Dr. Ashok Vikhe Patil

Dr. Ashok Patil , is the first Indian to become a President of International Association of agricultural Medicine and Rural Health (IAAMRH).

Before being elected as President, he has served the Association in various capacities.

Dr. Ashok Patil along with Magsaysay Award Winner Padmshree Dr.Rajanikant Arole founded the Indian Chapter of the Association in 1988, under the auspices of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni. (Maharashtra state, India).
Under the leadership of Dr. Patil, the Indian chapter has organized an Asian Congress in “Innovative Approaches to Rural Health” in January 1993 and an “International Conference on Woman and Child – Health, Empowerment, Rights and Development, in November 1998, in Loni, which were well attended by representatives from all over the world.

Dr. Patil has recently contributed to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s book “Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future”, which inspires children to choose the right career path.

Mrs. Nandini Charles
Director – Schools’ Programme & Joint Secretary – Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation

Mrs. Nandini Charles’ journey as an educator started in 1987 with Bishop’s English School, in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. Many years of teaching, training and administration in rural and urban India, helped her learn the ropes of education sector. She has several accolades to her credit, for her contribution to the field of training and education.

In 2002, she joined Vikhe Patil Memorial School as the Principal. Her manifold endeavours and leadership over the years, together with management support and parents’ co-operation has helped VPMS become one of the most sought after schools in the city.

In a career spanning three decades, Mrs. Charles has always encouraged her students to give equal emphasis to academics and co-curricular activities. She firmly believes that it is important for a child to explore different areas in order to harness his/her potential.

As the Director of Schools’ Programme, Mrs. Charles continues to take new strides in creating noble minds and facilitating students to achieve their true potential in sync with the school motto “Making Life Meaningful”. She will now be sharing her experiences to develop and nurture the other upcoming and existing educational units under The Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation Banner, so that they too may create and facilitate similar learning experiences for all students under our portal. In addition, her role also involves overseeing the academic and administrative arms at VPMS Pune.