DURGA DATTA PAGENI
FOUNDER PRINCIPAL, BALODAYA HIGHER SECONDARY SCHOOL
Born on 1st Kartik 2020 BS in Rupakot, Kaski, Mr. Pageni received school education from Secondary School, Shishuwa, Lekhnath, Kaski. He completed his intermediate and bachelor level from Deradhun, India. Then he received master’s degree in Nepali from Prithvi Nerayan Campus, Pokhara. He started his teaching career from Gaunpharka High School, Siddha, Khalte, Kaski as a lower secondary level teacher in 2039 BS. After six months, he left teaching profession and started a travel agency named Friendship six years. It had thirteen branches in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Bhairahawa.
Daring his involvement tourism business, Mr. Pageni was also interested in education field. So, he was involved in Pokhara English Boarding School as a shareholder in 2045 BS. But the boarding partners did not work sincerely and honestly.due to such difficult problems, he left that boarding school, and decided to open another boarding school. In the same year, he established Balodaya Boarding School in has single investment and ran this school with the aim of providing quality education for all. At the time of its establishment there were only thirty six students. Then he was compelled to be more active in making it a successful school than the tourism business.
While running the tourism business for more than six years Mr. Pageni earned much money from this sector. He thought that earning money from tourism sector was illegal and unethical. He thought education sector was only legal. So, he left tourism business and focused his total devotion towards the school he had established. At that time Mr. Pageni realized the need of very good boarding school for providing quality Education. Than school stepped forward. Now the school is running classes from nursery to grade twelve. It has been running classes in the stream of science and management in higher secondary level. It has excellent infrastructure. He wants to make this institution one of the top educational institutions throughout Nepal.
Me. Pagani has earned good knowledge visiting foreigan countries like Germany, Italy, France, England, Thailand, etc. he wants to use the technology of those counties inhas school. He eants quality and image of education more than number of students.
To get success in life, obviously there is an important role of family members. His wife kamala Devi Pageni has helped him to run the school smoothly. She is taking the responsibility of administration. His two daughters Pratiksha Pageni and Samiksha Pageni are studying MBA in India and his son is studying in grade seven in this school. During this long period of teaching, he has been successful to make Balodaya Higher Secondary school, a renowned school in Pokhara. This school has been internally recognized. It was honoured by International School Award (ISA) by BIrtish Government. Its students and teachers have been visiting European schools including the UK based Sir Christopher Hatton Academy under partnership and connecting classroom programmes every year.