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Academic year 2007-08:
150 year celebration special:
Sister institution:
Appeal to Alumni

Appeal to Alumni

The Hindu Higher Secondary School, Triplicane, (earlier known as the Hindu High School) which was established in 1852, plans to celebrate 150 years of service in the field of education, during the course of the academic year 2003-04. The Celebration Committee is headed by Justice P.R. Gokulakrishnan, an eminent alumnus of the School.

Two fledgling schools set up in 1852, the "Dravida Patashala" and the "Andhra Balura Patashala" were integrated and subsequently renamed "Hindu High School". The school grew steadily in stature as a result of the untiring efforts of the management headed by Rao Bahadur M.A. Singarachariar, regarded as the founder of the School, and of illustrious Head Masters such as the Right Honourable V.S. Srinivasa Shastri, Sri G. Subramania Ayyar, Sri P.A. Subramania Ayyar, Sri R. Nambi Iyengar and Sri T.P. Srinivasa Varadhan, to name but a few. The main building of the School, which is in use even today, was declared open in 1897 by the then Governor of Madras, His Excellency Sir Arthur Havelock.

With the excellent grounding provided by the School in the academic sphere and in extra-curricular activities, students of the School have spread far and wide across the globe. Eminent personalities who have passed through the portals of the School include Nobel Laureate Dr. Subramaniam Chandrashekar, Chief Minister of Madras Province Dr. Subbaroyan, Chief Minister of Madras Province the Raja of Panagal, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Sri B. Rama Rao, Gandhian and Satyagrahi Sri N.S. Varadachari, "The Wizard of Wonder Drugs" Sri Y. Subba Row, Sri Kasturi Srinivasan of "The Hindu", renowned criminal lawyer Sri V.T. Rangaswamy Iyengar, Attorney General of India Sri K. Parasaran, heads of religious orders, professors, scientists, top ranking administrative and defence service officers, entrepreneurs, professionals, journalists, musicians, sportsmen, actors.. the list is endless.

The School is a unit of the Hindu Educational Organisation (HEO), Chennai, of which Sri N.C. Raghavachari is the President. Being an aided school, the salaries of teachers and staff are being met by a grant from the Government. The School has a strength of around 1800 students, and presents candidates for the Secondary and Higher Secondary examinations conducted by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The School Committee is headed by Dr. C.U. Velmurugendran and Sri Narayan Ramaswamy is the Honorary Secretary.

The School proposes to bring out a souvenir to commemorate the Post Centenary Golden Jubilee, and invites articles and reminiscences from old students, along with their photographs. Contributors may contact the Head Master, Hindu Higher Secondary School, 149, Big Street, Triplicane, Chennai 600 005; tel: 044 28515162; email:hhss@vsnl.com

Old students desiring to renew acquaintances with the School are also requested to contact the Head Master.