By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 12 Jul: The 31st Death Anniversary of School Founder and President the Late Col Shashi Shumshere JB Rana was observed with deep gratitude and reverence at Cambrian Hall, here, today. Krishna Shumshere JB Rana, the President, Sonam Rana, Amrita Rana Singh and Shikha Ghildiyal, Members of the Board of Trustees, Dr SC Biala, the Principal, ex-teachers and ex-students, staff and students of classes VIII to XII, friends and relatives of Col Shashi attended the memorial service. Krishna Shumshere JB Rana lit the ceremonial lamp before the portrait of Col Shashi and offered floral tributes. Sonam Rana, Amrita Rana Singh and Shikha Ghildiyal, Members of the Board of Trustees, Dr SC Biala, Principal, Dr RC Uniyal, Vice Principal, Coordinators, School Captains, friends and relatives of Col Shashi also paid floral tributes to the late founder. The School Choir sang a Bhajan, ‘Vaishnav Jan To’. The priests – three Pandits, Father, and Granthi – offered prayers in the loving memory of the School Founder. The Principal in his homage spoke at length about the early life, education and achievements of Col Shashi. He recounted with gratitude Col Shashi’s selfless services to Cambrian Hall and mentioned that he had nurtured it with great care for 34 long years. Thereafter, two minutes’ silence was observed in the memory of the late President. The atmosphere became very emotional when the School Choir rendered the hymn ‘Abide with me’. The prayer service came to a close with the sounding of the Last Post by the buglers from 4/4 GR.