TODAY -

Brief history of Adimjati Shiksha Ashram (1952 - 2012)

Souvenir Committee of Adimjati Shiksha Ashram *



Introduction: The Unique service to the cause of education by establishing Ashram Schools and Hostels by the founding fathers of the Adimjati Shiksha Ashram at Imphal with an aspect that it is to play a significant role in the welfare and development of the tribal community in Manipur in particular and others in general was considered indispensable.

An irrefutable evidence of the sacrifice made and useful work done by Adimjati Shiksha Ashram Imphal is provided by the fact that the institution has been extending all possible help and engaged in the educational welfare by promoting their social culture, educational. economic progress and safe guard their constitutional rights with a view to enable them to take their legitimate share in the national stream of life in the country. Some of the activities taken up by the Ashram for last 60 years are highlighted here .

1. Adimjati Shiksha Ashram : The history of the Adimjati Shiksha Ashram, Imphal started with the arrival of (L) Shri Deshbandhu Adhikari, a Scholar and Social Worker from Uttar Pradesh who having occupied a small room in the Marwari Dharamsala, Imphal started the Adimjati Shiksha Ashram, Imphal on 23-03-1952. His relentless efforts yielded results when the Government of Manipur granted an area of land measuring 27 Bighas and 9 Kathas under Order No.HDE/119/ 51/19 dt. 9th Jan. 1953.

2. Soon after taking physical possession of the land, foundation for various infrastructures was laid by (L) Dr Rajendra Prasad, the Hon'ble 1st President of the Republic of India on May 01, 1953 with a cash donation of Rs. 10,000/- in the presence of (L) Smt. Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, 1st Union Medical Minister with a cash donation of Rs. 1,000/-, (L) General KM Cariappa, the 1st Commander-in-Chief of Army with a cash donation of Rs. 10,000/- and (L) Shri GD Birla, an Industrialist with a cash donation of Rs 5,000/-. and with a grant of Rs 25,000/- from the Manipur Government, construction works started immediately and the first building was inaugurated by (L) Shri GB Mawlankar, 1st Speaker of Parliament (LS) in the latter part of 1953.

When (L) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru came to Imphal on March 23, 1953, he was about to visit the Adimjati Shiksha Ashram. But on security reason, he instead met some Ashram staff and students in the Raj Bhawan. It may be mentioned that it was under active initiative of Panditjee that branches of the Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangh, were opened in many rural areas including Manipur and Arunachal (then called NEFA).

The main source of income of the Ashram is grant-in-aids and public donation and dedicated manpower service by Social Workers on Voluntary Gandhian principle of service and sacrifice as "Society of Servants of the Tribal People of India" under the aegis of the Bharatiya Adimjati Sevak Sangh started by (L) Thakkar Bapa in 1949 with HQ at Thakkar Bapa Smarak Sadan, Dr Ambedkar Marg, New Delhi to which the Adimjati Shiksha Ashram is affiliated.

3. Ashram Residential School : In the year 1952 the Ashram started running a residential Hindi ME School for the poor tribal children from the Hills of Manipur and Nagaland and about 150 boys and girls were accomodated in the Ashram. They were provided with free board & lodging, clothing, stationery etc. Residential Wardens for boys and girls took care of the children. The Hindi ME School was recognised upto standared VI at that time.

4. One outstanding contribution of the Ashram in the field of Education was the establishment of the Adimjati Technical Institute for promotion of Technical Education of Tribals of the North-Eastern State for overseas courses in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Allied Engineering under the Assam Board of Technical Education. The foundation stone for the Technical Institute was laid by (L) Shri Govind Vallabh Pant, the then Union Home Minister on 22nd February, 1956 which was declared open for use by (L) Shri PC Mathew, Chief Commissioner, Manipur on 21st February, 1958. In 1972, the Technical Institute was taken over by the Govt, of Manipur and thenceforth converted into Govt. Polytechnic with 30% seats reservation for ST/SC and shifted to Takyelpat, Imphal West District.

5. The Ashram also started Adimjati Hindi High School with free boarding and lodging upto class VIII in the Ashram campus with branches as under :

1) Adimjati Ashram, Imphal 1952
2) Ashram Branch, Churachandpur 1956
3) Tadubi Branch, Senapati 1957
4) Liwachaning, Komlathabi 1958
5) Motbung Branch, Sadar Hills 1958
6) Tamenglong Branch 1958

The Institutions are now closed down due to lack of fund.

6. Weaving & Tailoring Centre of the Ashram (1957 - 1962) : The girl students were taught weaving, tailoring and the boys were given training in basic brickmaking, and art of gardening along with the general curriculum of the school to make them self reliant in their future life. Wool Knitting centre also was opened with the help of the TD Department of Manipur for the benefit of the tribal girls.

7. 1958 - 1962 : Started Road Mohoror Courses for Under-Matric Tribals for 6 months with 30 students per course but discontinued due to poor response for further admission.

8. External Educational Tour : It was found that the tribal children were found very good in games & sports. They have been taken for external educational tour to New Delhi & Agra by the school authority and the football players of the school were sent to participate in the Subroto Mukherjee Cup tournaments several times.

9. Condensed Course of HLC Exam 1968 : With the help of the Social Welfare Board, Manipur, a Condensed Course for the Tribal girls was introduced for a period of one academic year. 20 tribal girls appearing in HLC Exams were provided Board and Lodging facility in the Ashram.

10. 1975 : Anganwadi Training for 75 Tribal Girls was imparted for Child Care who were all absorbed in the social Welfare Deptt.


* Published at The Sangai Express
This article was submitted by the Souvenir Committee of Adimjati Shiksha Ashram This article was posted on April 03, 2013



* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.


LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Heikru Hidongba #1 : Gallery
  • Heigru Hidongba (Boat Race)
  • Get down to business
  • The Eternal Moment :: Poem
  • Why is oiling good for the hair
  • Jobs at SKY Hospital
  • The Killing Fields 2013-18 : News Timeline
  • Creating Future Media Leaders in NE
  • Understanding Communist ideology
  • Suspended but drama not over yet
  • Arrested for molesting student in Mumbai
  • Manipuri Diaspora in Myanmar #1
  • Chingyainu, Chingnguremba :: eMing
  • Krishna Janma @Mahabali #2 : Gallery
  • Naga-Kuki Conflict: ..Kuki aggression
  • Tibeto-Burman Languages : Book
  • Indian Judiciary no more a caged bird
  • IGAR (S) calls on Governor of Manipur
  • Spirit of Irabot still runs in Journalists
  • Concern should be about mob mentality
  • Tribes, Art & Soul of India #1: Gallery
  • Rally against Mob Lynching #1: Gallery
  • 'Sahnit' an honour or a disgrace
  • Irabot : Socio-Political Challenges
  • Training employees for better governance
  • Blue Ocean :: Poem
  • Sextortion: Making money from shame
  • Condemn murder of Neiphretuo Metsie
  • Social lacunae
  • BJP on poll drive at Imphal, Kohima
  • Mary Kom lost 2 kg in 4 hours
  • Historical Evaluation of Puya Meithaba #2
  • Felicitation of Sportsperson: Gallery
  • ICJ: Investigation of Extrajudicial Killing
  • Legal profession as career option #2
  • Loktak Down Stream HE Project (2x33MW)
  • Protest against mob lynching at DU
  • Ripples of Music :: Poem
  • Memo submitted to CM over lynching
  • Poems of Peace, Resistance ...
  • Helicopter Schedule for Imphal-Jiri
  • Mirabai recommended for Khel Ratna
  • Martyrdom of Haipou Jadonang #3: Gallery
  • Manipur State is still winning..
  • Gazetteer of North-East India :: Book
  • Sunfeast Cup Football Tournament
  • Trip down memory lane
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • Folk Song :: Poem
  • The Endureres at Dwarka Half Marathon
  • Main accused in cop slaying nabbed
  • Naga talks not confined to Nagaland..
  • Trekking to Dzukou Valley #1 : Gallery
  • Rest in Peace Humanity
  • Ph Banti's artwork 'Trafficking of children'
  • Cry of a Dying River - 45 :: Poem
  • Buddhism is not a religion
  • Jobs at R-Square Design
  • Candle Light at DU over lynching
  • Society as a reflection of govt
  • Mobocracy : Shame on Manipur
  • Kuki Black Day @CCpur : Gallery
  • miAoIbgi pNTuH :: Seireng
  • An opinion on Tharoijam killing
  • How Manipur lost internal autonomy, Kabaw
  • Admission for PhD at Tripura Univ
  • Meefam ST at Nambol, Khangabok
  • Importance of Forest & Environment
  • Deep social divide: Two different folks?
  • Kuki Black Day: Kukis Will never forget
  • R & V Art House's First Art Fest 2018
  • Celebrating International Literacy Day, 2018
  • Born a Kuki, die a Kuki :: Poem
  • History of North East India :: Book
  • Will SimpliciTB make TB treatment simpler
  • Meefam chathaduna ST gi issue..
  • Dipankar Talukdar- Mr Model of World Star
  • System error- who will fix Broken Window
  • Reshuffle Talks : Say No to Yes Me
  • India negotiating vehicle pact with Myanmar
  • Chalwa Village, Kangpokpi #2 : Gallery
  • Thien & its downfall in Zeliangrong #2
  • Is FA a self exposed daylight robbery?
  • Nation Needs Small Farmers
  • Who is programming you ?
  • Bandhs as dissent & survival of laziest
  • Looking for Raju :: Poem
  • The cry of the 2nd class citizen
  • Bharat Bandh in Imphal
  • Historical Evaluation of Puya Meithaba #1
  • Sit-In: Naga Peace Talk #2 : Gallery
  • Naga-Kuki conflict: Search for definitions
  • Mega Marathon Manipur : Download Form
  • Legal profession as career option
  • Guv felicitates 5 JAK RIF for flood relief
  • Stored Anger :: Book Review
  • On stepping into the 20th year of TSE
  • Sept - month which reinstated our courage
  • Krishna Janma @ISKCON #2 : Gallery
  • Empty :: Poem
  • Lets beat littering - plastics pollution
  • NEHU Seminar : Urbanization in India
  • Jobs at JCRE Skill Solutions
  • Declaration of Naga Collective Spirit [Sep 8]
  • Akanba Khongjangidamak Yathokpa Loire
  • Support for STDC from UMA, Assam
  • 'Deplorable power supply in Nagaland'
  • Tryst with destiny - Should we accept ?
  • Stand off at MU : Impact on LS Poll
  • Exploring the enthralling Tuilha Kol
  • Kamesh Salam : Outstanding Green Activist
  • The Valley Of Brahmaputra :: Book
  • Development of road database
  • The inner page story :: Poem
  • Kakching WW-II Memorial Run 2018
  • STDC public meeting at Langathel Keithel
  • Maibi Jagoi at Sangai Fest : Gallery
  • My poll without prejudice to anyone
  • MEETAC - Mission for streamlining TK
  • Conditions leading to Marxism
  • Heart Camp at Khelakhong, Thoubal
  • Cyber bully: Crime that follows you home
  • Bhupen Hazarika : Tribute at London
  • AEP & Importance of Myanmar & NE
  • Political pandemonium
  • Students central to MU issue
  • Landscape from Koubru #2 : Gallery
  • Leishangthem Robert for Mr. World 2018
  • Oinam Shilla Chanu at Mrs India Earth
  • North-east Frontier Of India :: Book
  • Thien & its downfall in Zeliangrong #1
  • Cry of a Dying River - 44 :: Poem
  • JRF Post at Mizoram University
  • Honours to Bamboo; a ubiquitous gift
  • Case of hunter now being huntedr
  • Chaklam Khongchat Numit #3 : Gallery
  • Women Empowerment & judicial Activism
  • Narin Chenggum - wild edible mushroom
  • Flying Star at your lips :: Poem
  • Out of the box thinking
  • Call centre fraud: Vicious vishing attack
  • Changing India & its impact on Manipur
  • MU stand off gets uglier
  • Tikendrajit : The Lion of Manipur #4
  • Krishna Janma @Mahabali #1 : Gallery
  • Eastern Frontier of India :: Book Review
  • Remembering Radhakrishnan ..
  • Moments to cherish :: Poem
  • Glimpse of the Buddha's teaching
  • NH7 Weekender Express Editions
  • Rejoinder to NDPP from NPF [05 Sep]
  • Mental equation
  • Are teachers teaching ? Apt, timely poser
  • Sirarakhong Hathei Phanit @Ukhrul : Gallery
  • Sit-In: Naga Peace Talk #1 : Gallery
  • Globalization, Act East Policy & Manipur
  • Review on anthology of Parthajit Borah
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand :: Timeline
  • Child Friendly Police Stations proposed
  • ADBU Goes Green with Solar Energy
  • Convocation of Assam Don Bosco
  • Fetal Echocardiography - Seminar held
  • Rejoinder to NPF from NDPP [04 Sep]
  • Divide, divert and rule will not work
  • FA, MU crisis : Issues before LS polls
  • Krishna Janma @ISKCON #1 : Gallery
  • Komrem Student Day @Bangalore : Gallery
  • September Calendar for Year 2018 :: Tools
  • The Coils of Pakhangba :: Book
  • Physics Program in Don Bosco, Tura
  • Condemns MU VC's vindictive stance
  • 'Policy of India to suppress people'
  • NDPP congratulates Abu Metha
  • Pandey back at MU! Violating spirit of MoA
  • Exhibition @ Art College #2: Gallery
  • AMWJU Sit-In-Protest : Gallery
  • Shri Krishna Janmasthami :: Book
  • Life's heck :: Poem
  • Environment & lung health are vital
  • Innovation for the common man
  • Humanitarian crisis with NRC in Assam
  • Rejoinder to NDPP from NPF [02 Sep]
  • Jangou Rah : eRang Classic
  • The Story of 40 Pineapple Suckers
  • Rebirth of Manipur Human Rights Comm
  • Yumkhaibam Nanao Eramdam Yaourakhre
  • Lecture: Governance & Public Services
  • X-rated poem :: Poem
  • Ningol Chakkouba Celebration in Delhi
  • Baton changes hands at IGAR (South)
  • Rejoinder to NPF from NDPP [01 Sept]
  • A Wake-up call
  • Lok Sabha polls : More crucial for BJP
  • Martyrdom of Haipou Jadonang #2: Gallery
  • Chaklam Khongchat Numit #2 : Gallery
  • The World of Kuki People :: Book
  • Effects of the Burning of Meitei Puyas
  • Soil Technician required at MaolKeki
  • Jr. Mr. India 2018, Gyanendra Thokchom
  • Rejoinder to HTC & allies' statement
  • Consensual sex..Does it amount to rape ?
  • Need for all to keep their sanity
  • Sanagi Tenawa :: Funga Wari
  • MU: Den of Insurgents or Den of Ideas?
  • Can NRC Update save Assam and NE ?
  • Victim of Enforced Disappearances
  • Admission for Ph.D. at Tripura University
  • Martyrdom of Haipou Jadonang #1: Gallery
  • Physics Program in Don Bosco College
  • Resolution: Right of Human Right Defender
  • Advancing rights of Human Right Defender
  • Dolaithabi Dam , Senapati : Gallery
  • Eid-Ul-Adhaa Festival #2 : Gallery
  • Chaklam Khongchat Numit #1 : Gallery
  • 47th Nagas Annual Meet at Mumbai
  • Transcending Patriots' Day(s) #4
  • Sangai Fest: Fashion Show #2 : Gallery
  • Tikendrajit : The Lion of Manipur #3
  • Dr. Jodhachandra Sanasam : Sahitya
  • Architects announces 1st MADE 2018
  • Expedite FA Rally #2 : Gallery
  • Billie's Book by Ranjeeta Mayanglambam
  • Shougrakpam Bijaya :: A Profile
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Disputed Myanmar Border Pillar : Gallery
  • Front Page Photo 2018 #3: Gallery
  • Dzuko valley #4 :: 360 Panorama View
  • Manglandasu Nang - OST :: e-pao Radio
  • Temples of Manipur : Gallery
  • Old Manipuri Movie #1 :: eRang Classic
  • SPONSORED ADS