Koneswara Hindu College celebrates national school day

[TamilNet, Saturday, 01 February 2003, 21:15 GMT]
More than a century old leading Trincomalee Sri Koneswara Hindu College celebrated its national school day Saturday holding a road race where more than seven hundred students in three groups participated, east port town sources said.

Mr.Villavarayar Sivalingam, retired Assistant Government Agent, and an old student of the school was the chief guest at the occasion. Hundreds of parents witnessed the event with much enthusiasm. Present Principal of the school is Mr.S.Thandauthapani who is also the President of Ceylon Tamil Teachers' Union (CTTU).

Koneswara Hindu College day.
Trincomalee Sri Koneswara Hindu College Junior group students getting ready for 5 km road race.
Sri Koneswara Hindu College was founded in 1897 and the Sri Ramakrishna Mission took over it in 1925.

Swami Vipulanananda who hailed from Karaitivu in the Batticaloa district was the first Principal of Trincomalee Hindu College under the administration of Ramakrishna Mission.

It was elevated to Grade One School in 1952. Another primary school in the name of Sri Koneswara also functioned close to Hindu College. On 1 February 1993 both schools-Koneswara School and Hindu College were amalgamated into one institution under the name Trincomalee Sri Koneswara Hindu College. On the same date Sri Koneswara Hindu College was elevated to the national school status.

Sri Koneswara Hindu College was the first school in the Trincomalee district to be given national school status and more than two thousand students now study in the school, sources said.

 

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