MES History

A JOURNEY FROM A SEED TO A TREE

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In 1860, three great visionaries – Waman Prabhakar BhaveVasudev Balwant Phadke and Laxman Narhar Indapurkar came together to plant a seed of an idea. The idea was profound considering the pre-independence era of India.

The three reformists resolved to establish an educational platform that would generate a strong character and lofty ideals amongst youngsters, and one that nurtures nationalism.

In 1874 The ‘Poona Native Institution‘ took shape as their joint efforts. The institution imparted conventional, contemporary education.

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Advertisement in the Dnyanachakshu given by Vasudev Balwant Phadke appealing to students to enroll in the
Poona Native Institution