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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

OUR COLLEGE HISTORY

Manipay Hindu College is located on Sangarappillai Road, in Manipay, Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

Our college is situated in Manipay on the road leading to Annaicoddai from Manipay.

Late Mr. W. Sangarappillai of Manipay was the founder of this college. Foundation for our college was laid on 4th of July, 1910.

Manipay Ladies’ College (M.L.C.) which is 52 years old has a rich history. In the year 1944 it was V. Veerasingam, Principal of Manipay Hindu College who took the courageous decision to admit girls into a boy’s school despite limited space for accommodation.

OUR FOUNDER

History of Manipay Hindu College

Manipay Hindu College is one of the popular schools in Sandilipay division, in the Valikamam region. It is located in Manipay, along the Sangarapillai Road, off Manipay – Annaicoddai Road. It is an Assisted Private (Non-Fee Paying) Grade 1 boy’s school founded by Mr. W. Sangarapillai in July 1910. The college has classes from grade 1 to grade 13 with over 900 in the student roll. The college motto is “For God and Country” and its flag colour is blue and red. Swami Vipulananthar (Pandit V.Mylvakanam) was the principal of this college in 1921.

1910 – Late Mr. S. Veeraswamipillai
1911 – Late Mr. P. Sabapathypillai
1913 – Late Mr. G. Shiva Rao
1915 – Late Mr. T.P. Hudson
1916 – Late Mr. M. Sabaratnasinghe
1917 – Late Mr. T. H. Crossette
1920 – Late Mr. S. Sivapathasundaram
– Late Pandit V. Mailvaganam
1921 – Known as ‘Swami Vipulananda’
1922 – Late Mr. V. Veerasingham
1951 – Late Mr. C. Navaratnam
1956 – Late Mr. K. Muthuvetpillai
1972 – Late Mr. M. Perairavan
1979 – Late Mr. S. T. CharI
1983 – Mr. S. V. Mahesavelu
1990 – Mr. S. Kesavarajan
1999 – Mr. K. Shanmuganathan
2005 – Mr. S. Sivaneswaran

HISTORY OF MANIPAY LADIES COLLEGE

Manipay Ladies’ College (M.L.C.) which is 52 years old has a rich history. In the year 1944 it was V. Veerasingam, Principal of Manipay Hindu College who took the courageous decision to admit girls into a boy’s school despite limited space for accommodation.

In 1952, C. Navaratnam, Principal of Manipay Hindu College and the Old Students Association (OSA) decided to collect funds to house the Girls’ section in a separate building. Again, in 1955 extra funds was raised to complete the Girls’ Section. Siva Rajendran, P. Selvaratnam, C.S. Navaratnam and Siva Muthukumarasamy of OSA played a vital role to raise the fund to complete the Girls’ Section successfully.

On February 1, 1963, the Girls section was completely separated from M.H.C to become Manipay Ladies’ College. Mrs. M. Ramasamy was appointed as the Acting Head of M.L.C. During her tenure of office, she organised classes from Grade 1 to G.C.E (O/L). She left M.L.C in October 1963.

M.L.C has been blessed with eight principals and they have been guiding the destinies of the college for the last fifty years. Miss. P. Arumugam was appointed as the principal of M.L.C from 1964 to 1977. Then (1971 – 1978) Mrs. P. Satchithananthan continued the task of uplifting M.L.C with a true sense of dedication and sincerity. Mrs. A. Rajaratnam (1979 to 1980) assumed duties and her pioneering and inspiring effort brought fame to the school. The progress of the institution has been mainly due to the hard work and dedication put in by M.P.Rajanayagam, Mrs. Kalyanasuntharesanm Mrs. Y. Thiyagarajah, Mrs. V. Pasupathipillai, Mrs.Sooriyakumary Jeyaveerasingam and the present principal Mrs. Narumatha Parameswaran.

The school has excelled in all the spheres of education, academic, sports, cultural and aesthetic activities. It is serving for the long felt need to give education to the girls of Manipay Parish with a Hindu background.

Pandithar. S. Ilamurugan composed the lovely college Anthem and helped to decide the college motto. “Let all your thoughts be noble thoughts”.

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Emblem of our college

The emblem of the Manipay Hindu College depicts that the college is “For God and Country”. It shows a map of Ceylon (Srilanka) in the middle surrounded by the following icons:

Aum – This depicts that the college promotes the advancement of the “SOUL” of the students.

Lotus Flower – This depicts that the college promotes the advancement of the “MIND” of the students.

Arm – This depicts that the college promotes the advancement of the “PHYSICAL STRENGTH” of the students.

Olas (Eadu) – This depicts that the college promotes the advancement of the “LITERACY” of the students.

It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.