Prabuddha Foundation (PF) has set-up a hostel for orphan, single parent children and homeless students at Saloba Vasti, At Post Khutgaon, Taluka Daund, District Pune, Maharashtra. Saloba Vasti, a Village surrounded by farms and trees, is located at about 60 km from Pune City and about 12 km off Pune Solapur Highway near Daund. The Prabuddha Foundation, a Government Recognized and registered NGO, has been promoted by Mr. Ravindra Bansode and Mr. Vijay Nag in 2008. PF is operating a Boys hostel since 2009. The infrastructure at the Boys Hostel includes three rooms to accommodate the student and basic facilities such as Kitchen, Bore-well, toilets and bathrooms. The entire infrastructure has been funded by the members of the Prabuddha Foundation under the leadership of Mr. Ravindra Bansode. Mr, Ravindra Bansode, aged 35 years, is in social movement for last 12 years. He was managing editor of Buddha Bharat for 7 years. Buddha Bharat is a magazine focusing on socio–political issues of Buddhists in India. Recognizing the efforts by Prabuddha Foundation, the Government of Maharashtra is funding the food and other basic expenses for Boys Hostel since the academic year 2012-13 for 24 students. The present students are from all religions, castes and most of them are either orphan or their parents cannot afford expenses for their education. Presently, the hostel accommodation is for students studying in 5th Standard to 10th Standard. They attend the ZP School in nearby village.
The Prabuddha Foundation has purchased 3500 sq. feet land and planning to acquire additional land for further expansion and for building a study rooms and library facilities for the students. From next year academic year Foundation is also planning to start in-house coaching for the students so that they can excel in academic field and achieve remarkable heights. The Foundation members’ viz. Sachin Ahire, Chandrakant Sonkamble, Adv. Ambadas Bansode, Ms. Deepali Chavan, Ms. Pallavi Harshe etc. are spending their personal time and money for this Nobel cause.
Our readers are requested to extend their help to this hostel so that better facilities can be provided to needy students.
Mr. Ravindra Bansode
Jetvan, 570, Ambedkar Nagar,
Market Yard, Gul Tekadi,
Mobile Number +91-9850428410
Published in Issue VI, May 2015