an orphanage, was initiated by the Rahul SmritiManavsevaPratishthan on 24th
August 2001. The inaugural function was chaired by Dr. ArunPrabhajiMahasatiji
and five Sadhvis. Nachiket Balgram started on a rental basis, with 9 children,
for the first two years. Today there are 100 children under its roof. It has
branches at Kamshet, Kolhapur and Nigdi.
Grooming of Students:
not only educates children but also grooms them intellectually, mentally and
spiritually to inculcate human values in them. Children at Nachiket Balgram
maintain a daily timetable which has to be followed strictly. It includes
Exercises, Suryanamaskar, Yoga, Prayer, Hygiene, Cow Service and Studies.
The boys and girls are taken care of till the age of 18. Suitable education is provided later on as per the interests of the children. It has also started a Technical School with the approval from Manaya Technical Education.
Activities at NachiketBalgram:
1.Cow Service: Children at Nachiket Balgram render service to 10-12 cows on a daily basis and help in generating Bio Gas and Organic Fertilizer.
2.Yoga and Meditation Center: Nachiket Balgram had started Yoga and Meditation center for mental, physical, moral and emotional benefits. Children perform Asanas, Pranayam, Meditation etc.
3. Mobile Clinic: Nachiket Balgram runs a mobile clinic since 24th August 2004 for poor people in and around the Balgram.
4.Manavya Technical Education: Nachiket Balgram has started various technical courses like Tally, MS Office, Motor Armiture Winding, Electric Wireman, Welding, Fashion designing to make its students self-reliant.
5.Women Development Cell: Nachiket Balgram has started a Women Development Cell to help economically backward women. It provides guidance and training to help them start their own enterprises. Nachiket Balgram is a genuine home for the underprivileged and deprived .
The NSS unit is being associated with Nachiket Balgram since 2008-09. So far various activities had been conducted by NSS unit for the upliftment of Nachiket Balgram kids like adoption of 5 kids, distribution of tiffin bags, tiffin boxes, stationary materials, school bags, cloths etc.
As a part of adoption, the Institute bears the annual expenses for 5 children. The total amount was Rs.40000/-. As a part of it, the students had contributed Rs. 8050 and Faculty had contributed Rs.13350 and remaining Rs.18600 has been contributed from student welfare fund of the Institute. Rs.21400 Cash amount and Rs. 18600 cheque was given to Mr. Vibhute of NachiketBalgram.
Another major contribution was distribution of cloths to boys and girls from 1st standard to graduation level. Total 40 kids were given T-shirts and pants.
DYPIMS NSS volunteers donated motivational books to the Nachiket Balgram as a part of their Birthday celebration.
Every Year Activities
NSS unit as a part of MOU with Nachiket Balgram does various activities regularly. First activity conducted by NSS volunteer with Nachiket is computer training. NSS volunteers train the Nachiket kids on basic computer skills like, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, Paint etc.
Second activity is distribution of Diwali Faral to NachiketBalgram every year. NSS volunteers distributes Diwali Faral items like Laddu, Chivada, Karanji, Chakali, Shankarpali etc. The purpose is to give them a feeling that they are not forgo from home-made Diwali Faral.
Third activity is the Institute invites Nachiket Balgram kids to celebrate GajananMaharajPrakat Din at the campus every year on GajananMaharajPrakat Din. The Institute prepare a Mahaprasad and offers it to the all devotees including Nachiket Balgram kids.