Late Shri OP Jindal, former Member of Parliament, philanthropist, industrialist of Haryana, had a vision for a progressive state where men and women would be equal to each other and in their equality lay the secret for the state's advancement.
The result of this vision was the birth of Vidya Devi Jindal School, a girls’ residential school at Hisar in Haryana, India. It was the maiden venture of the Vidya Devi Jindal Rural Development Trust established in 1981 by Shri OP Jindal. The school became functional in July 1984 and was granted affiliation by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), the same year.
The motto of the school is enshrined in the Sanskrit words ‘Vidya Jyoti Jeevan Jyoti’ which means 'the light of knowledge is the light of life'. All efforts are directed towards the achievement of this objective considering that education is a social vehicle, which must drive you to forge ahead and be a carriage for new ideas.
At VDJS, a residential school for girls, the medium of teaching is the English language. The school provides education that nurtures the traditions of our culture and also absorbs the finer influences of the west. It focuses on all round development of personality and thorough education of girls in order to make them conscientious and responsible citizens. More importantly, the school imparts the right values and norms of behaviour, thus helping the girl students enhance their confidence and poise.
VDJS has been pioneer in bringing a resounding change in ‘Women Empowerment’.
The school is set in serene and calm surroundings. The spacious campus boasts of an imaginative and inventively constructed academic wing, a utility block, a large auditorium, a health club, an infirmary, a dining hall with a seating capacity of 1000 students, an outdoor Olympic sized swimming pool, a roller skating rink and four hostels to accommodate 800 students. Accommodation for all members of the school too is provided on the campus itself.
At VDJS education is a great learning experience.
VDJS focuses on all aspects of a student's life. The students focus on improvement and awareness in five areas: emotional, mental, physical, social, and spiritual. All five areas are essential to the success of the student, When a student takes the steps to develop into a complete, well-rounded person she is on the "trail to success".
Students and staff work together to develop a unique blend. VDJS has a community of warmth, respect, mutual cooperation, friendship, leadership, and love. The students and the staff are truly a team.
Students have opportunities to develop leadership skills. Each student has the opportunity of leading a community service project; developing budgeting skills; planning, preparing, and serving a meal; planting a garden; developing a resume; building crafts, etc. Taking part in skill building projects is an everyday occurrence.
Students discover who they are and learn to share themselves with the people they come into contact with. Each student learns to confront the past and look forward to the future by following a very proven "Trail to Success". This "Trail to Success" leads each student to develop self-esteem, self-awareness, self-confidence, self-reliance and self-management.
A model for learning and leadership development transforming character-building life experience into a high level of self-knowledge, personal connection with the world around them, and an excellent mentoring and educational experience.