Amarjyot Singh is also popularly known as Capt AS Gyani in the Army circles. He is an alumnus of The Lawrence School, Sanawar, the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla and the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun.
He is a merit-card holder from the NDA in Physical Education, was appointed as a Squadron Cadet Captain and passed out from the Academy with the First Prize in Officer Like Qualities. He was commissioned into the Army Ordnance Corps and was a recipient of the Commandants Silver Medal at the College of Materials Management, Jabalpur. Capt Gyani has served in various appointments and in a number of sectors/commands during his Army service and also did a years stint in counter-insurgency operations.
He resigned his commission in 1987 and has since then been working for the noble cause of education. He graduated in Arts from the JNU and subsequently did his Masters in English from Panjab University, Chandigarh. He successfully pursued his Bachelors in Education and has also done a diploma in the use of computers and EDP, from Chandigarh.
He is an earnest social worker, was President of the Rotary Club of Kasauli in 1996 and has held various district appointments. He is a Life Member of the Indian Red Cross Society and has widely travelled in India and abroad. He has been on an exchange programme to the United Kingdom and has visited numerous schools there, in the United Arab Emirates, Japan and the Peoples Republic of China.
Capt Singh is an ingenious artist, prolific orator and an enthusiastic gymnast. He is a keen golfer, plays all field games proficiently and takes keen interest in the progress of sports and other activities in the school. He has played a major role in the development of the school and has been awarded the 'National Award for Excellence in the Field of Education' by the Parent Teacher Association of India. Capt. Singh was selected amongst the top 28 Principals of the country (Education World: June 2011).
I strongly believe that the quality of education will determine the destiny of any nation If we want a beautiful world, then we definitely need to lay emphasis on the values and right attitude of the future generationEducation lays the foundation for life and all the stake holders-the school, the home and the society- play a very crucial role in character building and holistic development of a child.
The purpose of education is not to fill the empty vessel (Plato) but it is to bring out the best in an individual. A child needs a conducive environment where he/she learns to enjoy the process of learning before he/she is taught the 3 R-s-Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.The school years are very crucial for the development of good habits, moral values and strong character as these are the building blocks of excellence.Our aim is not only to impart education that teaches how to make a living but to teach how to live.
I believe that change is inevitable in today's world and what would give us an edge over others is our ability to adapt to change without compromising on the right values. At St Soldier's,we try to keep ourselves updated on the latest developments in education; be it infrastructure, faculty development or any other latest techniques. A lot of emphasis is laid on character building and we put in honest and sincere efforts with right focus on excellence and enjoyment in their formative years.
As parents and teachers, we mustfoster an atmosphere of trust, love and respect for children as that is the basis for sound education and helps make the children strong from within so that they are able to independently handle any situation they face in life. We feel privileged to be able to be touch the lives of thousands of young ones and show them the direction and also sensitize them towards social and global concerns so that they can play a worthy role in society. Our ultimate aim, as educationists, is to focus on academic excellence so that the students are able to pursue their career, and develop into responsible global citizens with the right values.
Born on 19th February, 1919, Wing Commander S. S. Gyani, the Founder Director of St. Soldier's Divine Public Schools at Panchkula and Banur (Patiala) and Pinegrove Schools at Dharampur and Subathu left for his heavenly abode on 30th Sept 2004.
One is always sad and disappointed to loose ones elders no matter what the age as we humans always believe that they will always be there for us no matter their age. But when the call comes from the Almighty, one must go and we can only help in the soul's journey, with prayer.
On hearing the news there was a kind of stillness in the whole campus. It seemed as if every inch of the place was agonized at the loss of its creator, father and initiator. No words, no speech or consolation can feel this void. The whole place was desolate as the man who had envisioned these prestigious institutions had sailed away to unknown horizons leaving us stranded. Each one of us was shocked beyond comprehension at this irreparable loss.
Wg Cdr Gyani knew no rest and worked relentlessly to build these institutions from which many hundreds have got their livelihood and many thousands have got educated. He worked his way up to success with determination and hard work. By Toil he reached the Stars. He never shied away from work and placed duty before self and even family, always and every time. Forever ready to take challenges and had a never-say-die attitude. His mind was alive while the body started giving way,about which he said: