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SPICMACAY organised a Kathak Dance Performance on 5th of October 2015 at La Martiniere College, Spence Hall in which famous danseuse Rani Khanam of Lucknow Gharana enthralled the audience with her splendid performance. She also taught students about the different aspects of Kathak Dancing which included-
Sawal Jawab- Where the danseuse responds the musical beats with Ghunghroo.
Jugalbandi- In which recitals on tabla are synchronised with the musical steps of feet.
The Thumri (romantic or devotional in nature, and usually revolves around a girl’s love for Krishna. The lyrics are usually in Uttar Pradesh dialects of Hindi called Awadhi and Brij Bhasha. Thumri is characterized by its sensuality, and by a greater flexibility with the raag) along with its reflection in the dance.

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Sponsorship For Constantia

Sponsorshp Letter for Constantia 2015

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Gandhi Jayanti

Collage Gandhi Jayanti

A Service of Peace in honour of Mahatma Gandhi, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti was held in the College Chapel. The welcome speech was given by the Vice Principal Mr. P.V.Collins . He highlighted the three major elements which Gandhiji led stress on which are  Peace, Satyagrah and Non-violence . The garlanding of portrait of Mahatma Gandhi was done by the College Captain Mohd. Kamran , Vice Captain Raghav Kohli, and the two youngest resident scholars, Leander J Ceiston and Dominic Evan.The prayer service included the prayers from all the religions which were read by stidents . An extract from the Bhagwat Gita was read by Mohd. Saqlain. Different aspects of the personality of Mahatma Gandhi which reflect his simplicity and made him the Father of the Nation , were explained by the Principal MrC.McFarland .

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Constantia Day 2015

Collage Constantia Day 2015

La Martiniere College celebrated its 170th year of the commencement of  formal classes  in the Constantia Building .Mrs Rana Safvi, an eminent blogger and a noted writer, was the guest of honour who addressed the assembly and presented her views regarding the importance  of Constantia and its legacy in the lives of all Martinians.

The day also witnessed the release of the College Annual magazine “Constantia”.

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Founder’s Day Celebrations

Founders Day 2015

The celebration commenced with the laying of wreaths at the tomb of our Founder Major General Claude Martin. Wreaths were laid by the dignitaries present  which included our Former Principal Mr. Elton deSouza,  Principal Mr Carlyle McFarland , and Vice Principal Mr. Peter Collins .This was followed by a Chapel service conducted by our Principal. The service included Hymns and prayers. The Choir of La Martiniere Girls college presented the Hymn, What a Faithful God. The choir of La Martiniere College presented a Hymn, Let Freedom Ring.  The Founder’s Day address was delivered by Reverend Father Donald H.R. D’Souza, is the Chancellor and Spokesman of the Catholic Diocese Lucknow.

In the evening the Founder’s Day Variety Entertainment programme in English was held . This included dances , skits and choir performances by the students of the Junior school campus. An Operetta  named ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat ‘ was presented by the students of the Constantia campus.

In accordance with the Will of Our Founder a feast was given and a silent toast was raised by our Principal  in memory of our Founder Major General  Claude Martin.

 

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Grateful Nation, Proud School

CELEBRATIONS IN HONOUR OF THE ALUMNI OF LA MARTINIERE COLLEGE, LUCKNOW DECORATED BY THE PRESIDENT FOR GALLANTRY IN INDEPENDENT INDIA.

The College organized a programme to honour the old boys of our school for their bravery and contribution towards the defence of our country. The Chief Guest for the morning’s programme was the Chief of the Indian Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha. A parade was presented by the three wings of the N.C.C (army , navy and air ) , the Rovers , the Scouts and the  cubs of our school . The parade was commanded by Mohd. Saqlain. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha took the salute. This was followed by the presentations and citations about the lives and achievements of the  war veterans who were being honoured .The following are the names of the war veterans , who were honoured – (Late)Wing Commander Eric Pushong ,(Late) Wing Commander Trevor Keelor , Flight Lt. Alfred Tyrone Cooke, Air Mashal Denzil Keelor , Air Vice Marshal Perminder Singh and Commodore  Arvind Singh. The war heroes were presented tokens of appreciation for their contribution. Mrs Patricia Keelor accepted the token on behalf of her late husband, Air Marshal Trevor Keelor. All the war heroes addressed the boys . Air Mashal Denzil Keelor spoke at length about the vital  significance of the Gnat Fighter plane during the time of the Indo-Pak war .

This was followed by a brief address by Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha.The programme on East Terrace of Constantia concluded with a  Vote of Thanks by our Vice-Principal , Mr.Collins.

The platform party then moved towards the newly renovated Memorial Hall. A Tablet containing the names of the alumni  being recognized, was unveiled by Mrs Patricia Keelor.

This was followed by the inauguration of the  Memorial Park. The newly acquired Gnat Fighter Plane was also officially handed over to the College. Air Marshal Denzil Keelor again addressed the gathering and spoke about the importance of the Gnat towards the defence of India.

In the evening, the programme commenced with a Chapel Service in honour of the alumni who were being felicitated. The Chapel service consisted of hymns and readings chosen especially for this occasion. This was followed by a formal dedication of the Fourth Dormitory.

Later that evening the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh , Mr Akhilesh Yadav and his wife, Mrs Dimple Yadav, Member of Parliament, came to our school as Chief Guests . The combined bands of the Airforce and Army presented a wonderful selection of music. This was followed by a ‘Concert of Strings’ – a presentation by the Vienna University Orchestra. Mr Vijay Upadhaya, an old boy of our college  directed the orchestra. Mr. Akhilesh Yadav addressed the college and lauded the efforts and contribution of our Principal , Mr. McFarland.

The programme ended with a lavish dinner, hosted  by the Alumni of our college, in honour of our war heroes.

 

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Teams for Inter-Martiniere Meet

The respective teams have been announced for debate, football and swimming for the Inter-Martiniere Meet going to be held in Kolkata this year. The following are the team leaders:-

DEBATING TEAM:-

Captain- Raghav Kohli

Vice- Captain- Devansh Jolly

Secretary- Mrs Badgel

FOOTBALL TEAM:-

Captain- Mohd. Kamran

Vice-Captain- Abbas Javed

Secretary- Mr K. N. Singh

SWIMMING TEAM:-

Captain- Ahmad Faraz Jafri

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AISC- Zonal Basketball Tournament

AISC- Zonal Basketball Tournament was held at St. Fedelis College. A total of 28 teams participated in the tournament. Under the leadership of Anmol Gupta (Cap.) La Martiniere College was awarded the Runner Up Award.

 

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