School- Loreto Convent History

Loreto was founded in 1616 by an English woman, Mary Ward (1585-1645).[2] It pioneered a new type of religious life, which undertook the education of girls as its main work. The 18th century saw the spread in development of the Institute on England and Europe. It was introduced into Ireland by Frances Teresa Ball, who in 1821 established the first House of the Irish branch there. She called it Loreto, the name by which all subsequent foundations spread all over the world are still known. The Loreto Sisters came to India in 1841 and established schools in many parts of Northern India. Although its prime purpose is the education of the Catholic girls, students of other denominations are also accepted. The aim of the school is to give its pupils a sound moral education while devoting special attention to their intellectual, social and physical development. In 1872, a group of seven Sisters lead by Mother Joseph Hogan, arrived in Lucknow. They came from Darjeeling at the invitation of Rev. Paul Tosy, the Catholic Bishop of Lucknow, and took almost 2 weeks to make the long, arduous journey across the plains on bullock wagons. They were given a warm welcome by the Parish Priest, Father Lewis, who conducted them to the house he had secured for them adjoining to the Church, in what is know Shahnajaf Road. It was in this House that the first Loreto School started in Lucknow on the 4th November 1872. The earlier days in Lucknow were of great inconvenience and privation as they had the bare minimum of possessions and the extreme heat was very tiring for the Sisters, dressed as they were in heavy black habits. In 1873 the first Boarder arrived, Amy Glynn, and when others joined, Mother Joseph knew that the little Convent was far too small. In April of the same year, she had the good fortune to secure a large house which was later to become the Royal Hotel, but which was to be Loreto Convent for eight years. For the transport of the children Mother Joseph designed, and had built, an 'omnibus', the first to be seen in Lucknow. In 1880, the present Convent, then known as the Cantonment Hotel, was purchased. The grounds once formed part of the Nawab of Oudh's hunting grounds. Later new wings were added to accommodate classrooms and dormitories, but in 1915 the northern part of the building suffered very seriously during the floods of that year, and the Nuns were compelled to spend entire nights under umbrellas. Arches gave way and the roof of the Chapel collapsed crushing every priedieu and chair under its weight but the Sisters escaped death. After this the northern part of the building had to be pulled down and the present handsome edifice was built.

a pioneer of physical education in northern India. Persad retired from the post of Principal LCIC. Isabella Thoburn College . The Husainabad School House was established by the Rev. the college has a long and proud history. H. J. This is the same same management who has very conveniently sold out almost half of the Lucknow Publishing House land to develop the multistory building for residential purpose. Now the LCC management is not the management to run the education but they want to develop the land and playground of LCC for the residential purpose. when S. under the leadership of Mr. In view of the need for professional courses. It was later moved to Inayat Bagh. It all started in year 2008. Ted Mumby. W. and was raised to the level of high school in 1882.W. So they are eyeing to sell the properties of Lucknow Christian College meant public around LCC and of course of Christians at large. For this they already have a nexus with local goons and builders of city. Messmore.the Centennial School (which was raised to high school in 1882) and Reid Christian Intermediate College were established respectively. a pioneer educationist missionary in Lucknow. E. He along with Mr M. a Teachers' Training College was established in 1936 and.Lucknow Christian College Brief history Founded in 1862 as a tiny school in the Husainabad area of the old city of Lucknow. Now the college is going through its bad time. In 1889 the college was allowed to start degree classes in arts and science. the Cristian College of Physical Education was established in 1932. In 1877 and 1888. in the same year. Paul of Publishing House and local area Bishop Cyrylil Corrleneis forged the LCC board meeting to control the large LCC land left by Missionary of Methodist Church. now a part of the college campus.

a beautiful building which had previously housed the treasurer of the last Nawab of Avadh The demand for higher education grew and Lucknow Women's College as it was then called. Thoburn died in 1901. an American Missionary who was among the first missionaries sponsored by the Women’s Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church to India. 1870. The College is the outcome of the dedication.A Brief History of Isabella Thoburn College "No nation rises higher than to the point to which they elevate their women" The history of Isabella Thoburn College is one of growth in service as well as scholarship. struggles and initiatives of Isabella Thoburn. the challenges of facing social taboos and conservative parental attitude or the epidemic diseases did not deter her unflinching mission. After 31 challenging years. Her dream was to bring education to the women of India. after an attack of cholera. Ms. and thereby empower them. the affiliation shifted to Allahabad University.) classes affiliated to Calcutta University. The hazardous long journey to a mysterious land. On 18th of April. the school moved to Lal Bagh .A. Isabella Thoburn opened her school with just six girls in a small room in Aminabad bazaar A year later. In 1894. The . began functioning on12 July' 1886 with the Fine Arts (F.

founded in 1884. laboratories. (Lieutenant Governor of the North West Provinces) while functioning as Lieutenant Governor of Avadh andAgra during the year 1889. Over the years. From 1875 to 1884 he had been first headmaster. the posthumous child of a Captain in the Indian Army. Since then.[citation needed] The Governor of the state of Uttar Pradesh is the patron of the College.Raipur. Aligarh.College is named in her memory.E. hostels. build networks for knowledge exchange and continuously strive to keep ourselves relevant in the context of the present times. conceived the idea of a school with the object of imparting education to the children of the British administrators and the landed aristocracy who were known as Taluqdars. of the MAO College. The demand for higher education grew further. H.. Chapel.Rajkumar College. We endeavour to strengthen our programmes. the College moved from Lal Bagh to Chand produced academic results which are unparalleled in the history of secondary education in India. Later on under the stewardship of two innovative principals.1921. K. By that time. Auditorium and Library. we continue to re-examine and re-assess our role and contribution to the field of women's education in India. review the methodologies.M. C. then Principal. Dutt. the College has made its steady contribution to the field of education and the upliftment and education of women in India. L. Aitchison College in Lahore and Mayo College in Ajmer acquired reputation as the top school in the Indian plains. In our quest for excellence.G.[citation needed] University of Lucknow History . 1908. who graduated at Oxford and returned to India to teach. Colvin Taluqdars' College History Sir Auckland Colvin. subsequently holding other teaching posts in India. formed the nucleus for the establishment of the Taluqdars' College. The first Principal was Henry George Impey Siddons. it had along with. Ms Florence Nichols arrived in Lucknow to take on the administration of the College. large modern buildings have been erected for classrooms.I. The 'wards' class. Only when the British left India in 1947 did it open its doors to the general public. its present site of nearly 32 acres of land. In 1923. Lord Minto visited Colvin during its grand 'Darbar Day' in November. In Feb. N. Kashyap and H.C.

[3] Sir Harcourt Butler laid the foundation stone of the University on March 19. also grew out of King George's Medical College and Isabella Thoburn College. and Dr. 1920. 1921 teaching classes commenced.[1] founded in 1867 by Raja Dakshinaranjan Mukherjee. Lucknow University was set up as a result of the far-reaching recommendations of the Sadler Commission which had been set up originally in 1917 to just investigate the "“conditions and prospects of the University of Calcutta". the then Lt. Lucknow. Sir Harcourt Butler. On July 17. Governor of United Provinces also gave active support to the idea. Lucknow University was established in law by the Governor General on November 25.The University of Lucknow grew out of the prestigious Canning College.[2]. Gyanendra Nath Chakravarti became its first vice-chancellor[4]. The Honorable Raja Sir Muhammad Ali Mohammad Khan of Mahmudabad made a strong plea in the Pioneer for the creation of a separate University at Lucknow which was reinforced by all the Taluqdars of Awadh. 1921.[5] .

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