Sir Balraj Anand Silas
Being a dynamic student, Sir Balraj Anand Silas qualified various examinations. He had various career avenues open in front of him including the IRS and the Reserve Bank of India. He chose the latter and began his service in 1981. He served the Reserve Bank of India for thirty-five years and retired as an officer in 2016.
In 1981 he came to Kanpur, here he met Ms. Veena Singh, daughter of a preacher (whom we now know as our principal ma’am). They were engaged on 27th June, 1982 and were married on 18th October, 1983. Theirs was a very happy and fruitful married life. Then they had children – Misha Ma’am and Yash Sir – and the life went on. He was a wonderful father to them and taught them many things by his example.
Soon the couple recognised their higher calling of serving the society by alleviating the woes of the weaker sections of the society with the radiant light of education. So, with a vision to privilege the need to provide accessible, affordable, high quality education to the pupils of south Kanpur, the couple with the Grace of God, founded the first unit of Mother Teresa Mission Higher Secondary School, Kidwai Nagar in 1995 and the second unit in 2016. It was his vision that pushed the fledglings from their nests, allowing them to take flight. Accompanied by a plethora of skilled educators, he laid the foundations of the spirit of self-less service and creativity that our schools continue to diffuse into the society. Head Sir created a 'sense of Purpose’ at the very start. The staff and the children steadily increased in number.
The planning and development of these schools were done under Head Sir’s direct supervision. He was the brain behind the brains. Under his patronage these institutions flourished. After his retirement, he served the institutions as the Chairman of the Mother Teresa Education Society.
Today our institution stands a class apart from all others only because our Head Sir right from the outset, with his far-reaching vision, raised the bar to the highest levels. He was indeed a pioneer who not only nurtured and served the institution with utmost commitment and dedication, but also inspired all those who worked with him to follow his footprints with the same enthusiasm and vigour.