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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Lawrence College Murree Hills

An enchanting view































Lawrence College Ghora Gali (or GG) is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas and Pir Panjal at a height of about 1950 meters (6395 feet) above sea level, on a pine covered spur, covering an area of 150 acres. GG is 4 km from Murree Town and 57 km from Rawalpindi. Weather remains moderate throughout the year, with rains in July and August. In winters when the estate is covered with snow, the college is closed for a three-month vacation.



Sir Henry Lawrence was the force behind the Lawrence Schools of the subcontinent. He was born in 1806 in (then) Ceylon and educated at Folye College Derry and then Addiscomb Military Seminary. He joined the East India Company, rising to the rank of Brigadier General in the Bengal Artillery,
While engaged in matters of concern to the British Government of India like the revenue system, the canal system, and roads, the worry that was always with him was the future of the orphans of British soldiers. This worry took the form of the four asylums.
  • Sanawar 1847
  • Lovedale 1858
  • Mount Abu 1857
  • Ghora Gali 1860
The Sanawar, Lovedale and Mount Abu were constructed and commissioned in the life time of Sir Henry Lawrence, while Ghora Gali came into being after his death.

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