The Bhatgaon Coal Mine consists of Bhatgaon underground coal mine It is a part of Bisrampur coal block, Surguja dt, Chhattisgarh, operated by South Eastern Coalfields Limited. It’s a coal mine area where about 3500 people are working. There are about 25 catholic Adivasi families and a few protestant ones. It is 50 K.ms away from Ambikapur.
On the 3rd of July we started the K. G section and STD. I -Hindi medium, Sr. Tessy– manager and Sr. Christine – H.M welcomed the parents and kids in the quarters in Hindi. The mini school had its inspection on 29th. On 14th Aug. the mini school was shifted to the newly built temporary shed at Bhatgaon, Pandey Karcha. The strength of the school was 148.
15th Aug. 1989 was another memorable day. The Chief Guest Rt. Rev. Bishop. Paschal Topno blessed the convent, the foundation for the new school building was laid. On the 9 th September we shifted to our temporary residence in our own land at Pandekarcha. We had minimum facilities. 30th of June 1990 was a red letter day as the Convent was blessed By Bishop Paschal Topno. On the 28th of July we vacated the classroom and moved out to the new convent building. Foundation stone for a health centre was laid in Sep.1992. After having conducted classes under the trees for months together it was indeed a sigh of relief on the inauguration and blessing of the School on the 31st of October 1993. Within 5 years the school was considered as the best school in the locality.