Shimla: As the world awaits the results of the keenly contested Joe Biden – Donald Trump election outcome at the US poll, Kenneth L Juster, USA Ambassador to India took time out to visit the over 150 year old Bishop Cotton School, Shimla (BCS) on Friday.
Mr Juster received BCS gifts of books on the history of the school, including Ruskin Bond’s book ‘Coming Round the Mountain’ which has a picture of BCS on the front cover. He also gave the Director a glass paperweight as a gift from the Embassy.
Mr Juster said; “It is a great treat to visit Bishop Cotton School and experience the impressive history of this institution.”
Director Simon Weale said; “We are privileged that the US Ambassador wanted to visit Bishop Cotton School at such a key moment in American Politics. He is a keen historian with an appreciation of Shimla’s heritage and felt that he must visit the BCS campus as part of his brief stay here”.
BCS is one of the oldest residential boys’ schools in Asia and has played a key part in shaping the development of public schools and education in India as well as producing a host of well-known and successful alumni. The whole event was set up by Old Cottonian – Kanav Monga, the eminent Delhi businessman.
The school has operated a full academic curriculum online since March. Parents have reported that the children have been missing playing sport with their friends and are yearning to get back on campus in Shimla.