About the Trust
Shreeram Tryambak Godbole (1913-1996) was a devoted teacher, one who strove for an all-round development of his students. He began his career as a teacher at the Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha, Pune – a pioneer institute in women’s education movement. Later he taught at the Wilson High School, Mumbai and in 1971 he retired as the Principal of Sir Elly Kadoori High School, Mumbai.
He had interest in Arts, Music, and Literature. Subject closest to his heart was History. He wrote articles in newspapers and magazines on historical, educational, and literary topics of current interest. He translated and edited “Bharatiya Itihasachi Saha Soneri Pane” – a book by Swatantryaveer Savarkar into “Six Glorious Epochs of Indian History” in 1972. Currently, the third edition of this book is under print.
In 1993 he wrote “Integrated Humanism” – “Manavaikatmata”, a book in Marathi and English, which postulates his thoughts on progressing human society through revamping of educational system. The original book in Marathi was awarded the coveted centenary prize of the Maharashtra Granthottejak Sabha, Pune in 1995. He had also convened a seminar on Dharma and Education.
In his memory, his wife, Mrs. Asha, established the Asha–Shree Endowment in Mumbai. The trust is duly registered with the Charity Commissioner, Maharashtra State (Reg. No. E 17989). The trust is based on the following principles:
- Opening portals of knowledge to the most underprivileged human being is basic to the formation of a cohesive and stable society.
- A person educated and well reared in all civic qualities will have the awareness and the mind to try for the betterment of the whole society.
- Any aspiring and deserving person must not be denied educational opportunities for a lack of finances.
- Research of social interest, even of little commercial value should not be stalled due to financial restraints.
- It is essential to inculcate the value of help, in time and within means of an individual.