Save the 90 year old school against Metro
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SGSS (Save Good Shepherd School)
The Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd was founded in France in 1835 by St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier. She was born on 31st July, 1796 in France. She was gifted with a deep love for humanity and she revered each person in her/his uniqueness. The socially marginalized young girls and women of her time, found in her a loving mother and teacher. By the time of her death on 24th April, 1868 she had founded 110 convents across the world, including one in India in 1854.The Good Shepherd School in Chennai was started in 1925.
Education according to St. Mary Euphrasia should develop to the fullest all that is best in the human personality psychologically, physically, intellectually, socially, aesthetically and spiritually. We, the sisters of the Good Shepherd continue to make the ideal of our Foundress a living reality in our worldwide mission of education and re-education, both formal and non-formal in diverse cultures. Her favorite maxim was that we should form strong characters of high principles grounded in truth. Her comments on various aspects in this connection are worthy of earnest reflection.
Till date sisters and staff of the school has been working towards betterment of GIRL Child in ever possible way. By the grace of the god they have succeeded in their noble cause . In these 93 years GS has produced numerous successful personalities and continues to do so. This is not just school, its a dream and emotions of thousand and above students.
" School is a place that provides education and education is the key to life. "
Chennai Metro is trying to acquire a 90 year old GOOD SHEPHERD CONVENT to build its nungambakkam metro station . Currently 2500 girl students are studying there.The Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) has issued a notice alerting the Good Shepherd Convent of its plans to acquire 3,590 square metres of land to build the Sterling Road Station as part of its phase-II network. This would result in the school losing its playground, stadium gallery and a junior block housing classes up to 5 , which would be like stamping on ones HEART.
Though the technology is important for the development of the nation but not at price of education. CMRL can consider our case as special and make some minute changes in their plan , which has been done in the past too. WE believe our school will be saved .
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