THE USHERING IN:
On 17th January, 2016, Holy Cross Higher Secondary School, Silchar completed an eventful march of 50 Golden Years in the service of the Lord and humanity. All the same, the beginning has quite a different story to tell. Holy Cross, had its humble origin in the form of a Khasi medium school established by the Holy Cross Fathers and Brothers of Canadian Mission, who came to Silchar around 1947 and set up residence at Ghaniala Basti, Malugram. This, in turn, was switched over to English medium in 1966 at the behest of the people at large. From here, began the formal journey of Holy Cross towards the pedestal where it stands today, disseminating moral, intellectual and ethical education to the future citizens of the nation. The school, which, at its infancy, saw a humble strength of only 150 students, today boasts of grooming about 2000 young minds for the intellectual and spiritual benefit of the society.
THE NURTURING HANDS:
At its budding stage, Holy Cross School grew ably under the administrative touch of Rev. Brother Gerard CSC, the founder Principal. At that time, necessity was felt to invoke the loving support of the Bethany sisters, whose congregation was founded in 1921 at Mangalore, Karnataka. This framed the base for the arrival of Rev. Mother Sylvine, Sr. Harriete and Sr. Audrey to Silchar on 26 June, 1966. With exemplary courage and charismatic vigour, they nurtured the tender sapling of Holy Cross. It was their abiding faith that illumined every heart, head and hand, and transcended uphill tasks. In 1970, Mother Sylvine took over as Principal of the growing Institution.
Updated on: [January 10, 2019]