New Dharmic Rama Krishna School opens at Liliendaal


Expanding the already existing school that produces well-rounded students, the Dharmic Rama Krishna School has opened a new location near the Giftland Mall parking lot in Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.

The school, which will accommodate both nursery and primary pupils, was officially opened with puja and prayers to mark the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha’s 49th anniversary on January 8, 2023; the children were officially welcomed to the new location on Friday.

Over 150 children are currently enrolled in the existing school in Barr Street, Kitty, which has been in existence for over 20 years. The new facility can accommodate more than 400.

Students engrossed in a learning activity at the primary school (Photo: News Room/ June 2, 2023)

President of the Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha, Dr Vindhya Persaud, accompanied by board members and the staff, on Friday conducted a walk-through at the school.

Following the inspection, Dr Persaud told the News Room that the expansion provides more space for the children.

“Over time, we felt that the school population was outgrowing the space and we wanted to modernise and have more advanced facilities.

“It is a state-of-the-art school and we will also be having smart classrooms here as well. The intention is to equip the school with every facility possible. There will be areas for yoga, music, dance, and art, and in addition to the national curriculum, we will be encouraging the young people to take part in cultural activities,” Dr Persaud said.

President of the GHDS, Dr Vindhya Persaud

The school follows the national curriculum for Grades One to Six; it also offers cultural subjects, including the Hindi Language. It is a private school that children from all backgrounds can attend and receive excellent teaching.

Using funds collected in fundraising activities, the organisation constructed the facilities but minor construction is still ongoing at the building to house secondary school students; it is expected to be operational in September.

The school’s Principal Seetagie Coonjah

Dr Persaud said the school holds its students to high values which is proven in the academic achievements of its learners. She also commended the school’s teachers and the principal for this. According to the Headmistress, Seetagie Coonjah, this is achieved through cooperation at all levels.

“At all levels, the teachers don’t have to be driven to do it. They are dedicated and I am very happy to say we’ve got a very encouraging Board of Directors.

“The children themselves are competitive in a very healthy manner and the parents too, we have a combined effort,” the Principal said.

She noted that the school has highly qualified teachers and board members who have been involved in the education system for many years. She encouraged parents to enroll their children at the school; no registration fee is attached.

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