----a continuation post to Churches Of Poonamallee - Exploring Poonamallee - A Heritage Walk
15th April 2018.
Within Poonamalle, two living schools identified are more than 100 years. Since the Schools are not functioning on Sunday we could not see the inside the class rooms and buildings. Some of the details are…
HINDU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
The School was established in the year 1895, and completed its 123 years of service. The School might have functioned elsewhere, till this present building was constructed. The present building foundation stone was laid by Justice Mr T V Sesha Giri on 5th Feb 1916. The building was constructed with public participation. A plaque was erected and the names of the donors who contributed Rs 1000 are inscribed. The first Corespondent was Mrs Sarojini Varadhappan ( 1921 - 2013), a Social worker and daughter of Mr Bhakthavatchalam (1897 – 1987 ), a well known Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu ( 1963-67 ).
ARIGNAR ANNA GOVERNMENT HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL (அறிஞர் அண்ணனா மேல் நிலைப்பள்ளி )
This School was started in the year 1902. The old buildings were razed down and new buildings were constructed during DMK rule. Arignar Anna Statue was also erected in the stadium on 13th march 1975. There is a 25 years Silver Jubilee of India’s independence, memorial plaque erected at the entrance of the main Gate.
It was interesting to note that there is a plaque of SI K Bhaskar of Trichy, who was worked in Border Security Force, martyred on 13th May 1999. Since there was no details available, he must be an ex student of this school.
Apart from the above details, we had noticed two nos of Vijayanagara Period Pillars with reliefs related to vaishanava religion. How it landed here is also not known.
25 years Silver Jubilee of India’s independence, memorial plaque
a plaque of SI K Bhaskar of Trichy, who was worked in Border Security Force, martyred on 13th May 1999.
..... To be Continued Thirukachi nambigal & Sri Vaaradharaja Perumal Temple---OM SHIVAYA NAMA---