(Prime Minster Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru arriving to Innaugurate the Building of the Lions Vidya Mandir, 23rd Nov., 2016)
While speaking on the occasion he jokingly remarked that he never knew that Lions have set up a school in his Mohalla (neighborhood). Extracts from his speech on this occasion are reproduced below.
Pandit Ji in his address stated that :
You have set up a school here. I have seen it a little. So far as the building is concerned, it is quite good and beautiful. You have put up an impressive building and certainly you are making god arrangements for imparting instruction, which will benefit the children of our locality. I learnt it from you that in this locality, in this ‘mohalla’ there is no other school than this one. You have done a real service to the residents of this area and built an impressive school in Delhi, which other might well copy. There are some fine schools here. However, they are for the well to do, who can afford to pay high school fees. But there are no such levies in your school, there are no school fees here. This is all to the good for it would be wrong for someone’s education to suffer for lack of means.
I congratulate you and the Lions International on this and I am happy to learn that your Club pays attention to the community and especially to young children.