CHENNAI: A congregation of over 30 doctors, many of them past students got together to be part of the inauguration of the Don Bosco bicentenary Science Center at Don Bosco School, Egmore, on Wednesday. The guests of honour included Nalli Kuppuswami Chetti, Member of Parliament Paul Manoj Pandian and Dr J S Rajkumar, chairman, Lifeline Hospital, who spoke and appreciated their connection with the school — both as parents of Don Bosco alumni and as old students who found their life moulded for the better with experiences gained.
Nalli Kupuswami Chetti formally inaugurated the new science centre block and took a stroll along with the members of the alumni through the block. It was a moment of joy and recollection of past memories as most of the past pupils, mainly doctors and people from various fields, strolled through the newly-constructed labs and got a lesson of life chemistry at the lab from former teachers of the school. “Back then, the science labs were crude. It would be one Bunsen burner to 10 students to do an experiment, but it’s quite positive to see such good facilities come up in the school, which give students exposure to world class science experiments, and experience the science happening around them,” shared Dr J S Rajkumar, an alumnus from the class of ‘78, reminiscing about old times. The labs that have been built at a cost of five crore, are spread over 12,000 square feet and three floors, comprising a chemistry, biology and physics lab across the complex besides a permanent science exhibition on the third floor, where students will get to touch, feel and experience science exhibits in real life.