Education has been a cherished tradition in the Singhania family since the 1930s, many years before the country gained Independence. Way back then, recognising the importance of education, the Singhania family founded the first of what would, over the years, grow to a group comprising many schools and educational institutes.
Lala Lakshmipat Singhania was an industrialist, entrepreneur, and pioneer who understood the growing importance of education in the social and economic transformation of the country. To meet this need, he set up schools and also increased awareness about the importance of education in society. Lala Laksmipat Singhania’s lifelong work and extensive contribution to society was lauded by the Government of India with the issuing of a commemorative postage stamp by India Post on his birth centenary in 2010.
His foresight regarding the need for progressive education led to the opening of schools in the tehsils (sub-districts) of Kanpur in the 1930s, an initiative that led the way in the creation of a legacy in education.
Thanks to Lala Lakshmipat Singhania’s early endeavours and the continuation of his legacy, the Singhania family has become a renowned name in the field of education. Currently its schools are running successfully in the following states:
- West Bengal