Shri Ravindra Fadnavis
(President, Stree Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Nagpur)
“Educate a boy and you will educate an individual. Educate a girl you will educate an entire family.”
“Our country has shown rapid improvement in the field of girl’s education since independence. However ,we cannot rest on our laurels. We have to continue working hard to ensure every girl and boy in this country enjoy access to quality education. The need for empowerment of women through education was keenly felt amongst socially aware citizens before independence as well .
A group of dedicated individuals founded ShrimatiDadibaiDeshmukh Hindu Mulinchi Shala in 1915 to enable every child to enjoy his/her right to promote education of girls for all-round development. The sapling , which started with just five student has now grown into a gigantic tree nurturing more than 2000 girls by providing quality , comprehensive and all round education. Nearing its centenary year, the school has been striving consistently to raise the bar to ensure its students are qualified to tackle the competitive world outside the school walls. Shouldering the responsibility of educating girls coming from different sections of society and different family background is not an easy task . Resources available of restricted from the Government are limited and twin decisions of restriction on non – salary grants and compulsory free education have increased the burden . Lowering the quality of education or making other similar compromises will affect the well-being of our nation as a whole . The school has done stellar work in women’s education in the past hundred years and intends to do so in the future as well . Educating the female child is not the responsibility of the parents or the governments but it is the social , moral and personal obligation of every citizens. Your helping hand and generous contributions will certainly enable us to continue providing education to girls . This is a fervent appeal to step up and assist us in our bid create an ideal society become relics of the past. MahilaMahavidyalaya began it's journey of imparting education to lesser privileged women in an area, where education to girls of weaker sections, was a far reaching dream. StreeShikshanPrasarak Mandal took the initiative of doing this yeoman’s job, and started the evening college, for women in 1971, despite innumerable hurdles. The institution till date has provided education to thousands of girls, and helped them enrich their lives socially and economically. The tiny sapling in the form of a single faculty Arts college has grown slowly and steadily. Presently, the institution has Undergraduate programme, 5 P.G programs, B.Tech (Cosmetic Technology) and is a Research Centre for pursuing Ph.D in English and Home Economics.The college undertakes various Career Oriented Programs and Skill Development Coursesthereby providing additional opportunities to our students to pursue career in varied fields.The college is spread over 1.67 acres of land with lush green campus.The college is committed to promoting the traditional games like Kho-Kho & Kabaddi .It has the distinction of producing players of international and national repute.Three of our students are proud recipients of Chatrapati Award. The college also encourages its students to participate in variety of co-curricular activities like elocution, debate, sports etc.It also sensitizes its student about environmental conservation and social activities. We believe in empowering our students in various fields by enhancing potentials within them, so that they become self- confident, self-reliant and a good human being.