The prize winners are assembled. Teachers and students go through the agenda one last time.
As the guests slowly arrive, the excitement grows. Several of them are alumni, seeing their school stirs up memories of their childhood.
R. Sundararajan, former chairman and managing director, Indian Bank is one of them. The school always laid emphasis on discipline, language and mathematics. This helped me excel, he says. Another old student, popular writer S. R. G. Sundaram, presents a poetic play. An alumni association is inaugurated.
A special address is given by Mylapore MLA R. Nataraj.
Soon, it is time to disburse. They leave, with a spring in their step and a tune in their heart.