Convent of Jesus and Mary (Delhi)

Convent Of Jesus And Mary (Delhi)

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The Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi, India, often known by the acronym CJM, is a girls' day school in Delhi, India. Established in 1919, it is one of a network of Convents of Jesus and Mary in India, Pakistan, and the UK.

History

The school was founded in 1919 by the order of the Religieuses of Jesus and Mary, a Roman Catholic, at Lyon, France, in October, 1818, by Claudine Thévenet (Mary of St. Ignatius). It moved to its current building behind the Sacred Heart Cathedral in 1926.

It has 2,000 students and is the alma mater of a number of eminent women in or from India. Situated near the Gol Dak Khana (Round Post Office), its grounds border the St. Columba's School (for boys). As a result, these are considered "sister and brother schools" and many students have siblings in the other school. Saint Claudine Thevenet was the foundress. The school celebrates her feast day on 3 February. Saint Dina Belanger started the congregation.

Annual events such as Prize day, Kaleidoscope, sports day etc. are sponsored by the OSA . There are also quiz competitions and magic shows. Festivals like Independence Day and Diwali are celebrated.

The school's motto is , which is Latin for "Praised be forever Jesus and Mary".

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