The founder of Zion Mat. Hr. Sec. School Dr.N.Vijayan spent his early years serving in the warfront areas in various capacities. In his 15 years tenure in the air force he received medals for his distinguished service but all the while his passion was for teaching. This passion made him a part time teacher at the Kendriya Vidhyalaya. After his voluntary retirement from Indian Air force, this passion of teaching kindled his desire to start a school – a humble beginning with 11 students and 2 teachers, his leadership qualities, commitment and dedication. He considers school as a temple of learning and teaching, the noblest of all services and has been supported by a team of like-minded teachers who have helped the leader principal and the school to improve the standard and strength. This amazing performance of the principal was recognized for the service and awarded suitably with State Best Teacher Award in 2002 and subsequently the National Best Teacher Award in 2005.
A double post graduate, Master of Education, Engineering, Bachelor of law in crime and Torts, followed by two doctorates one on social work contributed by Christian missionary in India and other in Education and peer group teaching, conferred by Manonmanian Sundaranar University his Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu conferred it in the presence of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam the former president of India.
All this has not wavered him but inspires him to work harder still to provide a holistic education. Education for life to every pupil entitled under his care is his motto; every student to be empowered with life skills and communicative skills – his aim; development of a balanced personality and a good citizen – his vision.
This is made possible by the excellent leadership couple with the expertise and dedication of the staff. This dedicated service has brought on him many honours.
The Title “Seernilai selvan” was conferred by the former law Minister Hon'ble K.A.Krishnaswamy, govt of Tamilnadu
Letter of appreciation was issued by the Indian Airforce as the “ Redeemer of Backward Students”.
Doctorate on “Social Work” was conferred on him by the International Bible College.
Doctorate on “Peer Group Teaching” from Sundaranar Manonmaniam University , Tirunelveli, Tamilnadu, South India .
Received the “ Best Teacher Award” from the District Collector Kancheepuram.
Received “Dr.Radhakrishnan's State Best Teacher Award” 2002-2003 from Governement of Tamilnadu.
Indian Medical Association honoured him as the best educationist of the district.
As a district chairperson for Educational services he identified the school dropouts, below the poverty line, and child labours. Informal education was imparted with the help of teacher and eventually this children's cleared and joined the main stream of education there are employed now. Illiterate elders through Lion's club International to ensure quality education is not only to the student of the high strata of society but financially under privileged. Free education scheme is applicable for the down trodden.
Our school is 100% self-financed and does not avail donation from parents.