Our Founder

All India President

The Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram was founded in 1952 by Ramakant Keshav Deshpande (also known as Balasaheb Deshpande), an official of the Orissa State Department of Tribal Welfare, with the support of the State Government and the RSS. After Independence, Balasaheb was appointed by the then Ravi Shankar Shukla Government to work in tribal-dominated Jashpur area as ‘Regional Officer’ of the ‘Tribal Development Scheme’. This particular area had gone into the iron grip of the Christian missionaries who had converted the simple tribal people to their religion by using all means fair and foul. Their conversion to Christianity had alienated them from the cultural and national moorings. Its aim was to counter the appeal of Christian missionary schools to the tribals. Based in Jashpur (214 km from Raigarh), it established schools in Raigarh and Surguja districts – areas with large tribal populations. The Ashram grew rapidly and a permanent office was established in 1963, inaugurated by the RSS chief M. S. Golwalkar.
Jagdev Ramji Uraon, resident of Raigad district of Chhattisgarh, has been educated at Jashpur Nagar hostel of Kalyan Ashram since childhood. Upon receiving the education, he has been working full-time for Kalyan Ashram, currently in charge of the All India President of the Kalyan Ashram.

Paschim Prant

President

Dr. Bharat Kelkar. Renowned Orthopaedist of Nashik. Involved in many social activities. Currently President of Kalyan Ashram Paschim Maharashtra unit.
This covers Nashik, Ahmednagar, Pune, Satara, Sangli, Kolhapur and Solapur districts.

Prant Karyalaya

15, Krushi Nagar, College Road, Nashik – 422005
Phone : +91-253-2577491 / 2582429
Fax : 0253-2310307
Email : vkanasik@gmail.com

Pune Mahanagar Karyalaya

192, Datta Kunj Apt., Shukrawar Peth,
Near Kalahaud Chouk, Pune – 411 002
Phone : +91-20-24492193 / 24460944
Email : vakpune2009@gmail.com

Board Of Trustees

Name
Designation
Contact
Dr. Shri. Bharat Ramkrushna Kelkar
President
9822040168
Dr. Shri. Madhukar Shriram Aacharya
Vice President
9423123069
Shri. Eknath Haribhau Burse
Vice President
9822435717
Shri. Nagesh Shrikrushnrao Kale
Vice President
9823091280
Shri. Sharad Kashinath Shelke
Secretary
9423928765
Shri. Sandeep Jairam Sable
Joint Secretary
9422038689
Shri. Prakash Hari Khichade
Joint Secretary
9730007694
Shri. Dilip Rangraj Mehta
Treasurer
9822022253
Shri. Sanjeev Shrikrushna Daporkar
Joint Treasurer
9860180649
Shri. Sunil Madhav Sawant
Member
9823048417
Shri. Jahiram Lasu Chaudhari
Member
9421341380
Shri. Rushabh Madanlal Mutha
Member
9850258408
Shri. Sanjay Suryakant Kulkarni
Member
9422271757
Shri.Ramesh Pandharinath Gaikwad
Member
9873766811

Devgiri Prant

President

Shri Chetaram ji Devchand Pawar has an important role in the model village of Baripada in Dhule district of Maharashtra. Presently, President of Devagiri Prant of Kalyan Ashram
This covers Aurangabad, Bid, Latur, Usmanabad, Nanded, Hingoli, Nandurbar, Dhule and Jalgaon districts.

Prant Karyalaya

C/O. Shri. Ravindra Pandurang Naika
52, Navi Peth, Above Devgiri Bank,
Jalgaon – 425 001. Maharashtra, INDIA
Phone : +91-2572-234126
Mobile : +91-9764769609 / 09403049176
Email : ravindra.naika@yahoo.in

Board Of Trustees

Name
Designation
Contacts
Shri. Chaitramji Devchand Pawar
President
9823642713
Dr. Shri. Kishor Balkrushna More
Vice President
9823842351
Sou. Prof. Pushpa Yashawant Gavit
Vice President
9421531005
Dr. Shri. Mandar Shripad Mhaskar
Secretary
9422773080
msmhaskar@yahoo.com
Shri. Ravindra Pandurang Naik
Joint Secretary
09764769609 / 09403049176
ravindra.naika@yahoo.in
Shri. Moulya Gomji Gavit
Joint Secretary
9404585973
Adv. Shri. Chandrakant Kisanrao Bhaywal
Treasurer
09850303011
ckbhaiwal@yahoo.com
Shri. Ganesh Makta Gavit
Sanghatan Mantri
9850318281
apatil1968@gmail.com
Sou. Mohini Gajanan Naik
Member
9423799237
Dr. Manish Jairam Suryavanshi
Member
9403488122
Adv. Bharati Meharsingh Pawara
Member
9405572508

Kokan Prant

President

Prof. Laxman Dhavalu Tople. Retired Principal of Vikramgad Junior College. A well known writer. He has written many books on janajati issue. Currently President of Konkan Region.
This covers Palghar, Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Sindhudurg and Ratnagiri districts.

Prant Karyalaya

Suniketan,
Karve Road, Abhudaya Society,
Dombivli West – 421 202
Phone : +91-251-2481576
Email : vkakokanprant@gmail.com

Board Of Trustees

Name
Designation
Contacts
Shri. Laxman Dhavlu Topale
President
09423353128 / 08390312128
Shri. Vishnu Surum
Vice President
9769190004
Sou. Varsha Kolhatkar
Vice President
Shri.  Vinayak Joshi
Secretary
Shri. Mahesh Deshpande
Joint Secretary
Shri. Shridhar Kochrekar
Treasurer
Shri. Amit Sathe
Sanghatan Mantri
09209898935 / 09552873289
Sou. Thamatai Pawar
Member