It started in 1952 from a small room in a government flat with just six students. With a three-storey building that boasts of latest infrastructure and 1,200 students today, the Vinay Nagar Bengali Senior Secondary School in Sarojini Nagar has come a long way.
The school was established to not only provide quality education to children from the Bengali community in Delhi but to also ensure that they remain in touch with their mother tongue and the Bengali culture.
This November, the school, which is aided by the Delhi government, is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee through a series of sporting and cultural events.
“The school was started with a mission to promote the Bengali language and culture and to provide quality education to students,” said Sukanta Bhattacharjee, the school’s principal. “It has been a long journey. Today, not only have our former students established themselves well, our pass percentage is 100%,” he said.
As part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the school has already held a festival of plays, a football championship, a magic show by PC Sorcar Junior, and various competitions. The mega celebrations of the Jubilee are scheduled to be held between November 22 and 25.