Sarswati Anath Shikshan Ashram
Add:Pillaji kate Chawl Near Dapodi Reilway Station Dapodi Pune-12
Name: Devidas Laxman Survase (Founder President)
Address: Pilaji Kate Chawl, Dapodi
City une State: Maharashtra
Contact: (M)+91 9823243500/ 9822644506
Date of birth: 13-8- 1963
Education: 9th Passed
I properly belong from Usmanabad district, when I was 9 years, my parents passed away, it was a difficult situation to manage an educational platform to me. I was elder to my two sisters and a brother. It has a tragedy that nobody has given a shelter to me. I have started begging on a rail-way station. A godfather Mr. Kale teacher has admitted me in Vidarthi Groh for education. In the period I have get a job in CIRT as a sweeper. I get married with Chabubai which belongs from Usmanabad district.
I have two sons and one daughter; they are studying a college education. My elder son helps me in my business construction.
CIRT (Govt. Dept) : I have completed 12 years in the CIRT institute.
Why choose the social field:
When I was working in CIRT, it does not get any satisfaction to me. My heart always ignores me to do something to the children. Meanwhile, I met with Pornima Kamble, she was doing a social work on the orphan children, I just suggest her about my idea and hence it has established a saraswati anath ashram on 12th December 1995.
Attachment with saraswati anath ashram:
Since last 15 years I am involve with the saraswati ashram. A rental room has been converted own building of the organization. All the basic things are available to the children.
Background Information of saraswati ashram
A founder president himself suffers experience of an orphan child when he was at 9 years. It was a difficult situation which unable him to carry the education. A situation prepares him to go to Pune for an employment. In lot efforts he gets a job in CIRT (Central Institute of Road Transport) as a sweeper. He gets married with Chabubai which belongs to near his village, Limbala, dist Latoor. He is having 2 sons and a daughter. He personally not satisfied in this job. He wants to do something to the orphan children. At the time Pronima Kamble, she was doing fundraising efforts to NGO’s which established in Nagpur (Bal Adhar Kendra), Mr Premkumar Shendey was a Key person.
Accidently, Mr. Survase met to Pornima Kamble and they had been made a long discussion about the work and it gets starts for a saraswati anath ashram which established in 12th December 1995.
In beginning, we have done a basic survey of PCMC area. In the survey we found 6 orphan children which found on rail-way station, roaming on the streets. We have admitted them in the ashram. Day by day the strength goes to 35 children.
At the time it has no funds to run the program; I myself contribute my salary to fulfil the basic requirements of food-grains. My wife, Pronima Kamble and my brother Mr. Kiran has made voluntary commitments to do this work.
I have delivered an interview on Radio station, which gets publicity to the local people. I also made an appeal in Indian express for construction of an orphan home. It gets reply from Telco Labour Union who has builds one room to the children. A few NGO`s and a well-wishers who have been made a good attachments to this work. A few NGO`s like Vanchit –Vikas, Sathi has referred an orphan children to the ashram.
When I return from my job I constant goes to the local donors who are willing to do some food or ration or any basic things, I have been made a good rapport with the well-wishers to make a contribution of the program, it get no sufficient time to manage all the things, the reason affects me to relieve a job of CIRT.
In 2000, I have left a job in CIRT and started total commitments for my work. In the period I have completed construction work of basic requirements. Now there is a small office, boy’s room, girl’s room, kitchen, toilets, bathroom and a study room to the children.
This post was submitted by Mr. DEVIDAS LAXMAN SURVASE.