We are happy to announce that our school in Padali Khurd village, Badwah district, Khargone, Madhya Pradesh was formally inaugurated in February this year.
The Swami Dayanand Saraswati Vidyalaya has been built by AIM for Seva with financial help from Sri. Jugal Kishor and Smt. Bimla Kishor, residents of California, USA. Sri. Jugal Kishor has made this donation in memory of his parents, Late Sri. Dharam Kirti Dogra and Late Smt. Shanti Dogra.
This educational institution has been built in Padali Khurd village, Badwah District, Khargone, Madhya Pradesh. The school will be English medium where the poor and underprivileged children from the neighbouring 25-30 villages are expected to benefit from this intervention.
For the current year, children from Class 1 to Class 5 will be given admission and in subsequent years, one class will be added every 12 months. The Swami Dayanand Saraswati Vidyalaya will finally become a higher secondary school.
Sri. Jugal Kishor said that our founder, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati had expressed his vision and resolution (Sankalpa) for a school along with hostels for students in Madhya Pradesh. Accordingly, his wife and he firmed up their desire to fund the Madhya Pradesh school and hostel project in 2017.
This facility on a five-acre plot in Padali Khurd village is situated 50 km from Indore and 24 km from Omkareshwar. The Swami Dayanand Saraswati Vidyalaya is designed to be a residential school and is set to transform the lives of the rural children around the region.
As per the Indian Census 2011, nearly 18% of Padli Khurd’s population comprises children in the age bracket of 0-6 years. This village has a lower literacy rate when compared to the rest of the state. During 2011, literacy rate of Padali Khurd village was 64.75 % compared to 69.32 % of Madhya Pradesh.
Our other educational institution in the region, AIM for Seva Balika Vidyalaya located in Khategaon was started in 2009. Last year, two girl students from the school, Monika Chauhan and Sapna Thakur received Rs 25,000/- each as scholarship for laptops from the former chief minister of the state, Sri. Shivraj Singh Chouhan for scoring above 75% in their board examinations. Monika scored 77.8% while Sapna scored 75.8%.