Shikshan Maharshi Dr.Panjabrao Alias Bhausaheb Deshmukh
A great Philanthropist of Vidarbha Region
Panjabrao, alias Bhausaheb Deshumkh was born at village Papad in the district of Amravati on December 27, 1898. By the time he passed away on April 10, 1965, he had laid a firm foundation for the dissemination of education among the downtrodden and the dispossessed of the region. He knew that prosperity would come only when the weapon of knowledge became available to all. For this purpose he made a small beginning with the establishment of the Shri Shivaji Education Society at Amravati in 1932.
The Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati is a premier educational institution of Central India with branches in all the districts of Vidarbha in Maharastra. It is registered as a Public Charitable Trust ( R.N. F/89). Its founder President was the late Dr. Panjabrao alias Bhausaheb Deshmukh who established various schools, colleges, hostels and other teaching and technical institutions and devoted all his energy for strengthening and enlarging the activities of the Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati.
The Society was registered in December 1932. In 1958, it had one primary school, seven middle schools and eight colleges. Today it runs 24 senior colleges 54 Jr. colleges, 75 middle schools, 35 hostels mainly in the region of Vidarbha but also in other parts of the state. The educational institutions cover areas like agriculture, arts, bio-technology, computers, education, physical education, engineering, horticulture, information technology, law, medicine, micro-biology and the pure sciences. It also runs a Polytechnic for boys and girls at Amravati.
The Shivaji Education Society was founded by Dr. Panjabrao alias Bhausaheb Deshmukh in 1931-32. Along with other members, Bhausaheb devoted himself to educate the people by establishing school and colleges far and wide in the Vidarbha. The Society was awarded the Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar ‘Dalit Mitra’ Award in 1993-94 by the Govt. of Maharashtra. In the year 1999-2000 the Society was awared the ‘Gadge Maharaj Memorial Award, on 5th September, 2000 the Govt. of Maharashtra declared the Society as the “Best Administered Society” in the state and bestowed upon it a cash award of Rs. 1 lakh. In its citation, the State Government formally recognized the seminal contribution made by the Society in the field of education and cultural advancement.
Mission of the Society
- To build a network of school and colleges for educating the masses
- To undertake rural development programme for the upliftment of villages and the rural areas with such instruments like the rural development institutes and its like.
- To establish farmers association for safeguarding their interests and for ventilating their grievances.
- To disseminate the latest knowledge and technology in farming, so that the people of this region are always in the flow of the latest currents worldwide.
- To open Shri Shivaji Loka Vidyapeeth to speed up the programme of cultural renaissance and advancement of knowledge.
- To undertake exclusive programme for caste eradication, social reformation and freedom from debt of the farmers and peasants.
Vision of the Society
“To use education as a tool of social transformation and to spread it amongst that section of the populace deprived of it during the preceding centuries and to equip them to participate in the nation building activity with a view to promote their individual, social and national growth.”
Shri. Harshvardhan P. Deshmukh
President Shri Shivaji Education Society, Amravati
Hon. Shri Harshwardhanji Deshmukh President of Shri Shivaji Education Society, which is very prestigious and second largest Education Society in the Maharashtra state. He has received law degree. He was ex State minister for Revenue and Tourism. MH Government also looked after the portfolio of Agriculture Horticulture Water Conservation Minister of Maharashtra. During his tenure as minister many policy decision were taken by him.
Many thematic reforms brought by him. His contribution in cooperative sector is noteworthy. He worked a lot for Agriculture and Farming Sector. Now Shri Shivaji Education Society is progressing by leaps and bounds under his leadership.