extract from history

Sunday, March 6, 1927

 

NEW COMMERCIAL COLLEGE
SIR GANGA RAMS’ GIFT TO THE PROVINCE
OPENING CEREMONY PERFORMED BY THE GOVERNOR

I know no man in our Province to whom charity seems to make a clearer call and who obeys that with a readier hand or a more cheerful heart.

'………………….. “I agree with Sir Ganga Ram that the conditions of the entry should preferably be by merit and nothing else; the product of the college have to find employment, not with Government but in the open market, and the open market wants the best it can find” ......................'

Sir Ganga Ram has asked me that my name should be associated with his College ; it is a request which I should have found it difficult to accept had it been preferred by any one else; but in accepting it I am conscious that, though the College may bear my name, it is his name which will be blessed, and his generosity which will be remembered with pious gratitude by the long line of students whose names will fill its roll, and whose lives will bear testimony of the value of this, his latest gift to the Punjab.'

 

Said
Sir Malcolm Hailey
Governor Punjab & Chancellor
when opening the building, presented by
Sir Ganga Ram
for the purpose of a Commercial College.March 4, 1927



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