“The fragrance of the apricot platform”- an ancient story has it that the great teacher Confucius taught from an apricot platform, and “the apricot platform” has come to be a synonym for the academic world. The story further has it that apricot trees were planted wherever Confucius taught, and that the master played music while his students studied, so “apricot platform” came to be a term used for locations where lessons were given to students. At the time the Teachers Hostel was built, a brick platform was constructed, with apricot trees planted around it, for use as a teaching platform as well as a stage for music performances.

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