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About MGV & H. H. Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji college of Horticulture, Malegaon camp, Malegaon

Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir’s camp owes its existence to the inspiration & pioneering work of founder member, Hon’ble Late Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray, a staunch freedom fighter, one of the pioneers of forming of Maharashtra State and Co-operative movement in Nashik District, an educationist, an Ex-revenue minister of the Bombay Province. He has founded two well known organizations “Adivasi Seva Samiti” in 1945 and “Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir” in 1952. The objective of these institutes was to provide the education facilities to masses from all the spheres urban, rural and tribal. He realized the importance of education for upliftment of all these masses and started a senior college at Malegaon in 1959. This gave a great boost to all the students in the North Maharashtra to achieve higher educational goals. His devotional motto is “BAHUJAN HITAY BAHUJAN SUKHAY.” Under the ceaseless Endeavours of his worthy successors, late Shri. Vyankatraoji Hiray, who made MGV a great temple of learning with a string of educational Institutes. Under his efforts and guidance, Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir started other colleges imparting higher education in the faculties of Arts, Science, Commerce, Law, Pharmacy, MBA and Education science at different locations in Nashik Disrict. After his unfortunate and untimely demise Smt. Pushpatai Hiray devoted her services for the continuance of the work.

Along with the other faculties Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir has started Agricultural school in the year 1955 with a view to upgrade the condition of farmers in dry land as well as irrigated areas. Today Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir trust is progressing under the able leadership of General Secretary, Hon’ble Dr. Prashantdada Hiray, Ex. Minister of State for Transport and Protocol. His main aim is to enhance the quality of education in this era of Competitive globalization through his dedicated efforts. Presently 84 educational units ranging from traditional education to current disciplines such as Health Science, computer management, Pharmacy, Hotel Management, Agriculture etc. are managed by the trust. In the light of the mission of the trust which is future nurtured and supported by Hon’ble Dr. Apoorva Hiray and Hon’ble Shri. Advay Hiray who never lost the sight of mission “BAHUJAN HITAY BAHUJAN SUKHAY”. Hon’ble Dr. Apoorva Hiray, MLC, is the Co-Ordinator of Mahatma Gandhi Vidya mandir trust and is actively involved in enhancing the quality education through his dedicated efforts.