Dr. Moti Prakash migrated to India in the wake of partition of the country, when he was 16, Uprooted from his native land and faced with grave economic problem. (10 members in the family)- he started his life humbly in a room in a chawl, with no financial assistance from any source. His small school going brothers even started earning to pay their school fees. It was a great struggle for bare survival.
In 1951, immediately after passing his S.S.C Examination from S.S.C Board, Poona, he tried for a job.
He took up teaching as a profession in 1951 and continued his studies side by side. His assignment was at the Sindh Cosmopolitan High School, Chembur, Bombay. After 3 years continuous service taking class V in the school, he joined the K.J.KHILNANI GROUP OF SCHOOLS (BORI BUNDER, DADAR, MAHIM) Bombay, where he continued upto February 15, 1977 in the following capacities:
Teacher from March 1954 to October 1968
Principal – K.J.KHILNANI HIGH SCHOOL, DADAR, BOMBAY from June 1968 to February 15, 1977)
JOINING THE INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL, DUBAI:
Dr. Prakash was appointed as the First Principal of the Indian High School in February 1977, when the school had 600 students on its rolls. The institution is one of the most sought after schools in the Gulf and is permanently affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
DR. PRAKASH retired as the Principal of the above school in 2000 and was promoted to the post of Rector of the Institution. He finally retired in April, 2002. At present he is associated with Indian Institute of Sindhology and S.H.N.Academy, Adipur as a Member of their Boards & Trust.