Wednesday, 28 December 2016

PACHAIYAPPA’S COLLEGE HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL, GEORGE TOWN, CHENNAI – A HERITAGE WALK.

24th December 2016.
From Chennakesava Perumal temple to Armenian Street, we could see some heritage buildings like Ebrahim Currim & Sons, YMCA, etc,. One such 170 years old Heritage building is the Pachaiyappa’s College Higher Secondary School. The entrance is very narrow with a court yard at the centre. The ceiling are of Madras roof supported by the Burma teak wood and mangalore tiles are used on the top floor. The school conducts classes from  9th to 12th standard. The first two floors are occupied by the  Govinda Naicker secondary school, which runs classes from 6th to 8th Standard.

Late Sri C N Annadurai, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister studied in this school. In ( 1839 AD ) those days the fees are collected  only from the students who are afford to pay.  The school is the first Govt aided school in Tamil nadu. Due to lack of fund the school authorities could not maintain it. In addition to this, admission to this school is a problem. 

The retired head master Mr Jeyachandran.  who had 33 years of experience in the same school, had invested his retirement benefit of 4 lakhs towards the maintenance of the school. Also the teachers are making their full effort to enrol the new  students even during holidays.  The details are given in  the THE HINDU news paper. 
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 Entrance to the court yard & School 


 Pachaiyappa Mudaliar
 Govinda naicker’s Statue- the school on the first two floors in the name of Govinda Naicker 
 ---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---

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