GUWAHATI, Jan 5 - A book of 37 articles written by a group of the 1974 matriculation batch of St Mary’s Higher Secondary School, was released by litterateur Arup Kumar Dutta at a programme held at Vivekananda Kendra here on Sunday evening.
The book, titled Reveries: Autumnal Musings of Batch ’74 St Marians, Guwahati, is divided into eight sections – philosophy, innovation, real life, nostalgia, travel, education, money matters and humour.
Snigdha Menon Das, an alumna of the school, had brought together all the contributors from across the world by opening a WhatsApp group in July 2016.
Releasing the book, Dutta appreciated its cover saying that it reminded him of Japanese art. He praised the stylistic writing and indomitable spirit of each and every member who contributed in the book, and said that he found a spark of creative imagination in all the different articles.
Ranjita Choudhury, who presided over the book release programme, said, “The book is a symbol of unity in the midst of great diversity of Batch 74. It is an outcome of discipline, management skill, adherence to procedural hierarchy among persons, team work and empowerment through technological acceptance,” she said.
Sister Catherine, Principal of St Mary’s HS School, who was the guest of honour, appreciated the batch and their endeavour, and encouraged them to continue their good work. Snigdha Menon Das read out goodwill messages from alumni from across the globe who could not make it to the programme. Mintu Kalita delivered the vote of thanks and mentioned each and every person who contributed towards the creation of the book.