Col RS Nehra was born and brought up in a village in
district Jhajjar of Haryana. He did his schooling and higher
education from local school and college. He completed his
post-graduation from Kurukshetra University. After finishing his
post-graduation, he joined IMA Dehradun and was commissioned in
Army Educational Corps on
16 Dec 1978. He served in various active formations in High
Altitude and Insurgency Area. He also did a tenure as Instructor
in the prestigious Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He was
also posted in the formation HQ in Kargil during Kargil War and
served as PRO besides being SO Education during Kargil War.
2. Col RS Nehra has vast experience in Sainik Schools. He was
posted as Headmaster of Sainik School Satara (Maharashtra) and
as Principal of three Sainik Schools, namely Sainik School
Goalpara (Assam), Sainik School Nalanda (Bihar) and Sainik
School Gopalganj (Bihar). He is the founder Principal of Sainik
School Nalanda. After finishing his tenure at Sainik School
Nalanda, he was posted as Inspecting Officer of Sainik Schools
across the country at Sainik Schools Society, MoD, Delhi.
3. Being Inspecting Officer at Sainik Schools Society, he was
also instrumental in setting up Sainik School Ambikapur (Chattisgarh),
Sainik School Punglwa (Nagaland), Sainik School Kodagu
(Karnataka) and Sainik School Rewari (Haryana).
4. He took premature retirement in 2008 and joined Jaypee Group
as Vice President Academics but left that appointment after a
short duration of 9 months. In 2010, he along with his wife Mrs
Santosh Nehra, established their own school, ‘Nalanda Heritage
School’ at Nirpur Road, Nalanda, Bihar. This is a residential
school and is basically meant for rural children of Bihar. Since
its establishment, Nalanda Heritage School has produced
wonderful results and has lived up to the expectations of Col &
Mrs RS Nehra. In a short span 10 years, the school has achieved
distinction of putting boys and girls at National canvas. One of
the girls, Preeti Kumari won shooting silver medal in National
Games conducted at Trivandrum in 2017. Two boys, Arav Arya and
Ankit Kumar won silver medals in Karate in National School Games
in 2017 and 2018.
5. Mrs Santosh Nehra has been a pillar of strength for Col RS
Nehra. She is a post graduate with BEd degree. She has vast
experience in academics. She has been a teacher in various
schools and is the founder Principal of Junior Sainik School
Nalanda. Presently, she is the Director of Nalanda Heritage
6. Col & Mrs RS Nehra have two sons and both are product of
Sainik School Satara. Their elder son, Abhinav Nehra is a
Commander in Indian Navy. He is a submariner and an ace swimmer.
Their younger son, Abhijeet Nehra is the Director of global Kuka
Robotics located in Germany. He is an expert in the field of
Artificial Intelligence and received the Golden Robot Award in
2019 being the best in the field.