“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”– Mahatma Gandhi
The seed of Kapadwanj Kelavani Mandal was sown in the year 1940. In a small town of Kapadwanj in Kheda district of Gujarat, also known as The Land of Textile, a handful of people, without any resources, initiated a mission. The trust undertook a pursuit to provide better and accessible education for all, sophisticated healthcare facilities, intensive sports training, essential skill building for equal opportunities, and promote art and culture amongst people.
Started with just one teacher and 20 students, today the tree of Kapadwanj Kelavani Mandal has flourished into adequate number of teachers for more than 7000 students!
The beginning of our long and revolutionary journey started when we opened the first school, Shri C.N. Vidhyalaya; and since then Kapadwanj Kelavani Mandal has developed and spread its branches covering several institutes, schools, colleges and educational centers, that are;
– Shree Champaklal Navchetan Vidhyalaya- 1940
– Parekh Brothers Science College- 1961
– Shah K S Arts and V M Parekh Commerce College- 1961
– Shree Jadavaba Shishu Kendra- 1966
– Shree Maneklal Desai Kishor Mandir- 1968
– Smt. Kantaben Suryakant Dani Vocational Institute- 1982
– Smt. C D Gandhi Eng. Med. Primary School- 1999
– Shree M V Parikh Eng. Med. School (Nursery)- 2000
– Shree S C Dani Primary School (Guj. Med.)- 2005
– Shree Spandan Balmandir- 2005
– Shree S C Dani Sec. & H.Sec. School (Guj. Med.)- 2007
– Smt. S K Shah College of Education (B.Ed College)- 2007
– Smt. C D Gandhi Eng. Med. Sec. & H.Sec. School- 2010
– Shri Shankerlal Harjivandas Shah Sanskrutik Kendra- 2018
In the year 2001, our trust opened a self finance English Medium Nursery and Primary school. Moreover, in the year 2005, Kapadwanj Kelavani Mandal established PTC College, Gujarati Nursery and Primary Self Finance School.
We all know the importance of teachers and professors in our lives; taking this noble thought ahead, in 2008 Kapadwanj Kelavani Mandal opened a B.Ed College.
We cannot deny the influence and impact of technology in today’s fast-moving world. Keeping this in mind, in the year 1991 we established O.C Sheth computer training centre, and after 2001 we added 3 colleges. Furthermore, Kapadwanj Kelavani Mandal has more than seven DOEACCE approved Computer Training Centers (ISO9001:2008 certified) teaching the students latest, essential and smart computer programs like, DTP, CAD, Tally, Web Designing, C, C++ and many more!
Our trust believes that it is very crucial for students to learn new occupations and skills, and that is the reason we established Kantaben Suryakant Dani Vocational Training Center as a gesture of contribution to Parikh Technical High School. Furthermore, Kapadwanj Kelavani Mandal is actively implementing non-traditional educational and training programs like Praudh Sikshan, pre-primary teacher’s training, First Aid training, sports and other art trainings, such as, music, dance, martial arts and a lot more!
A mentally and physically healthy and sound society blooms endless opportunities for its citizens. Since 2009-10, the tree of Kapadwanj Kelavani Mandal is sprouting new branches in healthcare services. Our aim is to manage a 60-100 bed hospital in our hometown, Kapadwanj. We want to expand our reach not only in cities and towns, but also in the rural areas of our country by partnership with organizations like Tribhuvandas Foundation.
Kapadwanj Kelavani Mandal was in partnership with Pipaltree aiming to establish training centers in construction-related industry and now has taken initiatives to implement PMKVY by providing training for field technician, GST Accounting and other emerging skills as per industrial demand. The development in the fields of science and technology has skyrocketed in the recent years, and in today’s advanced world it becomes very essential to spread its knowledge in the corner-most parts of our country. To achieve this objective, our trust has collaborated with Agastya International Foundation to deliver an outreach program and establish a Science Center for schools in rural areas.