SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES' MISSION INSTITUTION

School Activities

1. P.R. Pradhan Merit Award Function 2004 :
 
     The XIVth P.R. Pradhan Merit Award Function was held at Kalimpong Town hall, with much fanfare. All together 165 students who secured first division in the MP (SE) Examination of 2004 were felicitated. Master Sunit Gupta of St. George’s Higher Secondary School and Ms. Priyanka barailly of St. Philomena’s Girls’ Higher Secondary School were conferred the P.P. Pradhan Merit Award for having secured the highest marks amongst the students who secured first division in kalimpong. The programme was flavored with the set of Mount Everest to commemorate the Golden Jubliee of ascension of Mount Everest Mr. Zamling Norgay the son of late Tenzing Norgay was the chief Guest. Mr. Nawang Gombu and Latu Dorjee, among others were the guests of honour. Four Everesteers graced the occasion. The inter School Quiz Competition was held on the same day, organized by the SUMI Alumni Association and sponsored jointly by the B.M.C. and Marda Charity Trust. St. Joseph’s Convent won the Quiz contest followed by Rockvale Academy and SUMI.
2. Independence Day Celebration :
 
     This years Independence Day Celebration had its own significance as far as SUMI is concerned. We geared up for the Independence Day right from the middle of July and Mr. R.D. Lepcha was entrusted the task of preparing our marching contingent. Our staff members M/s Pranav Pariyar, Ganesh Dahal, Dipen Rai were in charge of Mini Division, ‘C’ Division and Inter School Team Football respectively. We presented dances of different communities in our march past. The show went off successfully. Our School’s marching contingents were adjudged the best and won the overall performance trophy. Our football teams also created history by winning the finals of all the divisions held on 15th and 16th August 2004. I must congratulate our school football teams, the staff members involved for their all out effort and valiant performance.
 
 Assistance to Macfarlane Memorial Church :
 
     Our NSS have adopted Macfarlane Memorial Church as a heritage site and their clearing drive of the compound under the guidance of Mr. Palden Lepcha, Programmer Officer of NSS, is laudable. Our school made a financial contribution of Rs. 50,000 for barricading the entire church compound in order to save the compounfd from vandals and maintain the sanctity of the place. The church compound is full barricaded now. The Macfarlane Memorial Church is a landmark structure in Kalimpong and we feel that we should do everything possible to conserve this heritage structure.
 
Mid Day Meal :
 
     Mid - Day Meal under SSA programme was started in our Primary Section on and from 8th April 2005. It took us sometime to comprehend and implement the programme, however our mother teacher association (MTA) is very active and helping a lot to carry out the programme.
 
Foundation Day :
 
     The 119th Foundation Day was observed on 18th April with Thanks giving Service at MacFarlane Memorial Church and thereafter wreath laying ceremony was held at old cemetery of Late Rev. William Macfarlane and other missionary and native teachers who served the school. The same programme was done in the new cemetery also. The day was more meaningful due to the words of God brought by Ms Doroty Wallace who was visiting Kalimpong with her friend.