Douce Mère, permets que
Nous soyons, dès maintenant et pour toujours
Simplement tes petits enfants.
— The Mother
As one says “Recollecting memories of school days is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose” I would heartily say, the credit goes to The Udavi Gentillesse Martriculation School. Since the day of joining Udavi from the year 1992 to 2004, it gave me a great amount of wisdom. Our childhood would be the most memorable and cherishable of all, still in our lives. Wherever and whomever I meet I am proud to say that I am an Udavian. Though Udavi was a day school, we had never felt to be in school. I had often felt that I was with my family. We used to call our teachers as Anna and Akka which made us feel that we were one family. Right from our gardener Muthuraman thatha to our chinnamas all were so affectionate and very caring. The people around us and the school ambience played a major role in Udavians’ development.
All of us would be so busy. Some with the cultural programmes of dance and drama, some in decorating the new building with the Christmas tree, pond, rangoli, and in accompanying the guests.
The Christmas evening would take us to some wonderland with Santa Claus. There we would see Maggi akka, all our old teachers and alumni students. Every year Maggi akka used to come to our school for the celebration. Later as she was involved in meditation she was unable to come. Despite that, she used to send us a cassette with her recorded voice.
Regarding the academics, my role model and my inspiration was Charu Akka. She was my 1st std class teacher. When I was promoted to 2nd std, I was much worried about missing Charu akka. Later when I was promoted to 6th std, Anuben promoted French as second language and the teacher was Charu akka! Keeping her words in mind after Udavi I continued my studies; I did my Masters in French from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. And with Mother’s blessing today I am a French Teacher in one of the most reputed institutions in Tamilnadu “The Velammal
— By Maheswari (student of Udavi from 1992 to 2004)