Ghatal Vidyasagar High School is one of the oldest schools in West Bengal, established at a time when Indian nationalism was in its nascent stages. It was the foresightedness and the sacrifices of the people of Ghatal, particularly Tarini Charan Mukhopadhyay, who was the Munsiff of Ghatal at that time, and Kedarnath Haldar, that this school was set up.
President Pranab Mukherjee has inaugurated the new building of a historic Ghatal Vidyasagar School in Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal.
"It was the zeal of people like Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar that brought the flicker of education in Bengal, the fruit of which was reaped later on by all of us".
Pranab Mukherjee, President
It has been our mission to disseminate the light of education here at this hallowed educational institution named after Pandit Iswarchandra Vidyasagar, the illustrious son of Bengal, and gratified by his generous financial grant of Rs. 500/- to meet the shortfall in funds collected for constructing a school building in 1868 with a view to spreading the torch of education among the children of the locality and enabling them build up the society by way of all-round intellectual, mental and physical development.
Updated on: [September 25, 2017]