by Anura Guruge
Getting an e-mail from the “Prefects’ Guild of Ananda College“, which I had never heard of before, yesterday morning, about this event (below), prompted me to go rescue my old Prefect’s badge from 1966 (which is now 50 years old).
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I think that this is from 1966. I don’t think it was from earlier. Though I only left in August 1967, I don’t think I got this in my last year.
I was an Ananda College Prefect twice (as far as I recall) — once in Lower School and then in Middle School. I am fairly sure I was “Head Boy” of Lower School. Have a vague idea that I might have been “Head Boy” in Middle School too — but that could be my mind playing tricks.
I do know that this badge was a RARITY! It was from a batch that was cast wrong.
The background should have been GOLD, maroon and gold our proud school colors.
Gray/silver was the WORST color possible. Maroon and silver the colors of our arch rival (at cricket) Nalanda College.
I remember that the staff were rather sheepish when they handed out these wrongly minted medals. But, it was the only I was given.
C’est la vie. I just did a quick check on eBay. None for sale.
I just checked my Ananda College prize list (which I had posted online (and will duplicate below)). Appears that I won the “Best Prefect” Challenge Cup in 1965. So I was definitely a prefect in 1965. [I was also a House Prefect at Mill Hill, a post I resigned.]
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by Anura Guruge