The true test of a school's worth lies not merely in the success of its students. Perhaps, more importantly, the acid test lies in the answer to the questions…..
That each one of you is a success in your own field, is a 'given'. It goes without saying that every Johnian walks tall….a triple H young man…Head Held High…..with the famous Johnian "attitude" carrying you through each challenge with elan! What very few realise, however, is that the true secret behind your success is that each one of you has imbibed the deep set of values that your school has given you, and that is what makes you truly rare in a world where friendships, loyalty and spirituality are often sacrificed and betrayed on the altar of self interest.
On 19.7.2018, the St. John's Old Boys Association (SJOBA) completed 38 years of its existence. A happy moment indeed !! Celebrations are called for. The new team has taken charge and I wish them all the best for the coming year in leading our Alumni Association which we are all so proud of.
SJOBA has come a long way from the initial 19 members in 1980 to thousands in 2018. The spirit of camaraderie and brotherhood led to the grand success of SJOBA becoming the thriving, vibrant and active association that it is. To strengthen it further, it is essential to recognize and enforce the principle that SJOBA is for the Old Boys. The outgoing team did a great job in the previous year in adhering to the aforesaid principle. I hope the new team can continue with the same. I wish them all the very best and would remind them of the slogan "ask not what SJOBA can do for you; ask what you can do for SJOBA".
Dear Old Boy,
I take this opportunity with profound gratitude and humility as I assume the role of President of SJOBA for the term 2023-2024. It is an honour and privilege to serve you and the association in this capacity and I want to express my heartfelt thanks for entrusting me with this responsibility.
As I step into this role, I am reminded of my own journey in SJOBA which began in 2012. Since then, I have seen it grow and evolve into the cherished alumni that it is today led by remarkable individuals such as our past presidents who have instilled and strengthened the enduring bond that ties us together today.
23rd DEC 2023
St. JOHN'S OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION :
Mr. Shivam Garg, Honorary Secretary
St. JOHN'S HIGH SCHOOL :
St. John's Old Boys Association
c/o St. John's High School, Sector 26, Chandigarh, India, 160019