Empowering, Educating and Enriching Lives

This is the Base of our Ideals at 

Mahatma Gandhi Vichar Sanwardhan Sanstha

I started Mahatma Gandhi Vichar Sanwardhan Sanstha in 1985 at Ramtek.

Ramtek being a rural area i was very attached to these surroundings and had a vision to develop towns like these into communities of educated and skilled people who can build a nation.

With the Vision of Mahatma Gandhi that was

The path of peace and non violence can lead the people of this world towards Development and Prosperity“.

This Vision of Mahatma Gandhi inspired me to establish this institution to implement and create Opportunities for the rural areas of our country as the rural areas are what make up the whole of a nation and if the people of these rural areas are Educated and Empowered the whole of the nation develops.

We are working on projects that aim to promote and develop rural industries making towns self sustaining also improving the rural economy of our country.

Establishing advanced training programs for Empowering.

Promoting high standard education that will improve the standard of living.

Empowering the rural people for better lives though all aspects enriching their standard of life and enlightening them on their rights.


Shreeram Ashtankar is the Founders the Chairman of Mahatma Gandhi Vichar Sanwardhan Sanstha.

He has held different leadership positions both within the government and the private sector. his career started  in a government school as a Mathematics Teacher, he then ventured into politics where his influence rose and he started taking up social work in sectors such as rural area development, health, commerce,shipping, agricultural development, farmers empowerment, he established schools and colleges in rural areas, he is presently associated with Boards of IFFCO ,Maharashtra Marketing Federation, non-profit organizations and associations.

With a view to strengthen public debate on the issues of governance, institutions and accountability for public services.

He has extensive research and implementation experience on issues related to strengthening citizen participation in public services.

His previous assignments include the position of Director at IFFCO, District Milk Federations, Nagpur District Central Cooperative Bank, Municipal Cooperation Member, Chairman Nagpur District Agricultural Industries Coperative Society. He is the founder of Nagpur District Dairies, Ex-Director Maharashtra State Cooperative Marketing Federation,Ex-Director NAFED, Lauched Campaigns for Human Rights , and He has worked extensively in the area of rural development with cooperatives, in association with the Dairy Development Boards.