"From small beginnings come great things."
Somewhere in early 1980s, a league of extraordinary men and women met to take a decision which would change the face of education of girls in years to come. After a long brain-storming session, the league reached to one conclusion. They were to lay foundation of an institute that would cater to all the needs of a girl child, from her education to over-all development of her personality. People say that big things come in small packages. That exactly was their motto, the best of whole world under one roof. In 1987, their dream came true and Mayo College Girls’ School was born.
To celebrate 25 years of founding of the school, a special inaugural program was organized on 19th September, 2011. Her Excellency, Shrimati Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, President of India, graced the occasion with her presence. She was accompanied by the likes of Shri. Shivraj Patil, Governor of Punjab and Rajasthan, Sachin Pilot, Union Minister of State for Communication and IT and Shri. Bharat Singh, Minister of State for Rural and Panchayati Raj.
After the arrival of the chief guest, the event was opened by paying tribute to our nation by singing our national anthem, followed by orchestra. The amusing thing was the crowd of parents that had collected to witness the event despite being informed on such a short notice. His Highness Maharaja Gajraj Singhji of Jodhpur, President, General Council, spoke of MCGS’ 25 years of glory. He spoke of how MCGS from being the polo ground of Mayo College to being a farmland to what it has become now, has come a long way.
Sachin Pilot’s inspirational words moved us in and out. Her Excellency, Shrimati Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, President of India, made us realize how special and lucky the girls of MCGS are to have such an Alma mater. She said, “When you educate a boy, you educate an individual. When you educate a girl, you educate the whole family.”
The event came to an end with a vote of thanks, given by the School Captain, Gul Mariam. It is definitely the beginning of a new era!
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