History/Background

Golden Years of Prestigious Educational Tradition Since 1922

Motto: Selfless Service

Shri Gujarati Samaj has contributed largely to the educational scenario of Indore . Its years old history tells a tale of the sacrifice and devotion of the elders of that era. It has no match in the present. A few Gujarati families made this place their home in the 2nd decade of The 20th century. Their aim was to earn a living. At that time they realized that their children would be cut off from Gujarati language, culture and tradition due to lack of a Gujarati medium school. Keeping this in mind, a small school was opened in a single room on Jail Road in 1922 with just 8-10 students. In due course of time, it occurred to them that even the localites were lacking a proper school. This fact motivated them to push the thought of income to the back of their minds and establish numerous educational institutions one after another. Thus a small seed sown in the direction of giving education to Gujarati children in the year 1922 grew into a large tree with branches in every field from primary schools, middle schools to colleges with different courses. Today the Gujarati community residing in Indore has taken to the Malwi Culture. Thus Malwi and Gujarati cultures have found a common ground here. This is the reason why Malwi people dance to the tunes of Garba during the Navartra so enthusiastically.

At present Shri Gujarati Samaj is a large educational organization dedicated to the cause of education. It represents, not only the City, but entire Madhya Pradesh. Presently it is running 9 colleges and 6 schools . The Samaj has also made its foray in the medical field with onset of Homeopathy Medical College and Research Center . Similarly career oriented courses have been included in Professional Colleges. The Samaj started B. Ed. College in July 2005 and a new college namely Shri Gujarati Samaj Innovative College of Commerce & Science (English Medium) in July 2006.Shri Gujarati Samaj College of Pharmacy started in the year 2007.

Around 980 teachers and other employees are serving to the cause of imparting education and nearly 20,000 students are taking education under the aegis of the Samaj. It is a matter of pride for the Samaj that amongst every 7 students of the University, one student belongs to Gujarati College . Shri Gujarati Samaj has given political leaders, ministers. I.A.S. officers, successful industrialists, scientists etc. to the nation. Another achievement of the Samaj is that the MP Minority Commission has also recognized the educational institutions run by Shri Gujarati Samaj as those run by the Linguistic Minority Community and given it Linguistic Minority Certificate. Shri Gujarati Samaj also gives financial support to women for making them self-reliant. Gujarati women are given free training of tailoring.

Various linguistic & cultural exchange programmes are organized from time to time. The Samaj has built R.R. Contractor Guest House for the convenience of travelers and 200 people can be accommodated here. Shri Gujarati Samaj is also open to the thought of social service and the following charitable services are being run by it :

  • Smt. Rukhamaniben Deepchandbhai Gardi Parmarthic Charitable Trust Ambulance Service.
  • Smt. Kamlaben Raojibhai Patel Community Hall, Nasia Road, Indore .
  • Shri Gujarati Samaj Seva Vahan.
  • Shri Gujartai Samaj Polio Centre.
The main aim of the Samaj is service without any self interest.