15 Dec :The Heritage Public School Jagatpura celebrated its inauguration and first annual day on the14th December ’08. The honorable Minister for co-operation , Capt. Kanwaljeet Singh was the chief guest. The function started with the children seeking the blessings of the lord and the strength to do what is right with the Shabad “Deh Shiva Var Mohe” . followed by the lighting of the lamp .
The chief guest was welcomed by Mrs. Preeti Sandhu the Director of the school. Students from the I to the V standard performed a well synchronized drill. Dressed in silver and blue the children amplified the fact that physical training is essential for mental development . Tiny tots from nursery classes danced to various nursery rhymes. Their confidence was admirable. This was followed by the students of Kindergarten jiving to the tune of “Hurray Hurray” . Their beautiful smiles touched everyone’s heart. Scholarships for the children were announced by the chairman. The chief guest Capt. Kanwaljeet Singh gave away prizes to the winners of various competitions. The finale was a spectacular Bhangra- Gidda performed by students of 1st , 2nd and 3rd standard. The colourful performance was appreciated by all .
In his address, Capt. Kanwaljeet Singh exhorted the children to work hard and live upto the expectations of their parents . Further to this he lauded the efforts of the school management in providing such quality education to the rural and semi urban children . He asked more organizations to come forward and do such kind of work for backward areas for the only way to make India a super power is by spreading education at the grass root level . He also mentioned that though it is very important to know our mother tongue and national language , English is equally important in today’s competitive world. He declared a grant of Rs. One lac and also five scholarships worth rupees five thousand each every year from the Sardar Dara Singh Memorial Trust.
The function was attended by senior defense and civil dignitaries including Lt. Gen. HRS Mann, Maj. Gen. J.S.Kang , Brig. Jagdev Singh , Brig. P.S. Mann , Mr. J.S. Grewal Ex Joint Director Education and Mr. Hardeep Singh Sandhu .
The school is run under the aegis of the Avtar Educational Trust and aims to provide quality education at nominal costs to the rural as well semi urban children to enable them to stand shoulder to shoulder with their urban counterparts. The objective of the school is to develop the students’ personality and to instill in them moral values, ethics , discipline and sensitivity towards the environment. This , it does in an environment that is close to their culture and heritage by providing an ambience that is ethnic . It endeavors to arm the students with all round development which would help them face the world.