Port Blair, July 2: The Centenary Magazine of the Govt. Boys’ Sr. Sec. School Port Blair, published by the Boys’ School Alumni Association was released by the Chief Secretary, Mr. Vikram Dev Dutt in the conference hall of Secretariat here today. The Magazine, titled ‘Footprints’, is a collection of memories and reminiscences gathered from various sources, penned by pioneers, who walked the corridors of the School at different stages of their lives.
Releasing the Magazine, the Chief Secretary expressed happiness over the compilation of the Magazine, which, he said, is a collection of the memories and experiences of the writers and contributors, who had their education in the School. He said, the history of this school is linked with the history of Port Blair as it is the history of evolution of education in the Islands. He informed that the contents in the Magazine will be integrated in the archive materials of the Islands.
The Chief Secretary said that Boys’ School has come a long way in educating Islanders. Many senior citizens, of whom many have held or are holding good positions in the society, are the products of the School, he said. This is the time for them to give back to the society, the Chief Secretary remarked. All the alumnus of the School have made a mark in the respective fields, he said.
The Chief Secretary also assured to initiate and monitor the establishment of a museum and a multipurpose hall in the school. The foundation stone of the said museum has already been laid.
The Chief Secretary also gave away awards to the best performer students of the School for the academic year 2017.
Dr. Rohinder Lall, an alumnus of the School and a member of the Heritage Committee, A & N Islands, in his introductory address informed that the School is the oldest school in the Islands. He also stressed for establishment of a multipurpose hall for the School.
Briefing the gathering about the Magazine, the Secretary, Boys’ School Alumni Association, Mr. Basudev Dass said the Magazine, compiled in English, Hindi and Urdu has gained a right to be kept in archives, libraries as also in the bookshelves of those, who would love to know the history of these Islands.
The function concluded with the vote of thanks, proposed by Smt. N R Khan, Ex-Principal of the School.