Vikhe Patil Memorial School, Lohegaon
Message From the Principal
The Inauguration of Vikhe Patil Memorial School, Lohegaon, the fifth school run under the banner of Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation Pune, heralds the arrival of innovative and holistic education to the suburban area of Pune. Welcome to a world where child centred learning takes precedence over cumbersome and monotonous classroom work.
In keeping with our well established tradition of working towards achieving excellence in all the spheres of mental, physical, aesthetic and moral aspects, we have well-qualified teachers and professional co-curricular teachers to bring about the all round development of the children.
Set amidst the very lap of nature, the School promises a pollution free environment where children can learn better, play better and therefore grow better. Our School is a building that has four walls—- with TOMORROW INSIDE!! We would like to become those catalysts in our society that can break down barriers and reach into the interests of our children to prepare them for the challenges of the future. Through our teaching we endeavour to impart more than just the training of the intellect and what the textbook holds. We aim at developing the vitality, quenching the thirst for knowledge, refining the spirit and temperance and moulding the character of the children in our keeping.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
EXPLORE! DREAM!! DISCOVER!!! WITH V P M S………….”
Mrs. Mrinalini Bhosale
Dr. Ashok Vikhe 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 Vikhe 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.
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.