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Stanislite Dr Owen Pinto who missed Asian Games glory

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by Pradeep Vijayakar
Assistant Editor
TheTimes of India (1961-66)
 
Mumbai: Among the finest athletes from St Stanislaus still lving is Dr Owen Pinto. He turned 80 on December 3. He isn't greatly mobile because of diabetes and neuropathy and clot in the brain. Let us pray for him.Dr Owen Pinto, father of eminent cardiolgist Dr Brian and gynaec Dr Susan and Jillian and husband of Dr Cynthia a dentist. He was among India's finest runners of 50s. He was in school in the 40s.

In 1951 around the time of the inaugural Asian Games Owen Pinto was notching the best timings in Asia in the 400 metres. But a hamstring injury during the All India University meet at Allahabad left him unfit for the Asian Games. He could also have gone to the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games that followed but missed out to others as he was burdened with final year medical studies and could not train as hard as the others like Ivan Jacob who got the berth.

Recalls the doc:``I was running the 100m in 10.8, 200m in 22.2, and the 400m below fifty. The Japanese who won took more than 50 secs. at the first Asiad. At the varsity meet the starter allowed Patna's Sati Ghosh to jump the gun. I tried to make up darting to the tape and fell over and tore a hamstring fibre. Pandit Nehru at the Asiad told me `I want gold from you'. I told him, `how can I with this injury'. He said `I will arrange the best treatment' but that wasn't enough.''

The doctor however forgets his own pain when he recalls how injury killed Henry Rebello's medal chances at the 1948 Olympiad in the hop step and jump.``He had leapt to 52 feet. The world record of 51 ft was within his reach but he got injured and then disheartened and gave up.''

Call for entries: Inter Year T-10 Cricket tournament

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Calling for team entries for the Stanislite inter year T-10 cricket tournament.

Since only a limited number of teams can be accomodated, entries are on the first come basis.

Rules:

    • Each team needs to fill the registration webform .
    • Each team will be allowed 15 members.
    • Each bowler will be allowed maximum 2 overs
    • Rolling substitutes allowed
    • In case of a tie a bowl out will be held
    • Each team can bring their own cheer leaders
    • Lots of prizes to be won
    • Lots of fun to be had..why wait

Register now

See you there,

Your friends at SSESA

PS: Invitations for Bond of Boys 2010 are now available daily at the SSESA office.

Look what's happening at Bond of Boys 2010

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Bond Of Boys 2010 takes off from where we left off last year.

Inspired by your warm and enthusiastic response, we are planning a bigger event to connect with Stanislites everywhere.

 In true festival style and to celebrate the 75 year anniversary of SSESA, Bond Of Boys 2010 will now consist of events spread across two days. These events include

  • For the fun-loving boys: Inter Year T-10 cricket and garage band music shows.
  • For the networking Stanislite: "The SSESA Forum" - a platform to hear presentations by prominent personalities.  
    And of course our fun-filled Gala Night.

All these events present a unique opportunity for Stanislites to meet each other and to reconnect with the school. More than anything else, it gives alumni a chance to strengthen their bond and expand our community.

For those visiting India, please block your invitations now! 

Invitations available at the SSESA office in the School Complex  Monday-Sunday 10am-12noon (except Thursday)

So,come back to school and join in the Bond Of Boys!

For any queries e-mail bob2010@stanislites.org  

See You there!

Your friends at SSESA

Teachers Healthcare 2009-10

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We did it together. The Teachers Healtcare fundraiser for 2009-10 is now complete.

We covered 126 serving and retired teaching and non-teaching staff of our School. The oldest person covered  was Master John Lohale (Marathi Master) at 90 years.

A Big Thank You to all those who contributed and made this years fundraiser a huge success.

Read the Healthare 2009-10 Report here

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