It is indeed an honor for me to be the principal of Arts College, Saundane. It is certainly a matter of pride to state that our college holds the distinction of being the only institution providing higher education to the rural students in the surrounding region. The college was established in June 2000 to serve education to the poor and needy students particularly with rural background. It is run by Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir -one of the renowned educational institutes founded by Honorable Late Karmaveer Bhausaheb Hiray-staunch freedom fighter, one of the pioneers of Maharashtra State. Presently Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir is progressing under the leadership of General Secretary Honorable Prashantdada Hiray and honorable Dr. Apoorva Hiray. According to the motto of Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir "Bahujan hitay Bahujan Sukhay" our college has been kept open to all irrespective of cast, creed and religion.
Today's age is an age of challenges, problems and pressure. It is also an age of cut throat competition and so our students have so many responsibilities as well as expectations to fulfill. Students who belongs to rural community have to compete with their urban counterparts who are easily exposed to the better educational facilities. These students are educationally and economically deprived. Therefore, we are determined to make these students competent enough so that they can face the challenges of 21st Century. We are sincerely and devotedly trying to motivate these deprived students in competitive spirit and confidence. We are trying to give them an opportunity and an environment that is inspiring and stimulating.
The college uses education as the tool for empowering the students coming from adverse and poor socio-economic classes. Apart from the regular academic activities various extracurricular activities are conducted in the college. The college organizes seminars, workshops and camps for the students. Eminent scholars are invited to deliver lectures. Activities such as Blood Donation Camps, free medical checkup camp, Aids awareness Campaign, Cleaning Campaign, Literacy Campaign, Samarth Bharat Abhiyan help in creating social awareness among students. Our N.S.S. unit has been one of the assets of our college promoting the spirit of social service among students.
Our ultimate aim is to make our students responsible citizens of our country. So we are trying to instill in every students a sense of virtue and wisdom, sensitivity to the needs and problems of others. This is the true spirit of education. All the teaching and non-teaching staff members are honestly working for the overall development of the college. I am sure that with their support and co-operation we will be able to achieve our goals.