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Grande Hindu school celebrates golden anniversary

By RALPH BANWARIE Monday, December 3 2012

The Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha Rampersad Bholai Sangre Grande Hindu School recently celebrates its Diamond Jublie at the school's compound, Rosseau Street, Sangre Grande.

In his short address at the function, Harold Seupaul, School Supervisor 11 North Eastern Division, Ministry of Education said the school is one of the best primary educational institutions in the North Eastern District.

Seupaul brought greetings from the Ministry of Education congratulated the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha on the school’s 60 years of existence and its continuous success.

Satnarayan Maharaj, SDMS General Secretary said from his experience he knows the problems some teachers have to undergo. He recalled being employed as teacher with Canadian Mission (CM) at Biche and having to leave home at 4 am to get the train to Sangre Grande and then looking for transportation to Biche.

Maharaj recalled that some of the first Hindu primary schools began operating in mandirs in places like Sangre Grande, Five Rivers, El Dorado, Tunapuna, El Socorro and Debe.

He said today these schools have grown and flourished into educational institution which have been producing some of the top students in the entire nation. He said the schools have achieved world wide recognition through students which have passed through their doors.

He noted that some of the persons who hold key positions in the country are former students of Hindu schools.

"We have grown and now have high schools which have been established (for) only a few years and have been tops in open scholarships," Maharaj boasted

The evening’s activities included the presentation of awards to former principals of the school for their contribution to education.

There was live entertainment from Shalani Juteram, Sabita Boodram, instrumental items by students of the Sangre Grande Hindu school, and dances by Manderia Manniram all past students of the school.

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