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Vinda KarandikarShri.Vinda Karandikar (1918-2010)

Govind Vinayak Karandikar , the well-known poet , writer and winner of the Prestigious Dyanapeeth Award for Marathi Literature was the student of the New High School , Kolhapur . The New Education Society honoured him with the 'Manpatra ' in his residential place in Sahitya Sahawas , Bandra.

The Nation's Pride Late Captain Madhukar NanivadekarThe Nation's Pride Late Captain Shri. Madhukar Nanivadekar (New High School, Kolhapur)

Captain Nanivadekar fought bravely in the Indo - Pak war in 1965. He Sacrificed his precious life for the defence of the nation in the Hajipir pass on 21st September 1965 while fighting with the enemy. His commanding officer Major S.P.Singhal Said , "Captain Nanivadekar was one of the best officers of my Regiment who commanded respect by one and all. He died for the cause of the nation fighting very bravely. The vaccume created by his sudden death cannot be filled in."His Sacrifice will continue to inspire our young onces at all times in future. NES preserve his memories and salutes to his great courage.

Mr. Jaykumar K. PathareShri.Mr. Jaykumar K. Pathare

SCHOOL : New HighSchool, kolhapur


EXSISTING BUSINESS: Chairman of Maxwell Industries Limited.(V.I.P Cloths)

Dr. N. D. PatilShri.Dr. N. D. Patil

Born in 1929 in the village Dhavali, Tal.Walava Dist. Sangali ,a renouned freedom fighter, a great thinker,a writer, a great orator and staunch activist who is still fighting for the upliftment of the down trodden and the farmers , Dr. N. D. Patil (M.A.L.L.M.) is a past student of Islampur High School,Islampur. He has been the undisputed leader of the 'Shetakari-Kamagar Paksh' in Maharashtra. Ex member of the state Vidhan Parishad , Ex Minister for Co-operation , chairman of various government committees, Dr.N.D.Patil has suffered lathi charges , imprisonment while fighting for the cause of the farmers ,workers and the havenots. He was very active in the 'Goa Mukti Sangram' and in the historical 'Sanyukta Maharashtra Movement' and has written several books on education , social issues and economic reformation and self reliance.

He is honoured with the following awards:

  1. D.Lit by a) Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad b) Swami Ramanand Tirth University , Nanded
  2. 'Rajashri' Award by Rajarshi Shahu Chhatrapati Memorial Trust , Kolhapur
  3. 'Dr.Ambedkar National Award'by Rayat Shikshan Sansth , Satara ( He is the President of the Sanstha )

He is the voice against injustice and evils of bureaucracy - the voice of the deprived and the harassed. He is a great social reformer and a social thinker of present Maharashtra.

Shri Nitin M. WadikarShri Nitin M. Wadikar

SCHOOL : S.M. Lohia HighSchool, Kolhapur


EXISTING BUSINESS : Maharashtra Machins ( Special Purpose Machines, CNC Machines & Wind mill Tower Manufacturing)Passion of grasping knowledge from anywhere to develop business. Vast Experience in Design  & manufacturing of CNC SPMs. Proved "KNOWLEDGE is greater than QUALIFICATION". Social & Traditional attachments also. Self Development with taking a team together. Nothing is impossible, only passion is required.

Dr.Dhananjay GundeShri.Dr.Dhananjay Gunde

Ex-Student of NES, Kolhapur's Jayasingpur High School , Jaysingpur, now 'Laxminarayan Malu High School , Jaysingpur' from 1947 to 1954. M.S.D.Ortho (Bom.) Sr.Arthopaedic Surgeon and Director of G.J.G. Yoga Academy Kolhapur.

He has Conducted Yoga  workshops in many foreign Countries. Awards : 'Kolhapur Bhushan ; 'Kolhapur Zilha Gaurav Patra'; 'Kuwalayanand Award' ; 'Yoga Shiromani' ; 'Guru Mahatma Yoga Prabodhak Samaj Bhushan Award'; ' Karmveer Bhaurao Patil Samaj Seva Award. etc.

He popularized the concept of 'Drugless and Bloodless Therapy for Germless Disease'. Even at the age of 75 he is working as a medical missionary with great zeal and enthusiasm.

Yashvant BhalkarShri.Yashvant Bhalkar : Past Student of S.M.Lohiya High School , Kolhapur

Yashvant Bhalkar is one of the few renouned  Marathi film Directors of Maharashtra. Disciple of Bhalji Pendharkar , Dinkar Patil , Vasant Penter , Rajdutt , V.K.Naik , Dattakeshav and Murlidhar Kapadi , he has won 14 state awards for his film 'Paij Lagnachi'. His film 'Ghe Bharari ' won 5 Awards including the 'V.Shantaram Award '. His 'Sattadhish ' also won award and his movie Rajamata Jijau was released in London. He has directed 13 films so far. He was the president of 'Marathi Chitrapat Mahamandal' and now he is the member of the State Government's Film Examination Committee.

Shri.Nemchand C.SanghviShri.Nemchand C.Sanghvi

Born in 1954 the past student of Islampur High School , Islampur has earned his name as a renouned industrialist in kolhapur region. His brief profile is as follows.

  • Chairman & Managing Director - Priyadarshini Polysacks Ltd. , Pristine
    Industries Ltd., Pertinent Infra & Energy Ltd.
  • Trustee : Mahaveerpuram Jain Temple & Education Institute Mahesana
    Road -  Ahmedabad.
  • Memebr of C.P.M.A. : New Delhi
  • Founder Member : Oswal Mitra Mandal , Mumbai
  • Member of Indo German Council , Mumbai ; Lima - ( India )
  • A.I.F.T.M.A. - Bangalore ; Jito F.C.P. Rotary Club Mid Town - Kolhapur
  • Manufacturing Activity : PP Woven Sacks, Liner Bag , Leno Bag ,Laminated Bag , Cement , Sugar , Food Grains , Fertilizer Bags.
Mr. Vinod DigrajkarShri.Vinod Digrajkar :

The renouned classical singer of Jaipur ' Gharana' style is a past student of our S.M.Lohia High School (1972). A civil engineer and a builder by profession . he has 7 Prestigious Awards at his credit including Kolhapur Bhushan Award (2004) , Sankar Bharati Manpatra (2006) and Sangeet Seva Purskar in (2009) He was awarded Gold Medal being 1st in All India Radio Final Competition in 1977. He has been a first class Singer of AIR Since then His classical Singing Programmes have been organized within and out side India - in London , Sidney , Melborne , Manchester and Singapore.

Miss Gayatri Narsinh NatuMiss Gayatri Narsinh Natu

First in the merit -list of S.S.C. examination - Kolhapur  Board - National Talent Scholarship Holder. - 12th Science -  11th in the merit list of Pune Board. - IIT JEE AIR - 3064 (IIT Kanpur ) - CSIR Student Associateship - Sponsored Summer Internship in materials research at Department of Mechanical Engineering , University of Arkansas - Master of Science ( 5 Year Integrated Chemistry ) - IIT Kanpur Schoalrship of US $ 51312.00 per year for 6 years - Ohio State University , Columbus  - For Ph.D. ( Subject : Inorganic Semiconductor Oxide nanomaterial  towards application  in Solar Cells ) - Ph.D. Candidacy Examination passed  - Research Publication in American Chemical - Society - Photoelectrochemical  study of the Ilmenite - Polymorph of CdSno3 and its Photoanodic Application in  Dye-Sentized Solar Cells

Miss Prasanna Prakash GholapMiss Prasanna Prakash Gholap

Our one more student Miss.Prasanna Prakash Gholap also has secured National Talent Search Scholarship in 2001-2002 , Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship. She has won many prizes in elocution competitions for school including the prestigious state level Ugar Championship.Scored 703 marks out of 750 (93.73%) in S.S.C. Exam. She stood 4th in the merit list of Kolhapur S.S.C. Board.Completed her graduation from a reputed College in India , BITS, Pilani. Now she is working in one of the top ten international software companies at Bangalore.