By -Pia Bakshi,Carmel convent School,Chandigarh:Ma’am Parminder Sarkaria, an ex principal of Vivek High School, is an alumni from Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh. being one of the oldest students, she has numerous nostalgic memories to share.
The phone bell was ringing on the other side of the line and i could feel my heart beat pacing up. i was nervous and also a little intimidated, but it all faded away the moment i heard her warm and welcoming "hello". From that moment on her voice captivated me and i was all ears. when i asked her about her overall experience at Carmel she fondly recalled," Carmel, my alma maler, was the best thing that ever happened to me. being the first batch we were the most pampered lot." She further added," not only were we the pompous and the bossy seniors, but also responsible, as we were the first to represent our schools. cosequently, many high hopes were attached to us."
When asked to sum up Carmel in one single word she jestingly said," well i am speeechless."
All in all it was a pleasure talking to her. this rendevouz has left an imprint on my mind. not only this, but now i see my school with a renewed respect, that will never wither away.