It is a matter of great honour and privilege for me to write these lines as the Principal of Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey Uttar Pradesh Sainik School Lucknow which holds unique distinction of being the first Sainik School in the country. This school is on an endless Odyssey to edify and enlighten. Every milestone enroute is a headway for the school and all the ex-Principals starting from legendary Late Col H.R.H. Daniel, Lt Col B K Dass, Lt Col Randhir Singh, Lt Col D S Mishra, Wing Cdr K S Tripathi, Wing Cdr S S Dubey, Col R N Dwivedi, Lt Col ARS Panwar, Wing Cdr KHN Singh, Maj Gen Ranjit Singh, Brig Sumar Vir Singh and Col Vijay Kumar, each has been a credit to the school. I thank them for their sincerity and diligence and congratulate them for doubtlessly taking the school this far.
In recent years, there has been a veritable paradigm shift in the theory and concept of the purpose of education. Parents and teachers no longer believe that the purpose of education is merely to prepare for a job or material success. Most people realise that education must also cultivate spirituality and a high moral character. It must continually inspire to imbibe culture, compassion, discipline and personal values and above all help in producing good human beings.I deem myself fortunate to be associated with such a noble cause. No other profession can enjoy the satisfaction of imbuing human minds with high principles which no time can efface.Read more
The School [ School Code: 70894 ] is affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi [ Affiliation No: 2180009(new) , 2130081(old) ]. The School is run by the UP Sainik School Society with the Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh as its Chairperson and is fully financed by the state government. Local board of administration (LBA) with the Commissioner, Lucknow Division, as its Chairman and Principal of the school as the Secretary, is responsible for its efficient functioning on day to day basis.
Location The school is located in a sprawling area of approximately 250 acres in Sarojini Nagar, on Lucknow-Kanpur road at a distance of nearly 12 kms from Lucknow Railway Station and 03 kms from Choudhary Charan Singh Airport.
Main aim of the school is to prepare the cadets academically, physically and mentally for entry into the commissioned ranks of the Defence Services through the National Defence Academy.
To achieve this, school provides comprehensive education:-
(a) To bring each cadet to an educational standard which will enable him to complete successfully in the open competition for admission to the National Defence Academy.
(b) To train each cadet in a manner, which will instill in him qualities of self reliance and confidence and enable him to derive full benefit from the courses of instruction at the National Defence Academy.
(c) To render cadets physically fit to take their place at the N.D.A. and later to face with courage and endurance the hardships inseparable from life in the Armed Forces.
(d) To impart training to all cadets so that in consonance with national spirit they could conduct themselves with confidence in any society, and
(e) To infuse in all cadets a sense of loyalty, patriotism, individual and corporate responsibility for leading a purposeful life as honest and useful citizens of India.