Sainik School, Sujanpur Tihra
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|Sainik School Sujanpur Tihra|
Run by the Ministry of Defence (India)
|Motto||Pursuit of Excellence|
|Established||2 November 1978|
|Founder||His Excellency, Shri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy|
|Principal||Cptn (IN) RK Sharma|
|Headmaster||Lt. Col SS Raizada|
|Grades||Class 6 - 12|
|Age||10 to 18|
|Campus size||28 acres|
|Registrar||Lt Commander Usha Sangwan|
Sainik School Sujanpur Tihra is 18th in the series of 23 Sainik Schools in the country.
The aim of Sainik School Sujanpur Tihra is to prepare boys academically, physically and mentally for entry into NDA, Khadakwasla and other walks of life. A sound character, team spirit, a patriotic outlook and a desire to serve the country with dedication are the qualities promoted by all the Sainik School.
Sainik Schools were set up on the lines of Public Schools and were designed to cater the needs of the common masses who could not afford to send their wards to elite but expensive public schools. Sainik School Sujanpur Tihra (HP), a purely residential school, was set up to cater to the needs of the people of Himachal Pradesh and was inaugurated by His Excellency Shri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, the President of India on 2 November 1978. He said, "A fine Institution. My best wishes for its progress".
Sujanpur Tihra is located 24 km from its district HQ Hamirpur and is connected to all other places in the State by road. Its nearest broad gauge railhead is located 99 km away at Una.
A narrow gauge train operates between Pathankot and Maranda (Palampur) which is 45 km away. Kangra Airport at Gaggal is located 75 km from Sujanpur Tihra.
The school has extensive playground with lush green silken grass, which looks splendid against the Dhauladhar ranges and Baradari hill. The school has independent NCC unit and NCC is compulsory for all students from VI to XI standards. Sports facilities exist in Football, Hockey, Volleyball, Handball & Basketball besides other minor & indoor games.
The school has three Service Officers i.e. Principal, Head Master and Registrar deputed by Ministry of Defence and 50 experienced set of teaching and administrative staff together with 52 support staff for effective management of school activities. In addition, one JCO and three NCO's from Army are appointed for NCC & Sports activities in the school.
Sainik school Sujanpur Tihra admits boys from Classes VI & IX. The age of the applicants should be between 10–11 years for class VI and the age should be 13-14 for class IX as on 1 July of the year in which admission is sought.
The candidates applying for the admissions in Sujanpur Tihra need to undergo entrance examination for admission to class VI & IX. The written test is followed by interview. Only those candidates who qualify in the written examination are called for interview keeping in view the number of vacancies available.
The medical test is also conducted and the admission to these classes is subject to the candidates being found medically fit. There are certain medical standards prescribed for entry to National Defence Academy and the candidates need to pass the fitness test. However the administration ignores factors like height and weight which are variable.
- Main building:
Facing the lush green rectangular ground, is the main academic building which houses both, the primary and the secondary wing. It has three levels. The ground level holds the primary wing (also known as Sainik Primary School) i.e, up to grade 5 and other offices including authorities' offices. The first level consists mostly of classrooms for senior wing. The second level has the library, NCC store, the Biology laboratory and the assembly hall that can accommodate almost over 550 people.
There are six buildings that serve as hostels or houses for all boarding students named on six rivers namely Jhelum, Ravi, Chenab, Satluj, Beas and Yamuna. Students of all classes except for 6th grade students, are held in each house which in turn has about 8-10 dorms. Students are divided house-wise so as to instill the healthy sense of competition in various sports and extra-curricular activities.Each house is supervised by a House Master, a Hostel Superintendent and two to three House Tutors. Student appointments such as House Captain from the senior-most class and dorm captains are also appointed to supervise the junior students. Though, the relationship between senior and junior students is often a little complex, but usually a candid atmosphere prevails as long as there's no breach of seniors' dignity and respect by the juniors. Seniors, especially grade 11 and 12, enjoy special self-acquired privileges over the juniors. But overall, the atmosphere is quite brotherly and united amongst all 'Sujanians'.
- School Mess:
The combination of two big halls which provided meals to all boarding students and the staff. Food provided to the students is of very good nutrition value keeping in view the hectic daily routine.
At Sainik School Sujanpur Tihra, academic excellence is given prime importance. Special efforts are made to create and maintain academic environment in the school. Cadets are encouraged to ‘Explore and Learn’ in addition to classroom teaching.
Examinations are conducted at regular intervals to ensure continuous study and also as feed back mechanism on the progress made by the cadets in each subject. The cadets are awarded various torches as recognition to their efforts put in during the entire session as per the following criteria:
- 90% and above : GOLD TORCH
- 85% and above : SILVER TORCH
- 80% and above : BRONZE TORCH
- First in Class : TORCH-FIRST IN CLASS
- Second in Class : TORCH-SECOND IN CLASS
Science Clubs, Music Club, Literary Club, Photography, G.K Club. Karate club, Trackers, English literature, yoga etc. are functioning at present in the school under the guidance of expert and experienced teachers.
Physical Training, Cross Country and Games-Hockey, Football, Athletics, Basketball, Handball and Volleyball are compulsory for all boys. While greater emphasis is laid on the academic progress of the students, the school provides ample scope for the development of their creative faculties and skill in Fine Arts, Craft and other hobbies. The school has also introduced an obstacle course to test and improve courage, physical endurance and physique of the students. Regularly cultural evenings etc. are organized between the hostels .Water sports, Mountaineering etc. is done on regular intervals .
The Sainik Schools provides maximum opportunities for the cadets to participate in games in the following categories.
- Seniors : 10th to 12th
- Juniors : 7th to 9th
The games are divided into major and minor events.
- Major Events: Football, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, handball and athletic.
- Minor Events: Table-Tennis, squash, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Mass, P.T, etc.
- Sainik school Sujanpur Tihra participates In north zone inter Sainik Schools Competition and in inter zonal sports competition.
- S.S.S.T. also participates in Indian Public school meet.
- C.B.S.E. cluster meet.
- H.P. State tournament.
Inter House matches, athletics, PT, cross country etc. are conducted to develop the sportsmanship spirit, moral & character building, and make the cadets mentally and physically strong. The school has various indoor and outdoor facilities for the cadets to make them mentally and physically tough.
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