The History of Salwan Education Trust

The founder; Late Pt. Girdhari Lal Salwan, was born in the year 1902 in a remote village of Kartarpur, Punjab, in the family of Pt. Mool Raj Salwan. The family shifted to Peshawar in the erstwhile undivided India.

In the year 1936, due to adverse circumstances, the education of minorities took a backseat in Peshawar. Literacy was at its lowest ebb and attainment of education was very difficult for the middle and the lower middle classes.

In this Pre-Partition Era – full of adversities , Pt. Girdhari Lal Salwan - a visionary, vowed to impart education to all, irrespective of class, caste, religion and creed .His pragmatism urged him to venture forward dauntlessly and so, he set up Salwan Education Trust at Peshawar, Pakistan in 1941. Thus, came into existence Salwan Sanatan Dharam High School for Boys and Salwan Sanatan Dharam High School for Girls. Partition unleashed untold misery and suffering. Communal riots broke out everywhere. He supported the minorities in Peshawar and gave shelter to the distressed in his house.

The situation worsened and he came to Delhi bringing with him hundreds of his brethren. With his effort, they were accommodated in tents, in the area which is now called Rajendra Nagar.

Providing education to the children of the displaced being uppermost in his mind, his untiring efforts resulted in the allotment of a barren piece of rugged land, by the Ministry of Rehabilitation for the purpose of establishing a school. Thus, came into being Salwan Boys School (1949) followed by Salwan Girls School(1950) and Salwan Public School (1953).

Presently 11 schools are running successfully under the aegis of Salwan Education Trust

A man of great foresight; Pt. G.L.Salwan had conceptualized partnership in education by introducing the theory of sharing of facilities between Public Schools and the schools for the economically weaker sections. This beautiful Public -Private partnership still exists giving way to the optimum utilization of resources. The five schools in Rajendra Nagar are an example of how sharing can help in providing quality education to all.

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The untiring zeal of Hon'ble Chairman Emeritus; Shri. Shiv Dutt Salwan has made it possible for the institutions run under the aegis of Salwan Education Trust to become centres of excellence, synonymous with quality education today.

From conception to realization, from vision to performance:
Salwan Boys Sr. Sec. School Rajendra Nagar (1949)

Salwan Boys Sr. Sec. School
Rajendra Nagar (1949)

Salwan Montessori School Rajendra Nagar (1950)

Salwan Montessori School
Rajendra Nagar (1950)

Salwan Girls Sr.Sec. School Rajendra Nagar (1952)

Salwan Girls Sr.Sec. School
Rajendra Nagar (1952)

Salwan Public School Rajendra Nagar (1953)

Salwan Public School
Rajendra Nagar (1953)

G. D. Salwan Public School Rajendra Nagar (1990)

G. D. Salwan Public School
Rajendra Nagar (1990)

Salwan Public School (Afternoon) Rajendra Nagar (1991)

Salwan Public School (Afternoon)
Rajendra Nagar (1991)

Salwan Jr. School Naraina (1993)

Salwan Jr. School
Naraina (1993)

Salwan Public School Mayur Vihar, PhaseIII (1996)

Salwan Public School
Mayur Vihar, PhaseIII (1996)

Salwan Public School Sector 15(II), Gurgaon (1996)

Salwan Public School
Sector 15(II), Gurgaon (1996)

Salwan Public School Sector 5, Gurgaon(1999)

Salwan Public School
Sector 5, Gurgaon(1999)

Salwan Public School Tronica City, Ghaziabad (2005)

Salwan Public School
Tronica City, Ghaziabad (2005)

G. D. Salwan Montessori School Rajendra Nagar (2011)

G. D. Salwan Montessori School
Rajendra Nagar (2011)

Salwan Montessori School Naraina (2011)

Salwan Montessori School
Naraina (2011)

Salwan Montessori School Mayur Vihar (2011)

Salwan Montessori School
Mayur Vihar (2011)