I vividly remember that eventful day when about three decades ago a maiden meeting chaired by Mahant Tirath Singh Ji Sewa Panthi was held at Goniana to start a “Public School” at Bathinda or nearby area. This meeting was followed by other two/three meetings in quick succession and Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School Bathinda started functioning in a rented accommodation in Model Town in the city in 1987. Sri Guru Harkrishan Education Trust Bathinda was founded on 3rd December 1987 and Mahant Tirath Singh Ji Sewa Panthi, a great philanthropist accepted the responsibility as its founder Chairman. To garner required resources needed for a good Public School was a uphill task which could be accomplished with motivation of Mahant Tirath Singh Ji amalgamated with missionary zeal of the Trustees and blessings of AKALPURKH. We never looked back and a sapling planted about 30 years ago blossomed into a fruit bearing tree.
I feel that whereas for good governance of any institution, dedication & administrative skill of the management plays a pivotal role, devotion & commitments of the faculty members is still more a vital factor for the proper growth of the institution. I can confess with ease that our “Board of Governors” never adopted partisan role while selecting the teaching staff and always preffered ‘best talent’ available. I am grateful to all trustees for their ‘dedication’ towards this institution but give full credit to our “committed” staff for their role in nurturing this school with their hard work so as to make it counted among the best institutions imparting quality education in the MALWA Region.
When I go into memory lane of this long journey about 30 years ago in all humility I feel satisfaction that an institution started with 70 students and 8 teachers has today on roll 2527 students, 100 plus teachers besides other supporting staff. Our students have made their presence felt in the field of academics, sports and other curricular activities at Regional, State and National level. I congratulate the Principal & teaching staff for their exemplary contribution in moulding the careers of future administrators, engineers, doctors and educations of the country. Quality education is the only tool to shape the future of any society, I believe.
The institution has really become the cradle of education, service to humanity & highest spiritual & moral values. The sapling planted in 1987 is being nurtured by Mahant Kahan Singh Ji Sewa Panthi alongwith team of trustees with impeceable integrity & dedication. We undertook this venture of preparing our future generation to occupy places of pride in life, to face the challenges of fast changing life patterns. With the Grace of God, the school will achieve greater unscaled heights based on rich heritage of value based education in the coming years. I hope the Principal & Staff would keep up the good task undertaken by them and move on the trail blazing path of shaping up the institution into one of the front line Public Schools of the State. I’m thankful to all our dear parents for their involvement & interest in the school’s welfare.
I pray to AKALPURKH to shower His choicest blessings on our students, staff and management so as to enable them play their desired roles to build a healthy society, free of all ills & to excel in all fields.