Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil, a well known educationist and philanthropist from Kolhapur located in the state of Maharashtra, born in small village of Ambap dreamt of spreading education and healthcare to the masses of India and revolutionized the educational sector in Maharashtra. He is the founder President of Dr. D. Y. Patil Pratishthan, D. Y. Patil Education Society and Continental Medicare Foundation.
He founded above hundred educational institutions viz. Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Padmashree Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Navi Mumbai, D. Y. Patil Medical Colleges, Dr. D. Y. Patil Knowledge City, D. Y. Patil Sports Academy, D. Y. Patil International Schools, D. Y. Patil Colleges of Engineering and Technology etc. Dr. D. Y. Patil has also served Bihar and Tripura as Governor and people fondly remember him for his great service without taking any salary.
Dr. D. Y. Patil has focused his energies for the cause of education, with emphasis on professional education areas. He is of the opinion that the education patterned to train the students to face the challenges and ever changing skill requirements on account of globalization without forgetting ethos of rich Indian culture is bound to transform the society and thereby make India a strong, self supporting and leading nation. His preference is for actual implementation of this concept rather than merely preaching.
Behind every successful man there is a woman. Mrs. Pushapalata Patil has been a perennial source of motivation behind the creation of all institutions & social service programs run by Dr. D. Y. Patil Group. She left for her heavenly abode on 1st August, 2014. A kind, humble and generous human being, she was an eminent social reformist, speaker and orator, heavily vested in female empowerment and possessing a soft corner for the physically challenged as well as mentally handicapped. During her days as the first lady of Tripura she worked tirelessly towards its social and economic development, adopting various villages under her wing, providing them with water and electricity, bringing joy in the lives of their inhabitants. Throughout her life she upheld the aphorism ‘Ek Khilona, Ek Muskan’ and personally designed a toy that was affordable enough to be given to every poor child to play with. She also authored of two works, ‘Haasyat Ranglya Athvani’ which have been published in a multitude of languages. Her flame may have died out but the legacy she leaves behind continues to live on….
Dr. D. Y. Patil Pushapalata Patil International School, Patna is a true homage to Mrs. Pushapalata Patil from the people of Bihar which is being patronized & guided by Dr. D. Y. Patil from the date of its inception…….