His grandfather was a headmaster and his father was a rural doctor. So working for the wellbeing of the society came naturally to Yajurvendra. Born at Erandol, a small town in Jalgaon district of Maharashtra ,he completed his higher education in Pune. There, the harsh truth of discrepancy in the standard of education available to the elite and the poor, urban and rural made him restless. He truly believed that everyone deserved a fair chance at education . Leaving his lucrative career in education at Pune, he returned to his hometown, in Jalgaon.
At a young age of 25, with the help of few like-minded people, he set in motion a revolution for rural and tribal education. For this great service to humanity, Yajurvendra sold his ancestral property, his home, and also chose to go for a registered court marriage instead of a pompous wedding. His selfless actions inspired other individuals to participate in the movement.
Deepstambh Foundation was established for the comprehensive development of rural, tribal, deprived and economically backward students through competitive examination guidance and holistic development . By promoting a reading culture and conducting student-parent- teachers training programs, and counselling Deepstambh inculcate self-confidence and a sense of inspiration .
‘Sir, I am a liability to my poor family. Will I ever be self-sufficient in life? These heart wrenching questions of a specially-abled girl gave Yajurvendra another meaningful purpose of life. Manobal was set up and through Manobal, Deepstambh Foundation started working with all types of persons with disabilities and orphans in order to inculcate in them a sense of self confidence, self esteem and self reliance. ‘Manobal’ is now enabling these students to dream big and work hard to achieve it.
The valuable contribution of a hard working, courageous and dedicated group of people is helping Deepstambh Foundation share the warmth of its wings to every nook and corner of India as they believe that goodness is contagious.
To develop capable and emotionally evolved human beings and strong leaders in all fields through holistic quality education.
To connect and benefit, 50 lakh students, parents and teachers through Deepstambh by 2030.
We believe in providing quality-driven education and facilities through our services. We continuously learn and evolve to create innovative, and effective solutions achieve excellence in our service.
Giving selflessly is an important value to our foundation. We speak the language of love and compassion and believe the capability to give is our strength. All our volunteers, patrons and students work with this spirit of giving.
We believe in highly focused service and commitment towards our goals. We value truth and transparency in our words and actions, in everything we do.
Self-respect, self-confidence, and self-reliance is what we strive to instill in each of our students. We also deeply regard and respect our staff, volunteers, well-wishers and patrons welcome diverse perspectives, suggestions, and ideas.
Humanity is our religion. We believe in connecting, listening, and responding sensitively. We strive to give each individual a space to bring out their best and grow to their potential by creating a caring and inclusive environment.
At Deepstambh, being custodian of public funds we emphasize on accountability and complete transperancy. We follow all financial regulations set forth for non-profits by the Government of India, and are audited annually.
Synergy is achieved when sensitive like-minded individuals come together. The Deepstambh Team is a perfect example of this. Our inclusive team has people from different strata, caste and religion, age groups, persons with disabilities and orphans working positively towards achieving the purpose of the foundation with unity, respect and trust.
Chief Advisory Council
Dr Narendra Jadhav
Member of Parliament
Dr Dnyaneshwar Mulay
Ex High commissioner of India
Shri Sunil Bhokre
Shri Vinay Sahastrabudhe
Member of Parliament
Dr Kantilal Sancheti
Recipient of Padma Vibhushan
Shri. M. V. Kotwal
Ex. Director L&T