The Heritage Girls School, established in 2014, embraces the challenge of nurturing individual talents and strengths while developing character, academic excellence, leadership, social responsibility and physical wellness.
Perched picturesquely on a verdant hill on the banks of Lake Baghela near Eklingji, Udaipur, Heritage Girls' School admits girls from classes IV to IX & XI . The school is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi and the Cambridge Assessment International Examination, United Kingdom.
With a fully air-conditioned campus, the school provides technology-enabled classrooms, an Activities Centre, well-appointed Laboratories, Dance and Music Studios, a modern Sports Complex comprising half-Olympic size swimming pool, a Fitness Centre and courts for Tennis, Badminton, Squash and Basketball Hockey, Football and a 200 meters athletic track.
The Heritage Girls School is located on the NH-8 and is well connected by road. With the airport just 30 minutes away, the school is well -linked to destinations all over the country and abroad.
The endeavor of this unique girls boarding school is to provide an atmosphere that is empowering and enriching. It works on the premise "Every girl is a leader" providing a platform for her to come out of her shell, learn & bloom.
At Heritage Girls School you will find an ethos of tradition, truth, responsibility, and respect; a curriculum that meets the challenges of a global society; outstanding infrastructure and facilities for learning; excellent pastoral care for every child; an educational community committed to ensuring that every child is happy and successful.
Heritage Girls School aspires to provide an enabling environment that is intellectually stimulating and culturally rich, where every girl strives to find her purpose in life so as to be of value to society. To nurture a questioning mind, an uncompromising sense of fair play and a deep concern for the less fortunate and for the environment we live in.
An enabling environment refers to an atmosphere that gives the girls opportunities to experiment, innovate and learn; where they have the freedom to articulate their thoughts, speak their minds, choose their direction.
Everything the girls do and everywhere they go, has to be an opportunity to learn, to think, to grow. They are challenged to think critically, to reason and to come up with ideas that are theirs. The intellectually stimulating environment at Heritage Girls ensures this at all times.
The environment at Heritage Girls School is culturally rich in that it seeks out all that is new, rich and unfamiliar; revels in celebrating differences and encourages embracing diversity so as to enrich oneself.
Every human being is born for a purpose; and to find one’s purpose in life is of vital importance. At Heritage Girls School, the students are exposed to myriad experiences so as to help them touch lives and to find their purpose.
One of the most important objectives of education is to create agents of change who will be able to improve the fabric of society so as to make a better world. Whatever the girls learn here is directed towards being of lasting value to society and to the world at large.
Heritage Girls School is committed to moulding life-long learners, who will carry the flame of knowledge all their lives, wherever they go, igniting the minds of people around them. This is possible only if one is able to cultivate a questioning mind, to question superstitions & archaic practices and to shun ignorance.
An uncompromising sense of fair play: In a world that is not always just or fair, it is easy to get carried away, to forsake one’s values. Early in their lives, it is ingrained in the girls that any kind of injustice and unfairness is unacceptable, be it in the classroom, sports field or in the society they will live in. It is in their hands to make it possible.
The foremost value that we, at Heritage Girls School insist upon is, gratitude. The girls realise that they are lucky to be born in a wonderful family, to be able to enjoy good education and to have a life filled with abundance. They are conscious that they owe it to themselves to share these blessings with those that are less privileged than they are. Community service is thus a part of their daily routine, as is a deep awareness that looking after the environment and the planet they live in is their prime responsibility.
Heritage Girls School is committed to these goals and strives to work towards their realisation.
The young people that we are working with today, are a generation of extremely evolved, creative and critical thinkers, who need to be challenged constantly, every minute , every where. The innovations and inventions that have taken place in the past decade, spearheaded mostly by the twenties- something people, bear testimony to this. The educators and the education system today, is stuck in a time-warp and needs to be upgraded to provide the stimulation needed to whet the kind of latent talent available in every classroom.
The need of the hour is to shed the old and embrace the new;a paradigm shift in the mindsets and methods of dealing with the young, so as to provide the right soil to foster leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators who will usher in the new, vibrant India.
At Heritage Girls School, this is the endeavour. For, a new world is in our hands
Mr. Lt Gen SPS Dhillon
Lt Gen SPS Dhillon retired as the Deputy Chief of Army Staff (Information Systems and Training). As the senior most advisor to the Chief of Army Staff, besides other responsibilities, he was responsible for the conceptualization, development and implementation of Information Systems in the Army. He was in charge of education and training in the Indian Army including pre-commission training of Indian Army officers, education and training of Indian officers abroad and training of defence personnel from foreign countries in India. He was also responsible for the training of more than 8,500 Indian troops operating under the aegis of United Nations in various parts of the world.
While in service, Lt Gen SPS Dhillon was part of several governing bodies. Amongst others, he was the Chairman of Army Technology Board and Army Management Board; and was a member of Board for Management of Centre for United Nations Peace Keeping. He has also been a member of Board of Governors of one of the most prestigious schools in India – The Scindia School, Gwalior.
Lt Gen SPS Dhillon has been a national level sportsman, and has excelled in Athletics, Football, Basketball and Hockey. He was a member of a team of observers who went to Beijing in 2008 to witness the conduct of Olympics. He was also the Joint Director General in the Organizing Committee, Commonwealth Games that were conducted in New Delhi, in the year 2010.
The General was awarded the Vishist Seva Medal in 2007, Ati Vishist Seva Medal in 2008 and Param Vishist Seva Medal in 2010 for his distinguished service of most exceptional order.
Principal-Ms. Tulsi Bhatia
Known as the pioneer of finishing schools in India, Ms. Tulsi Bhatia started her career as a teacher of English. She moved to the prestigious Good Shepherd International School, Ooty where she was Academic Coordinator for several years. As the Founder- Dean of the Good Shepherd Finishing School( GSFS) , she was instrumental in bringing the institution to its position as the best finishing school of the country.
Mrs. Jamila Singh
Ms. Jamila Singh is a legend in educational circles, particularly in the Indian Public Schools circuit. She began her career at the Scindia Kanya Vidyalaya, Gwalior. She moved to Welham Girls School, Dehradun and later became its Vice Principal. She is the founding Principal of the prestigious Mayo College Girls’ School, Ajmer. She headed the Mayo Girls’ School for 25 long years with dedication and devotion and has made MCGS the most respected girls’ residential school in the country.
Ms. Bhuvneshwari Kumari
Bhuvneshwari Kumari is a former woman squash champion of India. She was bestowed the Arjuna award in 1982 and Padma Shri in 2001 for her achievements in Squash. Bhuvneshwari Kumari ,also known as Princess Candy was born to the royal family of Alwar in Rajasthan on 1 September 1960 and is the granddaughter of Tej Singh Prabhakar Bahadur. She was educated at Delhi University. She was Women’s National Squash Champion for 16 years in a row from 1977 to 1992. She is winner of 41 State titles and 2 International titles (Kenyan Open 1988 and 1989).
HH Maharani Mandakini
Kumari of Santrampur
Maharani Mandakini Kumari belongs to Santrampur in eastern Gujarat. She is a keen homemaker, having restored the Shri Joraver Vilas in Santrampur which is now run as a boutique homestay. She is working on restoring other heritage palaces belonging to the family, as well as heritage buildings and temples in and around Santrampur. Mandakini Kumari is also the director of Gangaur Ghoomar Dance Academy, which was started by her mother in law, Late Rajmata Goverdhan Kumari. The academy holds workshops to keep alive the royal Ghoomar dance form of Rajasthan. Mandakini Kumari also heads various social and charitable trusts in Santrampur. She was the parent representative of the Mayo College Girls’ School Committee for 5 years.
Mrs. Nandita Singhal
Ms. Nandita Singhal, a successful entrepreneur, is the CBO at Secure Meters, an Electrical/ Electronic Manufacturing Unit, Udaipur. She is a member of the Board of Directors and the Council of Advisors, at Secure, steering development from a design, usability and communications perspective. A graduate from the Lady Sriram College, New Delhi, she is an alumna of the prestigious Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun. Well known in social circles as a person who is deeply committed to social causes, Ms Singhal is at the forefront of several community welfare programs in the state. While bringing up her children she developed an interest in education, especially when exposed to the methods used in the UK. This coupled with a realisation that ‘Sanskar’ is built both in the home and at school; therefore a values-based approach which allows exploration and questioning in education is important. She enjoys thinking about how we can make this possible in schools in Udaipur, as this is our karma bhumi.
Mr. Yadvendra Mathur( I.A.S. )
A First Class Graduate in Economics and an MBA in Finance, Mr. Yaduvendra Mathur (IAS -1986) was also the Chairman and Managing Director, Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) He has worked in various positions including Principal Secretary Finance, Government of Rajasthan, Assistant to the Executive Director (representing India, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland) of the African Development Bank in Cote d'Ivoire and Tunisia and at several other distinguished positions.
He was appointed as the Additional Secretary in the NITI Aayog in 2016. NITI Aayog or the National Institution for Transforming India is a Government of India policy think-tank established by the Narendra Modi government, with an aim to foster involvement and participation in the economic policy-making process by the State Governments of India.
Mr. Ashok Patni
Mr. Ashok Patni comes from a family with a whole-sale business in grains. But his determination-fuelled persona was made for the larger picture. With his inherent values, deep-rooted ambition, consistent endeavors and his insistence towards settling for nothing less than success, he has built R K Group, piece by piece.
In May 1989, Mr. Patni founded R K Marble with a clear objective of raising the nascent company to be the most respected and recommended in the world of architecture and design. Today, with competitive cutting-edge technology for mining and processing, the company holds the Guinness Book Record for being the largest marble producer in the world.
The fledgling company that Mr. Patni started, has established itself as a global leader. Mr. Patni's principles of honesty, integrity, transparency and quality are currently being applied, under his supervision, in the making of a global cement brand, Wonder Cement. Distinguished as the best quality cement by end-users, certified and top-rated by numerous independent agencies, Wonder Cement is taking quantum leaps towards success. Mr. Patni is a patron of sustainable development, and the strictness in following the environmental laws by R K Group is more because of his passion than imposed rules.
He is an active champion of spreading plantation and greenery. His passion towards his work and his dedication towards the betterment of society as a whole can be seen in the extensive wide-scale welfare programs undertaken by the company. He is rightfully "The Pillar of Leadership, commitment, and dedication", whose visionary attributes continue to visualize company's unforeseen success.
Mr. Shailendra Agarwal
Shri Shailendra Agrawal, an IAS officer from the 1986 batch of the ,Rajasthan cadre, is a Post graduate in Chemistry .His earlier assignments include Director, Commerce Ministry, Govt of India, Commissioner Udaipur, District Collector of Ajmer. Currently Shri Agrawal is First Secretary,Permanent Mission of India to the WTO, Geneva.
Mr. Jaswant Singh Bhandari
Founder Heritage Girls School
Dr Jaswant Bhandari an eminent personality and academician at heart. He has held prominent positions as a member of the Academic Council, Exclusive Council and is a member of the Board of Control in Udaipur University. Mr. Bhandari, along with an Advisory Board that comprises of eminent personalities, has envisaged the alumnae of the school to become morally strong and knowledgeable pillars of society. Dr. Jaswant Singh Bhandari is a visionary and has started several projects in real estate, hospitality, handicraft and education industry, which have been ahead of their time. His energy is palpable and his qualities of being rooted and selfless are tough to emulate.
Mr. Shriyans Bhandari
Director Heritage Girls School & Greensole
Shriyans is Master's in Entrepreneurial Leadership Graduate from Babson College, US and a Forbes Asia U30 honoree. He is also an alumnus of Jai Hind College, Mumbai and Mayo College, Ajmer. He is an ardent marathon runner and has authored “Birds of Aravallis” in association with Rajasthan Tourism and BNHS India. He has spoken at various environmental and entrepreneurship forums including the ones at Harvard Kennedy School, MIT, IIT Bombay and TEDx Youth WASO, Dubai. Shriyans is passionate about his vision of bridging the social, economic and environmental gap through Greensole, which is a social venture recycling discarded shoes into comfortable slippers for children in need. His venture Greensole has also received appreciation letters from President Barack Obama and Sir Ratan Tata. He is also the director at Heritage Girls School. He envisions the school to nurture individual talents and create future leaders. He is also on the board of Pralhad Kakkar School of Branding and Entrepreneurship, Mumbai.
Ms. Nivritti Kumari
Previously Maharaj Kumari Nivritti Kumari Singh Deo, hails from the Royal family of Patna Bolangir (Odisha). She is the only child of her parents, His Highness Maharaja Saheb Kanak Vardhan Singh Deo and Her Highness Maharani Sahiba Sangeeta Kumari Devi.
Schooling: The Convent of Jesus & Mary School, New Delhi (up till Year 9)The British School, New Delhi (GCSE- ‘O’ Levels & GCE- ‘A’ Levels) (Year 10 to 13).
College: Studied Hospitality, Finance & Revenue Management from the Glion Institute of Higher Education (G.I.H.E), Switzerland.
Work experience: While in Switzerland, Maharaj Kunwarani Sahiba was part of the Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders team which is formed for seniors to tutor their juniors in particular subjects.She interned with the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces at the Crowne Plaza London St. James and 51 Buckingham Gate in London as a Front Office Management Trainee from June till December 2007. Maharaj Kunwarani Sahiba was also part of the Student Government in her senior year at G.I.H.E and held the post of Secretary.
She worked with the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces as a Sales Representative from June 2010 till May 2011 and was based out of Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.At the same time, she was actively involved in politics and campaigned tirelessly, to support her parents in Bolangir, during the Municipal, Panchayat, Assembly as well as the General Elections.
Family Background : Maharaja Saheb is presently a Member of the Odisha Legislative Assembly (5th Term) from Patnagarh constituency in Bolangir district and is the Leader of the B.J.P Legislative Party in the Odisha Assembly.
He has previously held the post of Cabinet Minister of Industry & Public Enterprise (2000 – 2004) and Cabinet Minister for Urban Development & Public Enterprise (2004 – 2009) in the B.J.D & B.J.P. coalition government in Odisha. He has also held the post of State President of the B.J.P in Odisha. Kunwarani Sahiba’s mother, Maharani Sahiba has been a 3 term Member of Parliament from Bolangir district in the 12th, 13th & 14th Lok Sabha from the B. J. P. In January 2014, she married Maharaj Kumar Saheb Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur and later that year, the couple was blessed with a daughter, Bhanwar Baisa Mohlakshika Kumari Mewar of Udaipur. Currently, Kunwarani Sahiba is a Home Maker and is enjoying bringing up their daughter.
The House of Mewar has always been striving towards maintaining the age old customs, traditions and rituals. Being the daughter in law, the responsibily is immense, to ensure that these values are passed on to the next generation. Coming from the East to the West of the country, she is interested and keen to know about the new and different customs, traditions, rituals and the various colours that are associated with each festival in Mewar. Additionaly, she is keen on the history, especially in the history of the State that she comes from- Patna Bolangir (Odisha) and the State that she is married into- Mewar (Rajasthan), she enjoys travelling, reading books and keeping abreast of current affairs.
Ms. Shereen Bhan
She is from a Kashmiri Hindu family. She did her schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya in Kashmir and also at Air Force Bal Bharati School (A.F.B.B.S) Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Bhan graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi with a degree in Philosophy and a master's in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, with film and television as her area of specialization.
Career : Shereen Bhan has an experience of 15 years, 14 of which were spent in tracking corporate, policy news and events that defined the business landscape in India. She began her career working as a news-researcher for Karan Thapar in his production house Infotainment Television. She joined UTV's News and Current Affairs division and produced shows like We the People for Star TV and Line of Fire for SAB TV. She has been responsible for breaking a range of news stories that have redefined the Indian economic landscape in recent times and has also interviewed some of the biggest names in business and politics, both domestic and global. Shereen is also the Anchor & Editor of Young Turks, one of India's longest running shows on entrepreneurs – a section that over the last 13 years has successfully built a niche category in business news programming. She hosts Overdrive, which won the News Television Award for the 'Best Auto Show' for three consecutive years. She heads the channel's special feature programming that carries several pioneering shows such as Ministers of Change and What Women Want. Over the course of her 14-year tryst with business journalism, Shereen has been the recipient of the 'Best Business Talk Show' award at the News Television awards for two years consecutively. She also won the 'FICCI Woman of the Year' award for her contribution to the Media in 2005, and was named a 'Young Global Leader' by the World Economic Forum. She won the ‘Best Business Anchor Award’ at the ‘News Television Awards’ in 2013.
Bhan anchors and produces several shows like Young Turks, India Business Hour, The Nation's Business and Power Turks.]She also anchors and puts together CNBC-TV18's ground events like the Managing India brainstorm and the CNBC Industry Vectors.
Professor Kishu L. Daswani,
Professor Kishu Daswani has been teaching law at the Government Law College, Mumbai for over 25 years. He is the Faculty Advisor and responsible for publication of The Law Review, Government Law College, the premier academic journal of the college. He is the founder member of the Securities Law course at the College and has been appointed by the Governing Council of the College to work on Social empowerment of underprivileged in college.
He is a teacher at the Masters in Public Policy Program, Human Rights and Business Law at the St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. In the past he has taught at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, and has conducted lectures at the Maharashtra Judicial Academy, Uttan, and Mumbai and at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He also teaches International and Humanitarian Law at the Rotary Peace Centre at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
He has been invited on several panels to speak on International Relations and Human Rights. He has received accreditation as a trained Mediator by the High Court of Bombay and is a Member of LAW COMMITTEE of the Indian Merchants Chamber. He is a Global Peace Index Ambassador and a Rotary International Peace Fellow. He is the Vice President of the Liberals India for Good Governance. He is also a Resource person for the Harvard College in Asia Program and has conducted several workshops with national and International participants on Peace and Conflict Resolution.
Mr. Tushar Bhandari
Founder & Director Heritage Girls School
Mr. Tushar Bhandari is the alumnus of IHM, Mumbai and is the director of Heritage Resort, Udaipur. He started Heritage Girls School with a vision of make it the leading institute in India and abroad and for creating a benchmark for quality holistic education. He has business interest in hospitality, real-estate and education sectors and is working towards his new interest of a wellness resort, named YAAN, which would cure patients through the science of Naturopathy and Ayurveda. He has the ability to hold large ecosystems together and to undertake diverse projects.
Er. Pradeep Singh Gour
Director – Lawrence and Mayo Public School, Kota
Er. Pradeep Singh Gour is a Techno Educationist. It is needless to mention & introduce such a visionary and the man who has been able to redefine school education not only in Kota but in the entire country. He is recipient of National Award in 2013 by Hon’ble President of India and CBSE Mentor Award by Hon’ble HRD Minister Government of India in 2012 and is also a proud recipient of Rotary International Vocational Service Leadership Award by President RI USA.
It is needless to mention here that being an outstanding scholar right from his childhood, he has been outperforming in all spheres of life.
After completing his B.Tech from NIT Surathkal and MBA from the most prestigious and renowned Management Institute IIT Ahmedabad, he served at various middle management and senior management position in the National and Multinational companies. His last assignment was as Vice President in Good Year Ltd. He has vision and mission before he entered in the field of education and I think he had been doing much more than what is expected from the system. He has a vast experience of 26 years in the field of education.
He held / holds various posts and is Life Member of various national & International organisations. Some of them are-
One of the strong points of the school is its teachers. As a fully residential school, Heritage enjoys the advantage of having all faculty members on campus and hence available for the students around the clock for academic mentoring, emotional support and for training in activities.
Faculty members are specialists in their own subjects and are qualified to teach both the CBSE and the Cambridge Assessment International Education curricula. All teachers are selected through stringent screening processes set by the Academic Council and have to conform strictly to the requirements of a boarding school.
Besides sound subject knowledge, strong communication skills, a progressive attitude, a positive outlook and a keen understanding of the psyche of growing children and adolescents are some of the qualities that we look for in all those who deal with the girls of Heritage Girls School.
The school is committed to staff development through ongoing in-service programmes and subject workshops.
The teachers are in turn committed to the academic progress of every girl. They undertake remedial tuitions to make up for weaknesses in any area. The school does not encourage private tuitions during the vacations.
Girls are not allowed to leave the campus without permission. Any girl doing so will be deemed to have broken bounds and may be suspended or even expelled.
The school calendar registers one weekend off in six weeks. The students can be collected after classes (1.45pm) on Friday and have to report before 5 pm on Sunday. Efforts are made,while making the calendar, to coincide the weekend off with a festival if it falls at the end of a week. However, this is not always possible.
There are no holidays for any other festival except Diwali. All national holidays and festivals are celebrated here and parents are not permitted to visit the student on any other day than the stipulated ones.
It is optional to take the students out during the scheduled weekend off. Recreation and outings are organised in the school itself for students who stay back.
Only parents are allowed to collect the student for any weekend or any other outing that entails a night-out. The Local guardian can only collect the student on Sunday at 9 am .
Failure to report back at the stipulated time will result in withdrawal of privileges.
The student will not be permitted to go out with a driver, friend, cousin or parents of other students. Kindly do not make any such requests.
Parent-Teacher Meetings (PTMs) and Outings scheduled on designated weekends facilitate visits by parents to a residential school to meet the staff and their wards.
Parents and guardians can have an update on their ward’s progress through inputs from HM / Academic-Coordinator and subject teachers through e-mails and interaction during PTMs.
|PTMs are generally scheduled on days that coincide with either the Founder’s Day or the Annual Athletic Meet. These will be indicated in the School Calendar. (Please check the school calendar posted on the website for the designated PTM days.)|
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Following are the guidelines and procedures to facilitate parents applying for leave other than those mentioned in the School calendar.
Notwithstanding the type of leave and their admissibility, leave is not a right but a privilege given to children.
1. Medical Leave:
2. Wedding Leave:
Moving classroom ensure that the students go from one faculty room to another for every lesson, thereby keeping monotony and ennui at bay during school hours.The Learning Centre is made up of faculty rooms that subject teachers occupy, creating live spaces and interactive walls, and displays hand -made charts and working models that speak of the lesson of the day. The Language department have nooks for showcasing the creative jottings of students for all to see and emulate. Students panning all age-groups get exposure to Science projects and History models done by a particular group generating discussion & ideas.