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NANDURBAR TALUKA VIDHAYAK SAMITI

Nandurbar, one of the tribal districts of Maharashtra, is situated on the triangular confluence of the three states viz Maharashtra, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Majority of its population live among the remote and isolated hills and ranges of the Satpuras. The overall history of the district shows that poverty, illiteracy, ignorance, superstitions, blind practices and outdated faiths have proved to be the major hindrances on keeping the tribal and rural communities away from the main stream of life.

After taking all these ill circumstances into consideration, many social workers and institutions realized that illiteracy is the root cause of all the social, educational and economic problems of the district. They found education as the basic need and the source for the overall upliftment of the people of the district. As a result, after independence, several educational institutions had been established at different corners of the district. One of these institutions was Nandurbar Taluka Vidhayak Samiti. The Nandurbar Taluka Vidhayak Samiti was established by Late Shri Gajamal Tulshiram Patil, the founder chairman and former MLA, Late Shri G.S.Marathe and Shri B.K.Raghuwanshi, the present chairman and former MLC in the year 1961. In the very same year i.e.1961, the Samiti started its first residential boarding school with only 10 tribal students in the name of the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra Late. Shri.Yashwantrao Chavan. Subsequently in the next year the samiti was able to start Yashwant High School. As the population of Nandurbar town kept on increasing, the number of students also started rising in the school. As per the need of the student and the society, Nandurbar Taluka Vidhayak Samiti started first senior college in the town with faculties of Arts and Commerce in the year 1964. In the same college science faculty was opened in 1969. In 1974 this college was named as Gajamal Tulshiram Patil College Nandurbar. Gajamal Tulshiram Patil was a social reformer and great politician.

 

In the year 1976 the Gajamal Tulshiram Patil College hosted “Youth Festival” sponsored by Pune University successfully. Thousand students from several colleges of the University participated in the festival. It was done with a great enthusiasm and received great response even without having any services and the infrastructure that the urban world enjoys.

Since then the samiti has been successfully and endlessly trying its best in empowering the tribal and rural students. With the tool of education and technology these students are learning to explore new sources of livelihood, making them competent to meet the challenges at the national and international levels and above all, shaping them as a worthy citizen to build a New India.

 

Today Nandurbar Taluka Vidhayak Samiti has flourished into a giant educational institution providing updated educational and vocational facilities at all the levels of education. At present it is running 65 educational branches, mostly in rural and tribal areas, imparting education to more than 20,000 students per year from K.G. to P.G. and even at the research level. The very motto of the institution is to bring the rural and tribal families to the main flow of development and to enlighten the new hopes and aspirations of living. Quite contrary to the trend of commercialisation of education and starting profit making institutes like medical and engineering colleges, Nandurbar Taluka Vidhayak Samiti kept its commitment to address the basic need of elementary education.

 

Monday the 14th. NTVS's G. T. Patil Arts, Commerce & Science College, NANDURBAR
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