THE PANDHARPUR EDUCATION SOCIETY
is involved in today.
• Kawthekar Prashala, Nath Chowk
When this school was inaugurated
on the 12th of June 1947 it had a student strength of
150 and 5 teachers. Today it boasts of 2800 students with
66 teachers and 18 staff. The Kawthekar Prashsala has
an auditorium where local social and cultural events are
organized. Its library deserves a special mention here.
It is one of Maharashtra’s largest libraries with
a vast collection of old writings in Sanskrit and English
literary work as well. It also contains ancient religious
texts and books on science and technology nestled right
next to each other. Many of Pandharpur’s intelligentsia
has read from its shelves. Its reputation, commitment
and dedication are so strong that even the floods of 1957
could not shake its foundations!
The work of Shri B.R. Ratnaparkhi was vital in establishing
the authority of Kawthekar Prashala, Nath Chowk. Its
first Principal was Shri P. S. Kulkarni.
• D H kawathekar Prashala
THE PANDHARPUR EDUCATION SOCIETY inaugurated its next school
in 1968. Initially it had 625 students studying in 15 classrooms.
At the present, it has 2217 students in 33 classrooms with 51
teachers and 17 staff employees. This growth is a direct product
of the Prashala’s first Principal G. D. Bhalvankar’s
tireless endeavor to continually improve and evolve the school.
Shirish Paripatyadar , from the 1973 batch stood first in the
SSC Maharashtra Board exams. The school’s Kabaddi Team
has played at the national level many times. In recognition
of the good work done at The Prashala the govt. has awarded
a grant of Rs. 1,00,000 this year of which Rs. 50,000 have been
received ( and has also received them in the past ) for the
construction of a well equipped sports ground. THE PANDHARPUR
EDUCATION SOCIETY has spent Rs. 50 lakhs on the construction
of an independent structure for the faculties of various disciplines.
• Adarshya Balmandir
On being granted Govt. accreditation in 1986 the Balmandir held
two classes at Nath Mandir and one class at the D.H. Kawthekar
Prashala with strength of 105 students all told. Today, 553
students attend with 13 teachers and 5 staff. The tiny tots
enjoy learning and playing using modern educational tools.
• Adarshya Prathamik Mandir
Beginning with 125 students on the 9th of June 1988
Adarshya Prathamik Mandir has 1082 students, 12 teachers and
2 staff members today. It is run on Govt. grant and all its
teachers have attended SMART P.T. training. Its activities include
the mid-day meal program and such other government social schemes.
The students are taken on annual field trips. The Adarshya Prathamik
Mandir believes that these activities bring out the best in
the students. Our success can be measured in, the success of
our students at the pre-secondary scholarship examination and
in extra curricular activities such as science exhibitions held
at the state level.
• Panchratna English
In response to the growing demand for a school with
English as its medium of instruction, THE PANDHARPUR EDUCATION
SOCIETY established the Panchratna English Medium School on
15th June 2003 with an humble beginning of 26 students in Jr.
KG. It provides the students with an enriching environment with
the help of educational toys and books.
THE PANDHARPUR EDUCATION SOCIETY’s Information
Technology Dept. is fast becoming the coveted choice of Pandharpur’s
students. The students of Kavthekar Prashala at Nath Chouk and
D.H. Kavthekar Prashala use its infrastructure in their preparation
for SSC Board’s Computer Science exams. The Dept. provides
its students with hand on learning in its two computer labs.
Mrs. M.M.Ratnparkhi is the Head of the Dept. The computer labs
have 2 P.Cs, 40 terminals and 2 printers. All the students attending
institutions of THE PANDHARPUR EDUCATION SOCIETY have access
to these labs.
• Extra activities
THE PANDHARPUR EDUCATION SOCIETY also holds typewriting and
music exams affiliated to Gandharwa Mahavidyalaya. The drivers
of the THE PANDHARPUR EDUCATION SOCIETY’s success are
Shri. B.R.Ratnparkhi and Shri. A.C.Pathak. They manage all the
activities of the Society with a deep sense of commitment and