On a cold winter morning in the month of decemeber while on a usual morning walk a small thought crossed my mind and the thought was a thought until i didn’t take it seriously .The thought was having a re-union of my primary school classmates with whom i had lost touch around twenty eight years back .I said to myself that this would be a task which has to be accomplished at any cost and set out of the home .Normally we have re-unions of highschool and college mates but we have not seen or heard of primary school re-union very frequently .This was a pepping factor for me and the journey began with a handful of friends with whom i was in touch all these years .
We formed a whatsapp group with eight members on day one and the journey ,looking out for friends started who were scattered all over the globe .In this age of internet , we scouted for the names on all the social media and to our luck that didn’t work out as per our expectations yet we didn’t loose our hearts.I was accompanied by Umesh-a good friend of mine in this journey who had the same passion ,same thought process which made the task easier .Though initially ,our focus was to get only the boys on board i came across two girls names as i had contacts with their brothers .Slowly the group started building up and in a week time the group count rose to 20 people from nowhere .Then the miracle happened .
I got MKT Narayan on board after a bit of struggle easily .
Oh !! man , what a chap is he .He had more passion than me and umesh in searching people and all three of us connected instantly.We three devised plans and stratergies to get everyone on board .Before Narayan came on board ,the chances of finding all the classmates was very bleak as it was a time consuming process but with the energy
he bought into the team the effort started paying with the result .We were a team of fourty seven students in 1987-88 and unfortunately we had lost two people who are no more in this world.The target was to find 45 people and we were midway when Narayan entered into the fray .
Now the real test started as we were finding it difficult to track the people by their first name on internet and social media and suddenly someone popped up an autograph book which we had written 28 years back when we had parted ways to join high school .This acted as a catalyst and we got two more people on board after we found the
right name .At this juncture more or less all the boys of the class room were there on board and the tough nuts to crack was the girls as they were neither in touch with any of the class mates nor their social media presence was noticeable .
Me and Narayan were hellbent on getting people and we started on the journey of going direct to the people house where they stayed 28 years back .On a search mission we went to a girl’s house named Vidyavathi and she was dumb struck when we introduced ourselves as the alumni of the school.The joy ,happiness which was seen on her face
is still rebounding in the mind.This girl was a bundle of joy for us as she took the mantle and charge of the group .We were in the last leg of our journey of finding people but with Vidya entering the team , tremors were felt across the globe as she made an effort which brought two more members into the group and thus the mission of searching people ended .