Founders on Left Side of the logo of the Parent Institution:
(From Bottom to Top): Karmaveer Bhausaheb Thorat, Shikshan Maharshi Bhausaheb Hire, Shri. Annasaheb Murkute.
Founders on Right Side of the logo of the Parent Institution:
(From Top to Bottom): Padmashree Kakasaheb Wagh, Shri. D. R. Bhosale, Shri. Ganpat Dada More.
The revolutionary thought of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule ‘There is no other alternative but education for social change’ created an awareness about education in the common masses of Maharashtra. The same thought was pursued by the great thinker reformers like, His Highness Rajarshee Shahu Maharaj, His Highness Shreemant Sayajirao Gaikwad Maharaj, Maharshee Vitthal Ramji Shinde, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, Dr. Karmveer Bhaurao Patil, Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh and others.
All these dignitaries were great visionaries who firmly believed that unless the channels of education, from pre-primary to higher level, are opened, the light of knowledge will not reach the doors of the rural masses. The followers of this tradition-Karmveer Raosaheb Thorat, Karmveer Ganpatdada More, D.R. Bhosale and others initiated the task of spreading education by starting ‘Udoji Maratha Hostel’ in 1914. It was a significant beginning of the future Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj.
It was in 1913 that All India Maratha Education Conference was organized in Nashik, where His Highness Shreemant Udojirao Pawar of Dhar Residency donated Rs. 10,000/- that strengthened the very foundation of the Institution. In order to stabilize the work of the Institution, His Highness started a grant of Rs. 2,000/- per annum. Rajarshee Shahu Maharaj donated Rs.15, 000/-, Shreemant Sayajirao Gaikwad Maharaj Rs.12000/-, His Highness Shreemant Madhavrao Maharaj of Gwalior Residency Rs. 10000/-, the then industrialist Pandurang Javaji Chaudhari of Bombay Rs. 3000/- so as to enable the Institution to expand its educational work. "Bahujan Hitaya, Bahujan Sukhaya" – for the Welfare and Happiness of the common Masses is the motto of the Institution. To follow this motto, the social workers like Shankarrao Kadam Kanaladkar, Bhausaheb Hiray, Kakasaheb Wagh, Annasaheb Murkute came forward. The institution gained name and fame in a short time due to its well organized and disciplined planning implementing various educational schemes. Since various donors and social workers belonging to various places generously helped the institution a small plant of the institution began to flourish and blossom.
MVP Samaj manages more than 340 educational & professional institutions. The spectrum of educational institution encompasses Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Graduate & Postgraduate conventional Colleges, Professional & Vocational Colleges. The total strength of students is over 1,77,344.
The year 1964 was celebrated as the Golden Jubilee year. The year 2014 is to be celebrated as the centenary. The qualitative and quantitative sky rocketing development of the Institution is simply wonderful.
The contribution and devotion of ex-officios and in-officios as well as the members of the Managing Council have made this possible.
The Government of Maharashtra felicitated the Institution by giving State Award to honour its educational and social work. Recently Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik praised the institution by giving it ‘Punjabrao Deshmukh Award.’ Maratha Vidya Prasarak Samaj organized 78th Akhil Bartiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan on its campus in 2004.