A school is an educational institution designed to provide learning spaces and learning environments for the teaching of students under the direction of teachers. And especially old schools which play an important part history. Preserving such institutions are in real sense is our responsibility. One such school which is situated in Dhaba in Gondpipari taluka now needs attention as this 132 year-old school for girls is facing a threat for its existence.
As per information, Member of Parliament Balu Dhanorkar has brought this serious issue in to the knowledge of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and has demanded substantial grants for redevelopment the school. He demanded that the first school for girls should be turned into a Model School. Earlier, during the British rule, Colonel Louis Smith had started the first school for girls in Dhaba. Earlier, this school was held in shanty later in 1888, British Government built a building for this school. Both girls and boys studied together in this school. Later in post Independence era, the school was turned into Zilla Parishad School. This school have an important place in the history of Chandrapur and hence have demanded for conservation and beautification of the building.
The village of Dhaba is located in Gondpipari taluka on border of Maharashtra and Telangana states. The village has rich historical background. It was dominated by Gonds, Marathas and British.