Deendayal Bahuuddeshiya Prasarak Mandal (DBPM) has been working since year 1997 for the upliftment of Pardhi tribe which is economically and socially most backward. DBPM frequently visited the Pardhi habitations, participated in their cultural activities and helped them in difficulties faced by them with Govt. agencies, etc. DBPM concluded that in the process of their upliftment, the children education should be accorded top priority.

While encouraging them for sending children to schools a need for hostel facility at a place having better schools was felt. Organization established Vivekanand Chhatravas at Yavatmal in the year 1997 where Paradhi children were provided hostel facilities with lodging, boarding and better atmosphere. DBPM members were encouraged to adopt these children for educational purpose and bear annual cost of schooling and hostel facility for one child each. No assistance from Govt. has been availed for the Chhatravas so far. Till now more than 600 children have availed this hostel facility and educated themselves. The educated and transformed child has become a change agent by exhibiting the changes in the thoughts and behavior when back to the Beda. Many of the children have been established in mainstream livelihood activities.

Now the ‘Pardhi Hamlets’ have very much realized the role of education in life. The original life-style of the Pardhis was really an obstacle in nurturing the students. The disciplined hostel routine started developing their minds. The need for change was felt very strongly by those students only after their complete transformation. And now, these students have all those qualities that make a good citizen and a cultured personality.

Parents Gathering (Palak Melava)

A gathering of the parents of the students staying at Chhatravas, their local guardians, Ex-Students is organized every year. Last year also the gathering was held on 26-Jan-2018 at Loknayak Bapuji Ane Mahila Mahavidhyalaya, Yavatmal. Students presented pyramids, Yogasana, Dance, Song & Drama. They also presented a Marathi Natika on Note Bandi (Demonetization).

Parents of the students expressed their gratitude to the Institution for the progress of their children. People from all walks of life attended the program.

Parents Gathering (Palak Melava)

Sport Event : The Team of Chhatrawas participated in district level Basketball tournament and Secured first prize. At the same time the participated in divisional level tournament also.

Cultural Activities : Raksha Bandhan, Ganeshotsav , Bhaubeej & Diwali celebration organized in chhatrawas to cope the

(Parents Gathering (Palak Melava) photo add)