Late Seth Walchand Hirachand Doshi
– popularly known as “Seth Walchand” was a industrialist who in the shortest span created an industrial empire. He has most of the first time industries in India to his credit list like Aircraft, Automobiles, Shipping, Construction, Sugar. A very dynamic, pioneer industrialist had a social commitment and formed many charitable trusts. Strongly backed and supported by his brothers. The family became a backbone to the society. His family members namely his brothers Late Seth Lalchand Hirachand, Seth Gulabchand Hirachand and Seth Ratanchand Hirachand formed a public charitable trust in the memory of their father Late Seth Hirachand Nemchand Doshi. The objective was to provide education and relief to the poor, medical relief, education in general and in particular hostel accommodation for students.
Seth Walchand Hirachand
Way back in 1941 the boy’s hostel for Jain students was started at Dnyaneshwar Paduka Chowk – Fergusson College Road. Then it was formalised in a Trust in 1954 and 1958. Even after 60 Years the Trust stands successfully committed to the objectives for which it was started. The history is as ….
Initially the hostel, Hirachand Nemchand Digambar Vidyarthi Gruha was at Dnyaneshwar Paduka Chowk, Fergusson College Road from 1941 to 1960. In 1960, the Hirachand Nemchand Digambar Vidyarthi Gruha was shifted to a newly built specious premise near Deep Bungalow Chowk at Gokhale Cross Road, Model colony.
The Hostel has been planned and built with such a vision that even after 40 Yrs. i.e. today, the utilities are up-to-date and sufficient. The premises are specious with lush green environment, away from the crowd but still in the center of the city very conveniently located.
The Hostel provides accommodation to 235 students coming to Pune from all over India and mainly from all districts of Maharashtra. The students come to take education in the fields of C.A., Engineering, Medical, Law, Architecture, M.B.A., Arts, Commerce, Science etc.
The location of Hostel is within 3 Kms radius from Pune University, BMCC , Fergusson, MMCC, Symbiosis, Modern, ILS Law College, FCII, COEP College etc.
From 1941 to 2017, almost 6000 students have taken advantage of SHND hostel. The stay has enabled them to provide right environment to concentrate on studies in their respective fields. The students have reached an eminent and respectable position in their life. We are glad that the S.H.N.D. Trust’s SHND has been of great use in shaping so many lives and careers.
HND is known for excellent infrastructure, very good and peaceful atmosphere and environment. Moreover it is known for personal attention, discipline, adding moral values and laying lots of stress on self development. The parents and the students hence feel and are assured that is home away from home which adds value to life.