Delhi University’s Indraprastha college turns 100, VP to be chief guest at centenary function on February 7
Indraprastha college:Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar is slated to be the chief guest at the centenary celebrations of Delhi University’s historic Indraprastha College for Women, which was founded in 1924. Sources said the function to mark the eventful 100 years of the institution will be held on the charming college campus on February 7. This day holds significance in the journey of the institution whose history is intertwined with the movement for women’s education and the Independence movement of India. The current iconic premises of the college in Civil Lines was inaugurated on February 7, 1939 by then Vicereine Lady Linlithgow.
Right now called the Indraprastha School for Ladies or all the more prominently ‘IP school’, the foundation, the most seasoned ladies’ school of Delhi College, was begun two years after the making of the varsity, which itself denoted its century in 2022. Sources let PTI know that arrangements are in progress at the school grounds for facilitating the century occasion which will be held at the school ground. They stated that Vice President Dhankhar is scheduled to be the principal guest at the 100th anniversary celebrations.
The eminent foundation is one of the most sought-after schools for ladies in the country, with a few noted characters considered as a part of its graduated class. The foundation follows its starting point from the Indraprastha Young ladies’ Senior Optional School established by a couple of givers of the Delhi Theosophical Society in 1904 at a haveli at Chippiwara close to Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. The school started as a middle school in two rooms of the school in 1924, as per authentic records. In 1934, it moved to Chandrawali Bhawan in the Civil Lines area, and on August 9, 1938, it moved to its current location, “Alipore House.”