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Mr. Col Varun Bajpai
VSM, the Founder Principal of New Sainik Schools in the Country

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"Col Varun Bajpai, VSM, the Founder Principal of New Sainik Schools in the Country"

Introducing Col Varun Bajpai, VSM, who is a true mentor and role model to Academicians, Administrators and to all young aspirants for the Armed forces. Citing Dr A P J Abdul Kalam he too believes that “Great dreams of great dreamers are always Transcended” 

Col Varun Bajpai comes from a family of academicians, however he chose to serve the nation and accordingly got commissioned in the Jammu and Kashmir light Infantry. Besides the strenuous Counter Insurgency tenures in  the Kashmir Valley and the North Eastern frontiers, he got his calling when he was entrusted with the challenging responsibility of raising and establishing new Sainik School in Mizoram. He single handedly established the Sainik School in Chhingchhip, Mizoram and got it inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Mizoram in May 2017. Seeing his efficiency and competence, he was again tasked with establishing another Sainik School in Jhunjhunu which was stuck up for a very long time.  Due to his efforts the Sainik School in Jhunjhunu was commissioned in record time with a sprawling campus. He also assisted in raising Sainik School in East Siang in Arunachal Pradesh. The Chief Ministers of Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh praised his effort through appreciation letters. For his unrelenting hard work, exemplary foresight, meticulous planning, leadership and resilient commitment  beyond the call of duty, The President of India conferred him the Vishisth Seva Medal (VSM) on 26 Jan 2020.

As a founder Principal of two new Sainik School he instituted path breaking reforms and changes to the teaching and training methodologies and also initiated the process of induction of girls as cadets in Sainik Schools. 

Currently he has been at the forefront of handling and expediting Land Acquisition cases for construction of National Highways under the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways(NHIDCL) in the state of Uttarakhand as General Manager. He is also a freelance writer on issues of National Security and Socio-Cultural aspects. He also guides and motivates the youth towards a career in the Armed Forces. 

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