Statue Unveiling



Statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri unveiled in the school

ALLAHABAD (January 11, 2015) - Skills required to succeed in the 21st century are entirely different than those needed in the previous century and today we need well trained youth who can connect, analyse, communicate and dare to face the challenges of life, Shri Ram Naik, Hon’ble Governor, Uttar Pradesh, said.

“Educational institutions should change with time and encourage children to learn in a stress-free environment,” the Governor said in a speech, read in absentia, at Laurels International School, as he could not arrive from Lucknow due to poor weather conditions.


Hon’ble Governor was scheduled to attend a ceremony at Laurels International School to unveil the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri and inaugurate the school’s TV studio. In the Governor’s absence, the statues were unveiled by the Guest of Honour, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Shabihul Hasnain of Allahabad High Court.

The day of the function has historical significance as Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa exactly 100 years ago. Besides, the day is also observed as the 49th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri.

The Guest of Honour, Hon'ble Mr. Justice Hasnain, said that despite being in a remote area, the school has been providing world-class educational facilities that often not seen in established schools even in big cities.


Shri B. K. Singh, Commissioner of Allahabad Division, said that the programmes presented by the school children showes that the school focuses on maintaining high quality educational standards. He also said that schools should pay special attention in educating children about Indian culture and civilisation.  

Dr Arun Prakash, Principal of Laurels International School, said that today’s children should take inspiration from our great leaders, besides learning advanced skills to always stay ahead in life. He said that the school’s unique initiatives such as Laurels TV and Radio Laurels will help children in to hone their presentation and communication skills, key ingredients of success in the modern world.

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Ashwani Kumar Mishra of Allahabad High Court; Shri Bhagwan Swaroop , D.I.G of Police;  Shri A. K. Singh, Vice Chairman, Allahabad Development Authority; Professor A.K. Srivastava of Allahabad University and Komal Yadav, District Inspector of Schools, Allahabad, also graced the occasion. Shri K. P. Singh, S.P. Karmik, proposed a vote of thanks.       


Laurels TV has been introduced after the success of the school’s radio initiative Radio Laurels. It is run and managed by children, who use advanced recording and editing facilities at the school’s new TV Studio to prepare programmes incorporating news, social events and community activities.

Laurels International School, which was featured in the 2014 list of India’ top schools compiled by Digital Learning magazine, has a seven-acre lush green campus, with facilities for activities such as horse riding, swimming and robotics.

The school, under the aegis of Laurels Global, United Kingdom, has set up language labs to teach French, Chinese and German and has installed computer-enabled white smart boards in each class room.




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