P.S. High School Centenary Celebrations

CHENNAI, APRIL 7. From educating high schoolboys to setting up nursery and feeder schools, the P.S. Charities/P.S. Education Society have come a long way. The trust, which currently has seven educational institutions under its fold, is holding the valedictory of centenary celebrations on Friday.

The trust is named after Pennathur Subramaniam Iyer, who donated his estate in Minjur in North Chennai in 1899. The revenue from the estate was to be used to run a Sanskrit School in Mylapore. But the project was not taken up for many years.

In 1905, the trust set up P.S. High School to cater to about 300 students. Over the years, P.S. Charities opened more schools in and around Mylapore.

The trust considers the 30-year period from 1936 to 1966 as its golden age, when K.V. Krishnaswamy Iyer, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri and R. Venkatarama Sastri were the trustees.

Though the trust bowed to the demand for education the original aim of setting up a Sanskrit school remained a dream till 1977.

In the pursuit of education, the trust periodically upgraded its schools. In 1974, the trust formed a society P.S. Education Society as an adjunct of the Charities. All the trustees of the Charities became members of the Society. It was not until 1977, that the trust started a Sanskrit Patasala.

To promote music, arts and culture, the P.S. Institute of Music, Arts and culture was established in 2003. A self-financing nursery-cum-primary school was set up in 2004.

From The Hindu dated Friday, Apr 08, 2005




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