'Swa'-Roopwardhinee: The Journey
Late Shri.K.L Patwardhan
Thanks to explosion in information technology and increasing knowledge access, there have been widespread openings of education avenues. However, the benefits accruing from this progress have not percolated to children coming from lower strata of our society to a great extent, as expected. This glaring disparity in educational opportunities evoked great attention and attracted the attention of a group of social workers in pune which was led by the late Shri.K.L Patwardhan who was an educationist and had retired as a Principal of a school in Pune. He established an institution for filling this educational vacuum in 1979 and appropriately named it 'Swa'-Roopwardhinee. [The all sided development of 'Self']
'Swa'-Roopwardhinee was founded in the year 1979. We are dedicated for enrichment of latent qualities of young, intelligent and capable children of society without any discretion of caste, color and creed. It is a place where future leaders are continually nurtured. Living by example, selfless-ness, character, spirituality, respect and compassion for others are the values we strive for in every aspect of the organization. It is a concentrated effort on selected few, with intention of creating selfless social workers and examples for others to follow. There is Buddhist teaching which say, "Make of yourself a light for others". We do our best to provide hope, care and loving kindness through different activities and projects.
'Swa'-Roopwardhinee was founded in the year 1979, by the late Shri K L Patwardhan who was an educationist and had retired as a Principal of a school in Pune. After his retirement as a headmaster, he decided to devote his life for enrichment of latent qualities of young, intelligent and capable children from the unprivileged and economically weak section of our society and making them into social assets.
With the help of these friends and social workers, he established an institute "Swa"-Roopwardhinee" (the development of 'self'). At the same time, it was not merely a coincidence that the institution came to be founded in the International Year of the Child!
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