We reverently salute our Founder Chairman & Director, a true Karmayogi, a great visionary and a sparkling epitome of selflessness and humility. Your untiring efforts tower like a beacon as we follow the righteous path of imparting meaningful schooling, a dream that you have bestowed on us and we remain dedicated to pursuing and accomplishing your vision. We owe our today and tomorrow to your noble thoughts and invaluable guidance.
In Reverence And Remembrance
Management, Staff And Students Of:
Little Flowers Public Sr. Sec. School
Little Flowers Public School
Little Flowers International School
SH. DHAN RAJ PATEL popularly known as Sh. D.R. Patel and out of respect commonly addressed as “BADE SIRJI” was born on 20th July 1937 in a farmer’s family of modest means in village Gudri, district Bhandara, Maharashtra. His family was associated and played an important role in National Freedom Movement led by Gandhi ji. From the time of his early childhood Dhan Raj was introduced to the stories from ‘Ramayana, Mahabharta and the vigour & valour of Shivaji. The tales were recited to him every night by the old ladies of the house. He had listened these stories attentively and absorbed basic human values like honesty, compassion and discipline.
As there was no school in his village or nearby he used to cover lot of distance to attend the school either on foot or on horseback. He completed his school education in Bhandara district itself. It was during these formative years that his quest for good school to learn began. He graduated from Nagpur University and did his Master’s degree with distinction in Psychology from University of Poona. For this rare feat he received King Edward Memorial Scholarship for pursuing further studies. He got himself enrolled as Research Scholar in Psychology Department in University of Delhi and later on was absorbed as lecturer in the department itself. His second love was books. He was a voracious reader and had a store-house of over 11,000 books in his personal library.
In 1965, Dhan Raj got married to Chander Mohini Patel. Madam Patel not only moved step-by-step alongside him in every walk of life but also proved an invaluable asset in running the schools efficiently because of her administrative acumen in the supervision and control of day to day school affairs. His dream of establishing “AN IDEAL SCHOOL FOT IDEAL STUDENTS” kept on hoovering his mind till the opening of “Little Flowers Public School” on 10th May 1975. The School’s motto “CHILD IS GOD” is based on cardinal principle that child is like a lump of clay. It is the ordained duty of a teacher in helping a child to find the right path of life and moulding him/her for an excellent living, means all round development of mind, body and spirit.
It was sheer courage of conviction, strong will and determination which led him along with his life-partner to plunge in opening the school with just two students on 10th May 1975 at Shivaji Park, Shahdara, Delhi. In those days trans-Yamuna was regarded as one of the poorest and completely under-developed area in the capital city of Delhi and no career conscious parent admitted his child in a school of this area. Patel firmly believed that opening of one school is equivalent to closing of ten jails, who knows the child you are teaching today may become the leader of nation tomorrow. He was a man of unwavering fortitude, tremendous courage, tireless perseverance and master of organizational skills. He firmly addressed to the holistic personality of students in addition to their academic achievements producing disciplined and responsible citizens to lead the country in future. The school has produced army of doctors, engineers, managers, Chartered Accountants, System analysts & managers, sport persons having their placement stories in every household. Today the school has three branches enrolling over 6000 students with never-ending demand for more and more admissions. It speaks of Patel’s honesty, love and compassion that all students / their parents and teaching fraternity all bow out of respect and reverence to him.
Patel was a widely travelled man. He had visited France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and United States of America and Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong-Kong in far-east in his quest to gain more knowledge in the field of education for the benefit of his students.
Dhan Raj was a very good orator. He lived life to the full with dignity, humility, compassion and most importantly generosity. During his life-time he was instrumental in assisting to get married more than fifty poor girls. He was equally a pious man and a firm believer of Lord Hanuman simultaneously helping the poor and downtrodden brethren of society through Indian Red Cross Society, Bharat Vikas Parishad, Ahimsa International and host of other social/religious organizations.
He was spotlessly pure noble soul, a heart full of love, infinite energy, wisdom and strength and always thought of doing things great. As mentor of “Little Flowers International School” he had great vision and planned to raise the school up to a minimum of Secondary Standard glittering like a star among the galaxy of topmost Global schools of the country. But destiny had willed it otherwise. On the unfortunate day of 17th February, 2012 Dhan Raj Patel breathed his last and mingled with Almighty.