Monthly Archives: October 2012

Wake up call at Scout Camp

Gunjan Pagare

I had the privilege of being guided by Fr. More as an Air Scout for the formative years of my school life. I found myself being very influenced by his enigmatic personality. The few indelible memories that I have of him are of me being taught to fly model airplanes and getting kicked at 5am in the morning as a wake up call at the Air Scouts Camps!

Disciple, integrity and dedication are some of the virtues he tried to embed amongst every student at Campion. I also had the honour of being one of the four scouts chosen to be at his side on his state funeral. An institution by himself….salutations, Fr. More!

Sympathy and selflessness

Lt Col George K Poonjatt

Father More was indeed an institution in himself. He steered Campion in a manner that probably no one else could do!! He was strict in the conventional sense, but was endowed with an enormous quantity of sympathy and selflessness.

I have seen myself during my 4th grade at Campion in 1970, the dear reverend Father cleaning the school lavatories himself. He lent an air of glamour and large dollops of sophistication to the school, in as so much that the local populace were envious of every single Campionite in Bhopal.

Thanks to his farsightedness, Campion was the only institution that boasted of a full fledged Scouts and NCC troop!! No wonder, he was the first Air Scout of India!! Many do not know this fact.

Thank you Father, for giving us the right direction and the right thought during our initial schooling days!! We still cherish the same.

Fr More and Bus Engines

Capt Chandrashekhar Swaminathan

My association with Father More started in 71 and those days he was more tweaking those Bus Engines in the Make Shift Garage of the Old School to get 7 Buses ready on time. Used to meet him with Father Pereira (who was more a Great Cook than a Moral Science Teacher) and his NCC Scout days.

Miss you!

Sean Babal

I spent a lot of quality time with Father More especially building model planes with him and he was my more favourite teacher. I miss him a lot.