- Tashi Namgyal Academy
Tashi Namgyal Academy (a.k.a. T.N.A. or T.N. Academy) is a
public schoollocated in the Himalayan state of Sikkimin India.
Tashi Namgyal Academy was founded in 1926 by the late Sir
Tashi Namgyal, KCSI, KCIE, the 11th consecrated Ruler of Sikkim. It is an autonomous English-medium, co-educational and Residential-cum-Day School.
Aims and Objectives
The Institution aims to provide sufficient academic knowledge for a child to be able to meet the standards required to complete his college course without much strain. The child must possess a healthy disposition to life, a reasoning mind and an attitude of service. He must not be divorced from the social order; show good sportsmanship, be creative, unselfish and courageous. He should not be afraid of truth and justice and have sufficient pride for his country's culture and heritage. He should not be afraid to face unpopularity or to maintain an independent opinion. he should show friendliness, good manners and temper his emotions, showing discipline and responsibility.
The school has a rectangular-shaped compound, measuring about 12 acres of land and bound by the National Highway (
NH-31A) to Nathulain the southwest and the road leading to Raj Bhavan in the northeast.
Starting from the Upper Main Gate down to the Lower Main Gate there is an open air-theatre, football ground, swimming pool, Principal’s bungalow, three multi-Storeyed buildings, 27 single and double unit staff quarters spread all over the school campus, two [hostel] s for boys, one hostel for girls including hostel staff quarters, one kitchen and a hostel dining hall, a large auditorium with a capacity of 600 including a gallery, seven double/three storeyed buildings for classrooms, Science Block consisting of Laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Home Science, Common Rooms, Workshops and an Administrative Block. There is one Green House for cultivation of orchids and rare species of plants and facing it is a children’s park. The school has a library with over 25000 books. There are three games fields one each for football, Volleyball, basketball and well laid out flowerbeds, sprawling lawns and green slopes spread all over the campus. It is adorned with pine and eucalyptus trees. The month of December sees the whole of campus turning pink with cherry blossoms.
The school is affiliated with the
Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi, established by the University of CambridgeLocal Examinations Syndicate, UK, and prepares students for the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education(Class X) and the Indian School Certificate(Class XII) Examinations.
* [http://www.tnaalumni.com/ TNA Alumni Association Website]
* [http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~naresh/tna/tna.htm unofficial TNA page]
* [http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~naresh Naresh Kumar Agarwal]
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