Guru Teg Bahadur Public School is situated in the eastern fringes of India, in the steel and industrial city of Durgapur. The school was started with the blessings and secular teachings of Guru Granth Sahib Ji and under the name of the ninth Guru, GuruTeg Bahadur Ji who was a prophet as well as a martyr. Our school was started in the year 1975 in Gurudwara Jagat Sudhar Benachity, Durgapur with active support of local sikh sangat with only 50 students. The school was shifted to its present location in the year 1977 and was inaugurated by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab Shri Prakash Singh Badal. It is a Sikh minority school which was initially set up for the purpose of serving the society.
It is due to the dedicated efforts and selfless services of the Founder Chairman Late Sardar Prithpal Singh Ji, Founder General Secretary Late Sardar Man Singh Samsher Ji, with the active participation of the local Sikh community, the then Chairman of the Trust Sardar Piara Singh Veer Ji, General Secretary of SMC Late Sardar Narendra Singh Ji, S. Jagdish Singh Ji and thereafter Manmohan Singh, present Chairman,S. Nachhattar Singh Kamboh, President, School Management Committee, S. Ravinder Singh Bhatia, Secretary, School Management Committee and S. Kirpal Singh, member, School Management Committee and all other Trustee Members of Guru Teg Bahadur Educational Trust along with the active support of the local sikh sangat and the staff, that the School has reached its present stature, and now we are having as many as 2800 students. We must also remember with deep respect the contribution of the first Principal of our school Sardar Satpal Singh Ji.
We are also extremely grateful to Durgapur Steel Plant who has provided us this land for setting up the school building and thus enabling us to render charitable service to the society. We are also thankful to the Town Administration of Durgapur Steel Plant for the services they are giving us for smooth running of the school. We also acknowledge the fact that the achievements of our school are due to the dedicated and whole-hearted efforts of all the staff members.
Our school is like a mini world where students come from all sections of the society, irrespective of caste, creed and religion. We follow Guru Teg Bahadurji’s idealism where Guruji has talked of a school as an institution, a mint, in fact a university where human life is prepared and mended so that man may achieve his cherished aim in life. The school epitomizes a child friendly ambience making the little ones feel at home. The fertile innovative way of thinking of our teaching staff laced with their outstanding foresight help to nurture the students to become future global citizens. The mission of our school is to impart training in life skills deftly combined with academic nurturing in a carefree atmosphere. We believe education is not just imparting academic training but a holistic development of the personality of the child.
This means to work with determination and focus by the sweat of your brows and not to be lazy and to waste your life to time. To do these things without 'personal gain' becoming your main motivation.
This means to meditation, vocal singing of hymns from the Sri Guru Granth Sahib or contemplating the various Names of God (or qualities of God), especially the chanting of the word Waheguru, which means "Wonderful Lord" representing the formless being, the creator of all the forms and the being omnipresent in all forms.
It means to share what you have and to consume it together as a community. This could be wealth, food. etc. The term is also used to mean to share ones wealth with others in the community, to give to charity, to distribute in Langar and to generally help others in the community who need help.