Thank you Miss Lutter...

The day Miss Lutter, our founder Principal, taught us a magic of the word “Thank you.” Rarely if ever do we acknowledge, taking them for granted, those who help us in our daily chores.
The school bus driver who brought us to school was one such person. The man had been doing his duty day in and day out and we as passengers took no notice of him – nor he of us - until the day Miss Lutter told us to use the magic word Thank You – and it did have magic. It affected him and us girls in a very positive manner.
In her own quiet way Miss Lutter had taught us the art of expressing appreciation.
To this day I remember to thank whoever gives me a helping hand especially those who do the thankless routine jobs!
I for ever shall remember the day when Miss Lutter taught us the value of the world “Thank You”

Thank you Miss Lutter

‚ÄčThe two week long excursion...

The two week long excursion to Ajanta/Ellora on which we visited nearly one and half dozen places including Agra, Bhopal, Sanchi, Bombay for a measly Rs. 200/- when two second class bogies served as our big caravan homes throughout – a style a traveling which was fun and adventure and a cost which all could affordThe two week long excursion to Ajanta/Ellora on which we visited nearly one and half dozen places including Agra, Bhopal, Sanchi, Bombay for a measly Rs. 200/- when two second class bogies served as our big caravan homes throughout – a style a traveling which was fun and adventure and a cost which all could afford!

The nourishing and rejuvenating cup of coffee with delicious snacks sent to Indira Bhavan Hostel during Senior Cambridge Examinations we all believed they were straight from Miss Emma’s kitchen so that we could keep awake and study for that extra hour after dinner. It is a different matter that some of us asked to be woken up so that having enjoyed the cup of coffee and snacks we could go back to sleep

The nourishing and rejuvenating cup of coffee with delicious snacks sent to Indira Bhavan Hostel during Senior Cambridge Examinations we all believed they were straight from Miss Emma’s kitchen so that we could keep awake and study for that extra hour after dinner. It is a different matter that some of us asked to be woken up so that having enjoyed the cup of coffee and snacks we could go back to sleep

MANDIRA KAPOOR

Small things leave..

Small things leave big impact, when we were in p2 or p3, one day in assembly saw two apples lying on Miss Lutter's table. Our little minds wondered what those apples were doing there when one Jija came and asked Miss Lutter 'can I have an apple ?' 'no you cannot' Miss Lutter denied vehemently. Soon another Jija came and said' Miss Lutter , please may i have an apple?' 'yes you may' said Miss Lutter. This is how she taught us the difference between asking and requesting. 

…. I’m so proud of MGD school and all memories, most of which are still so vivid in my mind, even little happenings, as if like a picture where we are still running after the butterflies in the rose garden.”
……I still feel extremely attached to Miss Lutter, teachers, even the building, my pals my juniors and seniors, all those I knew, even the old staff. I’ll never ever forget those days. It’s very difficult to express my deep rooted love for my school in words.
Memories of MGD will always be treasured in my heart

Love is an Ocean of Emotions

Oh! What a day it was! Diamond Jubilee. Over Sixty years, faces may have wrinkled, bodies may have bloated, hair may have peppered but the hearts of all the Ex.-MGDians were still young fLuttering, thumping with such abandon! It was a picture worth freezing, framing and preserving as a still!! It was “back to school” for over 500 Ex-MGDians. It was such a memorable reunion and the icing on the cake was provided by the ‘Ex-MGD Teachers’ and the NRI MGD birds’ who flew in over seven seas to roost at the MGD nest!! All the hugs embraces, kisses and heart beats cannot express the happiness and pangs of thrill of meeting each over after so long! There were outburst of laughter and shrieks on recognizing long-lost friends. It is so truly said, “Love is an Ocean of Emotions.”

Diamond Jubilee celebration...

While on flight from Bombay to Jaipur for Diamond Jubilee celebration we were talking of our memories of MGD when suddenly a voice from behind said – “are you from MGD?” Turned out even she was an MGDian going for the celebrations. We had never met before but we bonded as if we knew each other for a long time.

For me, as soon as I stepped inside the school premises, it was like a time warp, being transported back when I was in school uniform. The memories just flowed non-stop as one walked around. It was magic! We all become like giggle school girls while taking a tour of the school. At one point when we saw the coolers in the hostel’s, we were envious of the current luxury, but as an after thought we all said nah… in unison. We had it good and no regrets. Some things were just the same, as we remembered. But what we seemed to Miss. (I can speak of the 70’s and probably the earlier batches) was Miss Lutter was has made MGD what it is today, of course Miss Emma too. How we used wait for her to cook up a Western meal!

The festivities were in full form. Everyone, giving bear hugs. Screaming with joy at meeting some after 30 years. Meeting up with the teachers of our era was even more exciting. Reminding them Miss you know… On seeing, Rajmata Sahiba still as graceful as ever. My memory of her in flashback, when she came to school in the morning straight from riding, in breaches and boots walking around talking to us. Those were the days.

For 3 days and nights it was constant chat of old times, bonding was instant even though we were meeting straight after school. Everyone was still a true MGDian at heart

SHEELA ROY

WHEN THE CLOCK TURNED AROUND

One had to believe the sheer energy, enthusiasm and exhilaration which were palpable at the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of dear MGD and specially the ‘Ball’ on the 20th December night with the diamond and glitter theme which bedazzled all present that night and Lunch at the Jaimahal Hotel on the 21st December; with vibrant colored sarees of Lehariyas, Bandhnies and Mothras, the ethnic Rajasthan theme brought alive 60 glorious years spent together with laughter and tears.

USHA SINGH

SEPIA MEMORIES

When I sang Yadain at the Golden Jubilee function on the 28th January 1994, I am told that there were many “moist eyes” and “lumps in the throat”; but when I was practicing I saw tears streaming down the cheeks of one of the present student. For me it was an unforgettable experience for it transported one back in time, to the year 1949 when my cousin Indira Kotah and I had just joined MGD

BHAVNA KAPOOR(VAISH)

I remember being up

Exactly twenty-five years ago, I remember being up on the front school terrace with Anju Jain, the Head girl and Cetna Shah, the Vice President of the School council for the ritual flag hoisting ceremony on the 26th of January. Shivering both due to the biting cold and the excitement of being on the terrace by ourselves in an area normally out of bounds, there is a moment in time frozen in my memory. As the flag was unfurled to the rousing notes of the bugle, I found myself looking squarely feeling totally invincible. Now that I look back, I think that arrogance at sixteen came from the confidence instilled by the years at MGD and the exhilaration of believing we were the best. Standing at that height, nothing seemed impossible and the world really did seem to lie at our fee

MADHULIKA TRIPATHI

Happy Days Spent

back in time to those happy days spent in MGD

a wonderful success

 it was ‘a wonderful success’ and writes further. “I as an old girl had a super time… The MGD. Spirit was very much prevalent in all the function! Thanks Kamala Jija for the very brilliant and original song that brought tears to our eyes with all its nostalgic memories… 

Ms. Menaka Singh (1981) who teaches Geography at Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya writes: “Being at MGD again to celebrate the Golden Jubilee was fun!” The whole event was a great combination of nostalgia and revelry. So many MGDians.

There were moments of laughter and hilarity, some of serious business. There was singing and dancing and clapping and shouting and of course, reminiscing. There were the quiet, thoughtful moment-when we paid homage to the person who breathed life into a great idea – Miss Lutter.

“Thanks to every person who healed to make the occasion so enjoyable”. 

Golden Jubilee..

Being at MGD again to celebrate the Golden Jubilee was fun!” The whole event was a great combination of nostalgia and revelry. So many MGDians.

There were moments of laughter and hilarity, some of serious business. There was singing and dancing and clapping and shouting and of course, reminiscing. There were the quiet, thoughtful moment-when we paid homage to the person who breathed life into a great idea – Miss Lutter.

“Thanks to every person who healed to make the occasion so enjoyable”.

Golden memories...

The brilliance of the glorious days I spent in MGD will never grow dim with me. How can I ever forget even one of those special assemblies and functions held every now and then.

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