The founder of the Dharam Samaj group-of-organizations, philanthropist Rai Bahadur Badri Prasad Ji, was born in the prosperous family of Lala Ram Narayan ji in Agra. Their ancestors were originally from Narnaul, who sometime in the past left Narnaul and settled at Agra. Rai Saheb ji was born at Agra but he did not live there permanently and went to Delhi. In the year 1856, he had to come to Aligarh leaving Delhi due to political reasons and he remained here up to the last day, of magnificent journey of his life which was full of spiritual practices and deep meditation, i.e. up to 9 August, 1897 A.D. Thus, from the year 1856 to the year 1897, that is to say, for a long duration of 41 years, Aligarh remained his field of works. During these 41 years, Rai Saheb ji contributed so much in the field of education that citizens of Aligarh became highly grateful to him and memory of Rai sahib ji became immortal to the city. It seems totally impossible that the world of education in Aligarh may ever be indebted from his debt. Rai saheb ji was animated by Vedic Dharma and was a true follower of Mahrishi Dayanand. On Falgun Krishna paksha (spring season, waning moon) Saptami, Vikram Samvat 1927 (year 1870 A.D.), due to his good inspiration and efforts, an assembly named “Satya Dharam Samaj” was established, the rule book of which stated the first aim of it in these words – “To strive to attain the best dharma, as said in Vedas and devotion and knowledge and leaving of false knowledge, over attachment.” Hisdevotion for the spread of education was so instinct that he donated land for the establishment of Dharam Samaj Bal Mandir. The students who have studied here and will study in future, will always be gratitude to his great work.
Located in the centre of the city with hi-Tech building, Dharam Samaj Bal Mandir Sr. Sec. School came into existence in 1993 by the efforts of the Patron of D.S. Inter College,Shri Ramesh Chandra Agrawal “Bhagat Ji” and the Manager Shri Kanti Prasad Agrawal . D.S. Inter College Management Committee thought of utilizing the Hostel Block of the College which was lying vacant, to start a primary school. It was a step towards the opening of an English Medium School at the centre of Aligarh to facilitate those children who dreamt to go English Medium Schools but could not go as they were away from their reach due to fee structure or distance. Dharam Samaj Bal Mandir Sr. Sec. School started its journey only with five rooms, four teachers and 66 students. Currently this small sapling has converted into a big tree, resting under its shade more than 1700 students and more than 70 teachers. This school with five rooms has transformed into a big building of more than 80 rooms equipped with all facilities.