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MEA Reading Road (Mandir Marg) 1956-57

For the post relating to the period, click here


Staff members sitting Left to Right:

K.Ramasubramanian, K.V.Haraharakrishnan, S.Yegneswaran, V.Swaminatha Iyer, David Gnaniah, S.Natarajan, Jaya Venkataraman, Makhan Lal Jan, A.P.Narayanaswami Iyer, S.Ramakrishnan, Tej Kiran Jain

Standing Top Row – Third from Left is Tulsi Ram – Seniormost Class IV staff who joined the MEA from the days PHS Iyer started the school.


MEA, Lodhi Estate, Arts Group, 1960

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MEA Lodhi Estate, Science Group, 1960

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From Left to Right:
Mrs. P.D.Kapoor – Domestic Science; N.K.Sharma – Geography; Ram Bhaj – Engineering Drawing; J.N.Ganju – English; H.C.Shali – History; T.Rajagopalan – Maths; K.Suryanarayanan – Principal; Shri. C.R.Pattabhiraman – Minister of Law, Govt. of India & President of MEA; P.H.S.Iyer – Founder Teacher; S.Srinivasan – Physics; S.Easwaran – Economics; S.Natarajan – Maths; S.Jayalakshmi – Chemistry; Mrs.Samuel – English; R.P.Sarathy – Physics


Reading Road School – 1964 batch


The girl squatting in the front row, Second from Right, is N. Jayalakshmi who later joined the MEA Faculty & subsequently retired as Principal – Moti Bagh school.


MEA Reading Road (Mandir Marg) 1965

DTEA 1965 Batch Mandir Marg


Year 1966 – 67 R K Puram School


Staff members sitting Left to Right:
N. Jayalakshmi (she is different from the one mentioned in the Reading Road School picture), T.P.Saraswathi, S.Natarajan, V.Rangarajan, P.V.Santosh (also an old student of MEA who later retired as Principal – Janakpuri school.)


Year 1967 – 68 R K Puram School


Staff members sitting Left to Right:
A.V.Subramanian, V.Rangarajan, S.Natarajan, P.S.Ramachandran, L.Venkatasubramanian, S.Chandrasekaran

Staff members standing Middle Row:
Jeyammal Mall, ( name not available), Chandra Arumairaj, T.P.Saraswathi, P.V.Santosh, N.Jayalakshmi

Staff members standing Top row: Ram Avtar, K.Balasubramanian, (name not available) – All three class IV staff


Year 1969 – 70 R K Puram School


Staff members seated Left to Right:
N.B.Sharma, Babu Ram Gupta, P.S.Ramachandran, M.Sivaramakrishnan, R.V.Narayanan (member, Managing Committee), K.R.L.Varahan (member, Managing Committee), H.C.Shali, P.Padmanabhan (member,Managing Committee), S.Natarajan, R.L.Dhamija, S.Balakrishna Iyer, Sushila Aggarwal, A.Ponnammal

Staff members standing First Row:
K.S.Verma, T.P.Saraswathi, S.Nalini, Sampoornam,(name not available), N.Savithri, Meena Narayanaswami, Padmavathi Ramamurthi, Balasaraswathy, Annapoorni, A.Lakshmi, (name not available)

Standing Top Row: Class IV staff: Ram Avtar, (name not available)


Year 1974 – Science Group Lakshmibai Nagar


Staff Members sitting Left to Right:
T.R.S.Raghavacharya, S.Natarajan, Malati, S.Pattammal, S.K.Sood, L.Sankaranarayanan, Jagjit Kumar, K.Sethuraman.


DTEA Laxmibai Nagar – 1975



DTEA Laxmibai Nagar 1977

DTEA 1977 batch LBN



1981 – Best English Teacher in Delhi State Award


Presented To Mr. S Natarajan by Mr. Anil Baijal (IAS), Director of Education, Delhi


1988 – DTEA Diamond Jubilee Award


Presented to Mr. S. Natarajan by Mr. Madhav Rao Scindia, Railway Minister, Govt. of India



23 Responses to “Photo Gallery”

  1. 1 gkamesh March 24, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    These pictures are fabulous sir!

    Thanks and looking forward to more!


  2. 2 sivaraman [LE, 1960] March 27, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Thanks Natarajan Sir. It is indeed a flasback to our boyhood memories. I haven’t come across a single old student that does not recall his/her days at the school with lot of love and affection. We were lucky to have such dedicated teachers. May or teachers be blessed with good health and happiness.

    sivraman [LE, 1960]

  3. 3 MALATHI SRIPATHI March 29, 2009 at 11:02 am


    • 4 sivaraman May 25, 2009 at 6:40 am

      Hello Ms. Malathi,
      I am sivaraman from DTEA, 19060, Lodhi Estate Batch. I hope you are aware that we are attempting to organise a get together of the 60’s batch next March 2010 in memory of 50 yrs after school.
      Many have responded and we would like to get it touch at the erleist to interact.
      I am at Hyderabd and about 5 of us got toether with TM Janaki [1960, LE, Arts] who had come down from Mumbai.

      It would give us grat pleasure if you cld also join n and motivate any of our other classmates u may be in touch with.
      Cld you pls respond to me at or call me on 098493 29043.
      With warm regards,

  4. 5 V.Thirumalai March 29, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Dear Natarajan Sir,

    These are truly priceless treasure.

    Could recognise PV Santhosh Teacher in one of the pics which brought back some fond memories of her teachings.

    Thank you


    1975 Lodhi Estate

  5. 6 Gokul March 29, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Dear Sir,
    It has been wonderful reading your articles.
    Just wanted to note that on the 69-70 photo above, standing teachers Padmavati and Annapoorani is my mother, Balasaraswathy (a.k.a Bala teacher).
    Gokul (1974 RKP, 1977 LE – Science)

  6. 7 Gokul March 29, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I should have said “standing between teachers” in my last post 🙂

  7. 8 parvathi August 17, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Dear Natarajan Sir,

    I have distinct memories of you teaching me English in DTEA Lodiestate and I thoroughly enjoyed the class.
    I have been reading your posts and showing it to my children as well.
    Thanks for the wonderful work you are doing.

    Warm regards,
    Parvathi (1982 batch)

  8. 9 Ajay S(arvagnam) September 26, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Namaskaram Sir:
    Some of my best times were spent in MEA / DTEA RK Puram from 1963(?) to 1974, when I passed out. I remember you as a disciplinarian who meant well.
    Remember many teachers. Especially our pranks & then being admonished by Ramachandran Sir, Rangarajan Sir etc. But, times were great.
    Never a class topper [especially in a class filled with N Krishnamachari (who was Commerce State 2nd in 1974), TA Subramanian, NV Diwakar, KS Sitaraman etc], but, a decent student & more of a sportsman.
    Trying to upload a photo, which I believe, was taken in 1965-66 (Standard IV?), You & Jayammal teacher are also there. I am sitting in the ground, 3rd from left. Have downloaded all your RK Puram photographs & thanks a lot for that.
    Best Regards,

  9. 10 N.S.Chari October 2, 2009 at 3:26 am

    I stumbled upon your site and informed my brother N.K.Chari who met you yesterday and conveyed me that you remembered my Dad also.It is nice to know about MEA’s history and that too when you are away from India.As Ajay has stated,I was also not very bright but still I fondly remember your advice to our father to admit us in the same class we had passed out in Mumbai and that advice has helped me a lot.
    Hope to see you in Delhi during my next visit
    With Best regards

  10. 11 N.S.Chari October 2, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Sorry for not reviewing (for corrections) my post prior to uploading.Forgot that this is a different site.

  11. 12 kesavan r November 10, 2009 at 10:46 am

    dear sir,

    i suddenly chanced upon your blog which brought so many delectable memories of my school days in janakpuri brnach.i specifically remmeber the “this is my school…” pledge that we would recite each day at the end of the prayer assembly. i passed out in 1984 and i remember that soon after you had taken over we had shifted to the pucca building in the year 1981.i could of curse continue upto 1984,that is,till the time i finished my 10th board.i must be the only one, i am sure, to have been under the tutelage of you and your duagther-you were my principal at dtea ,janakpuri,while ms meena natarajan taught me chemistry at svc briefly in the year 1986.

  12. 13 C.S. Ramesh November 30, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Dear Sir,

    What a Wonderful site, I was able to connect with some of my classmates after 37 years.


  13. 14 Harendran Balasubamaniyam August 9, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    fantastic pictures.
    I passed out in 1969 at Reading road branch. Kindly if our photo is available upload the same. Eminent students are: Sampath Kumar, Gopal Desikan, me, Janani, maths teacher was Pattammal, Principal was Rajaram sir. what a loely days we spent at MEA.

  14. 15 manbahadur poudel August 16, 2010 at 7:16 am

    i miss my school 2007 arts batch

  15. 16 l jayashree September 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Dear Natarajan Sir,

    I am L Jayashree, daughter of Late K R L Varahan

    I am sure you must be able to recognise me.

    Thanks for posting all these pictures.

    I would like to know your e mail id so that i can communicate to you

    Jayashree Suresh (nee L Jayashree)

  16. 17 Dr.V.S.Ananthan January 17, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Respected Natarajan sir,
    Fantastic pictures!I was a studenr of R.K.Puram MEA from 1966–1968;you were the Principal; you were a strict disciplinarian and did not hesitate to admonish when we faltered. N.Jayalakshmi was my science teacher, Santosh taught us English, Rangarajan sir Sanskrit. The little bit sanskrit we learnt from the school is useful now when I read Adi Sankara’s Bhajagovindam. We did not realise the importance of subjects like History and Sanskrit language as I was carried away by the ‘Science wave”
    Heartening to see you receiving several awards which you richly deserve.

    DTEA 1971 higher secondary pass out from Lodhi Road

  17. 18 amutha kannan February 18, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    dear sir ,
    the photos were very nice.and we are expecting more recent photos also.

  18. 19 RVS Mani March 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Respected sir, Although a dedicated team of teachers like u fed us with whatever we posesses in terms of knowledge, values and vocubulary, getting transported back in memories left me at loss of words. Thanks for rekindling our memories. You will always be held in highest of our esteem sir. Thanks

  19. 20 GOPINATH S November 4, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Dear Natarajan Sir,

    You indeed were the best, a great leader. We appreciate your thoughts and your vision. I still remember the words ” One day when you grow up, and you come back here – DTEA Janakpuri would have grown to a full fledged college”. Well it never happened – but words have always always been a source of inspiration to all of us.

    Your slogan ” This is my school, I am proud of it ..” still echoes in our hearts. Thank you SIR and to ALL THE GREAT TEACHERS.

  20. 21 Ramanan Gopalakrishnan November 12, 2011 at 2:29 am

    These photographs are fabulous and bring back so many fond memories.
    G. Ramanan (Mandir Marg, 1967 Batch)

  21. 22 K.RAMAKRISHNAN January 18, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I feel very honoured to view your slogan”this is my school,I am proud of it”sounds still in my memories.Thank you sir for serving the organization for such a long time.hope everything is fine there

  22. 23 shivakumar January 28, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Splendid. Old is always Gold. Looking forward to see more sir. shivakumar

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