Background

The Sondara Gurukulam is an educational project of the trust Deendayal Navarachana Pratishthan. (Reg. No. MH F. 1365)

The residential headquarters of 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 relocation hinders education for their children. And this lack of education is the root-cause of many social problems. To combat this predicament, the Sondara Gurukulam was established in 1986 under the esteemed guidance of 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 encompasses the entire state of Maharashtra, with beneficiaries from districts like Jalna, Nanded, Osmanabad, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Mumbai, Pune, Parbhani, Sangli etc. More than 1500 students have had the opportunity for education from this Gurukul and at present around 180 students are participating in the project.

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