S.P. SINGH, Former Member of the Legislative Council, UP (India)
Founder Manager : Lucknow Public Schools & Colleges
Born on 1st January 1956 in a reputed farmer family at village & Post Sadarpur, in Distt. Hardoi (U.P.) in India, he was sent to the village school to pursue primary and secondary education. After passing out High School from UP Board in 1973, he was then admitted in class XI in Lucknow Christian College, Lucknow. Completed B.Sc. from Lucknow University, M.Sc. (Botany) from University of Kanpur and LT (Licentiate of Teaching) from Government Constructive Training College, Lucknow. Like most of the contemporaries, he was also selected for several government and semi-government jobs, but he preferred to teach, though not aware that something bigger was in store for him. Due to his fervent inclination towards quality education and service to the nation, he alongwith his erudite team, laid the foundation of Lucknow Public School in 1983 at Jail Road, Anand Nagar, Lucknow. In the opening year 500 students were hailed and enrolled. In the subsequent year, he purchased a building nearby vicinity for almost Rs.1.25 lakh which he had borrowed from his close associates. The initiation into quality learning that was done in 1983, has resulted now into 12 campuses at different locations in the city of Lucknow and rural areas in the districts like Hardoi (his home district), Sitapur, Lakhimpur Kheri and New Delhi, envisioning LPS branches in future in Dubai, Singapore and Maritius and so on. Currently LPS provides quality education to approximately 28000 students as per global needs through almost 1200 skilled faculties. Be it ICSE/ISC, CBSE or UP Board, results of Lucknow Public Schools & Colleges have always been commendable. In UP Board LPS students have topped 11 times in the State. LPS CBSE branches also produce city toppers every year. In ISC Exams 2018 LPS broke all previous records of the results. Lipika Agarwal, one of its brightest as well as wisest students of LPS Lakhimpur Kheri branch topped in ISC Examination in India and abroad obtaining 99.50% marks and Nidhi Priya of LPC, Sahara States, Jankipuram branch who obtained 99.25% marks became the second topper in ISC-2018 in India and abroad. Many of its students who cleared IIT, All India Medical entrance, CAT, CLAT, IAS, IFS, IES, IRS, PCS, PCS-J, NDA, CDS, CA, SCRA, AIIMS, SAT etc. and are working in esteemed positions in India. Above 1500 alumni of LPS are working in USA, UK, China, Russia and so on. The Lucknow Public Schools & Colleges group has been flourishing by leaps and bounds due to its commendable results and lucrative placements of students.
When the people of Lucknow and Hardoi noticed his works and missionary zeal for quality education, they urged him to contest for the post of the Member of the Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh in 2002. He accepted the people's offer and contested for the same. Due to his humanitarian touch he became victorious. Representing the Lucknow Graduate Constituency that ranges in Lucknow, Hardoi, Lakhimpur Kheri, Sitapur, Barabanki, Raebareli and Pratapgarh, he did the passionate advocacy of graduates on the floor of Upper House of UP State Assembly upto his two tenures- from 2002 to 2008 and again from 2008 to2014. In 2014 his spouse Mrs. Kanti Singh contested for the same seat and won. As an MLC, he utilized 100% of his discretionary funds for public welfare in his constituency. As a Member of the Legislative Council he visited each and every village of his constituency and helped the people every way. From his discretionary funds, he got constructed rooms in hundreds of schools, got constructed roads, arranged tin-sheds for learned lawyers in the courts and gave away solar lights in the villages. He helped those schools of far flung rural areas which were run under thatches. In fact, social responsibilities have been his prime concerns. He has always responded to the nation's call for help during any kind of natural calamity. A vehicle carrying relief material was sent to the Bhuj-Gujarat-earthquake victims. He donated Rs.5 lac towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for rebuilding of community such as schools and health care centres in the Tsunami affected areas. A large quantity of clothes and food items were sent along with a handsome amount to provide relief to the victims of flood in Araria and Madhepura in Bihar. When the torrential rain brought horrible havoc in Kedarnath, Rs.21 lac was given away to the Uttarakhand Chief Minister for the relief of flood victims.Recently he donated a DD of Rs 45 lakh to Hon'ble CM Kerala in Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund for the flood victims in 2018.
He heartily realizes that quality education for all is his social responsibiity, therefore he believes in expansion of his social responsibilities. Constantly contemplating on such thought he provides quality education to the slum area children who have been deprived of education due to any reason. At Lucknow Public Schools & Colleges, classes are run for such children and dresses and books are made available to them without charging any money. In winters, he distributes blankets, woollen clothes and sweaters to people in far-flung villages. He distributes sweaters to children in government as well as private schools.He distributes clothes, fruits and biscuits etc to divyang students too. Blood donation and Eye Check-up camps are conducted regularly by him. Soap distribution is his regular practice for the people for their health, sanitation and hygiene. To promote awareness towards cleanliness he distributes bath as well as washing soaps to the people.
He has been organizing career counselling sessions in rural areas to create an awareness in youth. He wrote a book for youth on career counselling, 'Sapne Aur Rozgar Ki Raahen' which was unveiled by Prof. R.P. Singh, Vice Chancellor of Lucknow University. Its revised edition has been published and will be unveiled soon.
He organized a two days National Children Science Festival - 2003 on 11th and 12th August, 2003 at Lucknow Public College, Sahara States, Jankipuram, Lucknow which was inaugurated by the then Hon'ble President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam with whom he earlier met at Rashtrapati Bhawan on 24th May 2003. Dr Kalam personally interacted with him for about half an hour when he met with him at esteemed Rashtrapati Bhawan.
He was on educational visits to Singapore and Thailand in 1996, USA, Japan and Malaysia in 1999, Hongkong and Macau in 2014 , Mauritius and UAE in 2015 and Australia in 2019. He was nominated by the Government of Uttar Pradesh as one of the delegates to visit countries like Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and UK for parliamentary, socio-cultural and educational studies in 2003 and again to Denmark, Spain, The Russian Federation, UK, France and Austria in 2004.
He has been guiding and motivating a team of proficient and highly qualified teachers and taking care of Lucknow Public Schools & Colleges in the most suitable way. Has been trying to feel the pulse of the society and in the process, an attempt is made to unite individuals, so that one is capable of facing any challenge. The aim is to make one understand one's needs and accordingly learn to adjust in the society, keeping others welfare also in mind for a harmonious adjustment.