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. We also run an Adult Literacy programme that provides computers and learning software with trained teachers in several centres set up in slums across Delhi and beyond.
A Women Literacy Program that teaches illiterate women functional HINDI, ARITHMETIC and a VOCATION has been continuing since 2004. The Women’s Literacy & Empowerment Programmme (WLEP) has reached more than 1000,000 women, their families and community through 410+ women literacy centers. The Trust also runs Parents Literacy Project and Vocational Training Centers to help younger generation be more skilled and productive.