The Governor's Award was instituted in the year 1998, in order to promote and encourage the students of R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya, in pursuit of excellence in the academics and co-curricular activities. This awards is given in the form of interest of the fixed deposit amount of Rs. 2,00,000/- only initially contributed by the former Governors of Manipur, 1. Padmashree O.N. Shrivastava, 2. Dr. Shivinder Singh Sidhu, 3. Shri Gurbachan Jagat, and R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya.
This award is given in the form of a Certificate with a cash prize of Rs. 15,000/- only to a student of Senior Secondary Level, pursuing her studies in the Vidyalaya for not less than three consecutive years with academic excellence and outstanding co-curricular activities.
The aims and objective of education is to build up mental processes that will make a holistic human being, emotionally stable, intellectually vibrant, spiritually enlightened and socially committed. Education for human excellence should touch upon academic excellence, physical excellence personally. A mere academic excellence is not an index of an effective school climate unless human excellence is nursed and nurtured.