US Ambassador visits Bishop Cotton School, Shimla
Bishop Cotton School, Shimla (BCS) welcomed the Ambassador of the United States – Kenneth L Juster today (Friday 6 November 2020). The US Ambassador took time to visit the school in Shimla and have a tour of the campus as the world waits for the results of the US Election polls.
Mr Juster received BCS gifts of books on the history of the school, including Ruskin Bond’s book ‘Coming Round the Mountain’ which has a picture of BCS on the front cover. He also gave the Director a glass paperweight as a gift from the Embassy.
Mr Juster said; “It is a great treat to visit Bishop Cotton School and experience the impressive history of this institution.”
Director Simon Weale said; “We are privileged that the US Ambassador wanted to visit Bishop Cotton School at such a key moment in American Politics. He is a keen historian with an appreciation of Shimla’s heritage and felt that he must visit the BCS campus as part of his brief stay here”.
BCS is one of the oldest residential boy’s schools in Asia 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. The whole event was set up by Old Cottonian – Kanav Monga, the eminent Delhi businessman.
The school has operated a full academic curriculum online since March. Parents have reported that the children have been missing playing sport with their friends and are yearning to get back on campus in Shimla.
Images – The US Ambassador with the BCS Director and Group photo with BCS staff and some day pupils.
Please see links below via the BCS Facebook page:
1) Bishop Cotton School, Shimla