STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Bengaluru’s first play home set to celebrate platinum jubilee

The first play home of the city is all set to celebrate its platinum jubilee.

Published: 21st December 2016 01:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st December 2016 06:01 AM   |  A+A-

The bullock cart used by Hymamshu Jyothi Kala Peetha to ferry children 75 years ago

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The first play home (shishu vihaar) of the city is all set to celebrate its platinum jubilee. Hymamshu Jyothi Kala Peetha, located in Malleswaram, was established in 1942 and will complete 75 years on December 23.

The institute, which started with just five students, is now one of the most sought-after schools in the city. Chitra A Rao, chairperson of Hymamshu Educational Trust and Managing Director of Hymamshu Jyothi Kala Peetha, is also one among the first five students.

“The shishu mandir was a very progressive step at that time. The founders were not discouraged or disappointed when starting the school only with five children, despite the good publicity made in and around Malleswaram,” she said.

“It was the strong determination of the founders, M L Sreenivasa Sastry and Sundaramma Sastry, to contribute to child education in the memory of their late child Hymamshu, who unfortunately lived only for three years (1933-36) and still made an impact on their minds,” she added.

On completing 75 years, the school will be honouring the efforts of its founders. “Today, the institution has grown and expanded well. To mark the platinum jubilee celebrations (1942-2017), a series of events have been organised by the founders, alumni and the staff. A revised edition of the founder’s biography and a souvenir will also be released. Several dignitaries from different walks of life are set to participate in the event on Friday,” said Chitra Rao.

Many great personalities like former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, freedom fighter and Jawaharlal Nehru’s sister Vijayalakshmi Pandit, her sister and writer Krishna Hutheesing, General K M Cariappa, Justice Nittur Srinivasa Rao and others, both from within the country and abroad, have visited the institution.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp