FIRST MUNICIPAL TAMIL SCHOOL IN BOMBAY (MUMBAI)

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The Bombay Municipal Schools Committee of which Mr. V. J. Patel the new President of the Corporation, is the Chairman, deserve the Thanks of the South Indians of Bombay for having taken over the management of the Shri Ganesh Tamil School at Dharavi. In the Reformer of the 16th February, mention was made of the opening of a Night School by Mr. K. Natrajan for the South Indian backward communities residing in the neighbourhood of the tanneries at Dharavi where they are employed. It was found necessary to open a Day School for the children of the Tamil speaking tanners, and both these schools were being managed under the name of Sri Ganesh Tamil School by a Committee of which Mr. K. Natarajan, the Editor of this journal, was the Chairman and Mr. M. R. Jambunathan, an enthusiastic worker who had been for some months past interesting himself in the uplift of the South Indian Tanners, was the Secretary. At a meeting held on the 13th Instant to celebrate the Tamil New Year day, Mr. Natarajan in the course of his opening remarks, announced that the Municipal Schools Committee had resolved to comply with his representation to take charge of the School they were conducting and advised them to make the institution a success. There was a very large attendance on that day and the function. Which included playing on flute by Mr. M. R. Ananthakrishna Iyer, speeches by Messrs. M. R. Jambunathan and C. V. P. Shivam, distribution of sweets, Magic Lantern which was secured for the day through the courtesy f the Social Service League, music, singing of national songs etc.. was altogether a great success. The School was inspected by Mr. Kulkarni the Deputy Superintendent of Municipal Marathi Schools on Friday the 18th instant on which day the Municipal Schools Committee formally assumed charge of the institution. We are sure that under the management of the Municipal Schools Committee which will have the wholehearted co-operation of the members of the Sri Ganesh Schools Committee and others interested in the educational advance of the South Indian backward communities, the institution will have a successful career. 

Courtesy : The Indian Social Reformer - April 26, 1924

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