President all praise for Meghalaya’s Laban Bengalee Boys’ school

Shillong: President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted the principal, staff and students of the prestigious Laban Bengalee Boys' Higher Secondary School, Shillong, which celebrated its 93rd year of existence.

Messages from the President and governor KK Paul were published in the school magazine 'Sangbikshan', which was formally released at a function here on Saturday.

Former state education minister Manas Chaudhuri, who is a patron of the school, lauded the school management for keeping up with high standards both in the field of education and co-curricular activities.

Established in 1923 by the Bengali community of Laban, the school is essentially a social institution and as such, it is intimately related to the society, said SK Chattopadhyay, president of the managing committee.

"Laban is a cosmopolitan area and this institution reflects the locality itself. The functioning of an organized school is determined in the light of the ultimate goal of education to promote harmony in society which ultimately creates academic environment with secular approach and brings social good irrespective of community and caste," he emphasizes.

Principal Rinku Bhattacharjee said 2013 had been the "most eventful year" for the school with students from secondary, higher secondary science and commerce streams bringing laurels. "Many curricular and co-curricular activities had been carried off with great enthusiasm and active participation of our students as well as teachers," she says.

Vice-principal Reeta Ghosh, a post-graduate in both Bengali and Hindi, was the recipient of this year's National Teacher's Award, which she recently received from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.