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The Legacy of Sanjeewan Vidyalaya

At Sanjeewan Vidyalaya, we strive to provide our students with an enriching and meaningful educational experience. Our focus is not just on academic excellence, but also on imparting important life skills and values that are necessary for success in today's world. Our faculty is highly qualified and experienced, and we offer a dynamic curriculum that encourages our students to think independently, creatively and critically. We aim to create a nurturing environment that empowers our students to reach their full potential, both academically and personally.

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Founded in 1922, the School completed a century on 3rd July, 2022.
Matching steps with a striving nation in its freedom struggle and 75 years of glorious independence, Sanjeewan Vidyalaya has more than met the expectations of the community and the students in the ten decades of its existence. The school is widely known, respected and loved for its contribution to the educational sphere. 
Today, Sanjeewan Vidyalaya is a vibrant organization, brimming with innovative ideas that will catapult it into the next century. 
From humble origins - three students in a small cottage - currently the school is situated on 22 acres of wooded land with essential modern amenities and all the requisites of a well-run, large public school. 

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Formation of Sanjeewan Vidyalaya Trust

The Beginning - Its earliest space was a small cottage
In 1922, two idealist brothers, Shri Raosaheb Pandit and Shri Krishnarao Pandit, and their close friend Shri Vasunana Kalamkar, decided to devote their lives to education and started a school in Panchgani. The hill resort even then, was full of denominational groups, particularly Anglo-Indian and missionary schools which accepted Western norms and values as their framework. In contrast, the new school adopted an 
ideology more in keeping with Indian forms and values such as the Gurukul system. Thus Sanjeewan Vidyalaya came to be established. 
The school was started with just 3 students who rose to prominence in their chosen walks of life. After raising the school both in stature and size (350 boarders), 1956, the Pandit brothers handed over the school to a Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees consisted of the following members:

  1. Mr. M.V. Pandit, Mr. K.V. Pandit (teachers)

  2. Mr. J.G. Bodhe (a renowned engineer and Sheriff of Bombay)

  3. Mr. J.K. Munshi (a well known lawyer)

  4. Dr. N.A. Kalyani (acknowledged entrepreneur, Chairman - Bharat Forge)

  5. Mr. Babubhai Chinai (a renowned businessman)

  6. Mr. Sharad Pandit (a visionary and a sportsman) was appointed as the First Principal of Sanjeewan Vidyalaya



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The trust helped the school grow under the imaginative and 
the dynamic leadership of the late Shri Sharad Pandit, who 
assumed charge as Principal in 1956. But the Principal, along 
with his colleagues had to work hard throughout 1956 to 1983 - to achieve a brilliant efflorescence as a residential 
school, to crystallize its form and direction of growth. 

Over the ensuing decades, subsequent principals contributed significantly to the growth and reputation of the school. The ethos on which the school was founded was never forgotten. Generations of graduating students are now well-entrenched in their communities. They are easily able to adapt to the changing times and are socially aware thereby enriching the lives of others with their achievements in literature, arts, sciences, sports and even the spiritual sphere.

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