The Pokhara Study Centre (PSC) celebrated its 50th anniversary amid a beautiful event filled with joy and thankfulness to God for his kindness and faithfulness over so many years. A formal programme was organised at the MPLC building inside GP Complex on 3rd April.

The programme saw the children performing songs and skits to mark the occasion using the theme of the tree that grows strong when its roots go down to the water.

The message, presented by Nayagaun pastor, Pastor Grishma Parajuli, of the parable of the mustard seed was the perfect illustration of the humble beginnings of PSC.

A former teacher who attended the anniversary joyfully said, “The children’s involvement was great, and the honour to God was beautifully orchestrated in the programme. I loved how PSC was part of the bigger picture and how it was demonstrated in the anniversary video. In the end, the dance performance of the teachers was the cream on the cake. Thanks, PSC team, for making such a memorable event of this milestone.”

“What a blessing to join in such a significant event. It was such a joyful celebration of a great school that has enabled families to contribute to the work of INF for 50 years”, a parent shared.

PSC was established in 1972 by Margaret Thoday as envisioned by one of the INF founders Dr Lily O’Hanlon, to support the expatriate workers meet the educational needs of their children.

PSC has seen hundreds of children pass through its doors. Today they are the spreading branches offering shade to others. The mustard seed of INF in 1952 and PSC in 1972 has grown into a beautiful tree.

Guests included current and former teachers, students, parents, staff and other well-wishers. Following a map, guests moved from MPLC to the PSC campus to view the history through photos and memories. They participated in “a tree-planting” and a photo booth. Many former students and teachers sent in their recollections of their time at PSC.

A visitor mentioned, “It was an honour to attend the PSC 50th-anniversary celebration. I loved how so many people from different backgrounds and ages worked together seamlessly to celebrate an amazing school that has provided excellent education to generations of Mission kids”.

Everyone then shared a delicious dinner on the beautifully decorated grounds. The festivities continued back in the MPLC with a Ceilidh/Bush Dance.

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