Suratgarh is a city and a municipality in Ganganagar district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Akashwani Suratgarh broadcasts on 918 kHz with a 300 kw radio transmitter. It has been given the name "Cotton city channel".
Suratgarh was a significant arena of historical incidences in the ancient past. The city was once called Sodal. Around 3000 BC Suratgarh is believed to have been a lush, green place due to the presence of two big rivers, Sarasvati and Drishadvati. Present sand possessed various botanical and zoological species within the basins of chaste Sarasvati and Drishvati. The emergence of Kalibangan and Barod civilizations were facilitated by the geographical and environmental complements of the Sarasvati, and Suratgarh was a noteworthy testimony of this. The traces of ancient civilization near Rangmahal, Manaksaar and Amarpura show the historical significance of Suratgarh where Sarasvati civilization has receded after 1500 years of stability.
Suratgarh developed greatly under the rule of Maharaja Ganga Singh who built a hunting lodge at Suratgarh and ensured the connectivity of Suratgarh to train service. Hanumangarh and Bikaner came under the Suratgarh District when the district was established. Establishment of the Ganges canal in 1927 helped Suratgarh develop; it became a city after partition when various refugees from Pakistan came in and started settling there. Suratgarh Central State Farm was established in 1956, followed with the establishment of the Indira Gandhi Canal project and Central Animal Reproduction Farm in the 1960s. Meanwhile an air and military base station, Akashvani and various offices had been established. Suratgarh Thermal Power Station started working from 3 November 1998 and this laid down one more milestone in the progress of Suratgarh city.
It has a thermal power plant of 1500 MW and a PLF of 93%, which has won an award for one of the best-operated plants in India. The industry experienced acute growth with the construction of the thermal power plant and its residential buildings. Since then the industry has been growing quickly. With the reducing demands as a result of completion of the thermal power plant project, bricks from Suratgarh are now supplied to various parts of Rajasthan especially to the districts of Churu and Jhunjhunu.
Inter House Poster Making Competition was organized for the students of Class VIII- XI on this occasion. There were four participants from each house. The theme of the competition was Save Environment- Save Power. Students put in their artistic talent and made beautiful posters. Mr. Parth Guin was the judge of the competition.
I Raman House
II Gandhi House
III Dhyanchand House
Friday, 14th April: Ten girls escorted by Mr Tarun Mishra and Mrs Urmila Rathore went to Heritage Girl's School, Udaipur to participate in the Under 16 Inter School Women’s Cricket Tournament. Five schools participated in the tournament. They played three matches. They won one match against "The Study, Udaipur" and lost two matches so unfortunately they did not reach the finals. They were awarded certificates of participation.
Saturday, 22nd April: Class XII Board Exams got over that day. The students felt relaxed after one and a half month of duration of the exams. Hope they fare well and keep the name of the school up