Wreath Laying Ceremony at Dr Charles Forman’s Grave
Aug08

Wreath Laying Ceremony at Dr Charles Forman’s Grave

On Friday 8 August 2014, the Rector Forman Christian College Dr James A Tebbe and Formanite Mr Akhtar Hafeez Randhawa laid a wreath at the grave of Dr Charles W Forman in the Christian Cemetery near Taxali Gate. The brief ceremony, organized by the Advancement Office, was one of the many events F C College has held to mark this anniversary. Mrs Beth Tebbe, wife of the Rector, also laid a wreath at the grave of Mrs Margaret Forman,...

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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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Remembering Prof Jawaid Austin: A Red Box
Mar10

Remembering Prof Jawaid Austin: A Red Box

by Amoon Austin I cleaned out my dad’s room after his departure from this world on 28 September 2013. I thought I knew him pretty well but this activity helped me discover new things about him. It was almost like his office could talk to me and tell me about the person that I knew very little about. He had a stack of very interesting journals, religious books, mathematics books, novels and very fine poetry collection all of which...

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Urdu Works of Dr Charles W Forman
Mar06

Urdu Works of Dr Charles W Forman

By Prof Tahir Masood Forman Christian College, now a chartered university, is celebrating the 150th year of its establishment. At a time when the institution is gathering its best alumni and remembering yesteryears, it would be unfair to forget the work done by Dr Charles W Forman (1821-1894), the founder of Rang Mahal Mission School and The Mission College later named Forman Christian College, Lahore. The college was named after Dr...

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