Essentially, the experience in SV Defence Academy (www.svdefenceacademy.com) for over 15 years paved the way for materialisation of the concept of ‘Veritas Sainik School’. When learning levels of students enrolling for entry into the armed forces were viewed dispassionately against the expected standards, the idea of raising a school to bridge the gap emerged. There is a severe dearth of leadership qualities among the students. Vast amount of talent remains untapped. The schism between the employability and skill acquisition by students after passing any grade was exasperating. It was noticed that the life skills such as robust physical and mental health, thinking, creativity, problem solving, leadership cannot be nurtured in an environment which is ‘marks driven’. In order to meet these needs the scope of a disciplined approach in a ‘Sainik School’ type of of surroundings was envisaged. But, the major difference would be to develop human potential without limiting the students to defence services.