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Mr Ajay Singh, Headmaster, The Punjab Public School has hailed the appointment of Shri Banwarilal Purohit as the Governor of Punjab & Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh on September 9, 2021. Shri Purohit, who is an eminent educationist himself, takes charge as the Chairman of the School Board of Governor. Shri Purohit is credited with having revived ‘The Hitavada’, an English Daily founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, the mentor of Mahatma Gandhi. He expressed the hope the school will benefit immensely from Shri Purohit’s experience and touch new heights under his guidance.

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Shri Banwarilal Purohit, Hon’ble Governor of Punjab & Administrator, Union Territory, Chandigarh

Shri Banwarilal Purohit is a political personality having shaped public affairs in a big way for last four decades. Shri Purohit has been three-time Lok Sabha member from Nagpur and Managing Editor of ‘The Hitavada’, Central India’s oldest and largest circulated English daily for last one hundred years. He is an eminent educationist, a renowned social activist, institution builder, nationalist thinker. Shri Purohit, a well-known public figure with spotless image has been in active public life for more than four decades making a mark in the social, political, educational and industrial fields in Central India.

Born on April 16, 1940, Shri Purohit, did his schooling from Bishop Cotton School, Nagpur and from Rajasthan. He obtained his commerce degree from Nagpur University. He was quite interested in active politics and decided to contest elections to fight against persistent neglect of Vidarbha, a backward region of Maharashtra. Not surprisingly, he won the Assembly elections from Nagpur East segment in 1978 and from Nagpur South Constituency in 1980. In 1982, he worked as a Minister of State for Urban Development, Slum Improvement and Housing in the Maharashtra Government.

Shri Purohit was elected as Member of Parliament from Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency thrice−in 1984, 1989 and 1996 and was adjudged as the most active Parliamentarian with highest number of questions to his credit. Preferring spartan lifestyle and simplicity, Shri Purohit always remained a leader loved by masses.

He was instrumental in bringing major Central Government institutions like South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC), Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR), National Research Centre for Citrus (NRCC), Raman Science Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru Aluminium Research and Development Centre (JNARDC) and several other projects to Nagpur.

As Member of Parliament representing Nagpur Lok Sabha Constituency, Shri Purohit lived up to the expectations and proved his mettle as an alert member. He raised every possible important issue that came up not only in his constituency or region or state but anywhere in the country.

As a member of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee  of the Defence Ministry, Shri Purohit contributed significantly to the thought-process on National Defence and Security. He participated and represented the nation in esteemed 96th Inter-Parliamentary Conference held in Beijing (China) from 16-20 September 1996.

Shri Purohit was also associated with Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Home Affairs and was a Member of Standing Committee on Defence and Member of Public Sector Undertaking Committee. His memorable fight against allotment of coal blocks to private players earned him a marvellous certificate from Hon’ble Bombay High Court which recognized him as someone for whom “law is as dear to his heart as it is to lawyers and judges”. He was praised for saving precious natural resources from going into private hands for pittance.

Shri Purohit continued his fight against corruption in public life and filed petition before Supreme Court against coal block allotment during UPA-II regime after which the apex court cancelled the coal block allotments.

One of the most important contributions of Shri Purohit is revival of ‘The Hitavada’, an English Daily founded by Gopal Krishna Gokhale, the mentor of Mahatma Gandhi. It was because of his leadership that ‘The Hitavada’ has become a leading newspaper of Central India, whose voice is heard across the country.

Shir Purohit has been associated with many social, charitable, religious and sports organizations and has generously donated for the cause of education and social work. He is National Trustee and Vice-President of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, one of the premier societies running more than 250 educational institutions across the globe and publisher of some of the most popular books on Indian History, Indian Culture and its civilizational heritage and has published 2050 titles and sold 33 million copies so far. He is the Chairman of Shri Ramdeobaba Smarak  Samiti, which runs Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management, one of the best engineering and management colleges of Maharashtra. He is also associated with another premier educational institution, the Women’s Education Society, which runs Lady Amritabai Daga College for Women of Arts, Commerce & Science and Smt Ratnidevi Purohit College of Home Science and Home Science Technology.

Shri Purohit has served as Governor of Assam from 22nd August 2016 till 5th October 2017 and was also holding additional charge of Meghalaya. Shri Purohit assumed office of Governor of Tamil Nadu on 6th October 2017. He has led a high-level official delegation of Republic of India in 4th Edition of Prestigious “SAMVAD” initiative on ‘Shared Values and Democracy in Asia’ held in Tokyo, Japan in July 2018. He addressed the eminent personalities of both the nations in his opening address. He assumed office of Governor of Punjab & Union Territory, Chandigarh on September 9, 2021.

    • Mr Ajay Singh welcomes Shri Purohit as Chairman of PPS

    In an e-ceremony organised by National School Awards on 11th September 2021, The Punjab Public School was given Educational Excellence Award for commendable efforts in the upliftment of the Education System and making children Future Ready.

    Besides, Mr Ajay Singh, Headmaster, PPS made it to the Category of Commendable Contribution in Changing the Education System.

    Acknowledging the recognition, Mr Singh thanked the management, parents and staff for their whole-hearted cooperation during the critical times of pandemic. He called upon the current lot of students to work shoulder to shoulder with the school to face upcoming challenges.

     

      • PPS bags Educational Excellence Award; Mr Ajay Singh recognized for commendable contribution in education
      • PPS bags Educational Excellence Award; Mr Ajay Singh recognized for commendable contribution in education

      Mr Ajay Singh, Headmaster, The Punjab Public School was honoured with the 1st CV Raman Award for Principal on September 5, 2021 on the occasion of Teacher’s Day. The award ceremony was organised by ThinkNiti, a not-for-profit research organisation and sponsored by CuriousMinds Institute, an EdTech Company focussed on innovative learning.
      The event began with a keynote address by Mr Manish Kumar, Founder, CuriousMinds Institute. He stressed upon making education so engaging that it can compete against social media and video games in getting children’s attention.
      The award duly recognises the unprecedented leadership skills shown by school principals during the times of pandemic. The event applauded the principals as ‘CEOs of Schools’. The event was virtually organised and was attended by more than 150 principals of various schools across the country. A record-breaking number of 300+ nominations were received from 20,000 schools across India. All the winners were felicitated with a certificate and a trophy.
      The event concluded with the hosts thanking the attendees and reiterating the contribution of school principals in building a strong foundation of education in the country.

        • Mr Ajay Singh honoured with 1st CV Raman Award
        • Mr Ajay Singh honoured with 1st CV Raman Award

        A brief ceremony was held on August 31, 2021 to honour the students of the Junior School who scored 90 per cent and above in the Annual Examination (2020-21). Mr Ajay Singh, Headmaster, The Punjab Public School gave them Torch Badges. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Singh complimented the students for their stupendous performance and expressed the hope they will continue to set standards in time to come. Mr K Ramana and Miss Aman Nijjar, Coordinators, Junior School were present.

          • Headmaster gives Torch Badges to Junior toppers
          • Headmaster gives Torch Badges to Junior toppers
          • Headmaster gives Torch Badges to Junior toppers

          A brief ceremony was held on August 25, 2021 in the Pavate Hall to honour the students of the Senior School who scored 90 per cent and above in the Annual Examination (2020-21). Mr Ajay Singh, Headmaster, The Punjab Public School gave them Torch Badges. Dr Gurvinder Kaur, Deputy Headmaster and Ms Ravinder Kaur, Dean of Academics were also present. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Singh complimented the students for their stupendous performance and expressed the hope they will continue to set standards in time to come.

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