The Punjab Public School, Nabha

EducationWorld December 2021 | Magazine Spotlight Feature

The Punjab Public SChool Nabha, best girls boarding schools

The Punjab Public School was established in 1960 with the objective to provide quality public school education to deserving children of ex-servicemen, serving defence personnel and civilians.

Since inception, a host of Nabhaites have done the school proud. Prominent among them are: Lt Gen O.P. Nandrajog, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Vice Admiral J.S. Bedi, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Lt Gen J.S. Lidder, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM (Retd), Gurinder Singh, IPS (Retd), Darshan Singh Dhaliwal, entrepreneur, Lt Gen T.K. Sapru, PVSM, YSM (Retd), Dr Rajinder M. Gupta, Ph. D, General Bikram Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM (Retd), former Chief of Army Staff, Kanwar Vijay Singh, writer and filmmaker, Lt Gen Rajinder Singh Sujlana, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Arvinder S. Bubber, Chancellor of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, British Columbia, Canada, Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman & Managing Director, Hero Motocorp Ltd, Professor Jagmohan S. Raju, Joseph J. Aresty, Professor, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania, USA, Vice Admiral Satish Soni, PVSM, AVSM, NM, ADC (Retd), Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command, Dr. Satish Jain, MD, DM, FRCP, Director, Indian Epilepsy Centre, President, Indian Epilepsy Association, Advisor, Health Care, Human Services & Family Welfare Department of the government of Sikkim, Dr .Vijay Singh, Ph. D., Professor of Practice in Finance and FSL Director, Perella Department of Finance, College of Business and Economics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, USA and Kanwar Sandhu, journalist, public figure & Member of the Legislative Assembly.

Several of the Nabhaites have also been awarded gallantry awards. The proud recipients of Shaurya Chakra The Punjab Public School, Nabha are: Lt Ravinder Kakkar, Cmd Rajbir Singh Gill, Wg Cdr Bikram Dev, Brig Vinay Sharma and Maj Anuj Sood (posthumously). Nabhaites have left their mark in diverse fields. Popular actor Jimmy Shergill fondly recalls honing his acting skills in the school auditorium. Moreover, S. Partap Singh Bajwa and Jagmeet Singh Brar, are known faces in Indian politics. These Nabhaites are a constant source of inspiration for the students.

Affiliation. The school is affiliated with the Delhi-based Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE). It boasts of a separate block which offers the UK-based Cambridge curriculum.

Staff. A team of dedicated and highly qualified teachers ensure the effective delivery of lessons in keeping with evolving pedagogies.

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Games & Sports. The school lays emphasis on the physical well-being of students offering them with a plethora of games and sports options ranging from athletics, hockey, football, cricket, table tennis, lawn tennis, badminton, swimming, horse riding to taekwondo, shooting and skating. It is mandatory for boarders to choose at least one game.

National Cadet Corps (NCC). The school hosts Army, Naval and Air wings of the National Cadet Corps and provides training to students in their formative years for their induction into the armed forces later in life. The school provides the right environment for students to follow a stringent physical training regimen and develop leadership skills.

International exposure. International exposure is provided to students through Round Square, MUN, AFS and a host of other platforms. The students regularly compete in national and international conferences. The Covid pandemic years were no different. The students ensured their online presence in myriad activities.

Co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Numerous clubs and societies ensure that students are productively engaged throughout the academic year. Public speaking and debates are regular features in the school. Moreover, students enlist their participation in dramatics, Indian & Western music, dance, art & craft competitions.

Safe environment. The school provides a safe environment for boarders, especially girl boarders who reside in the state-of-the-art boarding house equipped with modern facilities.

Career counseling. The school’s career cell routinely organises counselling workshops for students to guide them towards their career choices. Professionals from diverse fields visit the school on a regular basis and apprise students on the latest job market trends.

Infrastructure. Spread across 105 acres, The Punjab Public School, Nabha offers residential quarters for teachers, coaches and support staff. Boarding houses for senior boy students are located in Sham Bagh while a separate area is earmarked for Middle Houses. A medical infirmary caters to the medical needs of students. A multi-facility sports complex offers students a rich menu of indoor games as well as body building training. All cultural activities are organised in the 500-seat school auditorium.

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