MSP Solai Nadar Memorial Higher Secondary school
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|M.S.P.Solai Nadar Memorial Higher Secondary School|
|Dindigul, Tamil Nadu, India|
The school was established in 1966 with 55 students. Within 5 years, the school grew to 55 staff members and 1500 students. The school accommodates only boys students and currently has a strength of 4200 students and 120 staff members.
The school is managed by Dindigul Nadar Uravinmurai association which also manages S.M.B.Mancikam Nadar Packiathammal Matriculation Higher Secondary School located in the same vicinity.
The school has a history of producing well recognized citizens including many out-spoken Doctors, IAS officers and Engineers.
The caption of the school is "en pallial enakku perumai, Yennal en pallikku perumai" (in Tamil என் பள்ளியால் என்க்குப் பெருமை, என்னால் என் பள்ளிக்குப் பெருமை ), which translates to, "My School brings pride to me as I bring pride to my school".
Mr.S.M.B.Manickam Nadar was the first Correspondent of the school and also one of the founders of the school in 1966. Following his retirement, Mr.S.Rathinapandian- a Dr. Radhakrishnan awardee who was then the headmaster of the school became the correspondent for the next 21 strong years in which the school developed to great heights. The school is currently headed by Correspondent Mr.S.M.B.M. Kathiresan who is the son of School's first Correspondent late Mr.S.M.B.Manickam Nadar.
The main campus of around 6 acres is located in GTN Salai, round road, Dindigul-5 and vast play ground is located just opposite to it.
Curriculum & Education 
The school follows Tamil Nadu State board medium of education and curriculum. The school has classes from 6th to 12th standard in both Tamil and English medium with 75% of students in the former and 25% in latter medium. This school educates a lot of rural students from various villages near Dindigul and all over Tamil Nadu.
The school offers a wide array of sports and games, including athletics, basketball, cricket, handball, volleyball, ball badminton, shuttle badminton, football and field hockey. The annual basketball tournament hosted by MSP is a state-level event and pulls crowds to Dindigul Town. The handball team has won many state level matches. [dead link]
Cultural Events 
The school hold as an annual event in February. There will be a series of dances, dramas and other cultural events conducted. The flagship event of MSP's Annual day is "Oli Ozhi Uruvak Katchi" ("Light and Sound show" in English). The show is so famous that many outsiders who are no way related to the school also come and see it. M.Kamalavelan and C.M.Rajagopal (famously known as C.M.R, a chemistry teacher) played an important role in organizing this show. The show is conducted by staging a group of students in the different parts of the school buildings and the lights are entirely switched off. Then one after the another every single piece of the show part is highlighted by flashing lights in that spot alone. Audio is played in the background synchronized with the act being performed.
Dindigul, being the capital of the district has majority of the schools having hostel facilities which enables the students from the nearby villages to stay in the school itself and spend more time on studies as well in games and other extra curricular actidedicated his life for the career of the hostel students.
The school follows a white and white uniform in Mondays and a Yellow shirt with Bottle Green Pant on other days. Earlier before the year 2000, there was only Monday uniform followed and on rest of the days, students are permitted to come wearing casual clothing.
The school has produced many engineers, doctors and several other famous personalities. They had Mr.P.Adhisayanathan as Headmaster. During his tenure, the school developed to great heights. He was known as a strict disciplinarians who used to treat all students as his own children. He also used to teach Mathematics to the +1 & +2 students.
The school had been one of typical schools handing out severe caning punishments to the boys (1980s- 1990s). Which was normal on those days.