What is Vaswani Mission?
The Sadhu Vaswani Mission is a spiritual organization, working towards the
welfare of the society as a whole. The mission was initially started in the
year 1931 in Hyderabad, Sindh (now in Pakistan). The founder of the Vaswani
Mission was Sadhu T. L. Vaswani, who was dedicated towards alleviating the
sufferings in the world. After the partition of India, the Headquarters of
the Sadhu Vaswani Mission was shifted to Pune in 1950.
Sadhu Vaswani Ashram at Pune serves as the headquarters of the Sadhu Vaswani
Mission in India. A number of institutions are located within the complex of
the Vaswani Ashram, namely….
Shanti Vidya Mandir (Kindergarten, English Medium)
Mira's Bal Bhavan
Mira's College for Girls
Mira's English Medium School (Primary and Secondary)
Mira's High School (Sindhi Medium)
Mira's Primary School (Sindhi Medium)
Mira Movement in
Sadhu Vaswani also started the Mira Movement in Education in the tear 1933.
The headquarters of the movement is at the Sadhu Vaswani Ashram, Pune. The
endeavor of this movement is to provide education to all. There are at least
six educational institutions, under the Mira Movement, in Pune itself, that
impart spiritual, social and moral values to individuals.
Sadhu T. L. Vaswani
The founder of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission in India, Sadhu T. L. Vaswani was
born on November 25, 1879 in Hyderabad, Sindh. He started his career as a
professor in Metropolitan College (now Vidyasagar College) of Calcutta. He
joined the freedom struggle, along with Mahatma Gandhi and during that
period, he made considerable contribution to literature. After independence,
he withdrew from active politics and devoted himself entirely to the field
As per Sadhu Vaswani, religion was nothing but serving God, through the
service of the poor and needy. He believed that God resides in each and
every individual and when we serve the deprived, we serve God. God cannot be
found in isolation or in temples and churches. In his own words…
"You will meet Him in the sweat and struggle of life, in the tears and
tragedies of the poor. Not in decorated temples, but in broken cottages is
the Great God, - wiping the tears of the poor and singing His new Gita for
the New Age!"
Activities of Sadhu Vaswani Mission
Dada Bhandara (Feeding the Poor)
Digging of irrigation wells
Daya (Loving Animals and Birds)
Meatless Day Campaign
Medical Relief and Health camps
Promotion of The Sindhi Language
Provision of drinking water
Sadhu Vaswani Mission Newsletters
Satsang (Religious Discourses)
Tree plantation drives
Vocational training classes
How to Reach Sadhu
Vaswani Ashram, Pune
Pune airport is situated about 12-km from the main city. There are direct
flights from Pune to most of the major cities in India.
Pune has excellent train services, connecting it with all key cities.
An extensive network of roads link Pune with the rest of the country. There
are daily bus services between Pune and Mumbai.