The Salvation Army is wonderful NGO raised by God through General William Booth and Catherine Booth in 2nd July 1865. It was brought in India in 19th September 1882 By Major Fredrick Booth Tucker (Former ICS-officer) along with four officers. The Salvation Army is doing four kind of Ministries - Social, Medical, Education and Preaching based on Lord Jesus Christ Teachings.
Here in Batala District Gurdaspur (Punjab), The Piece of Land around four acres was bought in April 1909 By Major Fredrick Booth Tucker to provide Medical Services to the community of rural area of Batala. Therefore a building was constructed for a hospital. In 1924, a nearby town Dhariwal. The Woolen Mill was started by British East in Company. Mr Mac ROBERT, General Manager of the company approached The Salvation Army to provide medical services to the workers of the Mill. He agreed to give land on lease and other facilities also. So the batala hospital was shifted to Dhariwal in 1924. The Salvation Army territorial Headquater at Lahore decide to start a school in Batala.
In 1924, The Salvation Army opened Primary school in batala to serve the nearby community. In 1935,The hostel facilities was provided to boys and girls with capacity of 30 students (boys an girls each). The school was upgraded upto Matriculation Standard. In 1967-68 Punjab Govt adopted school in grant In-Aid scheme to give salary to the staff under Delhi patthern and sanctioned 95% grant and rest of the 5% school itself. In 1988, The school was upgraded in Senior Secondary classes and science and humanities wing opened. Since then the Salvation Army School provided the premium services in education and sports. Many years since 2002 to 2014, The school won Champion of Champions trophy at district level games. The school feels proud to produce national and international players in Wrestling and Kabaddi. The School has produced many good Officers,Managers,Doctors,Professors,Teachers. In 2005,the Salvation Army Degree College was opened and it is associated with state university i.e Guru Nanak Dev University (Amritsar) The college is doing its best to cater quality education in Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science (Economics) Bachelor of Computer Application. CBSE- school was opened in 2014-2015 and got affliciations from CBSE.Board- New Delhi . Mojor Robert Masih got appointment as the Pioneer/Founder Principal. The Salvation Army school is doing the most to serve society in education without discrimination.
The Salvation Army is serving the humanity through four fold ministries i.e. spiritual, social, and medical and education..
Life is not a bed of roses.It consist of both adversity and fulfillings situations prosperity and privation. William Hazlitt..
Education gives vision to improve the quality of life. We salute the success of the pioneer offices major F.B Tucker..