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Dalit History Month at Shri Siddhartha Vidyalaya, Dholka

  • Shri Siddhartha Vidyalaya Maharaja Road Dholka, GJ, 382225 India (map)

Shri Siddharth Vidhyalay, Dholka is one of the first boarding schools of Dholka. Established in the year 1948, by founders Balvantbhai and Govindbhai, the school has educated many Dalit students since its founding. Every year, many educated Dalits and social activists contribute in cash or kind to support this beautiful school and the 250-300 students that study there.  Students of Shri Siddharth Vidhyalay come from different villages and blocks and are from various social and economic backgrounds. The school has been a place where poor farmers who cannot afford to send their children to school can send their children for a good chance at an education and a future. The school was once visited by Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

This year, Dalit History Month will be celebrated in Shri Siddharth Vidhyalay, with participation from staff and students.

The event is organized by Preeti Mahendrabhai Vaghela who is a coordinator at Navsarjan Trust, a Gujarat-based, non-political Human Rights Organization established over 27 years ago. Preeti has been actively involved in the Dalit movement in Gujarat. Navsarjan Trust is well known across the country and internationally for their work with the Dalit movement in Gujarat and India.