Harimohon Government High School

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HARIMOHAN GOVERNMENT HIGH SCHOOL
হরিমোহন সরকারি উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়
Horimahan govt. high school Logo
Harimohon Government High School
Location
Bangladesh
Coordinates 24°35′46″N 88°16′23″E / 24.596°N 88.273°E / 24.596; 88.273Coordinates: 24°35′46″N 88°16′23″E / 24.596°N 88.273°E / 24.596; 88.273
Information
Type Public boys, two shifted school
Established 1895 AD
Number of students 1350
Campus Urban,3 acres
Website

Harimohan Government High School (Bengali: হরিমোহন সরকারি উচ্চ বিদ্যালয়) is the oldest educational institution located in the heart of the district of Chapai Nawabganj in Bangladesh.

Education system[edit]

Harimohan Government High School provides high school level education, as a double shifted boys school providing education from class six to Secondary School Certificate examination (SSC) under three groups: Science and Commerce.

History[edit]

Harimohan Government High School was established in 1895. It was previously known as Harimohan Institution. It was named after Harimohan Mollik who contributed the land for the school. The school was nationalized on 15 November 1968 when its name became the current one.

Culture and activities[edit]

Activities include debate competition, poem recitation, and essay competition. Each year a yearly picnic is organized. The students took part in a cultural competition organized by the Bangladesh Child Academy, Islamic Center of Bangladesh and World Literature Center. The school organizes a final prize distribution program where the students who stood first, second and third are given prizes to encourage them to improve.

Sports and games[edit]

There is a playing field in front of the main school building and a small one behind the building. The annual sports program is held each year. The school organizes a yearly competition in football and cricket tournament which is called inter-class football or inter-class cricket tournament. After the inter-class tournament is completed, the school takes part in inter-school competition in which the schools of the district participate.

There is also a yearly sports competition where the students participate based on the age level and each level has the same sports played and prized by the school authority. Such games are sprint, cycling, iron-ball throwing, 200 m, 400 m running competition etc.

Financial support[edit]

Pro-poor students are given financial assistance for educational expenses. Yearly some talented but poor students receive a scholarship from organizations including ‘Motherland Charitable Foundation, USA’ financed by an ex-student of the school.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Professor Ajit Kumar Ghosh MA with Gold Medal from Calcutta University. He became Principal of Howrah Girls College near Kolkata, India.
  • Dr Ranajit Kumar Ghosh became a doctor from NRS Medical College of Kolkata. He practised medicine at Malda Town in India. He died on 10 June 1998.
  • Professor Santosh Kumar Ghosh was first in Matriculation Examination in Rajshahi District and got a District Scholarship. He went to India and studied Architecture in the Bengal Engineering College at Shibpur near Kolkata. After graduating he went to USA to study for Master's Degree. He obtained M Arch and came back to Kolkata and became Chief Architect of Kolkataand was responsible for new development in Kolkata.
  • Dr Jayanti Kumar Ghosh was first in Matriculation Examination in Rajshahi District and obtained a District Scholarship. He went to Kolkata and became a doctor graduating from the NRS Medical college, Kolkata. He then settled in England. He worked in the UK National Health Service. He was Chairman of South Northumberland British Medical Association and Chairman of Blyth Community Hospital Medical Staff Committee, Northumberland UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London.