Pune Division


HOSTEL (ASHRAM - VASTIGRAHA)

The Institute started its hostel for the weak and the poor students and also for the orphans in the year 1909. The Hostel for the poor, and the destitutes shifted at Naganath Par in the palatial house of Shri Balukaka Kanitkar in the year 1912, and in the year 1917, a new branch opened at Kasaba Peth, at a palatial house gifted by Shri Babasaheb Patwardhan. And that was the way, how the concept of Hostels for the poor and the destitutes worked out. It has been still in the services of mankind at Pune and Nashik respectively.

DHANURDHARI RAM TEMPLE

On 6th May 1934, the inaugural function was held by the auspicious hands of Vice-Chancellor Shri Dadasaheb Ketkar. In the year 1931, the Iinstitute shifted its base to Sadashiv Peth from Kasaba Peth. It was the site of the institution, to have the influence of spirituality on the students and to have a mind purifying environment through "Bhajans and Religious Activities".

MAHARASHTRA HIGH SCHOOL AND JUNIOR COLLEGES

The school came into existence in the year 1920 when there was an agitation against the Government recognised schools, and protesting the ban of non- cooperation.
In 1921, Maharashtra High School was founded to offer free education for the poor and destitutes of the society by Vice-Chancellor Shri. V. G. alias Dadasaheb Ketkar, Dr. G. S. alias Aannasaheb Khair and N. B. alias Nanasaheb Parulekar, founder of Sakal Newspaper. These were the three notable personalities who took initiative to lay down a stone for the school.
Shri. Aannasaheb Khair, who was the Headmaster, took utmost care to preserve its' valued environment and maintained the charismatic appreciation, by which, the work was known with its fame, popularly in and around Maharashtra. The school was opened, and was run without any Government aid, but it did start thereafter the independence. Now, the school has about 1300 students, and has classes from V onwards to X Std. in Marathi and English Medium as well.

LOKSANGRAHA PRINTING PRESS

Institute has owned a Daily called "LOKSANGRAHA", and a printing press, which had a Nationalist Behaviour in the year 1923 on the 15th of April. Shri. S. R. alias Mamasaheb Date became the first celebrity to carve the Marathi Alphabet on the Mono-Type Machine in India.
The Mono-Type Machine is still in the possession of Institute, and is there very much in the press.
Also, there was a load of printing work, the Institute started book printing for the stability to produce financial support through the printing for the Institution.