“Education is the most powerful weapon which one can use to change the world” – common quote by Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad and Nelson Mandela. Members of Lions Club of Siliguri Citizens, District-322F definitely had a belief in the above thought of two all-time legend people of the world and they began to dream for a school project under Lions Clubs International. Initially, the club began coaching classes during the year 2008-09 under a very small tin-roofed structure with a strength of just 30 students from under-privilege families.
The school was conceptualized with the motto of providing ‘Quality Education at Affordable Fees’. It was started in Feb-2014 with a student strength of 45 students which have gone up to 1400 students in a
short span of 7 years. Lions Club of Siliguri Citizens not only inaugurated school on this day, it also became the first ever club in the multiple to host District Conference at its own permanent project. Amarpati Lions Citizens Public School has a campus spread over 93 cottahs of land with a construction of 64000 Square Feet, with standard quality construction and very large & spacious classrooms. The school, with the kind support of Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) and with the hard work, strong determination and continuous involvement of the members now has a huge playground, metal approach road, air-conditioned computer classes and Library rooms, audio-visual classes, teachers training hall, Science Labs, Maths Lab, transport facilities and most importantly a free medical insurance for all the children. The school have become a landmark not only within the locality but within the entire North Bengal. All the facilities and the infrastructure of the school have been tuned-up to international standard.
The school has also won many awards till now which includes the prestigious award of being the Best Primary School of North Bengal during the year 2016 and again in 2018, it remained amongst 10 best Junior High Schools of West Bengal and Sikkim. The school is also ISO 9001:2015 certified. The education policy of the school not only emphasizes on academic studies but provides equal importance to other co-curricular activities which include various indoor and outdoor sports facilities, Dance and music classes, art classes, creativity classes and many others. We have always believed in “Education for All” and we have also accommodated a good number of students from under-privileged section who are studying fully free of costs. The school has been granted the “No Objection Certificate” cum “Recognition Certificate” from the Government of West Bengal and it is also affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Many students of the school have brought many prestigious laurels to the school by winning many competitions such as Mathematics Olympiad, International Tabla Competition, representation in sub-junior
cricket team of Cricket Association of Bengal to name a few. Recently, the school have successfully hosted the prestigious NEET examinations & the CA examinations. The school have been blessed with visits by many International Presidents, International Directors & other Lion dignitaries from time to time and to name a few include Mahendra Amarasuriya, Robert E Carlos, Barry Palmer, Joseph Joe Preston, Brian Sheehan, Dr. Naresh Aggarwal, Gudrun Yngvadhottir and many others. Amarpati Lions Citizens Public School extends its heartfelt thanks to Lions Clubs International & Aruna Abhey Oswal Trust for extending LCIF Grants twice to this project.