Our loving Founder – Shri. C.K.Joseph
27/12/1927 – 18/12/2011
Joseph Sir, as he was fondly addressed by everyone in the educational circles, hailed from Village Kadaplamattam, Dist. Kottayam in Kerala. Born into a family of farmers, he completed his education from Goa and headed to Mumbai in search of a job. He served for 19 years in Fatimadevi English School, Malad. The desire to branch out on his own and on request of people from Vasai Taluka, Sir setup his first English Medium School – Maharashtra English High School in Vasai in the year 1969. He followed it up by setting up Little Flower’s English High School in Nallasopara in the year 1972 and lastly, he setup St.Joseph’s English High School in Vasai (E) in 1999. A Gentleman more of action than words. The hallmark of all these schools, is that they imbibed in the minds of the students virtues like humility, discipline, respect, honesty and hard work. The result of which is evident by the proud achievements of its alumni, who today hold good positions in society.
The gates of these institutions were open to all irrespective of their caste, creed or economic status. An earnest desire and dream in the eyes of the parents were enough motivation for Sir to educate their children. Many students have benefited from his benevolence and tales of his generosity still rings in many ears of Nallasopara. Respect for Sir remains enshrined in the hearts of students who received his support and love in their times of need. The trait of giving without any expectation of receiving, comes naturally to Sir, as his forefathers back in the village used to provide free homemade ayurvedic eye drops for eye ailments. Joseph Sir might have left us, but his simplicity and strength of character are still alive in the staff, students and the institutions he setup. He led with his simple style of functioning which is rare to find.
Sir, you have diligently done your part, now it’s for us to be inspired by Your magnanimity and lead from Darkness to light …….