Calcutta Girls High School

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Calcutta Girls' High School is a private school for girls in Kolkata, West Bengal, India founded in 1856 under the patronage of Lord Canning, as a boarding school.[1] The school teaches in the English language,[2] and teaches for the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE / ISC).[3]

The school motto is Deus Et Humanitus meaning "God and Man,or God and People".

History[edit]

American missionary ladies headed the school in its early years. In 1911, it entered students for the first time for the Senior Cambridge Examination, and 16 girls participated. Since 1973, a night school called Indira Pathshala, has functioned in the same premises for poor and needy children.

Postage stamp[edit]

On April 21, 2006, Chief Postmaster General of the West Bengal Circle, P K Chatterjee, released a commemorative postage stamp of Rs 5 denomination issued by Indiapost, of which 800000 have been printed, on the 150th anniversary of the school.[4] To commemorate the occasion a stamp exhibition was organized in the school. Bharati Mirchandani designed the stamp and the first day cover. Alka Sharma designed the pictorial first day postmark. A brochure containing write-up and technical data was issued.[5]

Information[edit]

  • Address - 118 Princep Street, Kolkata 700 072
  • Principal - Mrs. Basanti Biswas

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gooptu, Biswarup (2005-07-21). "School's gift of new college on turning 150". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 
  2. ^ Calcuttaweb - Schools Retrieved 2007-08-28
  3. ^ Hindustanlink - List of schools of Calcutta ( Kolkata ) Retrieved 2007-08-28
  4. ^ Indiapost - Stamps 2006 Retrieved 2007-08-29
  5. ^ Jhingan, Madhukar and Savita (2006-04-27). "New stamps release - Calcutta Girls High School" (PDF). Stamps of India Collectors Companion. Retrieved 2007-08-28. 

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