Boys Town

Boys Town

Boys Town, village, Douglas co., E Nebr.; inc. 1936. The noted community was founded in 1917 by Father Edward J. Flanagan (1886-1948) for homeless or abandoned boys. The village is governed by the boys themselves and maintained by voluntary contributions. Girls were admitted for the first time in 1979.
Boys' Town Public School, in Nashik, Maharashtra, India, is one of the oldest and best English medium schools in the region. Alumni of the school include Nari Contractor, former captain of the Indian cricket team.

History

Boys' Town was established in 1944 and at the helm of the magnanimity of the venerable philanthropist, the late Seth Pirojshah Nusserwanji Mehta, whose love for children and noble desire to spend time, energy and money in the cause of education, prompted him to establish a residential school at Nashik that would serve the society .

Though an industrialist of great stature and a mill magnate he was conscious of the educational needs of the children of his country, whose interest was uppermost in his heart and mind. To give them all-round education, with many amenities at low fees, and to inculcate in their impressionable minds the principles of Good Citizenship, he established ‘Boys’ Town’; a residential school at Nashik, at a very heavy cost. It is being run by the P. N. Mehta Education Trust, Mumbai. Rendering 60 years of service towards the welfare of the children.

Structure

The school admits only boys as boarders, but admits girls as day scholars. It is divided into Nursery, Prep, Primary and Secondary Sections.

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