HISTORY OF RKK
Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls’ Public School is a residential-cum-day boarding school situated in Jodhpur, Western Rajasthan. It was a dream of Her Highness Rajmata Krishna Kumari Sahiba of Jodhpur to establish a prestigious English medium school for girls. Her dream and vision came true when His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh ji II founded Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls’ Public School on 20th July 1992. He, very graciously donated a part of his personal property known as Suresh Kothi and Bichli Kothi along with other buildings of approximately 5 acres area located at Raika Bagh, Jodhpur.
The school was inaugurated by Her Majesty the Queen of Nepal. It is run under the auspices of His Highness Maharaja Hanwant Singh ji Charitable Trust. It is administrated by a Board of Governors with His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh ji of Marwar as the Chairman of the Board and the other members of the Board comprise of the eminent citizens and educationists. The School is a prominent member of a number of reputed bodies like Round Square Group of Schools (Global Member), Indian Public School Conference (IPSC), American Field Service (AFS) International School Award bestowed by British Council and the license holder of IAYP
The school started as a residential-cum-day boarding Primary School with only sixty girls. Mrs. Jyotsna Brar (presently the Principal of Welham Girls’ School, Dehradun) was its founder Principal. It has now grown to a Senior Secondary School with more than 1500 students. The School caters to the needs of students from the whole country and abroad. The co- education facility exists up till Class V. It is affiliated to the CBSE Board with all three streams and lays a strong emphasis on our rich cultural heritage.
The students are regularly exposed to spiritual gurus and motivational speakers. The school has been blessed to host prominent personalities like His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Art of Living Guru – Pt. Shri Shri Ravi Shanker, Pradeep Upadhayay, Astro Uncle Pawan Sinha etc.
Eminent personalities like Ex- Comptroller Auditor General of India Mr. Vinod Rai, Social Activists Dr. (Mrs) Kiran Bedi, Professor M G K Menon, Director IIM Bangalore, Journalist Tavleen Singh, Prof. N L Mitra of NLU, famous artist Teejan Bai etc have frequently interacted with students.
Our school days are very special to us as we do not out source at all and everything is achieved by the faculty and the students. We have had the privilege of having very eminent and inspiring Chief Guests over the years. Some of them who visited our portals over the years are :
- Mr. Victor Banerjee
- Ms. Sanjana Kapoor
- Ms. Nandita Das
- Mrs. Sharmila Tagore
- Comptroller & Auditor General of India Mr. Vinod Rai
- Mrs. Rajshree Birla
- Mrs. Kiran Bedi
- Ms. Nafisa Ali Sodhi
- Ms. Ryal Padmsee
- Mr. Pawan Verma
- Maharani Gayatri Devi
- Mr. Karan Singh
- Farooq Sheikh
- Mr. Shatrughan Sinha
- Mrs. Meenakshi Gopinath
- Mr. Maroof Raza
- Mrs. Jyotsna Brar
- Mrs. Sonia Singh
- Mrs. & Mr. Nitesh Tiwari
- His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama
- Mrs. Lata Vaidyanathan
- Mrs. Geeta Chandran
Ordinary talent, extraordinary perseverance, coupled with the humble devotion towards schooling children for life, best describes the ethos on which Her Highness Rajmata Sahiba founded her vision- RKKGPS. The school is contributing immensely by nurturing the rich Indian values blended with modern day educational needs, trying to provide the best that the civilised world has to offer. It has left indelible marks in the form of its Alumni who are performing extremely well at the regional, national and global fronts. Some of our students have joined in the best of the universities world over such as the Harvard University.
The girls passing through the portals of RKK have come out as young women who have stepped into society as opinion makers and are in positions of respect. We at RKK aim at producing confident and self reliant citizens of the future who will excel in their chosen fields and contribute to nation building and making a difference in today’s world.
The school has been bestowed with prestigious rankings by prominent educational magazines
Education World September, 2018 has given the following rankings to RKK
- All India No. 2 in girls day school category
- 1st in Rajasthan
- 1st in Jodhpur
Brainfeed February, 2017 felicitated RKK among the top Rajasthan Schools with an A grading for best day cum boarding school, best infrastructure school and green building initiative school
Brainfeed December, 2018 awarded RKK as one of the Best Schools of India.
The ISA British Council Award was conferred to RKK in New Delhi on 13th December 2017.
RKK became the Duke of Edinburg license holder for the International Award for Young People (IAYP)
The ScooNews Global Education Awards 2018 felicitated RKK with the Best Girls’ Day Boarding – cum Residential School amongst the elite schools of the country and recognized RKK’s outstanding contribution in the field of education.
Education Today Ranked RKK as No. 1. In India , No. 1 in Rajasthan and No. 1 in Jodhpur under India’s Top 3 Girls’ Day-Cum- Boarding School in 2018.
Future 50 schools magazine recognized RKK in the list of Top 50 Schools Shaping Success under the Residential School category in November 2018.