A soul dedicated to the cause of education and social welfare, a heart that beat for the downtrodden, a mind devoted to the cause of upliftment of education, an ingenious in modern techniques of education, such was the psyche of our founder Smt. Raj Gulati, whom everyone respectfully called “MATAJI”. An institution by herself, she initiated methods and practices in the field of education that will remain relevant for times to come.
Born on May 19, 1917, in a well to-do family, with her father being a senior civil servant in the British Raj, she was educated in good schools in the erstwhile State of Western Punjab, now in Pakistan. Upbringing was such that she grew to be a lady with a heart and mind.
In those days when the girls largely remained without education, she completed her college by doing a double post graduation in History and Political Science. As her interest remained largely in education, she did her L. T. and joined the D. A. V. college, Lahore as a lecturer. Due to her devotion and sincerity, she was promoted as the Principal. The partition of India, made her come to India, where she married an army officer Major R. N. Gulati, who fully supported her ideals.
Even during the army tenure she was devoted to the upliftment of the families of the jawans, and her appreciable work made her win a lot of laurels.
Fate brought her to Varanasi, where her burning desire to bring about reforms in the field of education which was in a very inert form, gave birth to this institution which has since become the garden of education which everyone would treasure.
Her devotion and dedication has today made ‘Little Flower House’ a towering entity in the field of modern education, and this ‘House’ today has garden for the pre nursery ‘flowers’ to gardens of highly sophisticated technical institutes.
Although she left us on October 28th, 2002, but she is still guiding us today and fulfils her desires for working incessantly towards the development of the society.