|St. Xavier's Godavari School|
"Live for God, Lead for Nepal" was the mantra imparted to us by our Jesuit priests at St. Xavier's Godavari School, my alma mater. Life was simple and straight forward then as illustrated by the sound tagline for an English Medium School opened in 1951 A.D. by a special permission Fr. Marshall Moran, S.J. charmed out of the last Rana Prime Minister of Nepal, Maharajah Mohun Shumsher. Godavari is a pristine locality in the south east corner of the Kathmandu Valley, resting on the lap of the Phulchowki Mountain in the Mahabharat range, at over 9,200 ft. the tallest peak surrounding the valley. The Rana rulers of Nepal had built there for themselves summer palaces to escape the stifling heat of the city during the months of May and June. A road was cleared for horses and carriages and electrical lines stretched.
|Faculty in the early sixties|
|My VIII Standard in 1968|
|"Keshar Mahal" was our dormitory in Class VII|
|Pencil sketch of Jung Bahadur Rana's Godavari Durbar (1872)|
"Nara Mahal" is today Godavari Ashram, a chapel adjoins the original building.
"Bahadur Bhawan" which belonged to my father General Kiran
is today the Head Office of the Botanical Gardens