Given the effect of COVID-19, the global epidemic that has caused the closure of all primary schools, it has become necessary to meet the educational needs of children in their own villages. To address this grave concern, Shantilal Muttha Foundation and former MLA Dr Ashish Deshmukh, in collaboration with VSPM Academy for Higher Education, has taken an initiative to implement ‘Sahayogi Shikshan Abhiyaan’ in Katol and Narkhed talukas in the Nagpur district.


The Abhiyaan began with a training workshop for Shikshan Sarathis, which was inaugurated by former Agriculture Minister and President of the organization Hon. Shri Ranjit Babu Deshmukh, former MLA Dr Ashish Deshmukh, and Vidarbharatna Shikshan Maharshi Shri Bhausaheb Bhoge. The programme will be implemented in 257 villages with an estimated participation of over 9,000 students. A total of 200 Shikshan Sarathis were trained by SMF to run all the Samaj Vidya Kendras.

Dr Ashish Deshmukh, former MLA and renowned social activist addressing trainers who have voluntarily opted to become Shikshan Sarathis during the ‘Sarathi Prashikshan’ program held under the initiative of Sahayogi Shikshan Abhiyaan at Katol-Narkhed, Nagpur on 3rd February 2021. The Shikshan Sarathi training program was jointly organized by Shantilal Muttha Foundation and VSPM Academy of Higher Education.