Gyanodaya Bal Batika School

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Gyanodaya Bal Batika School is a school in Nepal, Kathmandu;Sanepa. It was established in 1975 A.D.

Establishment[edit]

Gyanodaya Bal Batika School was established in 1975 (2031 B.S.) coinciding with the coronation of Birendra Bir Bikram Shah. This day has since come to be observed as Education Day in Nepal.

Founder[edit]

Indira Yakthumba founded the school as a tribute to the memory of her husband, His Excellency Late Gyan Bahadur Yakthumba, who died in 1970 when he was 50. He was a soldier, freedom fighter, crusader of the oppressed and under privileged, champion of civil liberty, human rights and justice and a diplomat.

Facilities[edit]

  • Gyanodaya Day School
  • Gyanodaya Residential School
  • Gyanodaya Higher Secondary School
  • Gyanodaya College
  • Gyanodaya Social Service Division

Gyanodaya Residential School[edit]

With an ever-growing student population coming from almost all entire 75 districts of Nepal, there was a demand on the school management from the parent community to provide for a residential facility.

The Residential School caters to boarding education for children from the valley as well as outside. It has about 350 students studying from Grade I to X. It is on its own premises at Bungamati, Khokana, about 12 km on the outskirts of Kathmandu and easily accessible by road. It is in a land sprawling an area of over 100 ropanies surrounded by the forested slopes of the Hatiban hills in the southwest and verdant agricultural cultivation in the terraced slopes of the Bungamati hills in the northeast.

The school is equipped with playgrounds, auditorium, IT access, audio-visual aids, science laboratory and a library. It has a team to attend to the health needs of the hostel inmates.

Gyanodaya Higher Secondary School[edit]

The higher secondary wing by the name Gyanodaya Higher Secondary School was registered with the Higher Secondary Education Board in 1996 and started the 10+2 classes in the three streams of science, management and humanities.

Initially, the classes for 10+2 were conducted in the same premises of Gyanodaya Bal Batika at Sanepa but a separate infrastructure has been developed with its own compound at Jhamsikhel.

Gyanodaya College[edit]

The college has a Bachelor’s wing called Gyanodaya College, established in 1998 as an affiliate of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. It runs a three-year management programme leading to a Bachelor's degree in Business Studies (BBS).

Gyanodaya Social Service[edit]

The Social Service Division was inaugurated at Bungamati, Khokana. This marked the culmination of years of Gyanodaya's informal involvement in social service and community work to uplift the condition of the deprived and underprivileged as well as help in the rehabilitation of the victims of natural calamities. At the community level, it means the realization of the education aspirations of many underprivileged and backward community children and illiterate women.

The division has a pre-primary school with classroom, teaching aids, play area and library. It provides free uniforms and footwear to children attending the school. It runs informal education classes for women at the centre every day from Sunday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presently, some 30 children and a sizeable number of women are benefiting from the programmes run at the centre.

Gyanodaya School Anthem[edit]

Going all the way in life
Yearning to learn everyday
Awaken us in truth and wisdom
Never afraid come what may
Oh! God, we pray to you; we pray to you with a humble heart
Don't let us fool our humble life; pretending to be always smart
And give us courage, perseverance
Yes oh! Lord, teach us all
Always fill our heart with gratitude, to all those who make life possible

Chronology[edit]

1975 (2031 B.S.)[edit]

It was established as a Pre-Primary School at Jhamsikhel.

1979 (2035 B.S.)[edit]

It was upgraded to a Primary School; the school shifted to larger premises in Kupondole Heights adjoining the main road near the Himalayan Hotel in 1982 to accommodate increasing enrollment.

1984 (2040 B.S.)[edit]

It was upgraded to the Lower Secondary School; it moved to Gushigal in Kupondole proper, away from the main road for safety consideration and also to give a bigger compound and a larger playing area for the school children.

1986 (2042 B.S.)[edit]

It was upgraded to a Secondary school and produced the first batch of SLC students in 1989 with eight students. The school moved into its present rented premise at Sanepa Heights consisting of an antiquated Rana Palace, popularly known as Shanta Bhawan, fitted with modern amenities and other smaller buildings housing classrooms in an area of ten ropanies with a wide garden in the front.

Today the Day School provides education to over 1400 children from Pre-Primary to Grade X from the valley and outside. The School has computer drome, audio visual aids, science laboratory and a library.

1996 (2053 B.S.)[edit]

A Higher Secondary (10+2) School affiliated to the Higher Secondary Board of Nepal was established. It is at Jhamshikhel in its own premises covering an area of 20 ropanies. The Plus Two School provides education in the three streams of Science, Management and Humanities.

1998 (2055 B.S.)[edit]

Gyanodaya College, affiliated to Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, was established. It offers a three-year programme in Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS). The College is in the same compound as the Plus Two School.

1999 (2056 B.S.)[edit]

A Residential School catering to boarding education for children from the valley as well as outside was established. It has about 350 students studying from Grade I to X. It is located in its own premises at Bungamati, Khokana, about 12 km on the outskirts of Kathmandu and easily accessible by road. It is in a land sprawling an area of about 100 ropanies surrounded by the lush green forested slopes of the Hatiban hills in the southwest and verdant agricultural cultivation in the terraced slopes of the Bungamati hills in the northeast.

2003 (2060 B.S.)[edit]

The Social Service Division was inaugurated at Bungamati, Khokana.

2012 (2069 B.S.)[edit]

Gyanodaya won an award of making no students fail for 3 years. -The Barahi

External links[edit]

Gyanodaya Bal Batika