The Making of a Revolutionary: Durga Das Khanna
Mar19

The Making of a Revolutionary: Durga Das Khanna

For Durga Das Khanna, former Chairman, Punjab Legislative Council, the urge for freedom was sufficiently strong to take him quite close to the gallows. In 1931, he was sentenced to death by the Lahore Sessions Judge for his part in the conspiracy to assassinate the Governor of Punjab. He was acquitted later by the High Court. Scion of an orthodox family, Khanna became very close to Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev. In an interview recorded by...

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Message from Alumnus Flying Officer Turab Ali Khan Agha
Mar13

Message from Alumnus Flying Officer Turab Ali Khan Agha

December 1941 I am herewith sending you a few notes on my Civil Aviation career since leaving the College. I do hope you will forgive me for not including my flying duties with R.A.F. in which case I have to take special permit from A.H.Q. and I am afraid to do that; one has to apply at least a fortnight earlier. 1933       joined Europe’s famous Air Service Training School at Hamble, England. 1934       took part in the Isle of...

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FCC Alumna loses life in WWII
Mar11

FCC Alumna loses life in WWII

  Miss Sarasvati Kitchlu whose collegiate career was wholly with us from Intermediate to the M.Sc. and who for a short time filled the post of Demonstrator in Physics on our Staff, went abroad three years ago to the Madame Curie Institute in Paris. She worked at the Institute until the fall of France, when she was arrested and taken to a concentration camp. She, however, was released and found her way to Lisbon. During her...

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President’s Speech at FCC Centenary
Feb26

President’s Speech at FCC Centenary

The following speech was given by President Ayub Khan on the occasion of the Centenary Ceremony at F C College on 28 November 1964. Mr Governor, Mr Principal, Ladies and Gentlemen: It gives me special pleasure to be associated with the centenary celebrations of the Forman Christian College, Lahore. In the case of the students and staff of this college, joy must be mixed with pride and satisfaction at the completion of a hundred years...

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Earliest Student Societies
Jan31

Earliest Student Societies

The oldest society of the college is the Debating Society, established in 1887. It organised debates on topics which, surprisingly enough, were mostly political. One topic for a debate in 1905 was: “Resolved that the Indian National Congress has done more harm than good”. (The motion, when put to vote, was carried.)  We also find mention of two rival societies, the Academical Society and the Gladstonians. Every year the...

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My Visit to the Camp
Jan15

My Visit to the Camp

It was in the year 1937 that I came for my B.A. in the Forman Christian College. It was a remarkable change for I had shifted from a “pathshala” to a college, a college which is a college in every sense of the word. Since then I have been proud of it. But I have often felt inferior for I have a disqualification which I have always hesitated to disclose. All these years I have tried to hide the fact that I am not an “Old Camper.” I had...

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