GURUKUL System is an Indian concept of education, wherein the participants get knowledge, by residing with their teacher as part of their family. Children from all classes of society live under the gurukul roof as brothers. Along with practical knowledge they also receive knowledge on various aspects of life. They are taught impeccable manners and values that life is based on. They are taught respect for elders, mothers, fathers and teacher. The gurukul is a comprehensive learning center. SWATANTRYAVEER VINAYAK DAMODAR SAVARKAR GURUKUL is the full name of our GURUKUL. It houses over 40 children who do not have access to education in their home towns. Few of them are orphans or have one parent. Mr Madhusudan Shirodkar alias Dada is the rector of our Gurukul who takes care of their upbringing & education.
Mr.Shirodkar has given up his successful career and devoted his life for this noble cause since the last 14 years. Dada has completed 74 years of his life and yet he is running the Gurukul as an Iron Man, untiring in his efforts. His life is a sacrifice for the needy students. As most of the children are not in a position to pay Gurukul or school fee, Mr. Shirodkar with great difficulty manages to run the noble cause of educating children and ensuring they stand on their own feet. Dada is a great patriot. He is at his best when he speaks on the issues of national interests. At Gurukul along with studies Dada always keeps focus on child Balsanskar, Balsangopan. Right from early morning until night till all the children sleep,he work for them with his heart and soul. Dada himself helps the small kids to get ready for school by giving them bath and dressing them up. Even today he continues doing so. He is very conscious about all the good health of all his children. Dada also taught children a lifetime lesson of Independency, relying on self.
(Loving called Kaka or Dada)