Late Sardar Hari Singh Ruprah Sr. Advocate was born to Sardar Santa Singh Ruprah, a contractor of Village Dhamian Kalan of Distt. Hoshiarpur (The Punjab) on 25.10.1924. When he was a child aged 4 years, a renowned palmist and fortune teller visited his house and declared that the boy would not go to school and would remain uneducated. But history has it that he attained highest stage of academics in Law, History, Literature and Theology. Besides addressing the High Court in historical constitutional matters, Shri Ruprah was frequently called by various societies of all religions to deliver religious discourses. He could foretell future of others without looking at their palms, he remembered his previous births, if you looked at his face, you could not defy him; such was his hypnotic personality.
He married Mrs. Avtar Kaur, whom he knew from many of his previous births. Consequently, Mrs. Avtar became a part of his mission of life and dedicated her life to the cause of education and served as Principal without any salary for a period of two years in Cantt. Khalsa Higher Secondary School, Jabalpur. Later on, she took the school to greater heights with an exemplary administrative skill and dedication.
Sardar Hari Singh ji was also an educationist who established the first Sikh College of Jabalpur namely, Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, Jabalpur. He was also the driving spirit in the establishment of Sikh Education Society and Cantt. Khalsa School, Jabalpur in 1969.
After Sardar Hari Singh ji passed for his heavenly abode on 17.12.2011, Mrs. Avtar Ruprah, an old lady of 79 declared on 26.01.2012, “मैं अपने पति स्व. सरदार हरी सिंह रूपराह के सपनों को साकार करने के लिए कृत संकल्प हूँ.”
Then under the President-ship of Mrs. Avtar Kaur Ruprah, this College has been established in the name of Late Sardar Hari Singh ji. This society (Sikh Education Society) is called the Foundation Society of the College. The society has already shown its performance by providing excellent school education through English and Hindi medium by running Cantt. Khalsa Higher Secondary School, Sadar Jabalpur which has completed 50 years now.
The Government of M.P. (Higher Education Department) vide its order no. 7792/613/आ. उ. शि./ सम्बद्धता /15 dt. 26.04.16 read with corrigendum vide order
no. 1029//613/आ. उ. शि./ सम्बद्धता /15 dt.14.06.16 granted permission to open the following courses in our college:
B.Com. (Computer Application)
B.A.LL.B. (Hons.) (5 yr. course)
Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur vide its notification number 3016 1341 dated 17.8.2016 granted affiliation to the courses of the college for 2016 -17. This was followed by another order number 2017 790 Jabalpur dated 12.5.2017 granting affiliation of B.A. LL.B. (Hons) for 2017-18.
R.D.V.V further extended the affiliation of B.A. and B.Com. courses for 2018-19 and of B.A. LL.B (Hons) 2018-19 and 2019-20 vide its order number 2018/2022 Jabalpur dated 28.5.2016.
The Bar Council of India vide its order number D:1043/2018 (LE/Std. 5/6.7.2018) dated 6.8.2018 granted approval of affiliation forB.A.LL.B(Hons) course from 2018-19.
The Law Day (26.11.2018) saw the gracious presence of hon'ble Justice Shri D.M.Dharmadhikari (retired judge of the Supreme Court) who addressed the students and teachers of the college. Presence of sitting Members of Central Administrative Tribunal, Jabalpur Hon'ble Shri Ramesh Singh Thakur, and hon'ble Shri Naveen Tandon, HOD of Political Science, Prof. Vivek Mishra, Shri Mrigendra Singh Sr. Advocate and Member of the State Bar Council of M.P. also enhanced the decorum of the function and it provided great inspiration to the students and members of the teaching staff of the college.
Hence, this college is running all three courses imparting excellent education.
Mrs. Avtar Kaur Ruprah also completed her earthly journey on 30.12.2019. But the society continues to be driven by her enthusiasm and commitment for the cause of humanity now under the President-ship of Mrs. Amrit Kaur Ruprah Advocate, the daughter-in-law of Mrs. Mrs. Avtar Kaur Ruprah.
In the first semester examination of B.A.LL.B(Hon) held by the University this year, three of our students secured merit position namely Bhumika Kataria, Anmol Dubey and Ekanshu Lohana. We have no doubt that a substantial number of our students will make it to the Civil Judge and other competitive examinations and will also adorn as renowned gems of the Bar.
We all also hope and pray that the three year LL.B. course would also start in this college from 2020-21.