“Holkar Educational Trust”
After a distinguished service career spanning 30 years in the Indian Army, Capt. S.R. Pal Holkar and Pankaj Holkar, a senior advocate in Delhi High Court were inspired to do something different for the future generation in the field of school education in India.
Mr. Pankaj Holkar is also passionately involved in the upliftment of ‘differently abled’ children and through his NGO, ‘Manav’ – a voluntary youth organization, has provided various opportunities for the mainstreaming of such children since last 20 years. The organization conducts rehabilitation and adventure camps for such children which has made a direct impact in boosting their confidence and encouraged them to challenge the difficulties they face in their lives. With an aim to reach out and help such children, Mr. Holkar then established ‘Tarang’ – a school for SEN children, in October 2015 in partnership with the Cantonment Board, Clement Town. The school focuses on teaching children with various dis-abilities, the necessary life skills that are a paramount for their survival.
Inspired with a vision to provide a holistic education, Mr Pankaj Holkar and his father Capt. S.R. Pal Holkar also recognized the huge scope for the growth of hidden talent in the country in the field of Arts, Music, Dance, Games and Adventure Sports. They strongly believe that apart from academic excellence, students should also build and develop their career in these fields.
To transfer their noble thoughts into reality, they established the Holkar Educational Trust in June 2013. The Trust in collaboration with the MDN Edify Schools Pvt Ltd, set up Edify World School in Mothrowala, Dehra Dun in 2015. Thus a place was created where children could enjoy their childhood years in a free environment, learn while growing and develop their thinking skills through inquiry based curriculum. Making their schooling years productive, joyous and enriching would always be the prime focus of all the activities of the school.
Edify World School Dehradun, came into existence on 10th of April 2015 with hardly 14 students. Now, within a short span of five years, the school can boast of a strength of over 500 students. This exponential growth stands as testimonial to the kind of exciting education being offered
– An education that ‘Thinks Beyond…’
Holkar Symbol and its Meaning
The Royal Symbol of Holkar Dynasty includes umbrella, sun, nandi bull, horse, spear, sword, wheat and opium plants. The umbrella depicts the fang of cobra under which the sun is shining, depicting the Royal Sooryavanshi Holkar Dynasty. Nandi Bull the vahan of Shiva and horse, the carrier for warriors, depicts divinity and valour. Wheat and opium farming were given importance during the Holkar’s reign and hence shown in the Royal Symbol. Holkar is an apt title as it conveys that anyone who tries, accomplishes and receives fame and prosperity.