Dr. Karmaveer Bhurao Patil
Padmabhushan Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil is considered as one of the
greatest personalities who has contributed in the formation of modern Maharashtra
He realised that the education is an important tool for social change. According to
him, the country would not make progress unless education reaches to the masses in the remote
and rural areas. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil founded the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha in 1919 and setup
an educational movement for the upliftment of the masses. He inculcated the value of labour
among the students by implementing 'Earn and Learn Scheme' and made the successfull attempt to strengthen
the educational process through the motto of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha i.e. - "Education through self-help is our motto."
Through the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, he imbibed the great principles of equality, brotherhood, value of labour,
social integrity, etc. among the students and tried to dignify the labour and social equality.
The great journey of the sanstha was started from the Voluntary school. It has
now expanded to 14 districts in Maharashtra and 01 district in Karnataka
with the total of 737 branches from the pre-primary to Colleges, Ashram Schools, hostels, etc.
The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha is revered as one of the largest and reputed educational institutions
in the Asian Continent. The Sanstha has been playing a vital role in social, educational and economic
progress of Maharashtra and especially for the poor and socially deprived masses. For
his noble contribution through the sanstha, Dr. Bhaurao Patil was conferred with the sobriquet
'Karmaveer' Karmaveer Anna was honoured by the Government of India with the 'Padmabhushan' award
on 26 January, 1959. The University of Pune (SPPU) has conferred him with D.Litt. degree on 5 April, 1959
The symbol of sanstha. As like bunyan tree the Rayat Shikshan Sanstha has been making tremendous progress
by climbing various peaks of success in the age of science and technology by keeping its roots in the soil.
KARMAVEER BHAURAO PATIL BIOGRAPHY ( रयत काल आज आणि उद्या - Sanstha Documentry)