Archbishop elect Father Felix Toppo extends wishes
Jamshedpur, July 30 : The platinum jubilee year of St. Mary’s English High School kicked-off with pomp and fanfare. Archbishop elect Father Felix Toppo was the chief guest for the inaugural programme while chairperson of St. Mary’s English High School Father C.R. Prabhu was the guest of honour.
On the occasion, a mass was held early in the morning followed by the inaugural ceremony where students of classes X, XI and XII presented cultural performances.
“This is the momentous moment. We are witnessing the journey of achievement here. This is a school with a difference that has promoted values in its students,” said archbishop elect Toppo.
Principal of St. Mary’s English High School, Father P. Raj said that the year will be full of various intra and inter school programmes. The school has decided to create a corpus with the help of its alumni members that would help poor students with their academics and sports every year.
St. Mary�s English High School was founded by the Late Stanley Rose Meyer and his wife, Ethel Rose Meyer, with 5 students, in the year 1943 with the intention of helping out the Anglo-Indian community. Initially, the primary classes were held in their own premises in Ambagan, Sakchi, Jamshedpur.
Subsequently, with the increase in number the school was shifted to the Bengal Club ,Sakchi premises in 1948. With the migration of Stanley Rose Meyer to England in 1960, the school was handed over to his brother, the Late Cyril B. Rose Meyer.
Before migrating to England with his whole family, Cyril rose Meyer handed over the school to the Late Harry D�Sa and his wife, Maud D�Sa in 1964. With the management changing hands, the school too was shifted to the Utkal Association premises.
The keen interest in serving the people , made Harry D�Sa approach the TISCO management for additional rooms. In 1971 , the TISCO management was kind enough to offer one of its school buildings, formerly occupied by Balika Vidyalaya, opposite Karim City College , Sakchi.
Again in May 1975 the TISCO management finally granted the old L.P. School premises, on Kharkai Link road, Bistupur , for the smooth running of the school. With only 8 class-rooms and with growing members of students, the school had to be run in tow shifts.