Late Shri. Nanasaheb Purohit
Founder of Raigad Military School Trust
Late Shri. Prabhakar Kunte
Chairman of Raigad Military School Trust
Raigad Military School is the brainchild of veteran freedom fighters like Shri. Nanasaheb Purohit and Shri. Prabhakar Kunte of Raigad District, Maharashtra. The first Raigad Military School was established on 12th August 1990 at Achaloli village in Taluka Mahad of Raigad District. This School is situated at the foot of historic Raigad Fort which was the Capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The school has, during short span, become synonymous with VISION, DEDICATION, EXCELLENCE AND COMMITMENT TO SOCIAL VALUES.
Opening of Raigad Military School in Oshiwara, Mumbai was another important step. The Government of Maharashtra allotted a plot of 11000sq meters of land at Oshiwara, Mumbai which led to the commencement of Raigad Military School, Oshiwara, in 2005.
Veteran Freedom Fighter of Maharashtra, Late Shri. Nanasaheb Purohit, who was also known as ‘krantisinh’, had a dream of having a School in Mahad, Raigad District of Maharashtra. Late Shri. Nanasaheb Purohit was obsessed with having a Raigad Military School. Therefore, he gathered prominent freedom fighters and other social workers from Maharashtra and they all formed the Raigad Military School Trust.
After Late Shri. Nanasaheb Purohit gathered the prominent freedom fighters and other social workers of Raigad District, they all were looking for a prominent personality who can help them in acquiring land for Raigad Military School and can arrange funds for the proposed School. Therefore, Late Shri. Nanasaheb Purohit and others approached Shri. Prabhakar Kunte who was then the President of MHADA.
He was also been Housing Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra and then Chairman of Khadi Gramodyog Board. He was a very influential personality. When Nanasaheb Purohit and other freedom fighters along with social workers approached and told him about the proposed Raigad Military School. Shri. Prabhakar Kunte was very much impressed and was interested to be part of Raigad Military School. All of them welcomed him as the Chairman of Raigad Military School Trust. With all the herculean efforts of Shri. Prabhakar Kunte, the Maharashtra Govt. allotted a piece of land to the R.M.S Trust for educational purpose at a concessional rate.
After successfully running the Raigad Military School, from 2014, the present Chairman and Managing Trustee, Shri. Rajiv K. Gharat whose vision, wisdom and missionary zeal is inspired all stakeholders to work with passion and commitment towards establishing the Raigad Military School in Mumbai.