05 October 2012

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Punjab Government donates Rs. one Crore to Lawrence School Sanawar where Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan studied

Punjab Government donates Rs. one Crore to  Lawrence School Sanawar where Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan studied

India is a poor country where today also schools are held under tree , its common seen in every state of India.

But Democracy in India is for rich by rich for rich so here is another example

Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is the deputy chief minister of Punjab, has donated a crore to his alma mater, the Lawrence School Sanawar.

Mr Badal, whose father Parkash Singh Badal is the chief minister, says the donation was cleared by the cabinet.

Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira.
"Our party condemns Sukhbir Badal for doling out one crore rupees from Punjab Nirman Fund which is meant for cremation ground, dharmshalas, public toilets.

Lawrence School Sanawar is a dream school for common Indian citizens , an example of great school but school is for elite class , rich and powerful people.

Facts and History  about Lawrence School Sanawar

The Lawrence School - Sanawar, established in 1847, situated at a height of 1750 metres and spread over an area of 139 acres, heavily forested with pine, deodar and other conifer trees, is the fruit of the vision of Sir Henry Lawrence, and his wife Honoria.

Sanawar is a co-educational boarding school, affiliated to CBSE

It is located in the Kasauli Hills, Himachal Pradesh, India.

In the school's name, "Sanawar" is the name of the hill on which it stands.
The nearest railway station is now usually spelt "Sonwara"

The Lawrence School, Sanawar, occupies a campus covering 139 acres of the Shivalik Hills, at an altitude of some 1750 metres above sea level.

 In 2003, The Tribune described it as one of about half a dozen elite public schools in India, catering for "an upwardly mobile landed and commercial elite".

It is an international member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, based in England.

Sanawar is divided into four houses called Himalaya, Vindhya, Nilagiri, and Siwalik.
The houses compete with each other at activities such as cricket, cross country running, and debating.

Sanawar is a member of the Round Square Conference, a world-wide association of some eighty schools, which exchange students with each other.
Other member schools include Aiglon College in Switzerland,
Ballarat Grammar School in Australia,
Deerfield Academy and Chadwick School in the United States,
Wellington in England, and Gordonstoun in Scotland.

Notable alumni –

Omar Abdullah (born 1970), Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir

Sukhbir Singh Badal (born 1962), Chief Minister of Punjab president, Shiromani Akali Dal

Navin Chawla (born 1945), former Chief Election Commissioner of India

Chander Mohan, former Deputy Chief Minister of Haryana

Jetsun Pema (born 1990), Queen of Bhutan

Amarinder Singh, Maharaja of Patiala (born 1942), former Chief Minister of Punjab

Rao Inderjit Singh, politician, former Minister of State for External Affairs and Minister of State for Defence Production

Ajatshatru Singh, former Cabinet Minister in the Jammu and Kashmir government

Bikram Singh Majithia, Cabinet Minister Punjab

Baba Gurinder Singh Ji, Spiritual Master of Radha Soami Satsang Beas

Sonny Mehta, publisher and editor-in-chief of Alfred A. Knopf

Rana Talwar (born 1948), banker

Jehangir Wadia, managing director of GoAir and Bombay Dyeing

Ness Wadia (born 1970), managing director of the Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation

Pankaj Munjal, of Hero Motors

Geetanjali Kirloskar, Toyota Kirloskar Motors

Pooja Bedi (born 1970), actress and talk show host

Sanjay Dutt (born 1959), actor and producer

Feroze Gujral, model

Siddharth Kak, film maker

Iqbal Khan (born 1980), actor

Saif Ali Khan (born 1970), actor,  Nawab of Pataudi

Apoorva Lakhia, film maker

Tarun Mansukhani, director and writer

Rahul Roy (born 1968), actor

Parikshit Sahni, film and television actor

27)    Amar Talwar, actor

Fee structure of the School –

Fee structure Standard
Defence Personnel
NRI's & Foreign Nationals US($)
1.  Application & Registartion Fee
Application 5,000 5,000 115
Registration 15,000 4,500 975
2.  Admission Fee
Admission fee(one time only) 40,000 27,000 2,015
Caution Money (refundable) 25,000 25,000 570
Total 65,000 52,000 2,585
3.School Fee
School Fee per annum* 2,04,900 1,19,200 11,550
4. Personal Account** 25,000 25,000 570
5. Development Fund*** 30,000 21,000 715
6. Infrastructure Fund 5,000 5,000 120

Source -  http://www.sanawar.edu.in/ad-fees.aspx

Watch the video and information about school

Highway On My Plate at The Lawrence School, Sanawar

Watch the video
The Lawrence School Sanawar "Revival" (c) Rohit Singh Negi

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Mr Lonely October 05, 2012  

was here and great info~ XD

http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

Arsh Chauhan,  October 05, 2012  

Ok,first of all the donation was made by Sukbhir singh badal(Not the Punjab exchequer) and there is no conclusive evidence that public money was spent.

yes the nearest railway station is called "sonwara"because the nearest village is named sonwara which was adapted to Sanawar by the British,The actual name of the school is "The Lawrence School,Sanawar".

What do you mean by rich,elite and powerful?

Bikramjit October 05, 2012  

what fun it use to be visiting the school, we loved defeating them in cricket and hockey :)

it is a prestigious school and at one time this one and the likes of YPS were amongst the best schools , I doubt if they still are the standards have gone down a lot ..

if sukhbir has given the money from the public money than that is really very bad , he has enough of his own but i guess greed has no limits..

and kasauli is a beautiful hill station , we went uphill twice or sometimes more in a month ..


sm,  October 05, 2012  

@Arsh Chauhan

Please read it fully correctly
For personal money state cabinet permission is not required.

Money is paid by state government.
not from his personal funds.

Understand do not be like a typical India Politician.

Words Powerful are not important,

Important is How can he pay the state money, tax payers money to rich school when our schools do not have toilets and they are held under tree and without electricity


Treatntrick Treat and Trick October 05, 2012  

Hope this is beneficial to others in need!

Renu October 05, 2012  

very sad..why does this elitist school need donations and that too from Govt.?

Kirtivasan October 06, 2012  

I wonder where Viju Shah studied?