A Glance at the Life & Achievements of our Founder Late Guruvarya Rajaram Parshuram Sabnis Born on 5th February, 1894 at Uran, in Satara District. Completed primary education at Hubli in Karnataka. Claimed 9th place in the merit list in the matriculation examination in 1909. Topped the merit list with 2nd position in the examination of B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) from the University of Mumbai in 1913. Went to England in 1914 for I.C.S. examination on the fellowship received from Wilson College, Mumbai. Determined not to appear for I.C.S. examination under the powerful influence of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Resolved to dedicate his life to service of the nation through education and dissemination of values. Renounced all luxuries of life, pledged to observe lifelong celibacy and work for the betterment & up-gradation of the people in the rural area through education. Received M.A. (Master of Arts) in Economics from Cambridge University in 1916. Became a Superintendent of Nutan Marathi School in Pune & the life member of Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Pune. Wrote excellent & stylistic books on ‘Marathi Hitopdesh’, ‘Jagache Wangmaya’, and ‘Vaibhavshali Maharashtra’. Worked as a Principal of Sir Parshurambhau College, Pune for three years. Went to Junnar in 1935 after retirement and founded a new school for the education of the rural students. The new school in Junnar was inaugurated by Hon’ble Balasaheb Kher, (Chief Minister of Mumbai State) on 2nd September 1939. Conducted & flourished the school at Junnar from 1935 to 1944. Came to Narayangaon (a village place about 50 Kms. away from Pune) in 1944 & founded a new school which is today known as Guruvarya R. P. Sabnis High School. Blended education & agriculture knowledge by opening agriculture school & experimented successfully for multi-purpose use of education. A deep & widely read person, Guruvarya Sabnis loved the best literature from Sanskrit, English & Marathi languages. Deeply influenced by the life & mission of the Marathi saints St. Dnyaneshwar, St. Tukaram & St. Ramdas, translated the Sanskrit Love-lyric ‘Meghdoot’ of Kalidasa in Marathi. Passed away on 25th September 1960.

Guruvarya Rajaram Parshuram Sabnis