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From Harischar to Harvard: At 70, Comilla pry school still spreading light

  • Published at 02:38 am October 10th, 2019
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Harischar Union High School and College in Lalmai of Comilla spreads light of knowledge since 1949 UNB

Harischar Union High School was established on a three-acre plot at Harischar village. It was upgraded to a high school and college in 2012 following the intervention of current Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal

Located in Perul Uttar union of Lalmai upazila, the Harischar Union High School and College, established in 1949, has been spreading the light of knowledge in the locality through seven decades with two of its more famed alumni teaching at Harvard University, and working as a scientist at NASA as well.

Harischar Union High School was established on a three-acre plot at Harischar village. It was upgraded to a high school and college in 2012 following the intervention of current Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal.

The Finance Minister later inaugurated a four-storied college building on March 5 last year. A total of 1,600 students are enrolled at the institution right now.

Many students of this institution have achieved outstanding feats at the national and international levels.

Only a few female students got admitted at the very inception of the school due to religious restrictions. However, the number of boys and girls gradually increased.

Among the successful bright students of the school are Dr Harun Ur Rashid, working as a scientist at NASA, and Dr Tapan Singha, teaching at Harvard, arguably the most prestigious seat of learning in the USA.

Professor Dr MA Manna, Vice-Chancellor of Bangladesh Open University, Abdul Baset Majumder, former Bar Council vice-chairman and president of Supreme Court Bar Association as well as the member of Awami League’s central committee, Dr Mosharraf Hossain, faculty member of Dhaka University Dr Ali Akkas, Dr Motahar Hossain Jewel, cornea specialist, and Dr Zafar Ullah, DG of Anti-Corruption Commission, are some of the bright names who attended Harischar school at some point.

With the help of guardians, trained teachers and an efficient management committee, students of the institution have been maintaining good results in the JSC and SSC examinations for years.

Besides academic excellence, the students of this institution clinched the school championship in football at the upazila, zila and regional levels of the 48th National School, Madrasa and Summer Sports Competition.

With the combined effort of teachers, guardians and students, Harischar is also moving ahead in the cultural arena besides excelling in sports and studies.