Shimla : Making a start under a international student exchange program, two students who studied at Bishop Cotton School, Shimla – a top boarding school in India, are to join up at Marlborough College, one of the oldest public schools in United Kingdom, for a month long visit.
Raghav Gandhi, the former School Captain of BCS, and Manvendra Tomar, his fellow pupil, are the two boys who have been chosen to represent the school at the Marlborough College United Kingdom.
The founder of Bishop Cotton School, Bishop George Edward Lynch Cotton was the Headmaster at the Marlborough College. This program will strengthen the ties between BCS and Marlborough. The boys, who have been chosen, are the first ever-Old Cottonians to attend this program, said KC Anand, a old student of BCS who has facilitated the tie up between the two schools.
These boys earlier represented India, at a student based leadership conference in the United States of America, and were also special invitees for the oath taking ceremony of Barak Obama, which took place in January 2013.
The students will move to London in the beginning of May for this 1 month long program.
Earlier in March, Sam Green and Hugo Wilson who are students of the Marlborough College arrived at BCS for a similar program. They were received at the Headquarters of the Anand group India, by the Chief Minister Vir Bhadra Singh (an old boy of BCS) and other distinguished old Cottonians.
Headmaster RC Robinson and his wife also attended the reception ceremony, and made speeches at the end of the ceremony.
These students are not only representing BCS, but also representing India at large.
Raghav plans to go to the USA after this program as he has been offered admission by the top most engineering colleges in the world, and Manvendra Tomar plans to go the UK for his further studies.