Speech Day celebrated at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla
A video of the Speech Day highlights is here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xQdRjI7S3oc&feature=youtu.be
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla (BCS), one of the most historic schools in Himachal Pradesh, celebrated Speech Day today, Monday 25 October, bringing together the residential school community for an evening in the iconic Irwin Hall. The event recognized the achievements of the students over the past two ‘covid affected’ years. Despite the many challenges, a large number of students have remained in school throughout the whole year abiding by the ‘SOPs’ of the HP government, with lessons being online between May and August.
Proceedings following the arrival of chief guest, Old Cottonian, Justice Tarlok Chauhan and his wife. The guests were escorted to the ceremony by School Captain, Mayank Barala and his prefectorial team carrying the school flags.
BCS is one of the oldest residential schools in Asia (founded 1859) and has played a big part in shaping the development of public schools and education in India as well as producing a host of well-known and successful alumni including Virbadhra Singh and Ruskin Bond.
In his report, BCS Director, Simon Weale, celebrated the achievements of the last year and announced exciting plans for Class XI work experience and mentorship to allow current students to get a proper understanding of mainstream careers amongst the world wide Cottonian network. This will complement the coaching for competitive examinations BCS students can already access.
Justice Chauhan, a former School Captain, of BCS, articulated the many advantages he had received from his education at the school and explained how the school had taught him the self reliance and resilience to cope with the challenges of being one of the pre-eminent law officers in India.
A video highlight of the event is linked here to You Tube.