Milestones (History of the Gurukul)

Since its inception in 1986, the Gurukul has developed towards success through the blessings and kind support of society. Following are the milestones of its journey --

  • The project was initiated on 21st July 1986 to educate the children of sugarcane workers in the Beed District.
  • The concept and idea generated by Shri. K.D. Joshi (Dada), Pune.
  • Shri. Shankar Genu Bhondve donated seven acres of land near Domri village for this cause.
  • The couple, Shri. Sudam Bhondve (Kaka) and Sau. Sindhu Bhondve (Mami) have dedicated themselves as fulltime workers to this project.
  • The Gurukul flourished under the consistent guidance and efforts of Hon. Nanaji Deshmukh.
  • The project began with only three huts and 23 students. Without any infrastructure like residential accommodations, electricity, water supply, road, manpower and capital.
  • Management of the Gurukul started under Deendayal Research Institute.
  • Administration is carried out by a local committee in the Beed district.
  • The school started without any Government grant money.
  • Land of the Gurukul used for growing fruit-bearing trees and for cultivating vegetables and cattle feed.
  • 30 days ‘Dhanyata Camp’ was organised for 2000 people in May 1987 under the guidance of Nanaji which resulted in the creation of a beautiful lake in the vicinity of the Gurukul.
  • The Gurukul was run in huts for initial 12 years.
  • Basic infrastructure was made available by Deendayal Research Institute in the year 2004-05.
  • The Gurukul was given approval by the Government of Maharashtra in 2004.
  • Good financial support extended by the Mumbai committee under the leadership of Shri. Madhavrao Dandekar. 
  • Sau. Pratiksha Ranade from Pune also extended guidance for financial help.
  • An Ayurvedic pharmacy project started in the Gurukul by renowned Ayurvedacharya, Mr. Khadiwale from Pune. He contributed significantly to health as well as financial matters.
  • Since 2007, to ease administration, the management has been transferred from Deendayal Research Institute to Deendayal Navarachana Pratishthan.
  • About 1500 students from 14 districts of Marathwada, Vidarbha and Western Maharashtra have sought education from the Gurukul.

Beginning of Gurukulam

A few snapshots of beginning of Gurukul.