A Short History of Yashodhara Higher Secondary School Taksar, Bhojpur

Surrounded by beautiful natural scenario and followed by many temples of Buddhist and Hindu religion, Taksar Bazar lies in the heart of Bhojpur district. The Bazar always feels pride of being a historical, a cultural and an industrial place in the Eastern zone of Nepal. Its fame was spread not only over the country but also in some places like Darjiling, Kalimpong and kolkata etc. of India, the neighboring country because of trade link subjected to metal handicrafts.The place took its name Taksar as during the reign of King Girwana Vikram Shaha in the year 1872, metal coins especially of copper weighed one Tola and two Tola were produced here.

On the lap of this antique, cultural and industrial village stands Yashodhara Higher Secondary School which is still addressed as ‘Balika School’ by old generations wherever they are. The school was in existence in the name ‘Yashodhara Balika Middle School’ up to the year 2034 B.S.

The history of this school starts from 2005 B.S. when some energetic youths of the time namely Dan Bahadur Karki, Laldhan Shakya, Purna Bahadur Tamrakar, Min Bahadur Shrestha, Thir Bahadur Halwai and Narendra Bahadur Karki were struggling to run a middle school namely ‘Vidyadhari’ in the bazaar. The ultimate aim of the work was to raise awareness among people towards the freedom movement against the ‘Ranaism’. At the same time the great leader of the district Naradmuni Thulung with the help of Indra Prasad Shrestha and others were conducting ‘Udaya Middle School’ in Bhojpur Bazar.

Leaders of the both schools, having the same goal felt a need of a school of Higher level to enhance the targeted goal. So holding a mass conference of the representatives from both school areas they decided to collide both to form one and united. The new school was named ‘Bidyodaya High School’ which was initially named ‘Prajatantra Shiksha Bhawan’ and established in the middle of Bhojpur and Taksar Bazar in 2007 B.S…After this there created a gap of an institution which could help to educate the children of primary level.

Looking for way out to this problem Shilshobha Tamrakar, an enthusiastic lady of that time with the help of Hirabeti ‘Vishakha’ an another social guardian and a Buddhist lady monk Anagarika Shushila stepped down to start a class in ‘Shakyamuni Vihar’ where interested students of any age group could go and learn. But the effort couldn’t go for long. Shilshobha started her step from 2009 B.S. again and worked restlessly for her mission .Though she had to spend many years to restart a new school, she in the long run succeeded at the effort. With the guidance and help of Dan Bahadur Karki, Laldhan Shakya, Purna Bahadur Tamrakar, Min Bahadur Shrestha, Thir Bahadur Halwai and Harsha Bahadur Halwai she could get success to have the grant letter from the government of Nepal to conduct ‘Yashodhara Upper Primary School’ in 2015 Bhadra 15. In the race of life it went on struggling for its best. The result was encouraging. Yashodhara Upper Primary School was upgraded to Middle School in 2019 B.S and to Secondary School in 2034 B.S.

The Bazar is in vulnerable condition now. Everybody in and out of the village is anxious. The place is in danger of being destroyed. The school is the only one hope for the bazaar’s sustainability. With a view to save the village from this danger and to fulfill the following objectives the school managing committee decided to proceed for upgrading the present level to a Higher Secondary Level .

i. to make higher education approachable to all low income students,

ii. to provide quality education at cheap cost and

iii. to provide employment oriented education in the home ground.

With the support of the well wishers and the people who have left the birth place and settling down in different places of the country specially in Katmandu, Biratnagar, Dhahran, Birtamod , Urlabari etc for business and professions’ sake, the school has been upgraded to Higher Secondary Level since 2066 B.S..It currently runs classes of two faculties, Management and Education preferring to produce middle class manpower relating to Computer Science and Rural Development.

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