The town of Bhimtal is more popularly known fro its lake resort.Bhimtal which comes under the district of Nainitalof Uttarakhand is about 22kms away from this district.The magnificent lake of this town is situated at an altitude of 1371.6 metres above sea level. Being a lake resort Bhimtal entertains the tourists by many water sports and also boat rides. It also takes the merrit of the largest lake in the district of Nainital.It is situated within the range of temple bells, which have been chiming for the last 300 years in the 17th century edifice, beneath the shadow of the towering mountain rushing precipitously down to the emerald green lake. Apart from all this Bhimtal is loaded with peace and greenery which acts as a magnet to pull the tourists. There are number of farm houses along the gardens of citrus shrubs which again pulls the tourist crowd.
Bhimtal is located in the northern part of the state of Uttar Pradesh, in the northern region of India. It is located at an altitude of 1,371 m above sea level amongst the Kumaon hills.
Bhimtal got its name from one of the Pandava brothers, the legendary character Bhima of the epic Mahabharatha.The legends also says that during the Pandavas exile Bhima came to this place and he also built a temple for Lord Shiva popularly referred as the Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple.Bhimtal used to be the spot for a break journey for the travellers travelling to the other plains or the hills. You can still see the existence of a road connecting to Kumaun,Nepal and Tibet which might have been the part of the famous ancient silk route.Bhimtal was captured by the British after their victory in the Anglo-Nepalese war in 1816.
Mr. Jinsi- The President
SOS Children’s Villages of India
Mr. Jinsi is an electrical Engineer, having graduated from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh (Punjab University) in 1977.
Presently runs Khushboo, a day care centre for children with severe Mental and Multiple disabilities, serving more than 110 children. He is Chairperson of Railway Children India, a Section 8 company, working with street children.
He has over 41 years of work experience in the Automobile, Not for Profit and Education sectors. For over 21 years, he has held leadership positions with organisations such as Eicher, Hero Motors, Chase Manhattan, Force Motors, Tatra Trucks, New Holland Fiat Tractors, SOS Children’s Villages and School Of Inspired Leadership.
He has been a member of National level bodies such as National Human Rights Commission and Voluntary Action Network of India (VANI), the Apex body of NGO sector.
Currently he is a Management Consultant and serves as an Independent Director on the Boards of a few large organizations eg. Schaeffler India (A German MNC), Hero Cycles etc.
He is also a member of the Proposal Approval Committee of National Skill Development Corporation, a Public Private partnership venture which funds Skill building and Training organisations. He is also a Coach/Mentor for senior level executives.
Mr Sumanta Kar,Secretary General
SOS Children’s Villages of India
Mr Sumanta Kar is the Secretary General of SOS Children’s Villages of India (SOSCVI), one of India’s biggest childcare NGOs and the largest self-implementing agency providing an end-to-end Group Foster Care for children without parental care.
Mr Kar has over 30 years of experience in the field of alternative care. He joined SOSCVI in 1989 as a youth co-worker. Mr Kar has conceptualised and implemented several development projects at SOSCVI. He led SOSCVI’s tsunami operation in the southern states of India (2004-2007) - it was the largest ever-emergency programme undertaken by the NGO so far.
Education at SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools has always meant Holistic Development of a student – we believe that each child entrusted to us will receive education in his finest form. We also believe that Education is a preparation for life, that is enjoyable, interactive and an ongoing process to make the students confident young adults, committed citizens who are aware & sensitive with a positive attitude.
As a part of this continued adaptation into larger eco-system and nation building, all our Hermann Gmeiner Schools have been actively engaged in relating to; understanding and working with communities around our schools. We see this more as character building than mere social service. Child safeguarding remains a top priority and children are nurtured through a theme-based curriculum and experiential learning.
Our teachers and Principals play a pivotal role in the development of each child. Our alumni are our brand ambassadors, who leave a lasting footprint in whatever profession they choose to pursue. We are also thankful to the parents of our students for their very active support and faith in us.
I congratulate all the students, teachers and Principals of SOS Hermann Gmeiner Schools for the remarkable academic results achieved in 2020 and for consistently raising the bar for ourselves year after year. It is a matter of pride for us to be a part of this exemplary and committed group of schools, which truly exist for the children and their holistic transformation.’’ May every child shine and realize her/his full potential and follow her/his dreams.”
Mrs Debaroti Bose,
Head Education & Child Development
An educationist with three decades of experience in the education field. She started her journey with Modern school, Barakhamba road as a teacher and in the following years, she has taken responsibilities as a Principal, Life skill trainer, Mentor and Author.
It is my belief that school should be the experience of a lifetime. Our school experience sets the stage for success later in life and provides a lifetime of positive memories for our students.
We are proud of our continuous goal of providing an excellent education for our students. . We have a dynamic, hardworking faculty who are involved in education to benefit the students.
The entire gamut of school education is undergoing transformation in the teaching learning process. In the modern concept of schooling, teaching has become redundant, paving way for facilitation of learning through knowledge sharing. The wave of digital learning and cloud computing is reaching new heights. In all this whirlwind of new age technology, it is important to charge ahead but with one’s head firmly on one’s shoulders.
HGS strives to inculcate moral values, manners, responsibilities among students so that they may build a world free of all the evils. Students here are encouraged to dream, groomed to give wings to their dreams, to take off and explore the unexplored. The plethora of interesting & exciting opportunities available to youngsters today often leave them with an array of things to do. It is important therefore to help them build their focus on the subject that draws them most and give shape to their vision.A student is made to blossom intellectually, morally and spiritually.
As Swami Vivekananda said, “Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, and live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”
Dr Ranjana Ruhela
Dr Ranjana Ruhela has a masters’ degree in Psychology and Education from M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly (India). She has qualified UGC NET in Education, awarded a Ph.D. degree in Education. She has written 02 books and 25 papers/ articles published in journals of national and International repute. She has presented and contributed 33 papers in various national and International conference/seminars in India and abroad. She has vast experience in the field of education for the past 22 years.
I am privileged that SOS J. N. Kaul Institute of Education Bhimtal (Nainital) feels the need of nurturing, caring and competent professionals in the field of education because education brings certain behavioral changes in the learner with an aim of better livelihood and dignified living. The whole system of education can be overhauled and streamlined only when teachers are well trained. So it is our endeavor to provide dynamic learning process to train, equip and mould the teacher trainees to cater the expectation of the modern society and to make them better individuals and citizens, thereby sharing the responsibilities of building strong pillars of the nation.
I hope that our teacher trainees in future will become role models to the future citizens of the our country. Together we will continue to innovate and attract the best talent from across the country and build this organisation from strength to strength and remain committed to excellence.
So, come! Let us join hand in hand to proceed ahead with an exemplary vision of teacher education for our promising young-adults in SOS J N Kaul Institute of Education, Bhimtal