My time at Sanawar passed swiftly, filled by a sense of purposeful learning.
There is an exceptional beauty to the place – one that is shared by my own country, Bhutan. In Sanawar, amongst the lush hills of Kasauli, the Himalayan mountains and the crisp air – in it’s essence, fragrant pine and deodar; I had found a true home away from home.
In the diverse company of our school, varying cultures and countries, we learnt that our affinities are far greater than our differences and my lasting, most enduring friendships remain with those that I have met at Sanawar. I am forever grateful to my friends and teachers for the wonderful memories.
As Sanawarians, we immersed ourselves in the invigorating spirit of our institution - aspiring to virtue, knowledge and creative potential. To aim for academic success with equal devotion to creative arts and sports, according to the individual’s talents and passion.
Indeed we all shared an eagerness to learn about life with much delight and openness, afforded by the strong sense of community and because of the holistic possibilities offered by the school.
The values of resilience, compassion and hard work have been instilled in us with firm emphasis on humility and strength.
It is most certainly true that Sanawar has favored us an indelible gift; to make a valuable difference in the world, always with integrity, to persevere, to give but to never give in.
Her Majesty Jetsun Pema Wangchuck
Queen of Bhutan
Brig Rambir Singh Mann VSM (OS79) from Mechanised Infantry has been approved for the rank of Major General.
Brig Kulpreet Singh (OS79) from Armoured Corps has been approved for the rank of Major General.
Congratulations from the OS Fraternity.
Gagandeep Singh Bedi (OS84) - Fortis Healthcare Ltd has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of company at its meeting held on 24 Sep 2014, has appointed Gagandeep Singh Bedi as Chief Financial Officer of the Company with immediate effect.
My Exchange to India
By Natasha France
No amount of time spent in a classroom could possibly have taught me as much as my time in India. I’ve learnt about diversity, how to bargain, and a surprising amount about myself.
Since I can remember, there have been two things that I knew I wanted in my life; travel & adventure, and a baby sister. Vani, you may be six months older than me, but you are the best sister I could have imagined. Plus, you came with an adventure. You have been kind, helpful, and always full of laughs and you made this experience all the more lovely. You are forever welcome in the France household in Johannesburg, just as I know I will be welcomed warmly into your home again someday when I return.
The Singh family did an excellent job of showing me some of India. During S.O.P. I stayed at Vani’s house in Karnal and also visited Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. I was also fortunate enough to spend a few exciting days in Rishikesh and visited Dehradun on the way back.
I have never boarded before, so getting into the routine here proved to be quite difficult at first, but I eventually got used to it with the help of my dorm mates.
There are some small things that will come to mind in the future when I recall my time at Sanawar, like warm cocoa at night and learning Indian dance for the Vindhya house show with some of the best friends I have made here.
I really struggled at first to learn the names here. Even now, as I’m about to go home, my pronunciation of some of them is far away from correct – I am so sorry about that, but I really am trying!
With my time at Sanawar coming to an end, I am starting to realize that leaving is going to be even more difficult than I had imagined. I owe a huge thank you to Mr. Vasisht for accommodating my stay in this beautiful school.MrsRishi for organizing my stay and trips to Shimla and Kasauli, And to Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Murray on my school, Roedean’s side for allowing me this opportunity.Also Mrs. Jhingan and Mrs. Shonu for all the help along the way.
To the other exchanges that I met here, I am so glad that our exchange programmes overlapped, giving me the opportunity to meet you guys. Thank you for the hours of fun and the fond, shared memories. I hope to see you again soon.
Lastly, to the friends I have made here, for helping me settle in and teaching me to be as Sanawarian as I possibly can, and for teaching some Hindi; mujhe tum se pyaarhai. I will miss you more than I can say. Thank you for a grand two months. I will be seeing you when I come back someday. I know that I will.
Roedean School, Johannesburg, South Africa
With deep regret I wish to inform that Abhey Yog Raj (HBD 59) passed away on 4 Sep 2014. He had a stroke early this year and apparently never recovered from it. He leaves behind his wife, Neera & daughters Sonali & Smita (both Sanawarians). I pray God gives them courage & strength to bear this irreplaceable loss. May God rest his soul in peace. RIP
(Amarjit S. Butalia HBD '59)
Heartfelt Condolences from the OS fraternity.
With profound grief I wish to inform you that Bhupinder Nath Kaul. (OS 70) passed away on 7 Aug 2014 in USA. Bhupi Kaul was great sportsman , fine gymnast and a very good boxer. He played cricket ,soccer and hockey along with me from Colts to First Eleven House matches.A good human being, kind hearted and very handsome guy! He was junior dormitory prefect and was very popular.
Our sympathies with his family. May Almighty give them the strength to bear this loss.Rest in Peace dear friend!
OS H 1970
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