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A mission possible

In its centenary year, the Methodist Girls' H.S. School hopes to achieve more in the field of women's education.

R. KRISHNAMOORTHY

A ZEAL TO SERVE: The school. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam

A ZEAL TO SERVE: The school. Photo: R.M. Rajarathinam  

Becoming an academic citadel with 2,500 students in 100 years from a humble beginning with just six girls is no small feat. For Methodist Girls H.S. School, Woraiyur, it was an occasion to celebrate, recently.

The school celebrated its centenary by reaching out to the masses by conducting rallies on environmental pollution, AIDS awareness and women's empowerment. The school prides itself in the fact that "Blue Bird" (now known as Guides) was introduced in the school in 1941 with a certificate from Lord Baden Powell himself. Thanks to the Wesleyan Mission, England-based Christian Missionaries, the school that started with primary sections grew into a secondary school in 1908, catering to the section of parents who wished to educate their daughters in an exclusive girls school. It became a higher secondary school in 1979. The school likens itself to a banyan tree, its emblem.

Says the Headmaster, Rev. S. Job Amarnath, "Apart from academic excellence, the school aims at developing good human values and the histrionic talent of students, who mostly hail from socially and economically backward areas."

The school's motto is "In love serve one another" and believes in the dictum "Service to humanity is service to God," says Rt. Rev.Dr. D. James Srinivasan, Bishop, CSI Tiruchi-Thanjavur Diocese, who has been patronising the school with missionary zeal.

Rev. A. Suresh Kumar, correspondent of the school, adds, "It is our aspiration to carry the torch of knowledge far into the future for the benefit and enlightenment of the student community for generations to come."

The celebration is not only to applaud the achievement, but also to uphold the aim of marching on with renewed and increased vigour in the field of women's education.

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