CHENNAI: The Hindustan Group of Institutions made its foray into school education with the inauguration of the Hindustan International School in Guindy, Chennai. The inauguration took place on April 20, which is the birth anniversary of the founder of the Hindustan Group, the late K C J Vaghese. The chief guest at the ceremony was Kyungsoo Kim, Consul General, Consulate of the Republic of Korea, Chennai.
Varghese was one of the pioneers in privatisation of education in India. He was passionate about automobile engineering and aviation, and founded India’s first private airline. His wife, Elizabeth Varghese, gave the presidential address at the inauguration speaking about his humble beginnings and his aims to provide education and generate employment for the community.
Kyungsoo Kim, who inaugurated the school, spoke about how Chennai welcoming has been to expats. “There are 4,000 Koreans in Chennai now, and Hindustan University has tried to promote the Korean culture and language in Chennai,” he said. Tammy Sandhu, the head of UK Trade and Investment, British Deputy High Commission was guest of honour and appreciated the school’s use of the Cambridge curriculum, which is used by over 10,000 schools globally.
“The school will begin with classes from Nursery to Class 6. A series of schools are planned in Chennai over the next five years,” said Reena Dutta, principal.