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Seasonal Flower Exhibition by Amar Ujala

Gardener Junior School

Our College participated in the Annual Seasonal Flower Exhibition and stood first in the city. This was possible because of the hardwork done by the college gardners headed by Mr Sunder (Gardener Junior School) and his team comprising of:

1.Mr Sahaj Ram
2.Mr Daya Shankar
3.Mr Ram Prashad
4.Mr. Guddu
5.Mr Shyam Kumar
6.Mr Harish Chandra
7.Mr Devi Dayal

The team worked under the guidance and advice of Mr. Alfred Gomes (House Master Lyons House)

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Cricket tournament

cricket Collage

A Cricket tournament was organized from the 3rd to the 13th of February,2015 at the Cricket Facility of the school. The finals were played between Classes 6-D and 6-F,the former won by 3 runs.
Suryansh Dwivedi 6-D and Aditya Das 6-F were declared the outstanding batsman and outstanding bowler respectively.

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Our Budding Filmstar

Siddharth Garg XI

Siddharth Garg a student of class XI – B acted in a short film – ‘ The Bookseller from the Mountains’ which will premiere at the end of March. The film was shot in Mussoorie by a production company called ‘EDUMEDIA’ other members of the cast include :- Ruskin Bond and Tom Alter.

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Martin Heritage Quiz

Heritage

 

The 2nd Martin Heritage Quiz , Certificates of appreciation was awarded to

Abhishek Tripathi of 8 B, Sami Ahmad of 7 D, Aditya Govind Rao and Divyansh Agarwal of 8 E and Anupam Tiwari and Sarthak Gupta of 9 C
The winning team was Martin House comprising of :-

1) Krishna Rastogi 5 D
2) Gaurav Bisaria 6 B
3) Mudit Rai 7 E
4) Arnav Shankar 8 B

There was a tie for the runner ups position between Cornwallis House and Hodson House.

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Our French Connection

Visitor Pics

Mr.Phillipe Toussaint and Mrs.Barbara Toussaint visited the Constantia campus of La Martiniere College, Lucknow on 3 March, 2015 where they participated in various school activities. They visited the Founder’s tomb, the Chapel and took keen interest in knowing the rich cultural heritage of our school. Mr. Toussaint is also a prime member of the body which studies about the French establishments in various countries some of which date back to the colonial era. He also addressed the students and told them about the French roots in India with special reference to Pondicherry and Major General Claude Martin. Later in the day he shared a small multimedia presentation session with the students of Junior Historians Club in the Middle school library.

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Holi Celebration

Holy Pics

The Staff and students of La Martiniere participated in Holika Dahan organised on the swimming pool field. Mrs A. Srivastava and Mr N. Srivastava (House Master- Hodson House) hosted the event. Mrs A. Srivastava told those gathered about the significance of this occasion. This was followed by the traditional fun filled colour throwing. The day ended with the distrubution of special Thandai, Gujias & chat prepared by the College Kitchen.

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Unveiling of a tablet in the College Hall

La Martiniere College, Lucknow shall be unveiling a tablet in the College Memorial Hall in honour of the War decorated heroes of Independent India. This shall be held on 03 September, 2015.

The date has been chosen to commemorate 50 years of the operation in the Indo-Pak War in which Squadron Leader Trevor Keelor was awarded the VIR CHAKRA for gallantry in the operations in the Chhamb Sector on 3rd September, 1965. It shall be a fitting tribute to his memory for this ceremonyto be held on this day. Sadly Trevor Keelor passed away in 2002. His widow, Mrs Patricia Keelor has accepted our invitation to attend the event and unveil the tablet.

While the contribution of alumni of La Martiniere to the armed forces is significant, the tablet shall only commemorate the three top gallantry awards presented in wartime. These include The Param Vir Chakra, The Maha Vir Chakra and The Vir Chakra.

The awardees in these categories, in chronological order of citation are:

TREVOR KEELOR: Squadron Leader General Duties (Pilot), awarded the VIR CHAKRA for gallantry in the operations in the Chhamb Sector, on 3 September, 1965.

ALFRED TYRONE COOKE: Flight Lieutenant, awarded the VIR CHAKRA for gallantry in the operations in Kalaikunda, Eastern Sector on 7 September, 1965.

DENZIL KEELOR: Squadron Leader General Duties (Pilot),awarded the VIR CHAKRA for gallantry in the operations in the Chhamb Sector, on 19 September, 1965.

HARBANS PERMINDER SINGH: Flight Lieutenant, awarded the VIR CHAKRA for gallantry in Operation Cactus Lily, in the Eastern Sector, on 5 December, 1971.

ARVIND SINGH: Lieutenant, awarded the MAHA VIR CHAKRA for gallantry in Operation Pawan during the IPKF operations in Jaffna Lagoon, Sri Lanka on 21 October, 1987.

In tracing these historical events, it is possible that inadvertent omissions have been made. For this reason, I appeal to all old boys to provide the College with inputs regarding military decorations (both in times of war and peace) for an accurate record to be maintained and for suitable honour to be exhibited for the inspiration of the generations of Martinians to follow. Please publicise this through social media.

All retired and serving officers of the forces are invited for this programme. To facilitate formal invitation, may I request you to kindly leave a message at Facebook page – La Martiniere College, Lucknow or a private message to this status update.

 

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Shooting Star Talent

Gagan Narang

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