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First portrait of then Maharani Gayatri Devi in the school.

Maharani Gayatri Devi, Jaipur
Founder & President

Her vision for MGD Girls’ School

“The aim of the institution is to make its pupils cultured and useful members of society. When they enter the world, they should be able to take an active interest in the betterment of their homes and community, and when they grow up, they should be able to fit themselves usefully into the world of tomorrow.”

ABOUT MGD GIRLS SCHOOL

Founded in 1943 by Her Highness Maharani Gayatri Devi, this school was named after her. Based on the basic guidelines of the British Public Schools ideology MGD School is a happy blend of the British system and Indian Traditions. It was primarily founded to get the girls of Rajasthan out of the shackles of the claustrophobic purdah system and give them the wings to grow and soar into the changing world of the 20th century. Under the dynamic leadership of its founding Principal, Miss L.G. Lutter MGD saw phenomenal growth. Introduction to a multitude of extra curriculum activities and the success in following the Cambridge School Certificate led the Indian Public-School Council to recognize it as a member giving it the distinction of becoming the first Indian Public School for girls.
Beginning with 24 girls it currently has 3,200 on its rolls and follows the Central Board of secondary Education curriculum with a battery of modern day technology and elective subjects.

In the seventy five years since it was founded, MGD has been steered by five Principals :
• Late Miss. L.G. Lutter (1943-1980) (Founder Principal, at the helm for an awesome 37 years spell).
• Late Miss. U. Sircar (June 1980 – July 1981) (Officiating Principal)
• Late Miss. S. Doonga Ji (July 1981- December 1988).
• Late Dr. Mrs. G.D. Bakshi (January 1989- April 2009).
• Mrs. Suniti Sharma (May,2009-April,2018).
• Mrs. Archana S Mankotia took over in May, 2018. She is currently the Principal.

The Silver Jubilee was celebrated in 1968. Dedication Day started with majestic sound of 25 `Shanks’ with unfurling of School Flag by Miss L.G. Lutter. The Golden Jubilee was celebrated in 1993. For the Prize Giving function, the Chief Guest was Shri K.R.Narayanan, Vice President of India. Governor of Rajasthan, Shri Chenna Reddy was the Guest of Honour. The School’ Diamond Jubilee was a sparkling event in 2003. Rajmata Sahiba was the Chief Guest for all the functions. Emerald Jubilee of MGD was celebrated in the year 2008 by the Guild.

IMPORTANT DIGNITARIES WHO VISITED MGD.

• Lady Mountbatten
• Sarojini Naidu
• Mrs. Roosevelt
• Prince Charles
• Jawaharlal Nehru
• General Cariappa
• Amitabh Bachchan
• Mrs Jacqueline Kennedy
• Mother Teresa
• Vijaya Laxmi Pandit
• Dr Karan Singh
• Najma Heptullah.
• Dr S.D. Sharma
• Smt Indira Gandhi
• Dr Raja Ramanna
• Zubin Mehta
• Bismillah Khan

FEW OUTSTANDING ALLUMINI 

• Dr Shayama Chona nee Sethi, Batch 1958 (awarded Padma Shri in 1999 and Padma Bhushan in 2008).
• Princess Bhuvaneswari Kumari of Kota, Batch 1962 (awarded Arjuna Award in 1968).
• Meira Kumar, Batch 1962, Ex Lok Sabha Speaker.
• Sandhya Mridul, (Film Actress).
• Apurvi Singh Chandela, Batch 2010 (awarded Arjuna Award in 2016).

M.G.D. GIRLS' SCHOOL HEAD GIRLS

  NAME YEAR
1 SAMPAT KUMARI OF BIKANER 1945-46
2 PRINCESS PREM KUMARI OF JAIPUR 1946-47
3 VEER KUMARI OF KUNADI 1947-49
4 TARA MATHUR 1951-52
5 URMILA GYAN SINGH 1953-54
6 PRAFULLA KUMARI (JANE) 1954-55
7 KUMUD RAGHOGARH 1955-56
8 KRISHNA KUNADI 1956-57
9 SULEENA KAKAR 1957-58
10 SAVITRI KUNADI 1958-59
11 SHASHI PAL AITHA 1959-60
12 RANJANA MUKHERJEE 1960-61
13 MANINDRA MAKHIJA 1961-62
14 BINDU TIWARI 1962-63
15 RITA DAS 1963-64
16 NUTAN BAKSHI 1964-65
17 DEEPA JOSHI 1965-66
18 ANJANA SATIJA 1966-67
19 NEELIMA SAPRU 1967-68
20 VANDANA SINGH 1968-69
21 BETTY THOMAS 1969-70
22 SHABERA AHMED 1970-71
23 ANJU JAIN 1971-72
24 SANGEETA GHATAGE 1972-73
25 PRONITA GILL 1973-74
26 SHEFALI PATHAK 1974-75
27 JANAKI JAIPAL SINGH 1975-76
28 PRATIMA BALJEKAR 1976-78
29 MITA MUKHERJEE 1978-79
30 SHARMILA BARUA 1979-80
31 SUNITA BAINSLA 1980-81
32 MONA MADNANI 1981-82
33 JINA THONGRAM 1982-83
34 SMITA GUPTA 1983-84
35 JHARNA JAIN 1984-85
36 DEBIRA REHMAN 1985-86
37 KANCHAN CHANDRA 1986-87
38 DEVIKA TOMER 1987-88
39 VINITA AGARWAL 1988-89
40 RUCHI SINGH 1989-90
41 NIHARIKA KOTWAL 1990-91
42 NIDHI RATHORE 1991-92
43 MRADIMA S. RAGHOGARH 1992-93
44 SANGEETA BORDOLOI 1993-94
45 SUPRIYA NIHAL SINGH 1994-95
46 SHRUTI SHARMA 1995-96
47 NIDHI AGARWAL 1996-97
48 ARUNIMA SEN GUPTA 1997-98
49 YUTHEEKA GADHYAN 1998-99
50 RADHIKA GAGGAR 1999-2000
51 RUCHITA  AGARWAL 2000-01
52 MALVIKA JAMWAL 2001-02
53 ADITI CHOUDHARY  2002-03
54 AYUSHI SOVASARIA 2003-04
55 AKSHI GARG 2004-05
56 SHIVAMBIKA SINGH , RAOTI 2005-06
57 AISHWARYA SINGH 2006-08
58 ISHANI TANEJA 2008-09
59 ALPANA KUMARI 2009-10
60 NAZM KAUR 2010-11
61 DEVYANI MEHRA 2011-12
62 RIDDHI KUMAR 2012-13
63 PUJA SHUKLA  2013-14
64 PARIKA BHARDWAJ 2014-15
65 VIBHI DIXIT 2015-16
66 SANCHI MEHRA 2016-17
 

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