Vijay Singh Pathik Government College,Kairana (Shamli) one of the fast-developing Colleges in the field of Arts, Science and Commerce, was established in the year 1999, under the aegis of Higher Education Department, Uttar Pradesh, with a vision and avowed objective to provide contemporary and quality education in the areas of Science, Arts & Commerce along with professional areas like Computer Science & Bio - Technology.
The Institute is now emerging as one of the leading and sought after Colleges in the North India region. The College is affiliated to Chaudhary Charan Singh University (CCSU), Meerut and is recognized by the University Grants Commission (U.G.C.), New Delhi, and the Government of UP State. The college has been accreted by NAAC with grade ‘B’.
Vijay Singh Pathik was born in 1882 in Guthawali, District Bulandshahar, His father's name was Hamir Singh and mother's nameKamal Kunwari. He was named Bhup Singhbut after being implicated in the Lahore conspiracy case in1915, changed his name to Vijay Singh Pathik. His grandfather has sacrificed his life in the struggle of 1857 in Bulandshahar district and this had influenced him deeply and he grew into a revolutionary, freedom fighter and satygrahi and courted arrest many a time.
He belonged to a poor family and had little formal education. However, he had a sharp intellect and keen literary perception. He developed these faculties and became well- versed in several languages with a good mastery over philosophy, political science and history. He became a prolific writer of great distinction and was a specially renowned poet and story writer besides being a fearless journalist and an eloquent speaker.
After pursuing the life of an active revolutionary, he went to the backward areas of Mewar in 1919-20.He started Satyagraha against the cruel oppression of the inhabitants of these places. His success in this campaigning brought him all-India fame. He also initiated a number of schemes to enable the Bhils to lead a better social and economic life, free from the curses of old customs and practices.
He was jailed for having led the Kisan agitation in Bijoliyan against the ruler of Mewar. Pathik was invited by the Kisan Panchayat, Mahila Mandal and Yuvak Mandal to come and give them a lead. It was solely due to his efforts that the women in Mewar had begun to get respect from their menfolk. Pathiktried to create proper conditions for the social, moral and economic upliftment of the people of Mewar. He said that men and women are equal. Women should be offered equal opportunities to render service of the nation.He told women that their first duty was to educate their illiterate sisters.
When Pathik came to Rajasthan, it was divided into separate feudal states under the name of Rajaputana. He called thisarea`Rajasthan' and started his own independent Hindi weekly, the 'Rajasthan Sandesh' from Ajmer in the late twenties. But due to his political activities and also for the lack of adequate funds, this paper had to be closed down. Again in the mid-thirties hestarted another Hindi weekly, the NavSandesh' from Ajmer. It was immensely popular among the people, but had a chequered existence as it was banned by the Government during theQuit India Movement. Later, he edited 'Naveen Rajasthan', 'Rajasthan Kesari', etc.He expressed his views on different subject through the Hindi weekly 'Tarun Rajasthan' also. He was popularly known as a RashtriyaPathik. He was also a prolific writer of great distinction. Some of his books are 'Ajay Mere' (a novel), 'PathikPramod' (a collection of stories), 'Pathikjike Jail kePatra', 'PathikkiKavitaonKaSangrah', etc. He was also appointed the President of the Rajputana.MadhyaBharat Provincial Congress.
He did not know how to surrender and even when he was face to face with death, he never gave up.
It has been rightly said that : "Man death not yield himself to the angels, Not even unto death, utterly, save by the weakness of his feeble will"
We are proud of the great soul, who had inspired us in the past and shaped our present and continues to illuminate our future. Apr 29, 1992 - In 1992, India Post issued a commemorative stamp on RashtriyaPathik, a renowned journalist, patriot, writer, poet and a part of BijoliyaKisaanAndolan.