Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia
Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia the illustrious scion of Sardar Lehna Singh, one of the generals of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was a great nationalist, an enlightened social reformer a visionary, a man of action and a great philanthropist holding properties around Lahore, believed that the salvation of the country lay in modern liberal education. To accomplish this task the bequeathed his entire property to the three Trusts. It was an act of farsightedness.
The country was passing through a dark phase of despair, despondency and exploitation and masses stepped in ignorance, superstition and obscurantism needed awakening and modern education. In his’ Will’ Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia desired that the committee of Trustees should establish a first rate Arts College with a feeding school for the dissemination of sound liberal education of a high standard based on pure morality. During his own lifetime he established a school called ”Union Academy” in the interior of the city Lahore, now in Pakistan. The committee of Trustees later decided to change the name of the school Dyal Singh High School. After his death Dyal Singh College was established by the same Trust at Lahore in 1910. both these Institutions made rapid progress and were running with great distinction till the time of partition of the country. These institutions continue to flourish under the government of Pakistan. After the partition, a school was started by the Trust in the village, Mirzajan, in Gurdaspur, Dist. of Punjab. This school was later on handed over to the government of Punjab.