The New Public School is the creation of this noble lady who nurtured a dream of starting an educational institution. This dream turned into a reality when she opened. The New Public School in a rented building in H. No.2061, Sector 15, Chandigarh with only thirty students on its rolls. Master Nawab Singh was the first student to be admitted in the School. At the initial stage, it was no smooth sailing and there were quite many hurdles at every step. The Founder Principal S.H. Singh with her immense for titude and courage weathered every storm that confronted her and continued with her mission relentlessly. It was only after a few months since its inception, that the School had to be shifted to H.No.44, Sector 18-A. The School continued to run from the above rented premises for some more months and once again had to be shifted to another rented building in H.No. 599, Sector 18-B, Chandigarh. Here also the School could not sustain for a longer duration and once again. The New Public School which was still in its formative stage had to be moved to another rented building in House No. 130,Sector 18-A, in the year 1962.
Col. Balraj Singh was the Founder President of the Governing Body of New Public School Society.
He was born in 1919 and after his graduation from DAV Collage Lahore, he attained his commercial Pilot license at the age of 19. He joined the forces of Maharaja of Patiala which were later merged with the Indian Army.
He was posted as an instructor on the INS Vikrant (The first Indian Aircraft Carrier). He was actively involved in the Second World War in Jagatara, at the Kashmir border during the partition, and the famous battle of chushul during Chinese aggression in 1962, and was honoured by the Government of India for his courageous acts.
In the year 1964 he took over the Command of 9 Field Regiment which Later became “9 Para Regiment”. In the year 1966 he was assigned the duty to raise “184 Light Regt. Pack” which later became “1841 Pinaka Regt.” He was an active social worker and a firm believer in education of girl child. He took active part in promoting education in rural areas and was the Chairman of the Managing Committee of all the four D.A.V. Institutes in Qadian. In his crusade as a social worker he joined Bharat Vikas Parishad of Punjab and retired as the Patron. He was also a member of Patiala State Olympic Association.
A dreamer, a visionary who tried to put his ideals into practice, he will always be remembered for his deeds.
LATE LT. COL. BALRAJ SINGH
Governing Body of New Public School Society
(1919 – 2007)