A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
An ordinary story at the outset, like a music sounding so unremarkably, the EGF School journey, on the one hand, has the semblance of the kind of fairy tales where the rocks are turned into gems by magic, and on the other hand, has the essence that can enchant the beholder with the beauty of the dedication, determination and sacrifices concealed beneath. Yet only those who had walked that journey can really see through the radiance and unravel this phenomenon, called EGF School, which is treasured so especially in the hearts to many of those involved and admired by those who had seen it from the perimeter. Here we make a humble attempt to present its brief history and initial challenges in a way that one would probably get a hint of its remarkable journey.
The Evergreen Flowers’ School, which now stands on the bank of the Thoubal river and just in front of the Thoubal Ningombam Lainingthou, is an institution run by a Local Managing Committee which is an autonomous body.
The history of the school dates back to the 25th of March 1976. It was on this day that the school first launched its academic activities with only 25 students from the house of Sri. Ningombam Lal Singh, Ningombam Mayai Leikai. This day, the 25th of March, is celebrated as the Foundation Day of the school every year. Late Sri Lal Singh extended all possible help to run the academic activities in his house. His name will live on the highest pedestal whenever the name of EGF School is mentioned.
The school remained there for about 2 months and 19 days and was then shifted to the then Ningombam Girls’ L.P.School on 6th May 1976 and on 10th October 1976 a building consisting of two rooms was constructed at the present school ground under lease for five years from Smt. Ningombam Ongbi Tombi Devi. By 1986, the school came to have its own spacious and imposing building in a huge area of 0.52 acres of land.