E. D. Thomas Memorial Higher Secondary School (Kudikadu, Madras, IN)

A coeducational, government-accredited boarding school on the senior higher secondary level, operated by the South India Union of the Southern Asia Division at Kudikadu, Madras state, India, seven miles (11 kilometers) east of Thanjavur (Tanjore). It is named in honor of E. D. Thomas, the pioneer teacher in southern India and the first ordained Tamil Seventh-day Adventist minister. The school was established in 1953, when overcrowding of the facilities of, and the need for more industries in, the James Secondary Boarding School (now the James Memorial Higher Secondary School) dictated the need for the transfer of the high school grades to another campus. The present site, a 55-acre (22-hectare) plot of land that is watered by an irrigation canal from the Mettur Dam, was purchased in 1951, ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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