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  The history of Deorali Girls Senior Secondary School dates back to May 1975 - exactly the time when Sikkim began its democratic history. Since then, this institution has guided myriad children from ignorance to the path of knowledge, faithfully abiding by its motto, which means, "from darkness to light". Being a girls school and situated below Deorali Bazar – hence its name – Deorali girls Senior Secondary School.
     In 1975, the need for a school in Deorali was realized. West Point School, which was then situated in Upper Arithang became inadequate to fulfill the educational needs of the growing population. The Education Department, then, decided to form another school in Deorali, taking about 14 teachers from West Point to staff the new school. The staff was headed by Mr. S.C Chatterji – a senior teacher of West Point, who was appointed the headmaster. Miss Arati Rai, our Principal was among the staff transferred from West Point to Deorali. The School has humble beginnings as a primary school with class upto VIth standard. The school comprised of a building built before 1975 and a playground.

        Mr. S.C. Chatterji retired in 1976. In his place, came Mrs G.D Rai from Tashi Namgyal Higher Secondary school. In that very year, the Education Department allowed the Kendriya Vidhyalaya (Central School) to share the space in the Deorali school campus. The building was divided in two – one housing Deorali school and other, the Kendriya Vidhyalaya.
This was not a wise move as it proved the greatest bottleneck for the future development of both the schools. There was a paucity of classrooms which thwarted the further expansion of Deorali School.
     Inspite of all these problems, Mrs. G.D. Rai battled on with determination bringing enormous and indelible changes in the school. Fetes and science exhibitions were held to raise funds. Through Mr. Rai’s effort, the school was upgraded from primary to junior school with classes’ upto standard VIII, in 1976. After four years it became a High Secondary School in March 1982, 15 students appeared for the first class X CBSE examinations.
     In 1989, the Education Department further upgraded the school to a senior secondary level (class XII) with both science and humanities streams. This up gradation saw the infusion of many post graduate teachers to the school – giving it a new vitality – and overcrowding the staff room.
     In March 1991, the first batch appeared for the Class XII examination. 25 students sat for the science examination and 41 for the humanities.
Hitherto, the institution has been a coeducational school, but from 1989 it became a girls school with boys upto vlass V only. The reason for this change was that Palzor Namgyal Girls Senior Secondary School could not accommodate more girls students. The Education Department then decided to convert Deorali into a girls school. The boys above class V were slowly phased out and Deorali Senior Secondary School became Deorali Girls Senior Secondary School.
In the same year – 1989, Kendriya Vidhyalaya made an exit to settle in Syari, leaving the school campus commodious. IN 1990, Mrs G.D Rai retired. She had served the school for fourteen years and has received the National Award in recognition fo her efforts and dedication.
     The school was without a principal for nearly a year. Ms Arati Rai, the Vice Principal was in charge. In June 1991, Mr. S.N. Mishra, a serving post graduate teacher (Mathematics) was appointed principal. He was transferred soon after.
In August 1991, Mrs. Nirmala Pradhan, the headmistress of Ranipul Secondary School was appointed the new principal. During her tenure of three years, the new school building, the school walls and the school gate was built. She was transferred in February 1995.
Ms. Arati Rai, who had been transferred to West Point School as Principal in 1992, came back in March 1995 as the new Principal. She has been with the school since its birth and was warmly welcomed by the staff and students.
At present, there are as many as 1600 students in the school, with a staff strength of 93. The school campus now consists of 4 buildings. We have many extracurricular activities and the school takes an active part in social work, in various competitions, seminars, other activities organized by the government or other organizations. We also have the house system – the students being divided into 4 houses – Magnolia, Azalea, Marigold and Camellia.
     We have many inter house competitions. Till 1980, only internal educational tours were undertaken by the teachers. They went to neighboring places like Darjeeling, Bhutan and places of interest in Sikkim itself. The Education Department now grants funds for educational tours to be undertaken by students. These tours can be anywhere in India. In August 1991, Mrs. Nirmala Pradhan, the headmistress of Ranipul Secondary School was appointed the new principal. During her tenure of three years, the new school building, the school walls and the school gate was built. She was transferred in February 1995.

   In August 1991, Mrs. Nirmala Pradhan, the headmistress of Ranipul Secondary School was appointed the new principal. During her tenure of three years, the new school building, the school walls and the school gate was built. She was transferred in February 1995.
Ms. Arati Rai, who had been transferred to West Point School as Principal in 1992, came back in March 1995 as the new Principal. She has been with the school since its birth and was warmly welcomed by the staff and students.
At present, there are as many as 1600 students in the school, with a staff strength of 93. The school campus now consists of 4 buildings. We have many extracurricular activities and the school takes an active part in social work, in various competitions, seminars, other activities organized by the government or other organizations. We also have the house system – the students being divided into 4 houses – Magnolia, Azalea, Marigold and Camellia.
   

      We have many inter house competitions. Till 1980, only internal educational tours were undertaken by the teachers. They went to neighboring places like Darjeeling, Bhutan and places of interest in Sikkim itself. The Education Department now grants funds for educational tours to be undertaken by students. These tours can be anywhere in India.     
     From a Primary School to a Senior Secondary School with both science and arts streams – Deorali Girls Senior Secondary School has come a long way. The dedication of the Education Department asn the various principals has contributed to the institution’s progress. We especially note the contribution of Mrs. G.D. Rai who is still fondly remembered by the staff and the students. In was in her tenure of 14 years that the school developed from the primary to the senior secondary level.
     Though the school cannot be upgraded any further, there is still a lot more to be done. We hope the school will continue growing by expanding its extracurricular activities and imparting a fuller education to the students, by talking a greater role in the creation of stable, caring society. May its light forever shine.

Our principal, the dynamic Mrs.C.C.Lamu took over the prestigious post on July 2003. She has been guiding our students excellently in both scholastic as well as co-scholastic areas.Under her able guidance different clubs have been formed such as the Environmental Health Club, Science Club, Heritage Club,Anti Drugs Club, Red Ribbon Club etc. The students of class XII are availing the facility of teleeducation. The school has also become very clean and green. She has stood by the school through thick and thin and is like the pillar of our school. We hope our school will remain as one of the best schools in Sikkim as it is today.