SBPS condoles the sad demise of Maa Sarala Birla :
Students, teachers and staff Pay Homage to Maa.
Sarala Birla, wife of noted industrialist B.K.Birla and the founder of Sarala Birla Public School was paid a heart felt condolence by the students, teachers and staffs of Sarala Birla Public School. She passed away to her heavenly abode on 27th March 2015. She was 91 years old and had been suffering from many old age related problems when she breathed her last at their home in New Delhi. Sri Basant Kumar Birla was there with her when she breathed her last.
As soon as the news of her sad demise broke out members and staffs of SBPS, ANM & GNM were grieved. The day being Ramnavmi, all concerned were intimated through SMS and on Monday, all of them turned to their institutions to pay their last tribute to Maa Sarala Birla in the assembly ground of SBPS.
On 29th, all members of staff including SBPS Adim. Head Mr. Pradip Varma, Principal Mrs. Poonam Singh of SBPS, Principal Mrs. Suhani Bara of GNM and Principal Mr. Jitendra Kumar of ANM streamlined to the school assembly ground and paid their condolence by remaining silent for two minutes and offering Homage at her portrait. Thereafter, all of the students moved to their respective buses and departed to their destination.
She was born on 23rd Nov, 1924 at Kuchhaman, in the state of Rajasthan to Brijlal Biyani. The spirit of nationalism and patriotism inherited from her father, established her as a brave girl and was in contact with Mahatama Gandhi and Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and other freedom fighters. In the later phase of her life, she remained in contact with Mrs. Indira Gandhi & Dalai Lama.
At the age of 18, she was married to Birla Family patriarch Mr. Basant KUmar Birla in 1942.With B.K.Birla and Sarala Devi Birla Empire especially social activity sector grew a couple of wings and it proved to be an incessant flight to the endless zenith. A true social thinker, reformer, educationist and philosopher, she knew that India cannot develop in true sense without developing its human resources. Hence she fell after enhancing the human resources while her husband looked after the affairs of industrial development to make India self dependent. Needless to mention that she was the living motivational force behind all the industrial entrepreneurship that her husband Mr. B.K.Birla and father-in-law Mr. G.D. Birla were undertaking.
She lived her life to the fullest potential of an understanding wife, guiding mother, gentle, obedient daughter-in –law, a thoughtful social worker, an inspiring academician and a true evaluator of fine arts. Her collection of Indian art culture in Kolkata ranks amongst India’s most distinguished private collections. The Sangeet Kala Mandir and the Birla Academy of Art and Culture were set up by her along with her husband.
“Knowledge for the sake of knowledge, without benefitting fellow begins, is a dead end and only leads to the bind alley of unfulfilled frustration. Education is a meaningless ritual unless it can mould the character of students and give them values of life. The educational institutions have to ensure that each and every student in India is so educated that he is given the required ability both physically and mentally to build up a unique Nation. We are proud of our ancient heritage and we have to ensure that our future is no less glorious” — Dr. (Smt.) Sarala Birla Public School Birla.
Maa Sarala Birla Public School, together with her husband, had played an active role in founding 45 educational institutes in the country like Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Ashoka Hall Group of Schools, Mahadevi Birla World Academy, G. D. Birla Centre for Education, B. K. Birla Institute of Engineering and Technology, Sarala Birla Public School, Mahadevi Birla Institute of Nursing and Clinical Technology and others.
Maa Salara Birla contribution in Ranchi too is worthy of praise. On 20th January 2010 Sarala Devi Birla & Basant Kumar Birla inaugurated Sarala Birla Public School, Ranchi : a co-educational (10+2) English medium school at Mahilong of Birla Group. The group has successful track record of running some of the finest educational institutions across the country and is committed to quality education. The school proposed under CBSE curriculum will impart world class education with modern facilities.
Sarala Birla Public School, Ranchi, today devices new curriculum to teach concepts and not only subjects. The curriculum is built around three core concepts of Awareness, Honesty and Responsibility.
The faculty members are motivated and guided by the Principal Mrs. Poonam Singh and Admin Head Mr. Pradip Varma to provide a fruitful educational environment to the young learners.
Mahadevi Birla Institute of Nursing and Clinical Technology, Ranchi was established in 2003, keeping in mind to train the tribal girls population of Jharkhand State. 100% placement has been given to 700 ANM trained from this Institute in Jharkhand under the able guidance of the Principal Mr. Jitendra Kumar.
MBINCT has another branch GNM and B. Sc. (Nursing) courses. GNM is flourishing under the competent principal Mrs. Subani Bara.
Maa Sarala Birla Public School was determined to live her life in a meaningful way and has left behind her mark by contributing to the growth of the nation & society through paths ordained for her by God whom Maa believed deeply in.
Lives of greatmen all remind us
We can make our lives sublime
And departing leave behind
Footprints on the sands of time.
Maa, an enlightened soul has touched many a heart and fondly remains there.