Vivek Vardhini Education Society About us

Vivek Vardhini Education Society

Encapsulating a combination of indigenous wisdom and philanthropic concern, noble ideals and sense of commitment, the Society emerged on the scene not only riding on a wave of Education upsurge but also swimming against the currents of linguistic oppression and stifling official apathy.

With indomitable spirit and courage of conviction a few eminent patriots living in erstwhile Nizam’s dominion of Hyderabad, brought into being a new Education concept of imparting instruction through mother tongue, half a century before such an idea became the official credo. Pandit Sripad Damodar Satwalekar, Dharmaveer Waman Naik, Justice Keshav Rao Koratkar and others pooled their endeavors together and decided to establish “Vivek Vardhini Education society” on 25th October 1907.

Vivek Vardhini Pathshala – the first institution of the Society was an anglo-vernacular school, imparting instruction in Marathi at Primary level and in English at middle school level. Spouting as a humble little Primary School, the society has grown into a sturdy oak tree branching off into 19 institutions, providing education from KG to PG and research levels. It has incorporated three media of instructions Viz. English, Marathi and Telugu catering to the needs of more than seven thousand students at different levels. The society is ever alive and vigilant to the growing yet changing needs of aspiring students. Vivek Vardhini Education Society has came to symbolize a confluence of diverse currents of National ethos and regional distinctiveness of cultural renaissance and artistic creativity of social service and political discourse of mass awakening and elite brilliance.

The Centenary Celebrations of the society were inaugurated by our beloved former President, Bharat Ratna Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on 29th June 2007. His Excellency Shri Rameshwar Thakur, the then Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Hon’ble Dr. Y.S. Rajsekhar Reddy, the popular and dynamic Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh graced the inaugural function. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam also inaugurated a photo gallery depicting the exchequered History of the Society.

Valedictory function of the Centenary Celebration was held on 16th March 2008. Shri ShivRaj Patil former Home Minister, Government of India delivered the valedictory address. Smt. Yesodhara Menon, Postmaster General A.P. Circle, released special postal cover to commemorate Centenary Celebrations.