Bhilai: It was a red lettered day for the steel city of Bhiali as well as M.G.M. Group of Educational institutions as Former Captain of Indian National Cricket team and Ex-Chairman of selection committee, Mr. Krishnamachari Srikkanth inaugurated MGM Public School , Shantinagar in a grand function conducted at the School courtyard at 2:30pm on 18th February, 2016.
MGM Public School, Shantinagar is the 30th Educational institution under M.G.M Group which is managed by St. Thomas Mission under Calcutta Diocese of Indian Orthodox Church.Since its foundation by the great visionary and pioneer, Late Lamented Bishop Dr Stephanos Mar Theodosius, St. Thomas Mission has catered to basic needs of people by providing quality education which acts as a source of illumination and enlightenment for their empowerment.
The inauguration ceremony started with lighting of lamp by H.G. Bishop Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius, President of St Thomas Mission and MGM Group of Schools in the presence of the Chief Guest Mr Krishnamachari Srikkanth, the Guests of Honour, Mr. Devendra Yadav, Mayor, BMC and Mr A. N. Banjare, DEO, Durg together with Fr Geevarghese Ramban, Vice President of St Thomas Mission, Fr P T Thomas, Vicar MGO Cathedral, Fr. V. Daniel, Principal of MGM, Sec-6, Fr M J Mathew, Diocesan Secretary, Fr Jose K Varghese, Vice President of MGM Public School, Fr. Joshi Varghese, Secretary of St. Thomas Mission & Education Officer of Calcutta Diocese, Fr. Aju K. Varghese, Treasurer of St Thomas Mission, dignitaries from various institutions, parents and students.
The Vice President of St Thomas Mission, Fr Geevarghese Ramban in his welcome speech remembered the great visionary, Late Bishop Dr Stephanos Mar Theodosius and said that his vision for our great steel city Bhilai has inspired the vision and mission of this new institute. He said that the name of MGM group of institutions run by St Thomas Mission has become synonymous with education in Chhattisgarh. In his presidential address H.G. Bishop Dr Joseph Mar Dionysius, Metropolitan of Calcutta Diocese and President of St Thomas Group of Institutions said that through the opening of MGM Public School, Shantinagar, the long cherished desire of St Thomas Mission to blend traditional, modern and moral education is realised. He said that this non commercial organization has always upheld the cause of public welfare by blending quality and value education through modern facilities and amenities at most affordable rate.
The DEO of Durg, Mr. A. N. Banjare in his felicitation speech said that MGM group of institutions has always upheld high standards of moral ethics and values which has led to the transformation of its students into responsible and law abiding citizens. The Mayor of Bhilai Municipal Corporation, Mr Devendra Yadav said that St Thomas Mission has worked diligently in the field of education for several decades and extended his support for any and all endeavours of MGM group. The Chief Guest of this event and Former Captain of Indian National Cricket team, Mr Krishnamachari Srikkanth congratulated MGM group for this achievement. He asked the parents in the gathering to encourage their children to follow their passion, for it is the only pathway of realization of their dreams. The Vote of thanks was proposed by the Vice President of MGM Public School, Fr Jose K Varghese. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the honourable dignitaries for sparing their valuable time. He also expressed his sincere gratitude to the sisters institutes under St Thomas Mission, whose cooperation and support is responsible for the grand success of this auspicious ceremony. The ceremony ended with a heart warming cultural performance by students of Mar Baselios Vidya Bhavan, Shantinagar. Dr. Bindu Jacob, Assistant Professor, CCET, Bhilai compered the event.