Year of Establishment: 20-03-1998
Handed over to Ursuline Franciscan Congregation: 06-07-2015
Permission Order: Recognition Code No. 28
Present Strength: 347
Holy Cross School Laxmichera is situated in the southern part of Tripura, surrounded by many distant villages. There are many Tribes like Reang, Tripuri, Debbarma and Jamatia. The Ursuline Franciscan Sisters of North East Province ventured in to the soil of Tripura for the first time in the year 2015 on 5th of June on the invitation of Rev Fr Abraham CSC the then Provincial of Holy Cross Fathers of North East Province. The main purpose of starting the Centre over here is to uplift the tribes especially the Reang who are very much poor and backward. This school will enable them to educate their children and also more convenient and affordable. The children need not leave their homes for their education purpose. On 6th July 2015 Holy Cross Primary school Lukhu was officially handed over by the principal Mr. Kanulal Reang to Ursuline Franciscan Sisters of North East Province in the presence of Rev. Sr. Milly Fernandes the Provincial Superior in the presence of Fr. Abraham the parish priest, village leaders, school board members, guardians, staff and the students. Sr Jessy D’Cunha, Sr Reshma Vinolia Rodrigues and Sr Agnes Rongmei the pioneering Sisters took up the task of education and pastoral care with the support of the local leaders of the village. Sr. Jessy D’Cunha became the First Headmistress of the School.
Two hostels one for the Boys and one for the girls which were taken care by Mr Kanulal catered to the education need of the children having their homes away from the school. In the year 2015 the Hostel for girls was handed over to the Sisters. The Sisters put up temporary tin structures for their residence as convent and also for the hostel children. At present there are over 50 girls in the hostel.
They are provided all the education facilities by the sisters. In the year 2016 Sr. Reshma Vinolia Rodrigues was transferred and Sr Augustine D’Souza and Sr Theresa Azusuli joined the pioneering group to be part of the mission of Laxmicherra.
The exodus of students to private schools which are mushrooming in Tripura state has put then Tripura government in fix. The situation was so serious that at least 100 government schools in the rural and hilly areas have virtually stopped functioning for lack of students. Since there were no schools for the children to avail the basic education, the sisters of North East province ventured to the place in 2015 mainly to uplift the Reang tribal children and the people of Lohu, Laxmichera.
At present there are 16 teaching staff, one non teaching staff and 347 students studying in the year 2018. The support of the parents, the cooperation of the students, the affection both of the parents and the students towards the Institution will boost the Sisters to enhance the educational Endeavour in Lokhu, Laxmichera. It is the hope and dream of the Management that this School moulds students’ character and well-being of society and that it reaches greater heights in the service of a cause.
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