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School remembers founder, celebrates principles

Shayal Devi
Thursday, July 24, 2014

INDIAN scholar and journalist Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak inspired millions of people with his approach towards preserving the Hindu culture during the late 1800s and early 1900s.

He was honoured by Lautoka's Tilak High School yesterday, a school not only named after him but also operating on his principles.

The scholar was born on July 23, 1856, and passed away on August 1, 1920.

School head girl Sherel Singh said the event was celebrated in a big way every year.

"It is very important for students to know who the father of our school is. He was a great scholar and one of his values we abide by is to study hard and achieve more in life," she said

She said his philosophies would remain with the students even after they left high school.

Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama, who was the chief guest, congratulated the school on the special occasion.





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