MES Indian School, one of the first expatriate schools in Qatar and the first Indian school in the country is marking its golden jubilee this year. Started in 1974, the institution is celebrating the occasion with several programmes and activities throughout the year.

During a press conference Monday, MES officials recounted the journey for the past 50 years and the milestones the school has achieved in the last five decades. Recalling the efforts to provide quality education for the community, MES School president, BM Sidhique said that it was a great struggle in the early years due to several constraints.

“Fifty years ago, a vision was born—a vision of innovation, excellence, and ingenuity from our founders, whose unwavering commitment laid the foundation of our organisation. We owe our deepest gratitude to every member of our team - past and present.”

According to the official, MES Indian School has carved a niche for itself in the academic, cultural, literary, sports, and games domain among the CBSE affiliated schools not only in the Gulf but also at the national level.

“Currently the school with its sprawling campus and spacious classrooms has attained unparalleled status in imparting high-quality education ensuring a safe, child-centric, disciplined, techno-aided, and congenial learning environment thus ensuring holistic development of students through continuous progress,” he continued.

As for the accolades and achievements of the schools, Sidhique noted that MES became an ISO-certified school in 2006, received the QNSA certification in 2016 and recently the school won Educational Excellence Award 2024 from Asianet News under the banner ‘Qatar Business Excellence Awards’.

Principal, Dr Hameeda Kader said that more than 100 activities for various groups of stakeholders of the school are planned and being conducted all through the year.

“Golden Jubilee year is a year of festivities and celebrations marking several events to commemorate the 50th year. MES FM Radio, 'The Golden Waves': was launched in April 2024. Epic Canvas- a Mega Painting competition, the Musical Reality Show, Elocution competitions in Arabic and Urdu, Ted X, and Golden Jubilee Marathon International are some of the activities for occasion,” said Kader.

MES also started another school MES International School several years ago to cater to the educational needs of the burgeoning Indian population in Qatar. During the event the new logo of the school was launched. The press conference was also attended by senior vice president Dr Najeeb, general secretary Hazmal Ismail, treasurer Usman AT as well as several other management members and staff of the school.
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