That was the message given by great philosopher and spiritual
leader Saint Acharya Vinoba Bhave, who through
his Bhoodan Yatra generated tremendous energy amongst the
post independent India and set the ball rolling towards the
direction of welfare of Indian State.
At HVPM our slogan “Age Badho Sab Se Age Badho”
– “March ahead of all”-
is our slogan to propagate dynamism and cultivate a spirit
of healthy competition amongst youths to attain the highest
goals in their career. We strive to inspire our students in
particular and society in general to take up the challenges
of life and work hard to achieve them.
The contribution in struggle for independence
by HVPM is immense and unforgettable. Giving recognition to
the institution’s efforts to imbibe spirit of patriotism,
and giving apt direction to the efforts taken up by the founders
of this Akhada, the great national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi,
Madan Mohan Malviya and Dr. Subhashchandra Bose visited several
times HVP Mandal’s establishment at Amaravati. They
were impressed to see the commitment of the members of the
Mandal and its capability to nurture the youth of the region
and prepare them physically and mentally to take on the challenges
to overthrow mighty British Empire.
Large number of youths from the Region sacrificed their livelihood
and some – even their lives by taking active part in
freedom struggle during the pre-independence era and created
history. Great Martyr Rajguru was one of
After attainment of Independence of our country, nation
building was next challenge! The Mandal’s visionary
leaders and a team of dedicated workers thoughtfully continued
to impart Physical Training to create a disciplined force
of students and integrated them into the system of formal
education as Physical Training Instructors /Educators in innumerable
institutions across the length and breadth of the nation.
Many of them are part of the administration of Univeristies,
State and Central Government Organisations, Premier Sports
The Mandal slowly and steadily built up huge infrastructure
sprawling over an area over 130 acres in Amaravati. It achieved
great heights in the field of sports and physical education
which earned it an Autonomous Status from
the University Grants Commission.
Due to the foresight of the dynamic management of the Mandal,
it started participating in the pre-Olympic games
by way of holding demonstrations of Indian Games and culture
in international arena since 1938 (Berlin Olympics). This
excellent exposure abroad resulted in building confidence
amongst the workers of the Mandal which was instrumental in
transforming them into a team which later on went to hold
many a national and international events in Amaravati! The
demonstrations of sports and culture executed by Mandal’s
team not only earned it a name throughout the world but also
showcased the world Indian sports and ancient culture thereby
popularizing games like Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Attya Patya, Malkhamb,
Lezim, Danpatta etc. with the result that Kabaddi has been
accepted as formal sports in Asian Games.
The Mandal took over the management of Vidarbha Ayurved
Mahavidyalaya, Amaravati which was one of the oldest
College of Ayurvedic Medicine in the Region. At that time
the College was on the verge of closure due to dearth of resources
and leadership. The Mandal took tremendous efforts in upgrading
the college infrastructure, started Hospital services and
Ayurvedic Drug manufacturing unit to cater to needs of hospital
and college. Due to consistent efforts and zealous mission,
the Mandal was able to bring the affairs of the Ayurved College
to a respectable level.
In 2002 the Mandal decided to open Engineering College.
Presently there are 660 no. of students undergoing studies
in high tech branches like Information Technology, Telecommunication,
Instrumentation etc. The students passing out of the Engineering
College are absorbed in the premier corporate bodies by holding
During these years, the Mandal started schools, colleges
to impart formal education amongst the students
from this region and started a number of special tribal residential
schools in remote area of Melghat in Amaravati Dist. for the
welfare of the Tribal Community.
Farmers Suicide in Vidarbha has been a cause
of concern for all of us. It’s a curse on any civilized
society. There are bound to be imbalances in any developing
economy. These resulted in suicide of farmers who are the
most unorganized and hence deprived of their legitimate rights
in a democratic set up.The tendency of suicides grew amongst
them due to continuous neglect on part of civil society on
one part and the disastrous climatic conditions for continuous
period of 3-4 years on the other. Their economics went into
complete disarray. In May 2007, the Mandal took bold decision
to start Counselling Centre for farmers in
distress in 6 affected districts of Vidarbha. The trust reposed
by the society in Mandal’s ability to counter any threat
was the main driving force for taking up this humanly task.
Knowing fully well of our limited resources in this area,
we teamed up with Public Sector Banks, Education institutions
imparting formal education in Agriculture, Agriculture University
and other NGOs working for welfare of farmers. The expedition
in this direction turned out to be satisfactory as none of
the 80,000 odd farmers who have obtained training in these
camps has committed suicide. This prompted the Mandal to take
up additional responsibility to take up the cause of the farmer
families. At Mandal, their children are now being offered
training in physical education totally free of charge, so
that they can start small akhadas in their remote villages.
An institution has to be progressive in not only its infrastructure
but also in its thinking, It has to be responsive to the needs
of the changing society. It has to act as buffer to absorb
the shocks suffered by the downtrodden and underprivileged
society. It has to imbibe a sense of belonging so also a sense
of responsibility towards fellow citizen. This is evolution
at pace in Shree Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal……Charaivati….Charaivati…..
Age Badho ….Sabse Age Badho.