About SDVS Sangh
It is not merely a matter of pride but a fact that the story of Shri Durandesshwar Vidya Samvardhak Sangh, Sankeshwar is the story of education in the Sankeshwar region. Besides evolving healthily through its institutions, the Sangh has been complementary in the socio-cultural development of this area.
The Sangh has a glorious history of more than six decades. In its infancy, found in the form of a single school with a single teacher now, it has grown to run as many as 20 institutions.
Formally, the Sangh came into existence in 1947 by taking over Shri Duradundeeshwar Lajpatray High School at Sankeshwar established by Arya Samaj, Kolhapur in 1929. The Sangh has been making a considerable progress.
S.D.V.S. Sangh was blessed by the Holy Spirit of Shri Shakaracharya math, Sankeshwar and Shri Duradundeeshwar math, Nidasoshi. Whole-hearted and selfless efforts of the members of the management enabled the Sangh to secure a firm and prominent place in the educational field of North Karnataka. Generous donors provided a sound economic base to the Sangh. The founder, Ex-Officio President, His Holiness Shri Nijalingeshwar Mahaswamiji of Nidasoshi, his successor His Holiness Shrui Shivalingeshwar Mahaswamiji of Nidasoshi, Shrimant L.B.Sirdesai of Vantmuri, Shri S.S, Patil (Khatedar) of Sankeshwar, His Holiness Shri Shivarundreshwar Mahaswamiji of Gubalgudd, Hira Sugar Factory of Sankeshwar, the Pattan Panchayat of Sankeshwar, Shri L.K.Khot of Hebbal are a few name among the benevolent donors.
With a view to providing education to the rural people of this locality, Shri Appangouda Patil a visionary and a man of noble spirit steered up the Sangh to ambitious heights. 'Sahakar Maharshi' Shri Basagouda Patil of Amminbhavi and Shri Balasaheb Sarwadi (Ex-MLA) have contributed a lot for the progress of the Sangh. At present, the Sangh is headed by a young and enterprising personality, Shri A.B. Patil, Former Minister, Karnataka State. He has been adding more institutions, facilities and modernizing the institutions as well as striving to help the Sangh advance towards higher horizons of educational atmosphere.
"Open do we throw our windows and doors to let the light in from all ends of the world. We shall give whole-hearted trial to almost all new trends and experiments in education and shall remain unwaivering in the scared work of building a bold nation."The editorial to Silver Jubilee Souvenir, S.D.V.S. Sangh, 1972 sounds like a benchmark and the guiding principle of the Sangh. It connects self help and determined adherence to all modern trends.