Rifle Club” was started in 1995 with 14 Boys and was officially inaugurated by Honb’le Shri Sudhakar Rao Naik, the then Governer of Himachal Pradesh.

Our boys picked up this sport very enthusiastically and with the sincere efforts of Mr. P.C. Giri, our coach. The result started coming at the District and State level competitions within a year.
Then in 1997 our school shooting team participated in the 1st All India Shooting Championship held at Haridwar organized by The National Rifle Association of India. This was our 1st All India level competition and our team won 3rd place with 3 Bronze Medals.
It was a shot in the arm for our shooting sport.
Encouraged by the result, the school acquired better Rifles & Air Pistols and the no. of Boys taking part in this sport also increased to more than 60.
B.C.S. offered The National Rifle Association of India to conduct The 2nd All India Interschool Shooting  in 1998. It was readily accepted after taking into consideration the infrastructure and facility in the school. The competition was a grand success. More than 40 schools from all over India participated in this competition & there were more than 450 Participants. It was a grand success. It is still remembered for the better   catering provided to the participants. It was all due to the utmost co-operation of the school staff.
After that we have never looked back. Every year we have winning medals and positions at the State and National levels. Our shooters are No.1 in the H.P. State and also Gold Medals winner at the All India level.
Rohit Suchdewa had won a Gold in the nationals Championships in Air Pistol Shooting. He was very promptly rewarded by an Honarary Membership of the school Spartan club.
Now our boys have reached the International level. In 2010 Gaurav Seemar, our shooter had gonr to ‘Bangkok’ to represent India. He had won One Silver Medal and One Bronze Medal, and this year (2011) 4 boys ; Gaurav Seemar, Sukhamrit  Singh, Jaskirat Singh Baweja and Samrat S. Bhaduria went to Singapore to participate in Singapore Open Shooting Championship 2011. In this Championship 7 countries participated and our team was placed 6th position among 21 teams and Gaurav Seemar was 14th among 45 shooters from seven countries. It is needful to mention that they have played in the open category and not under 18 years. The result were excellent.
Our coach, Mr. P. C. Giri, is taking all pains and making all possible efforts to help the B.C.S. Shooting climbs through the ladder of glory step by step every year. We wish him and his team all success in future.

Shooters from school have achieved grand positions because of the shooting skill they have learned in the school . Bhuneshwar Singh Rathore passed out in 1999 and joined The Army & got The Army Marksman Unit. Presently with a rank of Captain at Mhow (M.P.). A. S. Brar passed out in year 2000 left for Canada and joined Canada Police because of his shooting skills.  Many boys have got admissions in Dehli Colleges in sports quota virtue of their achievements at the National level shooting while in school. Altogether the School is preparing future shooters at the grass root level.
The School has an International standard indoor shooting range. The School also provides weapons of International standard and coaching is also given by a National level reputed coach no other than Mr. P. C. Giri.