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Bangladesh’s Rajshahi diocese lays down foundation for new school

Church and local government leaders attend the laying of the foundation stone for the Holy Cross School and College at Banagram in the Diocese of Rajshahi on January 25.. (Photo by Ashim Cruze)

The Diocese of Rajshahi in Bangladesh laid down the foundation of the first Holy Cross School and College in Banagram on January 25.

During the occasion Bishop Gervas Rozario said that the school will use Bengali and English as media of instruction in the new institution. 

“At one time the institution had long-term plans to establish a university,” said the prelate.

Sukleash George Costa, regional director of Caritas in Rajshahi region appealed to the local government and the Education board for help in the establishment of the institution.

Costa pointed out that roads around the school have to be widened and buses have to pass by for the students.

Brother Subal Lawrence Rozario, CSC, said the new institution will help students fulfill their dreams and understand the concepts of justice, discipline, and moral values.

"Today is a day of great joy for us as it marks the era of another institution in the development of Rajshahi,” said Professor Md. Moqbul Hossain, chairman of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education.

He said there are many educational institutions in Rajshahi but the Holy Cross School and College “will play a major role in filling the gap of quality educational institutions.”

“I hope that one day the school and college premises will be filled with the noise of the children,” A.H.M. Khairuzzaman Liton, mayor of Rajshahi City.

"Even if I never become a mayor, I will still help with the purchase of land for the school and college and its hostels and other overall support,” he said.

The Diocese of Rajshahi runs 26 educational institutions in the region. - Nikhil Gomez / RVA News


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