Sri Guru Harkrishan Sr. Sec. Public School, Sector-40-C, Chandigarh was established under the aegis of Chief Khalsa Diwan, Amritsar in 1986, rechristened Chief Khalsa Diwan Charitable Society in 2011. The School was founded in the name of the eight Guru Sri Harkrishan Sahib. The spiritual and educational philosophy of empowering the young minds is the guiding spirit of this institution. The school has covered many milestones and stands today as a four storied building with well lit, airy class rooms, well equipped laboratories and library along with a computer rooms as a pinnacle of pride and prestige under the able guidance and supervision of School Management Committee who has collected huge donations from the philanthropists of this city to setup this fine structure. No Government aid or any other aid is provided to this institution.
A well trained team of staff members provides quality education through a highly secular frame work and a well set curriculum. Big classrooms,well equipped Laboratories,technically designed Digital Smart board classrooms, Computer section, library and Audio visual room are always kept on updating to meet the latest demands and requirements of our students. The beautiful Nursery Corner with the latest play equipment adorns corner of the school. Divinity and Sikh history find an enlightened approach to build the character of the students. Sports and music is an important place in the school curriculum to cater the taste buds of our students zeal to excel in performing arts. It is our great pride to say that many of our students have won accolades at U.T. National and even International levels in fine arts. A Gymnasium and Mathematics laboratory have been added in 2005. The school has been upgraded to Senior secondary w.e.f April 2007 with Medical, Non Medical and Humanities Streams The commerce stream was introduced from 2011 session.
SRI GURU HARKRISHAN SAHIB JI Sri Guru Har Krishan eighth of the 10 gurus.became guru at the age of five, and is known for his wisdom and compassion. Sonof Guru Har Rai and Mata Kishan (aka Krishan or Sulakhni) Kaur. HarKrishan (Kishan) the youngest son of Guru Har Rai Sodhi. and had a brother,Ram Rai. Nine years his senior, and a sister, Sarup Kaur, four years older. Historians conclude that the name of Har Krishan's mother was either Kishan(Krishan), Kauror Sulakhni. Guru Har Krishan expired as child and son ever married. He appointed as his successor, "Baba Bakale."meaning,"He of Bakala.". Har Krishan was a child of five when his dying father, Guru Har Rai, appointed him to be the eighth guru of the Sikhs. a position coveted by Ram Rai. Guru Har Krishan was made to swear never to look upon the face of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb nor be persuaded to go to his court where Ram Rai was in residence. Ram Rai attempted to proclaim him self guru and plotted with Aurangzeb to have Guru Har Krishan brought to Delhi and denounced. Aurangzeb hoped to create a rift between the brothers and weaken the power of the Sikhs. Jai Singh, Raja of Ambar. acted as his emissary and invited the young Guru to Delhi.. Guru Har Krishan made the trip from Kiratpur to Delhi by way of Panjokhra. passing through Ropar, Banur, Rajpura and Ambala. Along the way he healed those afflicted with leprosy. comforting them with his own hands. A proud Brahman priest, Lal Chand, approached and challenged the young Guru to give a discourse on the Gita. The Guru responded asking that an illiterate water bearer named Chaju, who happened by, spoke for him. Chaju humbled the Bhram in with an astonishing depth of intellectual knowledge and spiritual insight into scripture which only for the most learned and well versed of priests could have delivered.
The Slave Queen
At the behest of Emperor Aurangzeb, Raja Jai Singh and his head Rani devised a deception to test Guru Har Krishan when he reached Delhi.The Raja invited the young Guru to visit the women's quarters of his palace telling him that the Rani and lesser queens wished to meet him. The Rani exchanged garments with a slave maiden and sat near the back of the assembly of women gathered to meet the young Guru. When the Guru was introduced.-he tapped each noble women by turn on the shoulder with his scepter before dismissing them. He came to a woman in slave attire,and insisted that she was the Rani he had come to see.
A small pox epidemic broke out in Delhi while Guru Har Krishan was in his residence. The compassionate young Guru went through the city and personally tended to the needs of those suffering and so contracted the disease himself. The Sikhs removed him from the Raja's palace and carried him to the banks of the River Yamuna where he succumbed to the fever. When it became evident the Guru would expire, the Sikhs expressed grave concern because he had no heir and they feared the likes of Dhir Mal and Ram Rai. With his final breath, Guru Har Krishan indicated his successor would be found in the township of Bakala.
Important Dates and Corresponding Events :-
· Birthplace : Kiratpur, July 7,1656 (July 23, Nanakshahi)
· Became Guru : Kiratpur, June 10.July 7, or October 6 - 7, 1661 (October 20. Nanakshahi)
· Place of Death : Delhi. March 30,1664 (April 16, Nanakshahi)