The Sondara Gurukulam is a residential educational project of the NGO Deendayal Navarachana Pratishthan. (reg. No. MH F. 1365)
The Sondara Gurukulam is located in the Beed district of the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. The Beed district is a draught- prone and economically backward region where a large number of people temporarily relocate for nearly six months every year during the sugarcane harvest season. This dislocation is a great hurdle for the education of their children. And this lack of education is the main root-cause of many social problems. To combat this predicament, the Sondara Gurukulam was established in 1986 under the esteemed guidance of BharatRatna Hon. Shri Nanaji Deshmukh.
Education and rural development are the foundations of this project. Though the Gurukul was initially founded focusing the Beed district, today it has encompassed the entire state of Maharashtra with beneficiaries from various districts like Jalna, Nanded, Osmanabad, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Mumbai, Pune, Parbhani, Sangli etc. More than 1500 students have availed the opportunity for education from this Gurukul and at present around 180 students are being taken care of by the project.