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St.Paul’s school alumni create a record for Largest school reunion

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St. Paul’s High School Belagavi which was founded in 1856 now holds the World record for the largest school reunion in the world.

As many as 3638 past students and teachers gathered at the St.Paul’s school ground in Camp to create a history of sorts.

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There were alumni from the batch of
1948 as well. It was a place for rejoicing and meeting old school friends.

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The event was organised to mark the glorious accomplishment of the school completing 160 years, the alumni have set out to repay its alma-mater by setting a world record for the highest number of ex-students attending a school reunion.

paulites-reunionThis record was not been broken for the last 10 years even after several attempts by various other institutes around the world was at 3299.

3638 Ex-students (Paulites), old teachers and staff from the batch of 1943 to 2016 of St Paul’s school came together in past students alumni meet and set new Guinness world record of biggest re-union by breaking previous record of 3299 ex-students re-union held by Stadium school of Washington, USA in 2006.

The independent adjudicators of the events who were professional chartered accountants verified the number of alumni present.

 

 

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59 COMMENTS

  1. VOW THAT’S GREAT,WE EXPECTED THIS,I M REALLY HAPPY & PROUD TO SAY THAT I’M A PAULITE OF 86 BATCH,THANKS TO ALL THE PRINCIPALS,TEACHERS,STAFF MEMBERS,ALL THE PAULITES, ESPECIALLY MY 86 BATCH,ADMINS PAPPU,VIRAJ,UTTAM,SIRISH & ABOVE ALL MY PARENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN CARE & ALSO OUR ALMA MATER TO MAKE THIS EVENT A SUCCESS,CHEER BOYS CHEER,CHEER THE BLUE & GOLD, HAIL TO THEE O ST PAUL’S,HIP HIP HURRAY

  2. I ANEES MOHAMED KADE OF 86 BATCH FEELING VERY HAPPY TO HEAR THIS AND I M PROUD TO BE A PAULITE,THANKS TO ALL THE PAULITES,ESPECIALLY MY BATCH, AND SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR ADMINS PAPPU,VIRAJ,UTTAM, SIRISH FOR MAKING THIS EVENT A SUCCESS,KUDOS TO ST PAUL’S, CHEER BOYS CHEER

  3. Yes I came, marked my attendance, and became part of history in the making. WoW it was an electrifying moment , at the time of the count and the subsequent declaration of the total world beating no. Had a few hours to roam the streets wearing the School colours , and Paulites were every where I went , on the streets, the hotels, the old haunts, felt so proud wearing the School T shirts and meeting random ex paulites . All the batches had their celebration parties lined up . A day like this we might not see again for a long long time at St Pauls. Cheer Boys Cheer

  4. Boy !!!! I was happy & proud to be present in person on Dec.17,2016 on the ground of our St.Paul’s High School,Belgavi(Belgaum) to witness the Guiness Book of World record breaking Attempt of the Reunion of the Ex Alumni of our school who had gathered for this occasion. Indeed the event was a great success in as many as 3638 ex. students were marked/counted officially present on one day,at one time and on one occasion on our school ground,which qualified as a Record in the Guiness Book of World Record. Kudos to the organisers who toiled hard and made this event a grand success. Cheer-Boys-Cheer !!!!! Jan M. Shaikh. ( Ex-Alumnus Batch of 1953)

  5. Boy !!! I was happy to be there in person on Dec. 17,2016 on the grounds of our St. Paul’s High School,Belgavi(Belgaum) for the Guiness Book of World record breaking event of the the Reunion of The Ex-Alumni of our school from the Years1943 to 2016(Yr. of passing). Kudos to the Organisers who have toiled Hard to make this event such a big .success. Cheer-Boys-Cheer !!!!! Jan M. Shaikh (Ex-Alumnus Batch of 1953).

  6. Great Uday.
    We all should be proud that we could pass out from the portals of this great school.
    Kudos to the core committee and also to all the nominated representatives batch wise. All have put in the efforts to do their best possible in convincing their batch mates to register and ensure that they are physically present.
    A great feat for Belgaum and country India.
    We all could gather meet and have a good time after the announcement of the records
    We could meet our teachers who have made us what we are today. regards to them .We missed the teachers who are up there blessing us always to aim high and achieve.
    The figure is not an easy task for any other school to attempt. The record will remain unbroken for may a years to come.
    Thank you St Paul’s Highschool , teachers and all the supporting staff and all my fellow Paulites .
    Cheer Boy cheer ..

  7. Great Uday.
    We all should be proud that we could pass out from the portals of this great school.
    Kudos to the core committee and also to all the nominated representatives batch wise. All have put in the efforts to do their best possible in convincing their batch mates to register and ensure that they are physically present.
    A great feat for Belgaum and country India.
    We all could gather meet and have a good time after the announcement of the records
    We could meet our teachers who have made us what we are today. regards to them .We missed the teachers who are up there blessing us always to aim high and achieve.
    The figure is not an easy task for any other school to attempt. the record will remain unbroken for may a years to come.
    Thank you St. Paul’s HighSchool , teachers and all the supporting staff and all my fellow Paulites .
    Cheer Boy cheer ..

  8. Great Uday.
    We all should be proud that we gould pass out from theportals of this great school.
    Kudos to the core committee and also to all the nominated representatives batch wise. All have put in the efforts to their best possible in convincing their batch mates to register and ensure that they are physically present.
    A great feat for Belgaum and country India.
    We all could gather meet and have a good time after the announcement of the records
    We could meet our teachers who have made us what we are today. regards to them .We missed the teachers who are up there blessing us always to aim high and achieve.
    The figure is not an eary task for any other school to attempt.will remain unbroken for may a years to come.
    Thank you St pauls Highschool , teachers and all the supporting staff and all my fellow Paulites .
    Cheer Boy cheer ..

  9. I am proud to a part of St Paul’s Paulit to attend the world record for largest reunion of our school on its 160 Celebration
    Cheer Boys Cheer

  10. Proud moment to be a part of the great achievement. And creating history and setting up the Guinness world record of biggest re-union by breaking previous record of 3299 and holding the present record of 3638 paulites for the re-union. Cheer Boys Cheer ………….Glory of St. Paul’s.

  11. Shrinivas M. Kabbe – 1976 Batch

    It was an honor to be a part of the great event. My gratitude to the Principal, Teachers, the organizing team, the staff, my esteemed batch mates and all the participating Paulites. A unique moment that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. Thanks to all! Three Cheers for St. Paul’s!!!

  12. Irfan J Sayed – 1994 Batch.

    It was an honor to be a part of the great event. I truly express my gratitude to the Principal, Teachers, all the organizing team and the participating Paulites. Thanks to all! Three Cheers for St. Paul’s!!!

  13. Cheer Boys Cheer!!!!
    Rayasam Harish student
    LKG 1971 -72 .
    2nd std to 7th std 1979..
    9th std 1980 1981. Classes ATTENDED
    Very lucky to be part of the World record event..
    Special Words to great Teachers Mr Pansare Mrs Mareline Mr Dhareshwar Mrs Siddinanawar , Miss Siganoporia SiganoPaul’s ‘Mrs Paul’s my UKG Teacher . Cheer Boys Cheer Hail St Paul’s

  14. My family were Paulites Boarders ex Africa like me many ex Gulf Paulities 3 Generations my batch 1974. Proud to have read this faboulous clip and would really want to be part of this 160 year old insitution that taught me the journey of Life

  15. Ahmed Mukhtar Kazi batch 1967. Proud to be polite. We are the boys of St. Pauls, hip hip hurrah. Always share my experience with my children also polite for a very short time. Good luck and best wishes to all for many many years to come.

  16. Proud to be the part of this great reunion.Hearty thanks to the organizers of the function for giving us the opportunity to meet all our old batch mates and our teachers

  17. I was PROUD to be part of a WONDERFULLY EMOTIONAL Day yesterday, at my ALMA MATER – St. Paul’s High School, Belgaum, to CREATE & set a NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD for the LARGEST GATHERING of STUDENTS & STAFF (both PAST & PRESENT)!! CONGRATULATIONS to all the JESUIT FATHERS, the STAFF & STUDENTS (both PAST & PRESENT), the COMMITTEE MEMBERS & the BATCH REPRESENTATIVES who have MADE THIS HAPPEN !! PROUD to be a PAULITE… For LIFE !! CHEER BOYS CHEER

  18. Feel blessed to be a student of this great institution. All the Paulites,teachers,PBW team,My batch mates made this a cherishable day in my life,Long live my Alma Mater.

  19. Hearty congratulations all the students for breaking the earlier records. I am proud of my one co – brother Mr. M. B. Goral Sir who have served for this prestigious Institute.

  20. Congratulation to all the Paulites present to make this record happen Regret on having missed this great event.
    Paulite 1987 batch

  21. Great indeed are your works O Lord….
    Finally we put St Paul’s in the book of guniess world record… What else do we need… This is the greatest gift for us from our Alma mater…..

  22. It was great pleasure to be a commander for green house when the school completed 125 years I cherished every moments there
    I am thankful to our teachers seniors especially juniors for making it great success
    Now wishin good luck and congratulations for completing 160 years and looking forward for 175th anniversary

  23. 160 yrs of St. Paul’s High School Reunion Attempted & Broken the Guinness World 3648 Paulite’s Attended & Achieved it Awesome !!!
    (Y) was lucky and blessed to be a part of this great feat. thank you all each and every one .

  24. Overwhemingly happy to be a part of our great school and now this record. Congratulations to all and a big thanks to people who have worked hard to make it possible. Dr. Michael Dasilva 1977 Batch

  25. Blessed to be part of this achievement by St Paul’s. Cheer boys Cheer. This day will be remembered, for a long time. Thank you Organisers, Principal, Teachers and Friends.

  26. If there is any REGRET in Life, it will be THIS, for not having made it to the event. CHEER BOYS CHEER.

  27. If there will be a regret in a life, it will be this one. For not having made it to the GRAND REUNION.
    *LONG LIVE ST. PAULS*

  28. We all the students of St Paul’s have always felt proud to be Paulites.But today it makes us feel extraspecial for such a big achievement.

  29. A real very proud achievement for the paulites. Just reflects the love the boys have for their school. Proud moment for the paulites to have made it to the guiness records.

  30. Gr8…..the most important thing in the alumni meet is the interest taken by the ex students and the support given by their teachers /students….Gr8….going…need to take the Batton forward….cheers….n gud luck…..

  31. Congratulations ,Paulites,you did it ! Warm wishes from me ,aTeacher at St. Paul’s from 1954—1962 .God bless all Paulites and the Jesuit Community who sowed seeds of the best education around India and the world .Cheer boys cheer ,cheer the blue an gold.!

  32. Congratulations Jesuit Fathers, Staff and Students…past and present…..Paulites worldwide! What a unique achievement! I applaud the organizers of this great event!
    I am so happy and proud to have been a part of St. Paul’s Sunbeam Nursery from 1983 to 2004. Wonderful memories!
    Greetings and good wishes to all gathered there to celebrate this joyous occasion. May the Glory of St. Paul’s spread far and wide!

  33. Congratulations Jesuit Fathers, Staff and Students… past and present, ….Paulites worldwide! What a unique achievement! I applaud the organizers of this great event! I am so proud and happy to have been a part of St. Paul’s Sunbeam Nursery from 1983 to 2004.
    Greetings and good wishes to all gathered there to celebrate this joyous, one of a kind event!

  34. Rock On ..Dear Paulites ! What an amazing feat and Proud to be a band of the blue and gold and red and green !Watched the live streaming on skype from across the world .MEGA REUNION FOR 175 YEARS ?
    Suraj Miranda 1996 Batch, Green House

  35. I am studying in 8th standard I feel proud of my school breaking world record…All teachers are good and supportive..thanks to all paulites for making it happen..Nischal Patil 8th std A division

  36. I congratulate each and every paulite,ex teachers principals, and every one else,who helped make it a success. Cheer boys cheer!

  37. Congrats to all the teachers and past / present students of st Paul’s for creating history today.well done guys and enjoy.cheer boys cheer.socky (Socorro)soares77. Cheers

  38. CONGRATULATIONS
    Cheer boys cheer …………….Glory of St Pauls. It was a well organised Re union. Sincere Thanks to the Jesuit Fathers , Respected Teachers ,Team Members, who made the function a huge success and all the paulites who were part of it.

  39. Congratulations and celebrations ….to all the paulites who have made it possible..great job guys now we are the new record holders..wow..Thanks to Almighty for helping us create this new record…

  40. Cheer Boys Cheer ………….Glory of St. Paul’s
    Extremely delighted for all Paulities for recording history on an auspicious day – 160 Years
    Congratulations Jesuit Fathers, Respected Teachers and all my brother Paulites………….

    Ivan S. D’Souza
    Paulite – 1986

  41. Great achievement. It only goes to show what a lasting impression the school has had on the alumni over these years.

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