It was a humid morning in the month of September, in the year 1970 when i took my first nervous steps into "the school", located opposite the now pristine Valluvar Kottam. My father had moved from Calcutta to Chennai (then madras) and I had somehow managed to get admission into "the school" during the mid-term and nervously entered my classroom (6C), to meet new classmates and develop new associations.
The indelible impression which will always remain firmly in my mind and that of many of my former classmates about "the school" was the friendly and almost "motherly" approach to students by the then teachers beginning with our favourite "big miss" or the esteemed and revered Mrs. Y G Parthasarathy or "Rashmi" as she was affectionately known in many circles. This did not mean we did not play pranks or were not reprimanded by our teachers but it was a special relationship and bond, which united the teachers and students in my schooling days and brought the best from us.
Another aspect about "the school" in the earlier days was the all prevailing "sprit" to excel. We were the "underdogs" in those days with some schools having been established earlier flaunting their name and "pedigree". We had to prove ourselves time and again in studies, debates,quizzes and cricket. This we were able to do due to the support and assistance given to us by our teachers and it is matter of abundant pride for all of us to note that we are today recognized as the best school in the country.