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“ Peter Rogerson Memorial Searchlight Tattoo”
26 Dec 2016

The Rajkumar College, Rajkot, (the first public school of the country), is organising a grand programme, The Peter Rogerson  Memorial Searchlight Tattoo, on the 26th, 27th and the 29th of December 2016, commemorating its 147th birthday celebration.

The Searchlight Tattoo is held after a gap of four to five years, in which, the students, teachers and the management work in an exemplary display of team work and bring out the bestThe Searchlight Tattoo was composed by the College’s late Principal, Mr. Peter Rogerson, OBE, the last British Principal of the College. It was programmed by him in the same lines and discipline of a military drum performance and is a masterful blend of light sound and movement set in a vast arena. It comprises of gymnastics and rhythmic exercises, a ceremonial parade and several other interesting and unique displays by the students (Environmental play, classical and folk dance, yoga, ring P.T., cricket, basketball, cymbals, talwar raas, torch exercise, etc.).  

The ‘micro’ version of the Tattoo was first performed in 1951 especially for Gen. Rajendrasinh.

Participating in the tattoo teaches all involved lifetime lessons of perseverance, patience and punctuality. The importance of teamwork and coordination is reflected in each and every movement of the participants during the performance.

The chief guest for the 26th of December, 2016, will be Mr. Anupam Singh Gahlaut (IPS), the Commissioner of Police, Rajkot.

On the 27th of December, 2016, the programme will be graced by Mr. Banchanidhi Pani (IAS), the Municipal Commissioner of Rajkot.

The Tattoo programme will be preceded by the Annual Prize Giving Ceremony, on the 29th of December, 2016. The chief guest for both these functions will be Shriji Arvind Singhji Mewar of Udaipur.

The venue for the Tattoo performances will be in the South Ground for all the three days.

The Tattoo Set, the sound and light, and the seating arrangements (the best so far) have been managed in a very professional manner, so that every spectator can enjoy the events to the fullest.

The students, the staff members and the supporting staff have worked relentlessly and rigorously for more than two months to make this event into a memorable one.

The support of the management, led by the Principal, Shri Shankar Singh Adhikari, was immeasurable and ensured that no stone was left unturned.