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Hail Mount Hermon! A TRIBUTE


Prowess Publishing
October 6, 2020

Book Details

Published in the year of the school's 125th anniversary, Hail Mount Hermon! A Tribute is a tribute not only to the school's founders, principals and teachers but also to all Hermonites (alumni) of all eras and ages who have great love and affection for their alma mater and hopes that Mount Hermon School looks back to its great legacy and lives on to reach greater heights.The book chronicles the school's tragic beginning soon after its opening in 1895, founding of Queen's Hill School in the beginning of the 20th century, the establishment of Mount Hermon School at the present campus in Darjeeling in 1929–30, and how the school has grown and progressed thereafter right up to the present era.Throughout its 125 years of existence (1895–2020), Mount Hermon School, founded by Christian missionaries of America in the latter part of the 19th century, had its share of ups and downs. However, the school was able to pull through hard times mainly because of the faith, dedication and determination of its leadership.Major events and renowned personalities of the school are well-documented in this book for posterity to note the spirit in which the school was initially founded and why it survived for so long despite trying circumstances to become one of the leading educational institutions in India.The efforts of the Hermonites and their concern for their alma mater to regain its past glory is recorded in the latter part of this book. Their love and concern for their alma mater is a profound reflection of the spirit that not only gave birth to this great institution but kept it going in the past 125 years through troubled times.

Author Description

Jigme N. Kazi has a special place in Mount Hermon School, Darjeeling. He not only studied in Mount Hermon School (1963–1972), but graduated from Mt. Hermon School's Teachers' Training College (TTC, 1974–1975). He taught at Mt. Hermon School for four years from 1976 to 1979. During his 16 years in the school (1963–1979) he worked under some of the finest principals and teachers of Mt. Hermon School.After he left Mt. Hermon School at the end of 1979, Jigme N. Kazi kept a live interest in his alma mater and the Hermonites (alumni of the school), leading to the founding of Hermonites International in 2005 with himself as its Founder-President. He is presently Chairman Emeritus of the global body, which takes an active interest in school affairs.A journalist by profession, Jigme N. Kazi is the proprietor-editor of Sikkim Observer and Himalayan Guardian. He is also the author of four books on Sikkim: Inside Sikkim: Against The Tide (1993), Sikkim For Sikkimese: Distinct Identity Within The Union (2009), The Lone Warrior: Exiled In My Homeland (2014), and Sons of Sikkim: The Rise and Fall of the Namgyal Dynasty of Sikkim (2020).

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