Aashrita Dass has been named the new principal of La Martiniere Girls’ College, Lucknow. Peter Fanthome, member of the governing body of the institution, made a formal announcement to this effect on Wednesday morning.
The prestigious all-girl institution got a principal after nearly one year. The post fell vacant after the death of Farida Abraham on February 12 last year. Dass had been working as vice-principal of the institution.
“La Martiniere Girls’ College is among the top 10 schools of India. My vision for this institution is to take it to greater heights by providing an atmosphere that enables girls to be independent, self-sufficient and empathetic citizens,” said Dass who is associated with LMGC for 27 years, as a student and then as a member of staff.
“I began my teaching career in the prep dept and worked in all departments of LMGC… taught English and Geography to middle and senior school students and prepared students for the ICSE examination,” she said. Dass also headed the middle school for nine years and has been an examiner for ICSE English.
Dass’s facebook account was full of congratulatory messages by principals of other schools and former students of LMGC. The college is seeing a number of development works these days. The new 1,000-seater auditorium at LMGC has been named as ‘Farida Abraham Memorial Auditorium’.
“It is a beautiful tribute to the lady who believed in the overall development of the girl child and laid great emphasis on co-curricular activities. Work continues and we hope to see the auditorium completed soon,” reads one of the recent posts by Dass.
On Tuesday evening, the seven-member governing board of the college met and decided on the name of the principal. Aashrita Dass was their choice.
Board members made it public in the morning assembly on Wednesday in the presence of students and staff.