Greetings From Councillor Lachhya Gurung
Dear All EGBOSA friends,
I am pleased to hear that our Ex-Gandaki Boarding School Students’ Association (EGBOSA), a Global Network of GBS and GCES alumni is relaunching its official website with the aim of making our great Alumni Global Network stronger with digital means and exchange support for the sake of GBS family Worldwide and humanity. I would like to thank the President and the secretariat team for giving me this great opportunity to express my best wishes to all EGBOSA friends on the relaunching of the EGBOSA official website. I would also like to congratulate the secretariat team and the editorial team for your great efforts and hard work in the relaunching of the new website. I wish every success of it.
I joined the then Gandaki Boys Boarding School in class 8 in January 1979 and left the school in April 1980 to join the British Army. I still have vivid memories of washing dishes, picking eggs in the poultry farm, cleaning hostel toilets, and many more from my days at GBS. Mr. Brian Wood (1979-1980) from New Zealand was our headteacher who was a great sportsman, mountaineer, cheerful, and a true gentleman. I was saddened and shocked when I heard of his untimely tragic death in the avalanche in the Annapurna Himal in October 1980. I want to pay tribute to this great man and I also want to thank all then teachers of GBS for their guidance and tuition. GBS taught me a lot during my short time there, without GBS I would not be where I am today. I am very grateful to GBS and proud to be a Gandakian.
“Global GBS Alumni (EGBOSA) has been doing great humanitarian work since its inception whether it be during the devastating Earthquake in 2015 or during this Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. ”
During this COVID-19 pandemic alone EGBOSA has distributed relief food packages to many needy people, supported many front-line health workers, supplied sanitizer dispensers, gloves, and masks to various hospitals in many parts of Nepal. It was only possible because of our strong Global network, friendship, and unity. We must thank those friends who have collected donations and those who have done a sterling job on the ground.
Finally, I wish all our EGBOSA friends Worldwide, the school Headteacher, all the teachers, staff, and the students a very Happy Dashain and prosperous Diwali 2077. Thank you,
Councillor Lachhya Gurung
London Borough Of Barnet
Posted By , 25 Jul 2016