newznew (Chandigarh) : St. John’s Old Boys Association (SJOBA) is the Country’s largest and most active alumni association of St. John’s High School, Chandigarh. The School, voted by Hindustan Times, Outlook magazine and various other newspapers over the years as number 2 in all boys school category and amongst the top 5 schools in the country, is identified by its Alumni who have established themselves as leaders in every walk of life.
SJOBA was conceived by a small group of Ex Johnians in the Month of July 1980. And came into being, under the founder President Manmohan Lal “Mac” Sarin (Class of 1964), with 7 founding members with a strong urge to give back to school and relive those wonderful moments with former school mates. Over the period, with persistent selfless efforts of the members and each leadership team every year, this Alumni has taken the shape of a thriving community, which today in 2016 is over 3600 members strong and having a global presence with US SJOBA Chapter.
SJOBA, with its roots in its Alma Mater – St. John’s High School, has spread its wings in every sphere of life and is an eclectic farrago of Lawyers, Doctors, Chartered Accountants, Industrialists, Businessmen, Bureaucrats, Technocrats, Movie Stars, Sports Stars, Politicians and Agriculturists – all having created a special niche for themselves in their respective fields and society.