The Dedication of the Sesquicentennial Block took place on the 19th December, 2019 at 4.30 p.m. in the Bishop Cotton Girls’ School. The Rt. Rev. Dr. P.K. Samuel , Bishop, Karnataka Central Diocese and Chairman, Board of Management dedicated the block in the presence of the Officers of the Diocese, Members of the Executive & Education Committee of the Karnataka Central Diocese, Members of the Board of Management, Old Cottonians, Staff and students. Mrs. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited was the Guest of Honour. Mrs. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is an alumna of the School and contributed towards the construction.
Dr. Mrs. Lavanya Mithran, Principal unveiled the plaque. Officers of the Diocese and Members of the Board of Management participated in the Service. Mrs. Kiran M. Shaw while bringing greetings passionately recalled her years at School and attributed her success to the firm foundation that was laid at Cottons. Rt. Rev. Dr. P.K. Samuel in his address commended the Diocese on the decisions that are taken to enhance the infrastructure and also to ensure that the Bishop Cotton Schools remain a priority when it comes to holistic education.
There are nine classrooms, faculty and rest rooms. Well ventilated and fitted with state of the art technology, the building stands on par with international standards. The handprints of the 300 students of Std. II adorn the pillars in various artistic forms. The Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes add to the aesthetic beauty of the building.
A new Toilet Block for the Kindergarten and junior school students was dedicated after the dedication of the Sesquicentennial Block. Fitted with baby commodes and health faucets within reach of four year olds and tiled with interesting colourful graphics, the toilets are indeed a beautiful sight.
The annual Christmas programme followed shortly thereafter.
Dr. Mrs. Lavanya Mithran