• Founders Day 2018 started as a not-so-bright morning
  • Down in the centre, waiting for the chief guest to arrive
  • Younger guests walking in to take a seat
  • GM, Northern Railway was this year’s chief guest
  • Flag hoisting happened in a hurry
  • It was time for the school song
  • The march past followed a guard of honour
  • Guides followed the Scouts contingent
  • The school band brought up the tail
  • The band also performed after the march past
  • Mr. Bhatt, our erstwhile teacher, graced the occasion
  • Ganesh Vandana opened the cultural festivities
  • The Principal addressed the school thereafter
  • Patience wears thin after a while of speechmaking
  • Garhwali "Bhullas" presented a dance after the speech
  • Senior girls came next, with their Yoga routine
  • The presentation ended with an emphasis on girl empowerment
  • The JS boys presented a hymn next
  • Prize distribution periodically happened between cultural items
  • Boys School then presented a martial arts display
  • Many enthralling acts were showcased in the BS presentation
  • A Kathak solo performance by Tanushka Pandey followed
  • And then came Qawwali presented by BS - a first in the valley
  • Girls school enthralled us with a Chai Bagan Dance from Assam
  • Another prize distribution break was followed by more Kathak
  • This time, it was a group performance instead of a solo show
  • Kathak was followed by a PT display by Senior Boys
  • Pyramids, headstands, handstands - they did it all
  • The visitors were enjoying every bit of the visual feast
  • Senior girls returned to perform a lilting Doris Day song
  • Junior kids took the valley by a skating storm
  • We had it all going on - fire, smoke, jumpers, sliders!
  • Thereafter came the pretty folk dancers from Girls School
  • Boys School then presented a Bollywood mash centred on Shah Rukh Khan
  • Lots of costume changes, many foot tapping numbers
  • The girls came back to sing a medley of patriotic songs next
  • Junior girls presented the Giddah after some more awards
  • And then, a Grand Finale, with the whole school participating
  • The cultural programme was followed by the Chief Guest’s address
  • A special award were given to Ms. Anuradha Sharma for her service
  • Lastly, Riya Jha, 2018 Boards topper was felicitated for her performance
  • Ms. Sangal (HMGS) brought the curtains down with a vote of thanks

Oak Grove turned 130 on June 1, 2018. As has become customary for a few of us, we were present in Jharipani for our annual pilgrimage to the Alma Mater. Once again, we are privileged and delighted to bring you a recap of the day’s nostalgia.

For everyone who couldn’t be there, here is a look at how the celebrations unfolded. For all those who did attend this year’s festivities, here’s a way to relive the moments 

Although the events of the day spanned a cultural event in the valley, followed by school inspections and inaugurations of various art/craft/science exhibitions in all three schools, this album only covers the Valley Programme this year.

This time, for fun, we’ve experimented with Instagram-like square format photographs, along with a few horizontal frames, instead of the conventional pictures we usually post. We hope you’ll enjoy going through the pictures just as much as we loved spending the day with our beloved Oak Grove!

These photographs are from a trip to Oak Grove School in June 2018. These were posted by Puneet Monga (1991) on the Oak Grove School, Mussoorie Facebook page.

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