ACC Higher Secondary School, Kymore Marks Centenary Celebrations


ACC Higher Secondary School, Kymore, Madhya Pradesh, celebrated its 100th anniversary on Friday. The school, supported by the Adani Foundation, was established in 1923 by C P Portland Cement Limited in the Kymore village in Madhya Pradesh.

The centenary celebrations were organised at the ACC Gymkhana Cricket ground in Katni and saw Dr. Priti G Adani, chairperson, Adani Foundation, in attendance. The celebrations included a full-day programme, with a screening of a documentary showcasing the educational institution’s journey, and was followed by cultural performances by the alumni and giving souvenirs. 

Extending her congratulations to the staff, students, and alumni associated with the school, Adani said, “Education is the foundation of societal progress, and ACC Higher Secondary School’s century-long legacy epitomises the transformative power of quality education. As the school marks a milestone of educational excellence, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated educators and the accomplished alumni. The Adani Foundation is proud to witness this momentous occasion. We look forward to contributing to the school’s rich legacy and remain committed to spearhead the cause of quality education.”

Notably, the school began in 1923 with merely two classrooms under Gauri Shankar Pandey, who remained as the first headmaster till 1943. Currently, the school is under the leadership of Sudhanshu Mishra, who has been the principal since 2017. 

Sharing his reflections on the school’s legacy, Mishra said, “As we reach the incredible milestone, gratitude fills my heart. The journey, guided by dedicated educators and unwavering community support, reflects the true essence of education. Together, we’ve shaped generations. I would like to extend my gratitude to Adani Foundation for spearheading the revolution we started in the pre-independence era. Now, we are all prepared to work harder for our commitment towards quality education for all.”

Among notable alumni, the school includes retired Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Tukaram Yadav, playback singer Nandita Nagjyoti, and Anil Kumar Shukla, former chief geologist at Coal India, among others. 

The Adani Foundation is the community support and engagement wing of the Adani Group, and focuses on core areas such as education, health, sustainable livelihood, skill development, and community infrastructure. 

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