50 years in the service of the underprivileged

Published: 01st July 2013 08:35 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2013 08:35 AM   |  A+A-

The Lion’s Club of Guindy Labour Colony High School recently celebrated its  50 years of service in providing free education to underprivileged students.

Governor K Rosaiah, who was the chief guest, also laid the foundation stone for the Science Laboratory Building and inaugurated the Computer Education Centre sponsored by HCL Technologies Ltd.

In his key note address, Rosaiah appreciated the efforts of Lion’s Club and wished them great success in life.

Correspondent Gunasekaran shared how the school evolved and the support he received for its transformation from a middle school to a high school since its inception. “The members of the Lion’s Club and the alumni of the school have been very supportive in upgrading the school,” he said, adding that in 2011, the school was upgraded to a high school under the Self Finance Scheme.  This year, the school had  achieved 100 per cent pass with 471/500 as the highest mark.

The School is managed by the Lions Club of Guindy, which started the service in 1964 with a small group of members. The school runs purely on the support of donors and corporate sponsors. Students who did exceptionally well in their board exams in spite of their financial problems, were awarded.

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