The Prayer said at "Lights Out"
For those who may not know In the early years (1960s) Junior School children said a prayer before going to…

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Remembering those days and friends!
Dr. Vineet Mehta (J-72,1967) ,settled in USA, remembers his school days, friends ,teachers and lessons he learnt from The Punjab…

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Two Anecdotes from School!
Manpreet (S-472,1976-80) recites anecdotes from his school days. Where he was, interested and involved in extra-curricular activities. Picture shows the…

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The Man from Protonia
Written by the naughty boy of Ravi House or 'Fatty' as Avaninder was called in School.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS
Mr Michael Vodden the British Council Teacher (1962-64) had the greatest influence in running of the School in 1960s. These…

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The Appointment that set The Sainik School, Nabha Rolling.
A letter addressed to Maj Som Dutt, Headmaster, The Lawrence School, Sanawar by Secretary to the Governor Mr HS Achreja,…

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THE INEVITABLE!
The untimely demise of two of their classmates (outstanding sportsman Tarif and Lalinder Dhindsa) brought out emotional tributes from their…

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First Day in School and Dick Pine's Swimming Lessons
Bikramdev (S-84,1969) describes his personal experience as he entered The Punjab Public School, Nabha for the first time in 1963.…

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A TRYST WITH PANDIT JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU
When The PPS trekkers to Rohtang in 1961 had a tryst with chacha Jawaharlal Nehru. The picture shows Nehru signing…

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The Impressive and Irrepressible American
Most impressive and irrepressible American was none other than the tall Peace Corp English Teacher, David Goldberg who strode the…

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The Doctor Who Won a Gallantry Award
There are not many doctors who have won Gallantry Award, Brig.Anil Kayastha (S-63,1968) is one of those rare ones. Picture…

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"I Dream of Being in The Army"
The boy who dreamt of being an Army Officer while in The Punjab Public School, Nabha , offered the ultimate…

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The First Girl Students
It maybe strange to imagine now, the school had no girls when it started. Ever wondered, who were the lucky…

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When Kairon Block Became Lake Palace!
The first summer (1960) brought incessant rain and flooding. This problem brought the whole staff and students together to face…

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My Earliest Experience of The PPS!
Mr KC Tandon (music) remembers with nostalgia, his first day in The PPS and magnanimity of Mr JK Kate, the…

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TRUE GRIT
The Punjab Public School boy who not caring for his life showed what True Grit is.

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Capt Harjit Aulakh
When a person joins the armed forces, he is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for the nation. That's what…

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The Daring Rescue
Daring Rescue (biggest rescue, by winching from high altitude in the world) of a trapped high altitude patrol by, then…

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First Old Nabhaite Gallantry Award Winner
Three Old Nabhaites were awarded gallantry awards in 1971 war. Read about the first winner from Punjab Public School. His…

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THE GREAT ESCAPE!
Read the blood curdling story of how badly injured Maj Amardeep escaped from an Ambush ,with injured and killed colleagues…

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Reach for the Sky
The first Old Nabhaite to receive gallantry award in war who dared to fly high to knock our the enemy.…

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The PPS – Indian Hockey – KDS Babu
One of the many impressions formed in impressionable years while at The PPS, as remembered by Ashwani Aggarwal (J-188,1974). The…

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Old Nabhaite likely to Boost Indian Golf
How an old Nabhaite is doing his bit in helping the cause of Indian Golf (Year 2002). Picture shows Pawan…

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A Tribute to "The Punjab Public School" by Dr.Mohan Chutani (R-241,1975) on it's Diamond Jubilee
A beautiful, emotional and sentimental poem in Punjabi as a tribute to his Alma mater by Old Nabhaite Mohan Chutani…

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Braveheart, Capt. Manjinder Singh Bhinder (R-505,1984)
Old Nabhaite Capt MS Bhinder was a bright star in the horse riding sport. The Tall rider was happily married…

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DINING WITH THE CHAIRMAN!
The year 2000 saw a spurt of ONA activities. Among them , ONA dinner with the Chairman of the School…

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I Knew I Must Go!
For every student of The Punjab Public School, Nabha comes a day he has to leave school. Memories come flooding…

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A Wise Investment
A sensitive article, evaluating investment in materialistic world and in your students, which is wiser for a teacher? Read what…

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Michael Vodden, the Teacher who wrote 'The School Song'
Read about the multifaceted most influential personality of The Punjab Public School, Nabha in 1960s. The Man who penned "The…

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THE WRITING JOURNEY
Rameshinder Sandhu (R-0441,1999-2004) a young Old Nabhaite, who is a budding writer and columnist. He writes about, how his passion…

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HEADMASTER - ATMA RAM GUPTA (Phase 2 of School)
The way Public Schools are run, is along the personality of its Headmasters. The school history can be divided into…

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“That place which makes us stand …” a poem
A tribute to her School in a poem by a student Chandandeep Kaur (S-0258, March, 1997 issue of The Chronicle).…

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THE HEADMASTER’S REPORT AT FIRST FOUNDERS' DAY AND INAUGURATION DAY, 11th APRIL, 1961
A must read for all Old Nabhaites and students and Teachers of the School. Read it to know about the…

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Tribute to a teacher
Students admire some of the teachers who make a great impression on them while in School and idolise them. When…

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GIFT OF THE BEAUTIFUL PIANO !
The School not only acquired the palatial buildings and grounds of the Nabha State. The gracious Royals also presented the…

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TO SIR WITH LOVE!
Rameshinder (J-00441,199-2004) remembers when he faltered and how few words from his Sir restored his confidence and prevented him from…

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When Maths gave me problems
How did Maths treat you in School? Was it your Waterloo? Read how Rameshinder Sandhu (J-0441,1999-2004) struggled with it in…

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PRIDE HATH A FALLL!
An incident written in lighter vein for and about my close friend Inderjit Singh Arora (J-40,1967), Prefect Jumna House. He…

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Mr. J.K.Kate Awarded Padam Shri
The day Mr JK Kate felt embarrassed in the Assembly Hall . The picture shows a young looking Mr JK…

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Percept for the Old Nabhaites
This Percept is taken From the Assembly Book and is meant for Old Nabhiates. Every year on ONA Day this…

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WHAT'S IN A NAME?
How and Why Sainik School, Nabha became The Punjab Public School,Nabha? The picture shows old Letterhead of 'The Sainik school',…

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"OLD BOYS' MEET TODAY"
Not shying from throwing in some criticism PPS Gill (B-39,1964) was Chief of Bureau,The Tribune and wrote this article on…

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"MINI - NDA" OF PUNJAB AT 40 YEARS, ONA CELEBRATES...
Dr Kulwinder Sangha (B-371, 1976-ICSE) sees The Punjab Public School,Nabha as an epitome of discipline as "MINI-NDA" of Punjab.He looks…

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"RENDEZVOUS 2000" (ONA DAY 2000)
"Rendezvous 2000" was a grand celebration of ONA Day 2000 after almost fifteen years of ONA nonactivity in Punjab and…

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The First Founders’ Day Cum Inauguration by Rashtrapati ji
Recapturing the excitement of the First Founders' day cum inauguration of The Punjab Public School by the President of India…

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The sinking of the INS Khukri, 1971 war
The sinking of the INS Khukri 1971 war read to know what happened ?and citation of brave Madanjit Singh Ahluwalia…

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First Official Day Of The Sanik School, Nabha
Baisakhi, 14th April, 1960 the first official day of Sainik School ,Nabha now The Punjab Public School, as it happened.…

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Nostalgic summer holidays
Do you remember how you felt thinking of the summer holidays when in School. Read what Rameshinder Sandhu (J-0441, 2005,ICSE)…

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Reminiscing my Nabha days..
(Rameshinder Sandhu (J-0441,2004 ICSE) is an Old Nabhaite staff journalist with Hindustan Times based in Ludhiana at this time. He…

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"THE LAST POTPOURRI"
Late Baljeet Uppal (S-300) was brilliant in studies, excellent in sports, a natural leader, very well behaved and editor of…

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HARPAL AN INDOMITABLE CHARACTER (R-173,1973)
Read about this PPS brave heart and his indomitable spirit. How his bravery inspired a journalist to write an article…

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Padma Shri JK Kate... A brief Life Sketch.
Brief life sketch of the Great Founder Headmaster of The Punjab Public School, Nabha who within few years made it…

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R-1 meets J-1 after 37 years
Can you imagine meeting a long lost friend after 37years? Read about this strange but extremely pleasant rendezvous between Dr…

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LOOKING BACK…
Want to know how a car trip from Simla to Delhi got the wheels of The Punjab Public School rolling........…

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Remembering JK.........
Mela Singh as Office Superintendent had the privilege of closely watching Mr JK Kate run the School. Read what he…

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The Life of a Boarder
A tongue in cheek comments by a Headmaster to parents on the value for money addition done by School for…

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Freedom, Authority and the Older Boy ...
Did you ever get carried away in school to break the rule just for the heck of it knowing it…

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Ourselves
(At the time of Silver Jubilee Celebrations of The Punjab Public School in 1985, The HM, Gp.Capt.AJS Grewal decided to…

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LETTER TO HEADMASTER
Want to know what the 16th President of the USA Abrahm Lincoln, one of the greatest statesmen of the world,…

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DO SCHOOLS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
(This interesting study is a food for thought on school education, work experience and efficacy. It comes Courtesy: Administrative Staff…

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THE SCHOOL SONG
(Mr. Vodden mentioned that when he sat for writing the School song, he started with the idea of co-operative service,…

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Relevance of Pubic Schools
The boarding school can influence the all-important matter of the development of the students' character. Punctuality is one of the…

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NOT SO PUBLIC...
(A tongue in cheek comment on Public Schools by the indomitable Sardar Khushwant Singh in an article that he wrote…

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Citation Of Rajvinder Singh Cheema VrC
Lt.Rajwinder Singh Cheema (R-8) who destroyed them all and came back alive. Read the citation of one and only Vir…

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A TOAST TO PPS
(Old Nabhaites Song/Anthem was composed by Mr YP Johri, The brilliant Maths teacher, who taught in School during the period,…

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Memories of The PPS (1965-66) - Dr. Janet Anderman, VSO
Dr Janet Anderman came to India as a Teacher in Junior School under the 'Volunteer Services Overseas' scheme of UK.…

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Of Public Schools, Houses and House masters.....
Ever wondered why Public Schools are known as Public Schools when they are not open to the general public and…

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In A Class Of Its Own
This article appeared In Spectrum section of The Tribune of Sunday, April 11, 2010. The day President of India visited…

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A School with a difference (SCALING HEIGHTS OF GLORY)
This article was published in "The Tribune" on !st December, 1985 at the occasion of Silver Jubilee of The Punjab…

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FROM THE HEADBOY by Parminderpal Singh (1985)
It is a rare opportunity to be appointed Headboy in the year of the Silver Jubilee of the school.  One…

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Gopi B Malkani, The Lady With The Lamp
In November, 1961, Mr.Kate “the talent headhunter” bagged yet another jewel in the crown of The PPS , Miss Gopi…

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MIX of Students. (1)
Pratap Singh Kairon further told me that though the name of my school was being changed, from Sainik School to…

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Requiem for ‘The Great Banyan Tree’
Of the many memories of my PPS days, one (and rather unusual) is that of the Great Banyan Tree and…

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Genesis of The PPS Emblem - Col T.S. Dhillon (B-35)
Mr. Y.P. Bhardwaj must have approved because he further handed over the bottle to Mr. O.P. Bhatnagar, ....... This was…

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Meaningful Punishment - Rajiv Joshi J-102
Who does not remember the various punishments one gets in a boarding school? It is part of the school life.…

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My Memories of Nabha - Jyoti Kate (R-52)
I fell in love with Nabha right from the first day. We were fascinated by the big building, the grand…

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My Friend Bhupi - A Reunion (S-291)
Dr. Rupinder Brar (Murgi) S291, penned this poem down after meeting a classmate (Major Bhupinder Dhanoa) who had to leave…

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A Heart Full of Memories - Basanti Mathu (R-73)
I remember when we were in class 8 (1964) during our Prep, I think that's what we called homework time…

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