New Delhi (01/12/2019): Harcourt Butler Senior Secondary School at Mandir Marg which was earlier known as Reading Road, celebrated its 102nd Annual Alumni Meet today.
Nestled on a hilly platform at Mandir Marg, the two storey building of Harcourt Butler School is built in the English style of architecture with high arched ceiling and colonnaded corridors.
The front section holds senior classes and the extension, which was constructed in 1960s, is reserved for its junior wing. Both sections are connected by a bridge built over a nallah passing through the complex, which has dried out long ago.
Incumbent school principal Neera Rao said the school, known for its culture and disciplined educational environment, has produced eminent engineers, army officers, politicians, sports person, and actors. “Lal Bahadur Shastri admitted his elder son Harishankar Shastri here during his tenure as Prime Minister,” said Rao.
Speaking to Ten News, Singer Vineet Chaudhary also shared his feelings associated for Butler School. Vineet said that the days spent at Harcourt’s premises were the best days of his life and he further added that, “CM Kejriwal is shouting how his government is doing well in the education sector but he hasn’t even had his sight here at Harcourt Butler School. All of the developmental proceedings has been done under the School’s financial status and personal donations from Alumni and others.”