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Kris Gopalakrishnan's Big Gesture to Alma Mater

If things go according to plan in the next three years, the 103-year-old Government Model School BHSS in the city will hold the status as one of the top schools in the country.

Published: 02nd February 2014 11:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd February 2014 11:10 AM   |  A+A-

If things go according to plan in the next three years, the 103-year-old Government Model School BHSS in the city will hold the status as one of the top schools in the country.

 One of the factors that could help in achieving this goal are the efforts of Kris Gopalakrishnan, the executive vice-chairman of Infosys and an alumnus of 1970 batch, who had offered all support to bring the school to the forefront.

As a first step to this, he had sponsored Rs 15 lakh for the renovation of the computer lab in the school.

 In place of four to five old computers, the room now has 16 new computers and this has served as an inspiration for students to master IT skills.

In addition, the students are also thrilled that it was a former student of the school who had taken the initiative to bring them technologically to the forefront.

The new modernised computer lab was inaugurated by Chief Secretary Bharat Bhushan, who himself is an alumni of the school, on Saturday.

In his inaugural address, Bharat Bhushan said: ‘’The government will provide all help and support to raise the status of the  school.’’

‘’Opportunities are more these days when compared to the olden days.

Chances of reaching high positions are also more,’’ he added.

Kris Gopalakrishnan’s speech at the function about his days in school was received with applause by students and teachers and his batchmates.

He said that it was this school which had moulded him to what he is today and even being selected for the Padmabhushan award.

PTA president B Ramesh presided over the function. School principal P M Shaji and school headmistress S Sujana spoke in the event. Mementos were also presented.


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