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Dakshin Sevamandal Tribal Ashram

"On inspiration of Shri Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and late Prime Minister Morarjibhai Desai to educate Tribal people of South Gujarat Team of Gandhian and freedom fighter Mr. Premshankar Bhatt, Jyotsanaben Shukla, Urmillaben Bhatt, Jugatram Dave, Bhadurbhai Patel formed a trust on day of 14 August 1948 under Name of 'Dakshin Gujarat Adivasi PachattSevamandal' and was registered as Non-Profit making organization under Bombay Trust Act, 1960 (BOM XXIX of 1950) having registration Nos. F(67).

Main objective to start Education Institution is to empower Tribal people of the region with knowledge,poised them respectfully to earn their livelihood, to make them self-sufficient and can contribute themselves in part of progressive Independent India.

Institue is registed with Income Tax U/S 12A for Tax exemtion u/s 80G.having Pan card nos: AABTT5901A"

Geographically Sustained on tribal belt of South Gujarat serving 5 district Danga, Navsari, Valsad, Surat, Baruch spreaded in area of 18000 sq. kms. Region sharing eastern border with State of Maharastra geologically termed as sedimentary rocks of the deccan trap.

Parents of the students dont have access to farmland or sufficient land or irrigation facilities because of high hilly terrain, large scale Dam projects has forced some of them to dislocate and migrate for manual labor thus creating adverse living conditions.  On work they lives in temporary tents or open to sky. They mainly work in sector like construction (mainly roads), agriculture, chemical and other industry putting into hazardous condition hardly to take care of their kids.

Most of the ethinic origin is from the tribe forming Chaudaris, Gamits, Warli, Kholcha, Bhel, Nayaka Koknas, Vedchi, Vasava. They inhabits the rugged terrain adjoining western ridge of vindhya and satpura mountain range.

We provide free Education, lodging, boarding, food and health care to the tribal children by adopting Education Program setup by Gujarat Education Department Government of Gujarat via Government Tribal Department.

Students of institution are iterial like books, education materials are provided free of cost.

Each Ashramshalla (Boarding School) engages Acharya (Principal 24x7) Teachers, Cook, Gardner, Helper to look after students.

Each school maintains water supply ,healthy sanitation.

After India's Independence in 1947 following Gandhian Path, Congregation of Freedom Fighters and Social Workers Premshankar Bhatt, Jyotsanaben Shukla, Jugatram Dave and Urmilaben Bhatt started Movment in 1948 to spread the light of literacy in Tribal Belt of South Gujarat for ensuring freedom from  social disgrace and backwardness.

Success went by starting 200 People School under shade of trees eventually handed over to Government.

Today after 60 years of establishment Trust through 7 Ashramshalla (Resident School), 2 High Schools, 5 Girls/Boys Hostel with 50 dedicated staff the institute enrolls more than 1200 Tribal students.

Ingress in Gandhian philosophy dressed in white hand woven Khadi Smt. Urmiallben Bhatt popularly known as Kikiben put her blood and soul to spread education. Under thick dense forest without fear of wild animal she roamed village to village by walking or on bullock cart surviving herself only with wild berries.

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Shri Premshankar K. Bhatt was born on 1893 in small town Mahuva in family of farmer near Mandvi Surat. He the resided in Mandvi till his death in 14-10-1972.
During his life time he was called by name 'Kaka' and was well known from Bharuch to umargam. He dedicated his life with philosophy of Gandhiji and promoted Khadi.He had key contribution in Bardoli Satayagrah.
Kaka was freedom fighter and went to Jail number of times during Independant movement of India. He was great reformer in girl education and stated Girls High School till SSC in Mandvi Surat.
In 1923 he was elected as member in Jilla (District) Local Board and became President in 1948. He was actively involved in cooperative movement in the area. He established Jungle Wood Cooperative Society ( District Jungle Mandli) and created chain between wood cutters and traders for transparency, proper rate to wood cutter labors. He was also member in Surat District Cooperative Bank and Member in Gujarat State Road Transport Cooperation.
in 1952 and 1958 he was elected as member in mumbai legislative assembly. He was easily approachable by the people and people used to share their problems with him without any hesitation.
He was founder member of 'Dakshin Gujarat Adivasi Sevamandal' to spread education in South Gujarat Tribal belt.
Inspired by his life today students are doing P.hd on his social career, life and contribution to the South Gujarat Tribal region.

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Urmillaben Bhatt was born on 11-04-1921 at Mandvi Surat, and lived life like a white Nun till her death in year 25-05-1998. She did her graduation in B.A (English) She was Inspired by Ravisankar Maharaj and stayed away from popularity and fame; popularly know by Kikeben creates a first image of simple lady clad in white khadi embraced by Gandhian philosophy a lady of love and natural affection for poor tribal people. She had a very small married life and after her husbands death at early age of 22 years she renounce and devoted her entire life in serving tribal people of sourthern gujarat in area of dense forest of Dharampur, Dang, Pindwal, Nani Vahial, Vasanda, Mandvi. It were the days when sunlight will not touch ground and you survive by eating jungle berries called karamda. A daughter of freedom fighter Premshankar Bhatt she was five time elected as Member of Gujarat Legislature Assembly and served as MLS in state of Maharastra. She was one among the first lady minister in Government of Gujarat and handled portfolio of Roads & Buildings, Jails, Social Welfare. In year 1948 on appeal of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Morarjibhai Desai she started her mission of educating Tribal People and started 250 lok shalla (public school) under trees with no infrastructes That were the days when she travelled in dense forest for days together on bullock carts, and feed herself with jungle fruit karamda. At time of Death she had one bed room flat and only her work to mourn.

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