Friday, December 2, 2011

Unitarian School in Karimganj, Assam

Karimganj is a small township in Assam south east of Shillong on another of India border with Bangladesh. The history have it that in the year 1947 when India attained its independence, on the 15 of August, Karimganj was part of East Pakistan then, but 24 hours later India reclaim Karimganj and since then the border township is part and parcel of India.

The population of the town is predominantly Bengalese and the District is also known as Karimganj District of Assam.  

In Karimganj town opposite to the Deputy Commission (Bungalow) residence there is a small school and the name of the school is Tiny Hearts English Medium School.

 The school was managed and run by Evelyn Smith a lone Unitarian in the entire District. The school was started as a play school (kindergarten) and it has now grown in leaps and bound. The School now has more than 300 students with 12 teachers and is one of the prominent schools in the town.

One of the student performing Cultural dance
Karimganj is about 170 kilometers away from Jowai the headquarter of Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya and because of the road condition the journey to the town is about 4 hours.  
Rev. C. Lyngdoh, Rev. Mohrmen with the teachers of the School.

Children of the School in their cultural dresses

I visited the school with Rev. Carlywell Lyngdoh and stayed overnight to enjoy a day with the students and teachers of the school. The school als organized an entertaining programme on the day and the item consisted of colourful Bengali cultural dance performed by the students of the school. We were mesmerized the the talents of the young students. 

Click on this link for youtube video of the cultural dance:

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