The first Old Nabhaite Headmaster of The Punjab Public School, Nabha.
Mr. Manjitinder Singh Bedi
(22-07-1999 to 30-09-2004)
THE FIFTH PHASE
Mr. Manjitinder Singh Bedi (J-82) passed out from The Punjab Public School, Nabha in 1969 after his ISC. He was a good sportsman in school, and was captain of the School Cricket Team, he also represented the School in Football, Hockey and Athletics teams. He graduated from St.Stephen’s College, New Delhi. In St Stephen’s he was member of the Hockey team. He began his teaching career with a short stint of three months at The PPS in 1976 before moving to the Scindia School, Gwalior, where he taught History for 18 years. Later he was the Headmaster of GRD Academy, Dehra Dun and Nishan Public School, Karnal owned by Old Nabhaite Major RS Bhinder (S-229).
Mr MS Bedi the Headmaster, with School staff.
He joined as Headmaster of The Punjab Public School, Nabha on 22nd July, 1999. He was the first Old Nabhaite (J-82,1969) to occupy the coveted seat. During his tenure several new ventures were started. The new Sports Complex for girls was inaugurated. Provision was made for setting up a basketball court, a tennis court and a volleyball court adjacent to the new Dining Hall in Junior School.
Sports complex for girls in junior school next to Dining Hall consisting of Basketball , Badminton, volleyball and tennis courts. Past Vs Present basketball game in progress on ONA Day.
The School organised an inter-school cross country run, on 13th April 2000, to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of The Punjab Public School, Nabha.
In August 2000, the first Padma Shri JK Kate Memorial IPSC debate was organized in the school Auditorium. As part of the Anniversary Celebrations, The PPS hosted the IPSC Basketball tournament in October 2000. A record number of 16 teams participated. The PPS also hosted the 37th All India IPSC Athletic Meet in December in which 17 teams of leading public schools sweated it out for the coveted trophy. MNSS Rai team emerged champion while The PPS team was runners up.
In October 2000 and October 2001, the school administration, under the leadership of Mr MS Bedi , Headmaster, helped the Old Nabhaites Association in holding the grand events of “Rendezvous 2000”and “Interaction 2001” as part of their ONA Day celebrations. The highlight of these was honouring of Old Nabhaite Bravehearts’ families -Maj RS Cheema (R-8), Capt Manjinder Bhinder (R-505,1984), Harpreet Mand (B-137), Capt Harpal Singh (R-173, 1973), Capt Harjeet Aulakh (S-297) and DSP Rupinder Teja (J-139,) . A record number of Old Nabhaites attended, especially in ‘’Rendezvous2000’’. Mr MS Bedi also graced the occasion of an ONA dinner and The PPS Horse show with the H.E. the Governor of Punjab as chief guest in Chandigarh.
Pictures show Mr MS Bedi addressing the audience at the occasion of "Rendezvous 2000" (ONA Day); The audience including Old Nabhaites and Pawan Munjal cutting the tape before gifting a bus to The School, with him is the headmaster Mr MS Bedi