“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
– Martin. L. King Jr.
Guru Harkrishan Public School, West Jyoti Nagar, Shahdara, Delhi is one of
the many off-springs of the GHPS family. The First of its kind to be established
in East Delhi, the school came into being on 5th August, 1981 with the joint
efforts of Premier organization “Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee”
and a social worker late S. Raghbir Singh.
It was established with the aim of promoting and enhancing progressive education
with a view to inculcate humanistic values and universal brotherhood believing in
development of a fuller personality in all its manifestations - physical, creative,
cultural and spiritual.
The school follows the message enshrined in its motto- “Vidya Vichari Tan Parupkari”
meaning “Thou is learned indeed who does well to others”. Today it stands as ‘citadel
of learning’ and ‘a harbinger of quality consciousness’ – committed to developing
the minds and initiative of children.
The guidance, inspiration and encouragement of the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management
Committee, the co-operation of the parents, the devotion and dedication of the staff
together has made the school flourish day by day. In all these years the school
has leaped from strength to strength achieving laurels in curricular and co-curricular
fields of activities. Our students have earned a name for themselves and the school
not only in India but abroad as well.
The school follows the Montessori Method of teaching at the pre-school and pre-primary
stage. The tiny tots learn in an informal way with the help of specially designed
apparatus under the supervision and guidance of trained and experienced teachers.
Special attention is paid to facilitate the physical, mental, emotional and social
growth of the child through a series of well coordinated activities.
The students of the primary department are gradually exposed to formal education.
Emphasis is given not only on acquisition of new knowledge but also on concept formation
and application of knowledge in practical life situation. Stress is laid on "learning
by doing". Children are given personal attention. They are exposed to pictorial
books, audio-visual programmes which excite their interest in learning. Students
are not unduly burdened with home work and are evaluated through their day-to-day
work and performance in studies and various curricular and co-curricular activities.
Middle, Secondary and Senior Secondary Department
To sustain the interest of students in learning, latest scientific and electronic
methods are practiced in classroom teaching. Self-discipline of the body and mind
is practiced through conscious and deliberate efforts. Continuous and comprehensive
system of evaluation is followed to grade the performance of pupils. The school
aims to nurture the students by amalgamating worthiness of technology and very notion
of globalization leading to pedagogy which is accessible to all, Internationally
available and ensures equanimity of technology with teacher
Testimony to the Academic Excellence - 2013
G.H.P.S Shahdara, New Delhi once again excelled (3rd Consecutive Year) in Class
XII Board result. The outstanding result on various academic platforms is indeed
a matter of great pride for the teachers, students and parents of G.H.P.S. Shahdara.
Also, the Chairman of GHPS Society Management, Principal and staff feel very proud
to congratulate the students who have successfully cleared the CBSE 2012-13. We
also take the opportunity to laude the efforts of the parents and the staff for
the achievements of these students.
In Zonal competitions (Basket Ball, Football, Throw ball, Volley ball etc..) GHPS
Shahdara has been declared as ZONE – CHAMPION. In March past, too, the school secured
First position. The school has won Champion’s Trophy and the students have been
awarded with Gold Medals in individual as well as Team Events.
Co- Curricular Activities
Development of integrated personality of child remains incomplete without cultivating
appreciation of fine arts. A balanced growth of body and mind is ensured. Competitions
at Inter-School, Inter-Class, Inter-House, Zonal and National level are held regularly
to give opportunity to the children to develop their innate potential as well as
gain self confidence.
THE HOUSE SYSTEM
The school is divided into five houses from the primary level;
Baba Ajit Singh Ji
Baba Jujhar Singh Ji
Baba Zorawar Singh Ji
Baba Fateh Singh Ji
Maharaja Ranjit Singh Ji
Each house has a Housemistress. The main idea of the House System is to provide
training in qualities of leadership, co-operation, mutual understanding and self
reliance. Inter-House Competitions are organized for dramatics, elocution, quiz,
recitation, debates, group songs, dance and other activities and the meritorious
children are honoured.
A prefectorial board has been constituted at the Primary and Sr. Secondary level
to shoulder the responsibility of running the school administration. The Head Boy
and the Head Girl along with other appointments, at each stage help in the maintenance
of school discipline and in organizing various school programmes and activities.
CLUB ACTIVITIES/ WORK EXPERIENCE
In order to widen the experiential horizons of the students and to fan their creativity,
the school encourages number of club activities. Each student is provided with gamut
of options to choose from Debate Club, Nature Club, Maths Club, Heritage Club, Fashion
Technology Club, G. K. Club, Art Club, Theatre Club, Music Club, Creative Writing
Club, Physics Club and Economic Club & Journalism Club. These clubs provide an organized,
well planned and enjoyable space to our students to keep nurturing and polishing
their interests and skills. Children enthusiastically participate in activities
like Art & Painting, Best out of Waste, Origami and Meal Planning
The school lays stress on the Multi Dimensional Personality Development of its students
by providing a wholesome package in the form of a fine blend of curricular / co-curricular
- • The intellectual, social, emotional, physical, spiritual and aesthetic development
of the students is fostered to enhance their quality of life.
- • Association of the students with GURMAT-PRACTICES through Rendition of Ardas and
Hukamnama, Recitation of Path and Shabads.
- • Organization and participation in workshops, seminars, orientation programmes
for the Teaching Faculty on regular basis.
- • Monthly Parent-Teacher Meetings.
The School provides various facilities for the holistic development of the students
• A sprawling Play Ground.
• School Library.
• Activity Room, Children’s Play Station for Juniors.
• Well equipped Labs - Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Mathematics / Social Science/
Computer / Fashion Technology Labs.
• The school provides excellent sports activities supported by NIS trained coaches
for games like Hockey, Athletics, Basket-Ball, Volley-Ball etc.
• Streams Available- (Senior Segment)
B) Science (Medical and Non-Medical)
The school, in short, is a landmark in the pursuit of excellence in education and
it is an institution deeply dedicated to the mission of growing children with INDIAN
VALUES with GLOBAL VISION. The school’s aim is to integrate academic excellence
with value education and respect for our rich cultural heritage. We at G. H. P.
S firmly believe that we are not only teaching but shaping a better future – a team
of Harkrishians ready to face the world and turn it into a better place for living.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – N.