Renaissance man is what The Scindia School aspires to see in every Old Boy of the institution – a man who demonstrates a spirit of adventure in physical, intellectual and social activities. Amar Nath Dar truly lived the ideals of the school all his life.
As his father was on the faculty, Amar Nath Dar was born on the Fort and joined the school as a five year old. An outstanding all rounder while at school, college and university, Amar Nath Dar displayed true leadership quality in sports, academics and in social organizations from a young age.
He joined the Doon School English faculty and served with distinction till 1993. As an ideal public school master, he carried the responsibility of a staggeringly wide variety of activities – academic, pastoral, sporting, cultural and adventure. He lead ambitious expeditions, directed English plays and even acted in a film featuring notable actors with equal proficiency.
His illustrious career as the Principal of The Scindia School began in 1994 and continued till his retirement in 2000. Owing to his umbilical connection with the school, he could blend its values and traditions to perfection with modern trends in education worldwide. At his farewell, HH Maharaja Madhavrao Scindia said, “In many ways, your tenure represents a third transition – preparation for a new liberal thinking world where mutual respect and understanding between the young and not so young is so important. You made a significant contribution to the School”.
A tireless seeker and traveler both in the physical and intellectual space, Amar Nath Dar continues to provide dynamic leadership in education.
Today The Scindia School, acknowledges Amar Nath Dar as an Old Boy of Eminence for his outstanding contribution to the field of education in India by conferring upon him the Madhav Award for the year 2009.