“VIRMANI TRUST IS WORKING FOR A LIFE OF DIGINITY AND SELF RELIANCE FOR THE DISADVANTAGED.”
The Dhanpatmal Virmani Education Trust and Management Society was established in pre-partition India by two brothers in the memory of their father. The trust opened a school in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad), Punjab in 1916 and ran it successfully till the chaos of partition and migration in 1947. After enormous efforts, the school was re-established in Delhi in 1954 on rented premises with government aid. In 1963 it moved to its current premises on land granted by the government. Another low fee private school for the children of the area was also built on the same premises later. The Trust runs several scholarship schemes that award scholarship for less privileged students in school as also for graduate and post graduate studies.
A Women Literacy Program that teaches illiterate women functional HINDI, ARITHMETIC and a VOCATION was started in 2004.
Scholarships are given to meritors students from the economically weaker section of society for school students, graduate and post graduate studies.
The following scholarship programs are being run by the Virmani Trust :-
Ram Bai Ishwar Devi Scholarship – to meritorious students of Dhanpatmal Virmani Senior Secondary School.
Shakuntala Bajaj Scholarship - to meritorious & needy students of Virmani Public School.
Prakash Kalra Scholarship - to meritorious students of Dhanpatmal Virmani Senior Secondary School.
Ram Chandera Bholi Bhai Scholarship - to meritorious students of Dhanpatmal Virmani Senior Secondary School.
R. N. Virmani Scholarship – for persuing higher studies for medical, Engineering & other Professional Graduate Degree to meritorious students.
Dr. H. R. Virmani Scholarship – to meritorious & needy students for medical studies
Expanding Our Vision Plans for The Future
Our contributions thus far have been based on the generosity and unflagging support of a wide circle of family and friends. We hope to build on this base and expand our efforts to harvest contributions from further a field to make the trust capable of executing the ambitious plans we have for these program and for our schools.
Some of these include introducing new educational techniques and program that enrich the learning process within our schools to children who come from families where they are first generation learners and can get little support at home for ‘homework’ or ‘projects’. We would also like to introduce our staff to new initiatives and training programs, build a Science Laboratory, an Art Centre and Volleyball Court, send our children for national level competitions in sports and other fields, hire more staff for better administration etc. We are also keen that more children from our schools avail of the scholarship program that we have to offer and take up coaching for entrance exams to insstitutes like the IITs that offer them and their families, life changing in an imaginative, creative and quality conscious manner.
We would also like to be in tune with larger outreach efforts so that we become a part of global charitable funding initiatives and plug in mainline organizations that manage these initiatives from across the world. Our plans include starting a website and increase our visibility and attract donors. We are looking for contributions for all these efforts and would be greatful for your support to enable us to carry them forward.