The Founder President has passed away on 17 January 2022.
She is in new President since 15 the February 2022
The late Dr. N.D Patil ( Narayan Dnyandev Patil) a veteran progressive activist and the founder president of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samiti, passed away in Kolhapur on 17 January 2022 at the ripe old age of 93. His invaluable support and guidance will be missed by the whole of Maharashtra and mostly by volunteers of our organisation. He was loved and respected for his many agitations for the rights of the poor working class people, farmers and land less laborers and for his firm belief in rational values he adorned this position of President of MANS throughout his lifetime. After this sad demise a search for a new president to fill in this position was started and suggestion from the volunteers were called for.
The volunteers’ deliberations upon the prospective president, after his demise, lead consensual to Mrs. Saroj-mai Patil the just widowed wife of our beloved late president. She came from family who were ardent followers of Mahatma Phule’s Satyashodhak Samaj (Mahatma Phules Truth Seekers Society), Saroj Mai is a rationalist in spirit. She is a witness to the work of MANS through various stages, as she was the wife and true life partner of Dr N. D. Patil. She consented to the request of MANS volunteers and graced the president position.
Saroj-mai’s efficiency, straightforward honesty and motherly behavior towards volunteers is very assuring for the smooth functioning and growth of the organization.
Saroj Patil has had a successful career as an educationist. She is a champion of sick schools. She started her career as a teacher in one such school in a poor neighborhood of Mumbai. After being a teacher for 10 years, she shouldered the responsibility as the headmistress of the school for 25 years. The school results increased from 10% to 97% under her leadership. She inducted school students into entrepreneurship, based on their interests and abilities. Under her leadership,the school developed a close bond with the community. This helped her secure educational scholarships for 250 deserving and needy students. She responded to real life needs of students like lack of quiet study place by setting up a night study center. Retired government officers from the community supervised and guided students in this study center. The leadership qualities acquired at the school helped two of her students to be elected as MLAs and 10 of her students were elected as corporators.
She is felicitated with many awards for her work in the educational field. She has received the Maharashtra state level award and also the award conferred by Bruhanmumbai Municipal corporation. The local community felicitated her with a title of the ‘The Experimenting Headmistress’. Her students organized a heartening felicitation program where she was felicitated by Anutai Wagh, a veteran educationist in India.
After retirement from school, she invested her time and energy in the school at village Dhawali, which is her matrimonial home. Today students from 12 neighboring villages attend this school due to facilities and quality of education at this school. She is the secretary of Karma veer Bhaurao Patil college, Ismalampur. The college has NAAC ‘A’ accreditation. The college has a competitive exam training center which caters to rural students at a very low price. The study center is open for long hours, that is from 5.30 in the morning to 12.30 in the night. Saroj Mai is particularly sensitive towards equal opportunity to girl students, so she has specially appointed a staff to escort girl students to the hostel at night. She looks upon problems as challenges and believes in being on the side of the solutions. She is also a governing body member to Rayat Shikshan Sanstha and has presently concentrated upon improvement of 10 schools surviving in difficult circumstances.
Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti’s work will thrive under her able leadership.
Founder President of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti.
Qualification: -M.A.( Economics), LLb ( Pune Uni.)
Hon. Prof. Dr. N. D. Patil, the former minister of Cooperation, leader of ‘Peasant and Workers Party’ and an eminent social activist who is considered to be the rational face of Maharashtra. He has been the President since the beginning of MANS. He expired on 17 January 2022.
Mrs Saroj (Mai) N. Patil
His wife Mrs Saroj (Mai) N. Patil is a retired school teacher and house wife.
Hon. Prof. Dr. N. D. Patil is the Founder President of Maharashtra Andhashraddha Nirmoolan Samiti.
Former Chairman, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha (Satara) 1990-2008.
Member Managing Council Rayat Since 1959.
Former Dean, Social. Sciences, Shivaji Uni. Kop. 1976-78.
Former Member Maharashtra Legislative Council
Former Member Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
Former Cabinet Minister Maharashtra state Government
Former General Secretary of Peasants and Workers Panty.
President Maharashtra AndhashraddhaNirmulanSamiti.
President Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Academy Satara.
President Samajwadi Prabodhini Ichalkarnji.
Former President Dakshin Maharashtra Shikshan Prasarak Sanstha Belgaon.
Proud Alumni of Chhatrapati Shivaji College,Satara.
President Khedut Shikshan Prasarak Sanstha Chandgad.
Honours and Awards –
D.Lit By Swami Ramand Tirth University. 1999.
D.Lit By Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkan Marathwada University. 2000
D.Lit By Shivaji University, Kolhapur. 2006
Recipient of Prestigious Awards Like :
Rajarshi Shahu Gaurav Purskaar Kop. ( 2007)
Maharashtra Foundation Award (2007)
Bhaimadhavrao Bagal Punskaar (1994)
Maharshi Vithal Ramji Award (2007)
Late Prin. R.K. Kanbarkar Award …Latest Shiv University and many more…
He has published more than 10 books. Available on Book Ganga.