Journey so far

Journey so far

  • It all started with meeting the lawyer for the very first time on Dec 10, 2015. This was followed by domain registration. Design & Development of the website followed by umpteen edits, reviews, registering the trust to eventually go-live on October 11, 2016 on the auspicious day of has been a fruitful journey.

    The Trustees took the lead in forming the trust to help college students with great academic records but weak economic background. That was just the beginning of great things that was to follow.

    In 2017-18, the trust sponsored 19 students by paying fees worth Rs. 1,76,877
    In 2018-19, the trust sponsored 26 students by paying fees worth Rs. 1,36,646
    In 2019-20, the trust sponsored 36 students by paying fees worth Rs. 2,34,425
    In 2020-21, the trust sponsored 59 students by paying fees worth Rs. 3,30,142
    In 2021-22, the trust sponsored 53 students by paying fees worth Rs. 5,06,917
    In 2022-23, the trust sponsored 42 students by paying fees worth Rs. 5,06,543
    In 2023-24, the trust sponsored 45 students by paying fees worth Rs. 5,06,693
    So far 280 economically weak, but academically brilliant college students have benefited and the trust has paid fees worth Rs. 23,98,243

    The students were recommended by their respective college Principal. Many also found us through the net. The sponsored students also recommended their friends, acquaintances. All these students have a great academic record but belong to families that are struggling to meet their daily needs. They are enrolled in courses like, B.Tech E&TC, Electrical Engineering, LLM/LLB, M.Com/B.Com, MA/BA, MSc in Economics & Finance, Computer Science, Physics, Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology, Applied Geology. Quite a few who have successfully completed their education are now employed.

    All this would not have been possible but for contributions from friends, family and well-wishers. The timely financial assistance allowed students to pursue their studies in lieu of dropping out of college.

    These students have taken admission in the following colleges:
      Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune
      Fergusson College, Pune
      Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Pune
      IIT Dhanbad
      Parul University, Baroda
      Siddhant College of Engineering, Pune
      Zeal College of Engineering & Research, Pune
      LBS Institute of Technology for Women, Trivandrum
      Dr. DY Patil Arts, Commerce & Science College, Pune
      Modern Law College, Pune
      Modern College of Arts & Commerce, Pune
      Wadia Institute of Technology, Pune
      BMCC (Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce), Pune
      Saraswati Mandir Night College of Commerce & Arts, Pune
      Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar College & Maharshi V.R. Shinde Arts College, Pune
      Baburaoji Gholap College, Pune
      Marathwada Mitra Mandal's College of Commerce (MMCC), Pune and more...

    Snaps of the sponsored students:

    Meeting with sponsored students on Oct 5, '2022 (Dussehra) in Willows

    Handing cheque meant for Saraswati Mandir Night College of Arts & Commerce & with sponsored students (Sept/Oct 2021)

    MIT College of Arts, Commerce & Science, Alandi, 2017

    Media Coverage:

    The Times Of India, Pune - August 14, 2023

    Sakal, Pune - July 23, 2023

    Navbharat Times - Sept 9, 2020

    The Times of India - August 27, 2020

    Navbharat Times – September 22, 2019

    The Times of India – July 22, 2019

    Sakal – June 15, 2018

    Indian Express – June 19, 2017
    ‘The Power of One’: A ray of hope for financially weak students in Pune:


    Testimonial by Mrs. Ragini Sekhar