Written by Administrator
Founder: Dr Narendra Dabholkar
Education : Studied in New English School Satara, Willingdon College Sangali and Medical College, Miraj
Qualification: - MBBS.
Address: Parivartan, Sahayog Hospital, Sadar Bazaar, Satara.
In college, he was the captain of the Shivaji University Kabaddi team. He represented India against Bangladesh in a Kabaddi tournament. He won the most prestigious Chatrapati Shivaji Krida Puraskar for Kabaddi from the government of Maharashtra. He practiced as a general practitioner for nearly 12 years after which he joined active social work. In the beginning he was associated with the movements for social justice and equality and at that time he worked with Baba Adhav, in the "One Village One drinking water well" agitation.
In 1983 he started working in the field of superstition eradication. In 1989 along with other like-minded people, he founded the Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti. He has been the Executive President of ANS right from the beginning. He has written number of books on various aspects of superstitions and their eradication. In the past 20 years he has confronted many Babas, Buas, Tantrik, Mantriks, etc. and has led many agitations against many forms of superstitions, water pollution, animal sacrifice etc. He is also the founder member of a de-addiction Centre, Parivartan, Satara. This is the only Institute of its kind in the districts of Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur, and Konkan.
At present he is also the editor of the Marathi weekly Sadhana, which was started by the great freedom fighter and social worker late Sane Gurujee.