A Glance At The Life & Achivements of Late Guruvarya Rajaram Parshuram Sabnis
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  • Born on 5th February, 1894 at Uran (Islampur), in Sangali District.
  • Completed primary education at Hubli in Karnataka.
  • Claimed 9th place on the merit list in the matriculation examination in 1909.
  • Topped the merit list with IInd 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 of Wilson College, Mumbai.
  • Determined not to appear for I.C.S examination under the powerful influence of Lokmanya Tilak. Resolved to dedicate life for service of the nation through education and dissemination of values.
  • Renounced all luxuries of life pledged to observe life long 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 book on 'Marathi Hitopdesh' in two parts of 'Jagache Wangmaya, Vaibhavshali Maharashta'.
  • Worked as a Principal of Sir Parshuram Bhau College, Pune for three years.
  • Went to Junnar in 1935 after retirement and found a new school for the education of the rural students.
  • The new school in Junnar was inaugurated by Hon'ble Balasaheb Kher, The Chief Minister of Mumbai state on 3rd September 1939.
  • Conducted & flourished the school at Junnar from 1935 to 1944.
  • Inspired the villagers like Mahadev Seth Bhujbal to donate land for the development of this educational complex.
  • Educated villagers in soil and water conservation.
  • Pioneered concepts such Poultry, piggery dairy etc.
  • Took a vital step to start primary health centre at Narayangaon.
  • Made bridges and road for proper transportation of the villagers.
  • Initiated empowerment of farmers and villagers through education and appropriate tested Technology.
  • Came to Narayangaon (a village place about 75 Kms. Away from Pune) in 1944 & found new school. Establishment of Gramonnati Mandal.
  • Blended education & agriculture knowledge by opening agriculture school & experimented successfully for a multi-purpose usage of education.
  • A deep & wide reading person, 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.