Welcome speech by my school friend Mary Suman (87-88 SSC Batch)
Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am Mrs. Mary Suman been the responsibility to address the welcome speech; an opportunity given with less than 6 months
I officially welcome one and all the members of BPES batch of 1987-88 for the 2nd reunion party. It’s almost 28 years since we left the gates of our alma mater in order to pursue our life long dreams.
This definitely smells like teen spirit as well as fills our minds with the past memories. I believe there to be at least 30 of our friends here. The number will fluctuate by minutes. This morning will be a special and meaningful morning for all of us. Many of our friends who cannot make it today have sent in their well wishes.
Among us now who are here, Shekhar have flew back all the way from UK, Jaqueline from the capital of our motherland (Delhi) Rekha Singh from Chennai and rest from the near and far from Mumbai. This indicates that school friends are the undeletable files of our hard drives.
Friends! Your presence will surely add a soothing effect and make this re-union a successful and memorable one. For our friends who are not here, may this day be a reason for them to find time for our next re-union.
Would you kindly allow me to make a bold proposal? Since this is a rare occasion, shall I use as a tribute to our BPES teachers, give all of you a big round of applause. Thank you.
I haven’t been to the first re-union which was held 2 years back in Kanjurmarg. This time I had the perfect opportunity to meet my friends after such a long time.
If memory is the child, high school is a mother. This is where our mod is, our framework, our philosophies in life have taken its roots. It has always been a fact that high school is the venue for almost all of us, our first towards adulthood.
Time flies, so much have changed. Our looks, our receding hairstyles, our waistlines, our address, still our school memories are fresh in our minds.
Once again I welcome, one and all present here. Have a wonderful time meeting our old friends and classmates. I’m indeed proud and happy.
The very popular autograph message during our school days:
There are big ships,
There are small ships
But there is no ship
Now, I request the newcomers, who hasn’t come to the 1st reunion to please, place your footsteps forward, over to the stage and introduce yourself.