About The Establishment of Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj, Nashik

                          The revolutionary thought of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, ‘There is no other alternative but education for social change,’ created awareness about education in the common masses of Maharashtra. The same thought was persuaded by the great thinker reformers like His Highness Rajashree Sahau Maharaj, His highness Shreemant Sayajirao Gaikwad Maharaj, Maharshree Vitthal Ramoji Shinde, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, Dr. Panjabroa Deshmukh and others. All these personalities were great visionaries who firmly believed that unless we open the channels of education from primary to higher level, the light of knowledge will not reach the to the common masses.

The followers of this tradition, Karmaveer Raosaheb Thorat, Karmaveer Ganpatdada More, D.R. Bhosale and others initiated the task of spreading education and established the ‘Udoji Martha Hostel’ in 1914. This was a significant beginning. It was in 1913 that all India Martha Education Conference was organized in Nashik, wherein His Highness Shreemant Udojirao Pawar of Dhar Residency donated Rs. 10,000/- which strengthened the foundation of the institution. Inorder to establish the work of the institution, His highness started a grant of Rs. 2000/- per annum. Rejashree Shahu Maharaj donated Rs. 15000/- Shreemant Sayajirao Gaikwad Maharaj of Gwalior residency donated Rs. 10000/- and the then industrialist Pandurang Javaji Chaudhari of Mumbai gave Rs. 3000/- These donations helped the expansion of the educational activities.

‘Bahujan Hitaya Bahujan Sukhaya’ (The welfare and happiness of the common masses) was the motto of the Institution. The then social workers like Shankarroa Kadam Kanaladkar, Bhausaheb Hiray, Kakasaheb Wagh, and Annasaheb Murkute took this work ahead. The Institution gained name in a short time due to its organization and discipline. The institution began to blossom as donors and social workers all around helped generously.

MVP Samaj manages more than 445 educational & professional institutions. The spectrum of educational institution encompasses Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Graduate & Postgraduate conventional Colleges, Professional & Vocational Colleges. The total strength of students in various institutions of MVP is over 1,77,344.

The year 1964 was celebrated as the Golden Jubilee year. The year 2014 was celebrated as the Centenary. The qualitative and quantitative development of the institution is the result of the contribution and devotion of all the past and present officials and the members of the managing council.

The government of Maharashtra felicitated the institution with the state award to honor its education and social work. Recently, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik has praised the institution’s work by giving the Punjabrao Deshmukh Award.”