My Story

Administrator and Trustee

My Journey to building a beautiful homely School ‘Sweet Memories High School’, Panchgani
I still remember the cold and wet day thirty years ago when I came to Panchgani to admit my son in a boarding school. I never knew it was the beginning of a new life for me. I was so enchanted by the beauty and serenity of this place that I decided to stay here. Soon I knew this is an ideal place to run a hostel. There were many students who could not adjust with the system of boarding school and needed personal care and homely atmosphere. That was the birth of Sweet Memories Hostel – thirty two years ago in 1986 with just 3 students. Within years the strength grew to 56. That was the limit.

What made Sweet Memories unique was the personal attention I could give to each student. With a well balanced timetable of study hours and games and under constant supervision in a disciplined atmosphere, the children showed incredible improvement from failure in Gujarati medium to first class and distinction in English medium.

Some of our inmates were as young as 2 year olds. Family compulsions had forced the parents to leave them under my care. Now I find it difficult to hide my misty eyes when they come to meet me – all grown up tall and handsome, young men!

Soon we found that it was difficult to get the desired result when the children were sent to different schools with different socio-cultural backgrounds. Thus the Sweet Memories School was born. On 17th June, 1996. Now there was same ambience in hostel and school – the ambience my students are familiar with, which made them feel at home and which helped them to develop their hidden qualities.

One major milestone was the purchase of the property for school and hostel buildings. Now we can provide ample space and convenience to the students without any constraints.

For all the progress and achievements I should thank one great soul, the most inspiring person in my life, my own father, Mr. Murjibhai Nandu, who was always at my side right from the beginning with guidance and support. Similarly, I can’t forget the driving force of all our trustees in our achievements.

The greatest strength in my life has always been my two precious children, Dhawal and Ami who had to sacrifice the joys of their childhood to build up this institution with me. They were always with me with physical and moral support doing innumerable dreary tasks foregoing their leisure and holidays. By God’s blessings both of them are prosperous, happy and well settled in their lives.

Spiritual development of a person is an essential factor for accomplishment of the targets of life. I am very much blessed by being the disciple of Shri Sai Kaka Guruji who is like an enlightening lamp in my life. His yearly Satsang Shibhir is a refreshing spiritual experience to all of us. I always feel his presence near me as a solace and encouragement.

I am very lucky to have a staff with devotion and sincerity without whom it was impossible to attain this growth and result. We in Sweet Memories are members of one family with a lot of love and affection for each other and I hope this institution continues to flourish with the blessings of my Guruji and Goddess Saraswati.

I am very lucky to have a staff with devotion and sincerity without whom it was impossible to attain this growth and result. We in Sweet Memories are members of one family with a lot of love and affection for each other and I hope this institution continues to flourish with the blessings of my Guruji and Goddess Saraswati.
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