Friday, October 8, 2010

Sanawar School in Himachal- A School with reputed alumnus!

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India has number of esteemed schools imparting the world class education. Schools like Aggarwal Public School in M.P., Bishop Cotton School in Shimla, Delhi Public School in Delhi, Doon International School in Dehradun are few of the famous names among the top schools in India. These schools not only impart quality education but also excel in sports and other extra-curicular activities by providing high class facilities.

There is another name in the list of top level schools in India which has been producing bulk of reputed alumnus. It is the St. Lawrence School situated in Dharampur in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. St. Lawrence School in Solan is popularly known as the ‘Sanawar School’. Sanawar School was founded by Henry Lawrence in the year 1847. It has completed 163 successful years and is one of the oldest schools in Himachal Pradesh. Sanawar School is famous for its beautiful location in Dharampur, fantastic infrastructure and above all the quality education. The most striking feature of Sanawar School is the reputed alumnus it has given to the country.

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Sanawar School, Solan!

Reputed Alumnus of Sanawar School, Solan:

1. Saif Ali Khan: Son of famous Indian cricket player M.K. Pataudi and beautiful Bollowood actress Sharmila Tagore and himself a big name in Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan is one of the famous alumni of St. Lawrence School, Solan.

2. Sanjay Dutt: Son of the Bollywood legend Sunil Dutt, Sanjay Dutt spent the best part of his life in the Solan hills while studying in Sanawar School.

3. Pooja Bedi: A dashing actress of early 1990’s who acted in the movies like ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’ spent her school days in Sanawar School.

4. Apurva Lakhia: Famous new face as a director in Bollywood, Apurva Lakhia who directed movies like ‘Mumbai Se Aya Mera Dost’, ‘Shootout at Lokhandawala’, ‘Mission Istanbul’ studied in Sanawar School from class 1 to 12th standard. He passes out from Sanawar School in the year 1986.

5. Omar Abdullah: Son of Farooq Abdulah and himself holding the prestigious post of Chief Minister of J&K, Omar Abdullah did his school education from Sanawar School, Solan. He passes out from Sanawar School in the year 1989.

6. Capt. Amarinder Singh: Former Chief Minister of Punjab, Capt. Amarinder Singh did his education from St. Lawerence School, Solan.

7. Sukhbir Singh Badal: Son of present Chief Minister of Punjab Prakash Singh Badal and himself the President of Shiromani Akali Dal and also the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal educated from Sanawar School, Solan and passed out in the year 1980.

8. Air Marshal KC Kariappa: A renowned personality of 1965 war, Air Marshall KC Cariappa studied in Sanawar School and passed out in the year 1954.

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