Dr Madhav Deo Saraswat, an eminent educationist & Principal of India’s iconic Boys’ Boarding School The Scindia School, Gwalior, interacted with the media to share the rich, 121- year-old old legacy of the school which is perched atop the magnificent Gwalior Fort in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior. It is noteworthy that The Scindia School was founded in 1897 by the visionary H.H. Maharaja Madhav Rao Scindia I, & now scion of the erstwhile Scindia Royal family Jyotiraditya Scindia is Chairman Board of Governors of the school. Mitul Dikshit who is a prominent educationist of tricity & an alumnus of The Scindia School also accompanied Dr Saraswat during the media interaction.
“We have been recently ranked number two boarding school in India and number one in Madhya Pradesh in the boys legacy boarding schools category for the year 2017-2018, by Education World, one of the best education portals in India . I am happy to be in Chandigarh and to announce that as part of our outreach programme we are bringing an open House for parents, which will be an interactive and highly informative seminar with me & senior functionaries of The Scindia School.” Said Dr.Madhav Deo Saraswat. It was informed that the seminar will be held on Saturday, May 12,2018 at Hotel The Taj, Sector 17, Chandigarh from 5-7 PM.
Adds Dr Saraswat, “The event has been brought to Chandigarh as part of the School’s plan to provide an opportunity to prospective students from the region of Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal & Punjab to know about the school and make an informed decision of joining the same. The School is seriously viewing this region. The session will not only give the parents an opportunity to talk to me directly but also the alumni or associates of alumni of the school to get a better idea from those who have already been the part of popular institute of education.”
It is pertinent to mention that The Scindia School’s illustrious alumni includes names like Film Director Anurag Kashyap. Actor Salman Khan, Bharat V Patel Ex CMD, P & G, Ameen Sayani, Renowned Radio anchor of Radio Ceylon fame, K Natwar Singh, Former External Affairs Minister, Lt Gen (Retd.) Samer Pal Singh Dhillon, Former Dy Chief of Army Staff & many more.
Mitul Dikshit said, “I owe a lot to my alma mater The Scindia School. The holistic education given at the School makes one independent, decisive & a responsible member of society.”
Dr.Madhav Deo Saraswat, the Principal added, “We aim in providing a wholesome education at the school which lets boys realize their true potential, be it in academics, societies, creatives or sports etc. and helps them evolve to become future leaders with a global perspective while retaining an understanding of the Indian ethos.”
The school is popularly known for turning out fine, well-rounded, academically & intellectually well-grounded gentlemen. The school is ranked as one of the leading residential schools in the country which is a testimony to its rich history, exceptional standards, and nurturing environment that has helped every young boy through the formative years in his journey to self-discovery.
The Scindia School boasts of some of state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities like a Science Centre, F.G. Pearce Library with a collection of 10,000+ books, Open Air Theatre with a seating capacity of 3000 persons, Dining Facility with a seating capacity of 800 persons, Swimming Pool, etc. The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Some of its finest academic initiatives include The Round Square Conference which can be a life changing experience providing personal development opportunities to students by enhancing their leadership skills and broadening intercultural understanding. The school also has popular Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme which awards youngsters for completing a self improvement programme. Apart from this, SURYODAYA Initiative, Social & Community Services, etc also have a special place in the school.
The School also encourages a wide range of sports like hockey, football, cricket to swimming, archery, shooting, etc. which is learnt by the students under guidance of expert mentors. It also has a dedicated Horse Riding Club.