Origin and History

 

 

Sainik School of Gujarat was established in the year 1961 in Jamnagar. The School is located in the Balachadi Estate which is 32 kms away from Jamnagar. The Balachadi Estate was formerly a sea side summer resort that belonged to the rulers of Nawanagar. The estate comprises of 426 acres of land in the mangrove rich coastal belt of Saurashtra. Sprawling across a wide campus along the golden sands of the Gulf of Kutch, lies a patch of land, beautiful in its rare wealth of flora and fauna.Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Prime Minister of India, presented the school its colour on 07 Mar 1965.

 

Sprawling across a wide campus along the golden sands of the Gulf of Kutch, lies a patch of land, beautiful in its rare wealth of flora and fauna. Balachadi has a rich historic past. People visit the beach of Balachadi has a rich historic past. People visit the beach of Balachadi in large number, for offering prayers to their dear departed ones. Legend claims that Balachadi was the ancient Dwaraka, ruled by Lord Krishna. Balachadi also enjoyed the privilege of being the Summer resort of the local elite for quite a long time. Quite befittingly Balachadi unfolded her cozy wings to house the uprooted polish children during the Nazi outrage of Poland in the Second World War.

 

The survivors of this outrage visited Balachadi which gave asylum to them at a tender age. They expressed their gratitude and to commemorate this event they installed a plaque in front of school Building.