Welcome To Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samsatha Nagpur

Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, (MKSSS), Pune: - the 121-year-old parent body has been committed to “Empowerment of women through education”. The Institution has a century long history of dedicated work towards making women educated and self-reliant. MKSSS, Pune was established in 1896 by the great visionary and social worker Bharat Ratna Maharshi Dhondo Keshav Karve to provide shelter to destitute women.

The Founder of the Institution

Prof. D. K. Karve founded an Institution in a village called “Hingne” near Pune City. The Institution was named as “Hingne Stree Shikshan Samstha”. Later, the Institution was renamed as “Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha”. Prof. Karve founded this Institution with the objectives of uplift, emancipation and education of women who formed a major section of the socially downtrodden. Prof. Karve dedicated his whole life for this humanitarian cause with great determination and courage. For his sacrifice and dedicated social work and his contribution to the noble cause he was awarded “Bharat Ratna” the highest national award.

The Date of Establishment of the Institution

On 14th June in the year 1896, in the village ‘Hingne’ near Pune city, Maharshi Karve started a “Home for Widows”, along with a school for Widows, so that they become educated and self-reliant. He fought throughout his life to make this happen. The “Home for Widows” was then named as ‘Hingne Stree Shikshan Samstha’ and the school was named as ‘Mahilashram High School’.

About Samstha

“Empowered women playing equal role in society and nation building” was the vision of Bharatratna Dhondo keshav karve, the founder of the ‘Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, Pune” which was initially known as ‘Hingne Stree Shikshan Samstha’. The main objective behind the mission of the founder was upliftment of women who were treated as downtrodden & were receiving inhumanly treatment. Maharshi Karve throughout his life strives for the ill treated women in the society. He had devoted his life for the same with selfless feelings. He had sown the seeds this mission with the small unit of 3 windows. Now this mission has turned into a huge banyan tree and the branches are spread throughout Maharashtra.


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