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St. Bede's honoured with a stamp

Tavleen Singh and Preity Zinta are some of the well-known alumni of this prestigious Shimla college.

india Updated: Feb 25, 2006 18:00 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Known as one of the oldest and well-known women's colleges in northern India, St. Bede's College in Shimla now has a stamp issued in its honour.

The Indian postal department Friday issued a Rs.5 stamp on the college.

The stamp features the main college, built in the colonial British era in 1904 by Reverend Mother St. Clare, a young educationist.

"St Bede's is one of the few educational institutions in the country which has a perfect blend of academia and serene environment," said L.R. Verma, vice-chancellor, Himachal Pradesh University, while releasing the stamp.

The college attracts students from across the country and the world. Bollywood actress Preity Zinta and journalist Tavleen Singh are some of the well-known alumni of this college.

The college is known for its fashionable students as well as its high standards of education. The college began as a teachers training institution and later started offering degree courses in other fields.

First Published: Feb 25, 2006 18:00 IST