Padmabhushan Dr. E.V.alias Balasaheb Vikhe Patil,worthy son of Late Padmashri Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil, a leader of
reckoning in Maharashtra State who started Asia's first co-operative sugar factory at Loni in Maharashtra, Member of Parliament,
Governement of India for over two decades took upon himself the arduous task of translating the dreams of his father into concrete
realities by meticulous, punctilious planning and by offering dynamic and pragmatic leadership to the Society.
SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH EDUCATION: With this realisation, he adopted a strategy to raise awareness amongst the small peasants and the rural poor, through spread of technical and non-technical education.
The entire life Padmabhushan Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil was dedicated to the service of the farmers and the rural community. He persevered to provide them educational facilities and employment, and ushered reforms in the rural agro-industries, water conservation and its distribution, agriculture, financial, and health sectors. Indeed his life is a bouquet of a million flowers of achievements - too numerous to recount in a brief homage. All we can do here is to express our everlasting gratitude for his guidance, love, benevolence and the light he shone on us and will always continue to!
Pravara Rural Education Society is bound to grow enormously under the dynamic leadership of Honourable Namdar Shri.
Radhakrishna Eknathrao Vikhe Patil. He is the worthy son of Honourable Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil (Padmabhushan Awardee) whose entire life
was dedicated to the service of the farmers and the rural community. He persevered to provide them educational facilities and employment,
and ushered reforms in the rural agro-industries, water conservation and its distribution, agriculture, financial, and health sectors.
Under his dynamic leadership the Pravara Rural Education Society is working earnestly to achieve the goals set by his father.
Honourable Namdar Shri. Radhakrishna Eknathrao Vikhe Patil is the Leader of the Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.
His enlightened guidance and whole-hearted involvement is helping the institution in the matters of academic excellence, diversification and expansion. He continues to remain a source of motivation & strength to the institution.
Honourable Mrs. Shalinitai Vikhe Patil is Chairperson of the School Management Committee. She is an alumna of PKVM and also holds the post of President of the Alumnae Association "Pravara Kanya".
She is Chairman of Ahemednagar Zilha Parishad at present. She is actively involved with self empowerment of women groups in rural India. She is awarded with various national & international prestigious awards by Govt. of India for her concern and work for women empowerment. She is also honoured with state-level "Punyashlok Ahilyadevi Award".
She is a member of various committees dedicated for the upliftment of weaker section of society. During her first tenure as chairperson, the Ahmednagar Zilla Parishad was awarded for outstanding work as "Best Zilla Parishad". Hon. Sau. Shalinitai Vikhe Patil was appreciated as "Best Achiever Award" by Hon. Shri. Sharad Pawar for her constant guidance and motivation that resulted in acheiving higher productivity at Ahmednagar Milk Dairy. She was awarded with "Karmayogini Award" by Maharashtra Economic Development Council(MEDC) & American Alumni Association (AAA) for her outstanding contribution.
A GOAL REDEFINED
Pravara Kanya Vidya Mandir was established in 1969 by the great visionary Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil, The pioneer of co-operative movement. One of the greatest contributions of Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil is in the field of education for rural girls. At a time when rural Indian society was perpetuating and practicing gender inequality, there by giving women secondary status in every respect, it was his strong conviction that education of a woman meant education for the whole family.
A Road towards the Goal
Inspired by social revolutionaries like Mahatma Jyotiba Phule and Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, he realized that empowerment of women was the need of the hour. Pravara Kanya Vidya Mandir, a residential school exclusively for rural girls, was established in 1969 with this objective. It has achieved the enviable distinction of being one of the biggest residential schools for girls in rural Maharashtra. More than 2200 girls from all over the state and some, also from neighboring states are studying here out of which 750 girls are staying in hostel.
A Brief Journey
¤ Established in 1969 by the great visionary Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil, The pioneer of
¤ He was Founder of the first co-operative Sugar Factory in Asia (1949).
¤ The School made rapid growth since its inception.
¤ More than 2300 girls are studying in the school in various desciplines.
¤ Number of school alumnae are contributing the nation in various fields.
Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation - John F. Kennedy.
Having been an educator for several years, I keenly support the pivotal, proactive role an educational organisation of repute plays in
today's society. If I feel honoured to be in charge of a seat of learning that can mould the most significant resource of any nation -
young, impressionable human minds - I am also sensitive to the important implications of this enterprise.
Keeping the contemporary global and national context in mind, we, at PKVM Campus, strive to make the pursuit of excellence a way of life; a habit. Our school is filled with enthusiastic students willing to learn, supportive parents interested in their children's education, and a dedicated professional staff committed to providing the students with a quality education. We provide a balanced environment focused on shaping children into leaders of tomorrow by offering comprehensive education through a developmental approach. The school environment promotes order, independence, a love for learning, a connection to the world and a sense of social responsibility. PKVM Campus nurtures the leaders of tomorrow through a unique, well-defined curriculum and a dedicated focus on "learning beyond the classroom."
Our website is a window to our vibrant school life. Our vision is to work in partnership with our pupils, parents, and the community at large to create a positive and inclusive environment for high quality learning and teaching where everyone is valued and respected.
Students at PKVM are motivated to develop leadership skills and a thorough understanding of interdependence. Special emphasis is placed on the need to serve others while actively contributing to the school community and society as a whole. Since last few years our strength has drastically increased and this enables us to know that we are empowered by the unwavering trust that parents have in this institution, and in this knowledge lies our strength and inspiration.
We encourage each child to give their very best in an attempt to realise their dreams.
We look forward for seeing you in the campus!
Mrs. Leelavati Sarode
Pravara Kanya Vidya Mandir, Loni