Long ago on a foggy morning in the year 1984, a young six year old boy from a sleepy nondescript town entered the hallowed gates of the junior school of Wynberg Allen, a boarding school in the hills of Mussoorie. The school was going to be home for the coming twelve years. His father put him here because good educational institutions were non-existent in the hinterland; a sacrifice that also needed courage. He wanted his child to grow-up in a good environment where there would be all-round development.
With time the young lad got into the daily routine of a boarding school. It was Mrs Mishra who spotted his knack for craft and kept him busy with assignments. There was no hurry, they lived life in the very heart of nature with a stream flowing by. Studies, games, activities, exeats, friends, Diwali, Christmas, etc. were all a part of school life. The child absorbed much and moved to senior school where his talent for craft kept him busy with class decorations, art rooms, etc. Even though he was not an art student, Mr. Mishra the art teacher could sense his interest and latent talent, he was offered multiple assignments on the side-lines to hone his skills. The art teacher loved his creative instincts and to the child’s amazement offered him the chairman’s prize for art if he could do a few projects related to art and craft.
The child now all grown-up was appointed school captain, he served his Alma Matter well with all fairness and devotion and while doing this could not find the time to fulfil the terms for the chairman’s prize.
While in Delhi life took a different turn and after failing on all fronts in life he sat down to do what he did best…create objects with his own hands… and the rest is history.
This boy is your very own Anand Prakash, He has lately designed a range of souvenirs for Wynberg Allen School and more are on the anvil. He takes this opportunity to thank WAS and its devoted teachers for making him what he is…Life for him has come a Full Circle!
The above souvenirs are available at the school.