While serving as Governor in Uttarakhand Rtn. Sudarshan Agarwal set up a Boarding School for bright girls from impoverished families of Uttarakhand which is totally free for these girls for their education, food, uniforms, toiletries, hostel stay and all other needs. It costs Rs.75,000/- per year to support each girl in the Boarding School. The School, Hostel building and eight flats for teachers, covering 80,000 sq. ft. are built on a ten acre plot of land. It is amongst the finest school buildings in the schooling capital of the country. This bold experiment – a free boarding school – is supported by compassionate, caring and socially sensitive individuals and Corporates by contributions to the corpus and also by adopting girls till they finish their schooling under the 10+2 CBSE curriculum.
Currently there are 267 girls in classes V to XII in a school designed for 280 girls (35 in each of the 8 classes). Him Jyoti School is not just a school but a training ground for life.Read More...
“We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our
schools. We must make sure that people who have the grades, the desire and the will,
but not the money, can still get the best education possible.” 'Barack Obama'
The Him Jyoti School is one such venture that has attempted to reach out to those who deserve but cannot afford, to those who desire but cannot acquire and to those who dream but cannot realize those dreams. And to be able to contribute my bit as the President of The Him Jyoti School is indeed a privilege. In the fast paced world of today where one doesn’t realize when the day begins and when it ends, one has to have the courage to go after one’s heart’s desire so that when it’s time to look back at what difference one made to the world, one can be grateful that one led a life with a purpose and a meaning.