Pre-Nursery till UKG
Sulochana Natu Vidya Mandir (SNVM) is an English Medium School based on Indian culture. Our culture stands for RITA, SATYA, YAGNA and TAPAS - Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram Truth, Love and Beauty. These values are embedded in education. The school was founded in the year 1990 with 53 students. Our school, which was started with a simple beginning has now flourished by leaps and bounds. Today we have classes from Std. I to X with approx. 1900 students in the morning and afternoon shifts. It has a spacious building with a play field. The school is recognized by the Government of Maharashtra and prepares pupils for the Secondary School Certificate examination (Std. X). The results of Std. X Board Examination so for have been excellent. For the last 27 years the school has achieved 100 per cent results. The School has celebrated it Silver Jubilee Year in the academic year 2014-15.
In 1934 when Abasaheb Atre joined the school, its condition was more than worse. The number of pupils was less. To have the institution established against the many odds it was facing was the great task before him. He, however, did not lose his heart. In 1937 Abasaheb Atre took the responsibility as the Principal. Despite the adverse conditions he started night classes for workers. He personally convinced parents the importance of learning and appealed them to send their wards to his school. He literally went from door to door to gather students and raise money. Facing all such difficulties he tried to run the school smoothly. Soon the night classes turned into Night High School. The Night School received the ˜Patkar shield for the highest results at the S.S.C. Exams in the State in 1985. The shield was given by the Maharashtra State Night High School Principals Association. In 1988 the Night School celebrated its Golden Jubilee. With determination, dedication and devotion Abasaheb Atre continued his work. School was his lifes mission. He got valuable guidance and active support by the then Chairperson Shri. Raosaheb Dixit. The school kept on marching on the path of progress smoothly.
Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Pune, is a Public Trust registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 with registration No. E 672 (Pune), was established in 1980 in memory of Padmashree Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil who is a legendary figure in the history of co-operative enterprise pioneered co-operative movement as a tool for social, educational & economic upliftment of the rural masses. To realize the visionary thoughts, to raise awareness amongst the small peasants and rural poor, through spread of technical and non-technical education, we at Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation focus on quality education through our schools/institutes and all round development of the students. Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Pune also focuses on the following objectives: a) Integrated Community development, b) Teacher & Faculty development , c) Mental health & holistic development of the child, management & Industrial Research Academic Exchange Programme.
Pune Police Public school is an English medium school under the management of Symbiosis, and Pune Citizens Police Foundation (PCPF), affiliated to the SSC board, imparting education from Nursery to Std X, started in the year 2003. PPPS was the brain child of then the Police Commissioner of Pune, Shri A.N.Roy in the year 2003. He wanted an English medium school for the police personnel children at affordable rates, thus came up the KG section of the PPPS. The Pune Police Public School started on the 14th of June 2003. The School is affiliated to The Maharashtra State Board and presently houses classes from Std I to Std X. Total strength in the academic year 2013-14 is 1244. The Pune Police Public school is an English medium School under the management of Symbiosis. A project of the Pune Citizens Police Foundation, it is the first project of its kind in India and now this project has being replicated in places like Nasik, Thane and Nagpur. The Pune Police Public School attracts 50% police children and 50% children of Pune citizens and this itself constitutes a fine example of Symbiotic association.
The school runs in two sessions. The strength of the school is 716 at present. The students of Abhinava have always brought laurels to the school year after year in all spheres. S.S.C. exam is the culmination point of Primary and Secondary education. In Maharashtra it is considered as the highest point of school career The students have done our institution proud by featuring in theMerit List in S.S.C.exam. In the field of co-curricular activities, the students shine at international level too. Students have also excelled in various sports.Our school is concerned about the welfare of the students and is willing to adopt new methods, beneficial to our students and will always strive to attain greater heights. The school has enlightened management and excellent school committee.It is rightly saidOnce a teacher always a teacher. I think all the teachers are inspired by our legacy of the Gurukul System of education. I have been in the field of education for the past 35 years and was indirectly connected to it since my childhood as my grandfather was the founder member of Maratha Mandir a reputed social organisation in Mumbai which runs many schools all over Maharashtra as well as the Maharashtra Dnyanpeeth exams. Education to me is not just academics but creating sensitive, humanitarian individuals. Today unfortunately because of social conditions as well as cut throat competition there is a rat race for marks and admissions to college. Of course they are important but where is the value based education which gives a strong foothold to face the challenges of Life. Education to me is developing the inborn talents of students and making them realise that Life itself is a big challenge and the journey is more important than the destination. For me education is teaching our students our culture, our values, our tradition, helping them identify their strengths and drawbacks and them equipping them with the basic knowledge of all subjects and the necessary skills. We have a lot of talent and potential in India. I feel disturbed to see the brain drain in our country. The ultimate goal in life of most of our students is going abroad and running after materialistic pleasures. In fact I have seen some parents who bring up their children in such a way that they are told that settling abroad is the best objective in life. I feel we should give all the experiences to the student whether it is academics, Art, Sports, Culture, Social commitment and not all the experiences custom made to suit the whims and fancies of what we want. Let the students take it in their stride, and learn problem solving in their own way. I think they would learn to explore their own capabilities in a better way rather than spoon feeding them all the time. Discipline to me in every walk of life is the only and best solution to all our problems. I am sure if we follow traffic rules in Pune half our problems would disappear. I earnestly feel that students should undergo compulsory military training at least for two years so that it would instill discipline which would make our students tough and ready to face any challenge in life. Somewhere today I feel we are overprotecting our children .If you do not expose a young sapling to harsh sunlight, wind and rain how will it learn to grow and survive. We have to give our students all the learning experiences. How many of our students have travelled by public transport? How will they learn conservation of fuels if we give our students a car and a driver to commute to school every day? To conclude I would say let all of us join hands and firstly Practice what we Preach. Let us as mature adults be disciplined, be concerned about cleanliness and our environment, be humble and modest, be kind and generous when it comes to social commitment, respect our culture, tradition and Values and above all be proud of our country and ask ourselves the question what are we doing for our country as responsible citizens? And then I am sure our students will surely follow our footsteps. Jai Hind Jai Bharat
Late Sri Achanta Kanaka Raju, who was then a Garrison Engineer in Military Engineering Service, laid the foundations of the present Andhra Association, by starting a Telugu library in memory of his wife Late Smt. Achanta Seshamamba in 1941. This library was then housed in a small building near the present Deccan Gymkhana Post Office facing the Deccan Gymkhana cricket ground. Besides offering a meeting ground for the Telugu population of Pune, the library also had an objective of familiarizing the culturally vibrant Pune citizens with cultural flavour of Telugu speaking populace of India. As it happens to all the vibrant organisations, this too enhanced its activity to other fields of culture by setting up `Andhra Association & A.S. Telugu library with in a span of three years in 1944 and was registered under `Bombay Societies Act in 1948.