HAFLONG, March 6 - The centenary celebrations of St Agnes Convent, Haflong will be inaugurated on the March 18 as a pre-centenary year in a befitting manner which will be attended by a large gathering of alumni and dignitaries. Lily Mathew, president, St Agnes' Centenary Celebration Committee in a press conference held at the school office recently said that Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is expected to be the chief guest on the occasion.
Addressing the media, Mathew said. �St Agnes Convent Girls School is the second school in Assam, which was founded in NC Hills on March 15, 1918 after the Cotton Collegiate School in Guwahati. It is run by the Sisters of Our Lady of the Mission, founded by Rev. Mother Mary of the Heart of Jesus in 1861 in France. The School will complete its 100 years of fruitful service in 2018. Some of its past pupils are holding responsible posts in Dima Hasao, and other parts of our country and abroad as doctors, nurses, magistrates and various other senior posts.
�The school is affiliated to the SEBA. The student strength of the school at present is 3000 who are of 29 linguistic groups and are guided by the dedicated management and staff. The under privileged children of our district are given equal treatment and necessary help, which have helped them to improve their social status. A recognised tribal girls hostel is also attached to the school to help the children of the different villages,� Mathew informed.