PM at 125th Founder’s Day of Scindia School in Gwalior
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi addressed the programme marking the 125th Founder’s Day celebration of the Scindia School in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh on October 21, 2023. During the programme, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for the ‘Multipurpose sports complex’ in the school and presented the school’s annual awards to distinguished alumni and top achievers. The Scindia School was established in 1897 and is atop the historic Gwalior Fort. The Prime Minister also released a commemorative postal stamp on the occasion.
The Prime Minister paid floral tribute to the statue of Shivaji Maharaj. He also took a walkthrough of the exhibition showcased on the occasion.
Addressing the gathering, Shri Modi congratulated everyone on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the Scindia School. He also congratulated the citizens on the occasion of the Foundation Day of Azad Hind Sarkar. The Prime Minister expressed gratitude for getting the opportunity to become part of the celebrations of the prestigious history of the School and the city of Gwalior. He mentioned Rishi Gwalipa, music maestro Tansen, Mahad Ji Scindia, Rajmata Vijaya Raje, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and said that the land of Gwalior has always produced those who become an inspiration for others. “It is the land of Nari Shakti and valour”, the Prime Minister said as he emphasized that it was on this land that Maharani Gangabai sold her jewellery to fund the Swaraj Hind Fauj. “Coming to Gwalior is always a delightful experience”, the Prime Minister said.
The Prime Minister also mentioned the contribution of the Scindia family to the preservation of the culture of India and Varanasi. He remembered several ghats constructed by the family in Kashi and contributions to BHU. He said that today’s development projects in Kashi must be a matter of satisfaction for the luminaries of the family.
Telling the students that the world is their oyster, the Prime Minister told them about the new avenues that have been opened for them including space and defence sectors. The Prime Minister asked the students to think outside of the box and reminded them how initiatives taken by the former railway minister Shri Madhavrao such as starting Shatabdi trains were not repeated till three decades and now the country is seeing Vande Bharat and Namo Bharat trains.
–PM lays foundation stone for Multipurpose Sports Complex in the school.
Releases commemorative stamp in honour of 125th anniversary of the Scindia School.
–Over the past decade, the nation’s unprecedented long-term planning has resulted in groundbreaking decisions.
–Our endeavour is to create a positive environment in the country for today’s youth to prosper.
–Every student of the Scindia School should strive to make India a Viksit Bharat, be it in the professional world or any other place.
–“Whatever India is doing today, it is doing it on a mega scale”