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Dawn of a New Day

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Bahá’í Publishing Trust of India, date unknown
  • Pages:
  • 228
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Pages 71-72

First Indian Baha’i Summer School

I am instructed by our beloved Guardian to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of your communication dated October 17th, together with the enclosed report on the first Indian Baha’i Summer School held in Simla during last September.
And as to the photographs of the Summer School you had submitted under separate cover, these will be placed in the Mansion of Baha’u’llah at Bahji, and will also appear in the “Baha’i World” Vol. VIII.
The Guardian wishes me in this connection to express his profound satisfaction at the success that has attended the N.S.A.’s efforts for the formation of this first Baha’i Summer School in India—a step which, he strongly feels, is bound to 72 accelerate the extension of the teaching activities of the believers in that land.
He is truly delighted to know that the attendance at the school has been satisfactory, and that the young believers, in particular, have been most enthusiastic about it. What he feels now is most essential for the N.S.A. is to make arrangements to have this school held regularly every year, so that it may develop into an effective, and increasingly vital, instrument for the propagation of the Faith, and also for the education and training of Baha’i teachers.
It is the Guardian’s fervent hope that as this Institution expands, and fulfils the high hopes you all set upon it, it will be felt advisable by the N.S.A. to consider the possibilities of establishing, in due time, one or two more of such schools, thus permitting those friends, who in view of their limited means are not in a position to travel over large distances, to avail themselves of the benefits derived from these nascent Baha’i institutions of learning.