Date
2008-11-18T12:00:00
Summary

Inauguration of Shri Jagiri Lal Loomba Government Senior Secondary School Dhilwan, Punjab - Cherie Blair, President of the Loomba Trust, inaugurated the Shri Jagiri Lal Loomba Government Senior Secondary School in Dhilwan in Punjab. The inauguration was attended by the Founder Chairman Trustee, Raj Loomba and his wife, Veena Loomba. The Deputy Commissioner of Kapurthala District, Shri Balamurugan, graced the occasion with his presence amongst the many leaders of the village and 305 school students. It was an emotional 'back to roots' visit for Raj Loomba, who was born in Dhilwan, and had started his schooling at this school at the age 6 years.

In January 2008, The Loomba Trust donated Rs 50 lakhs (US$125,000) for the reconstruction and renovation of the school. The Loomba Trust donation was matched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Shri Prakash Singh Badal, who also agreed to rename the school after Raj’s Father, Shri Jagiri Lal Loomba.