Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan an epitome of learning embedded with Unity , Faith and Sacrifice

'' Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high
 Where knowledge is free
 Where the world has not been broken up into fragments
 By narrow domestic walls
 Where words come out from the depth of truth
 Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection...'' (Tagore)

The Home of Learning that was built on the spirited endeavors of a handful of inspired youths has now reached the age of 75. On 3rd March 1948, it was first named "New Agartala High School" which remained upto 1949 while it was only a Boys' school. Later those educationists, inspired by Netaji's ideals, renamed the school "Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan" which after many ups and downs has remained a proud name within the field of education of the state.

World War II is over, India is now independent. Due to civil war, waves of refugees have come here from the-then East Pakistan. Who will educate their children? Will their future perish? Can this ever happen? Came forth some inspired people - Respected Dwijen Dey, Satyendranath Kar, Mintu Ganguly, Nagendranath Ray, Shanti Sur, Kamini Kumar Dutta, Nilu Ganguly (First Secretary of the Managing Committee), Aditya Kumar Manikya Bahadur (First President of the Managing Committee), Haridas Sen, etc. Then began the run-around of meeting after meeting. On 25th February 1948 started the first phase of the school where only one student was enrolled. On 3rd March 1948, at Mr. Dwijen Dey's home at Orient Chowmuhoni of Agartala "New Agartala High School" opened and there it stayed upto 2nd March 1949. On 3rd March 1949, it shifted to its present location as our Heart "Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan". The road to the future was opened for the children of the refugees of the state. Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan started its journey with the motto of "Unity, Faith and Sacrifice" with its first Head-Master being the respected Mr. Satinath Bhardwaj. After that, the responsibility of Head-Master was taken up by a disciple of Netaji's ideals, the honourable Mr. Hirendranath Nandi with honourable Mr. Dinesh Chandra Dutta acting as Assistant Head-Master. The continuous success of the school began from that point. It became a center for cultural activity. Within the bamboo huts, made from materials brought from Ishaanchandranagar and Nishchindapur, educational and cultural activities accelerated the development of Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan. Though the school house was burnt down many times, its progress was never hindered. In 1958, the "Sanskriti Bhawan" was built to promote cultural activities. This was the vision of Head-Master Hirendranath Nandi and the 'Sanskriti Bhawan' was inaugurated by scientist Satyen Bose and the-then editor of ' Jugantar' newspaper Dakshina Ranjan Bose. The students gave their own tireless labour to build this 'Sanskriti Bhawan' and to honour their great endeavor no student, guardian or guest is allowed to enter with their shoes on into this great hall. The hut of the past is now a building, tall and proud. Time has placed many bends in our road but we have not strayed from our goals. Behind it lies the great efforts of all our respected and idealist teachers. Our motto of "Unity, Faith and Sacrifice" has not been compromised and we have never looked back. In 1949, under the Kolkata Board, 100 students appeared for their Metric Exam and the result was not-so-good as only 10 students passed. But in the Final Exams of 1950, the students of Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan made a comeback with a 100% success rate that year with 39 students with Star Marks. This year opened the doors of the school for female students, thus becoming a Co-ed School. This same year saw the beginning of Netaji's Birthday Celebration and Procession. The sprinting had begun. The songs of marching had started. Students of the Vidyaniketan have made their presence known from State to National to International Levels and have continued to do so till date.

Jai Hind


"Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan will be proactive in shaping the future." Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan started its journey on March 3, 1948. The main goal of this Vidyaniketan was not just education. The aim was to make the students fit for the society through education. The idea was Rabindra Nath Tagore's Santiniketan. That is why sports, increasing physical fitness, cultural practice, giving priority to social work in awareness, mental preparation for defending the country, the aim and purpose was acquire such qualities from Vidyaniketan. Inter-class football cricket used to played for physical fitness, physical education classes were made compulsory in the weekly class routine. After Netaji's birthday in January, the annual sports competition was mandatory where the aim was to create athletes for the state and the country. In order to increase and enrich the cultural consciousness of the students, a cultural meeting of the students was compulsory. At the same time, education fairs were chosen as an urgent medium for the students to express their cultural consciousness. In recognition of merit, there are various prizes for students. From there the Sanskriti Bhavan, the main medium of cultural consciousness, was created by feeling the need. The first student parliament of the state was introduced with the aim of social consciousness and goodwill towards the country. At the same time, ACC (Azad Hind Cadet Corps) was formed for the purpose of raising awareness about the country, it was later renamed as NCC. To know the state and the country, Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan launched an educational tour for the purpose of 'Know the country and know the future'. In order to get out of a boring life, picnic was arranged for the students every year.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose,our national hero,is deeply remembered through colourful procession. The goal is to learn how to organize and succeed in a big way.

The Vidyaniketan was built with the objective of engaging oneself in all spheres of society and making the students fit for the society. Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan realized that the role of dormitory in the field of education is inseparable. Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan was the first privately run dormitory in the state. The purpose was to introduce the students to the dormitory environment. All this was the real plan of Mr. Hirendra Nath Nandi, the soul of Vidyaniketan, an educationist.

Netaji Subhash Vidyaniketan is moving forward with unity, faith and self-sacrifice.

Jai Hind