Maj Gen Kr Vijay Singh Lalotra
AVSM, YSM, SM (Retd)
Maj Gen Kanwar Vijay Singh Lalotra, had his schooling at The Lawrence School, Sanawar where he was awarded the coveted President of India Medal for being the Best All Round Scholar. He has a Masters and an M Phil in Military Science and Administration from Madras and Devi Ahilya Universities respectively.
Commissioned into 11 Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army in Dec 1973, his long and illustrious army career was a perfect blend of challenging command, important training, key staff and diplomatic assignments.
Passionate about quality and equity in education his noteworthy contribution in education during his Army innings include assisting schools in remote regions of Nepal, founding the Pine Wood School, near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, for children affected by strife and carrying out major improvements in Rashtriya Military Schools, Army Schools and Kendriya Vidyalayas.
Post superannuation from the Army, he steered Mayo College a leading all boys’ residential school in Asia as its 16th Principal from 2010 to 2015 bringing about vast improvements in pedagogy and school infrastructure.
He continues to contribute in the education domain as Member on Board of Governors of The Lawrence School, Sanawar, Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls’ School, Jaipur and Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls’ Public School, Jodhpur. He is also serving as a Director on Board of Advisors of Extramarks Education Pvt Ltd, a leading digital teaching-learning solution provider.
He credits his achievements to his alma mater, teachers and peers who played an inspiring role in his life to charter diverse professional roles successfully.