The Calcutta Boys' School

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The CBS Monogram was adopted by the Calcutta Christian Schools Society (the founder body of CBS) on 24th November, 1897, and is rich in heraldry.

The Shield gules (red in colour), in escutcheon (having a smaller shield in the centre of the primary shield) is charged with two Maltese crosses and two elephant heads and an agent (silver) cross of St. George, patron saint of education. The Maltese crosses represent blessings. The Elephant symbolise strength and wit and are also symbolic of our motherland India.

The Methodist (Episcopal) Church is represented by the Bishop's mitre (head dress) placed in the centre of the smaller shield and the two sable (black) stars placed in Chief (on top).

The Lamp on the crest has two meanings. It represents our Saviour Jesus Christ – "the Light of the World" – and is a further reminder of the 'light of knowledge' disseminated by CBS.

The supporters on either side of the shield are griffins rampart (a mythical beast with the head and wings of an eagle and the hind quarters of a lion standing on hind legs) and are supposed to represent the characteristics of both animals – dexterity, insight, majesty and power.

The scroll at the base of the shield bears the motto – "Dei Mundus Deo" – (The World of God, for God) indicating the mission of CBS. The words – "Maxima Debetur Puero Reverentia", inscribed below the year of establishment, means: We owe the greatest respect to a child.

The CBS monogram is truly a symbol of commitment to the field of education.