About us

About Punarvas!

More than 500 million people in the world are Handicapped, having Physical, Mental, Sensory Impairments or Mental difficulties, and are prevented from becoming useful members of our community.
We at Punarvas, have taken a step to tackle this problem and started the Punarvas Education Society's Shri Devrajji Gundecha Punarvas Special School & Vocational Training Centre for the Mentally Handicapped placed in 1550 sq.mtr Constructed area (ground plus 4 storeys). Under the leadership of Late Mr. Prabhakar N. Modak our school strength today is of 175 students and we have 3 units :
1.) Early Intervention Unit - 3 to 6 years of age
2.) School Unit - 6 years to 18 years of age
3.) Vocational Unit - 18 years and above

Prabhakar Modak

Founder President's Appeal

A School started in a 10 X 10 room with 2 students is now developed into an 4 storeyed building with 175 students, the foundation of which is the trust of the donors like you.

What we have achieved is there before you. Still miles to go further, we all know. There are over 18 million mentally Challanged children, and we are catering to only 175 children though we are, by now Matured enough to serve more than 500 children. To achieve this uphill task, we are planning to expand further in every respect - building, machineries and projects.

At every milestone, people like you are helping 'Punarvas' to reach the next milestone. We are sure, your help only will support 'Punarvas' in the ongoing journey to serve more and more Differently Abled children.

This is a sincere appeal to you to join hands for the upliftment and rehabilitation of the differently abled section of the society.

Thanking you and looking forward for your co-operation.

- Late Mr. Prabhakar N. Modak (Founder)

Uday Vinzanekar

President's Message

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank all the members of our managing committee for their sincere and dedicated efforts in working as a team and standing by me in taking Punarvas forward. The school is committed to society at large and aims to fulfill its obligations to the communities it touches, with appropriate initiatives, in a dedicated and comprehensive manner. We made a very humble beginning with just two students in a small garage and since then Punarvas has evolved from strength to strength meeting all challenges, and further empowering our education and practical training programmes in order to mainstream these very special children in the society at large. The smooth functioning of the association is ensured as it is in safe and experienced hands. We foster a positive spirit and believe in partnership between students, parents, teachers and support staff striving to create a school climate striving for excellence. Our students have brought us great laurels of which you will be reading in this annual report and in the newsletters which we email to you from time to time. I thank them all for their efforts in keeping the banner of Punarvas flying high. However, all this would not have been possible without the valuable support of our sponsors and donors. While we express our heartfelt gratitude to you all, we eagerly look forward to your continued as well as enhanced support in future. We are faced with the daunting task of improving our standards of education and services being rendered to the special needs students and I seek the cooperation of each and every member in this noble cause. Every effort, small or large, will go a long way in achieving this goal.

- Udaykumar Vinzanekar (President)

Savita Jawale

Principal's Message

First of all I would like to thank everybody for a successful year gone by.
Our philosophy of education has always been meeting the needs of the individual child by making surrounding purposeful & stimulating to acquire skills & knowledge easily & to help our students grow into competent human beings who are capable to facing challenges in the community. We put efforts in training them in all aspects of life.
We have committed & supportive Management dedicated teaching & Non-Teaching Staff, co-operative & caring parents which blend harmoniously to create a child centric school. Progress of our school is always related with our team work.
Till present date we are able to provide education & vocational guidance facilities to 175 students & will continue to serve in future also with an aim to provide the same to as many students possible.
We take a great pride saying that we have developed a well-equipped Computer cum Audio Visual & Occupational Therapy Room which will be a great support in overall development of students, for which I am thankful to all the members of Lions Clubs & Bharat Vikas Parishad.
I would like to specially thank all the parents who have always supported us & helped us in best possible way in carrying out any event in school.
I am also thankful to our students who have and will always make us feel proud by achieving success in all fields such as Sports, Cultural, Art & Craft, Education, Vocational training, & job training etc.
I am sure that Punarvas will reach great heights with the collaborative efforts of all involved with us. 

- Mrs. Savita Jawale (Principal)

Our Team

Udaykumar Vinzanekar - Trustee of Punarvas School
Udaykumar Vinzanekar

Founder & M.D. of Windals Precision Pvt. Ltd., X-District Governor of Lions International Club, Mumbai Dist 323 A3 (2001-2002).
Contact no.: 9322679965

Paras Gundecha - Trustee of Punarvas School
Paras Gundecha

Developer - Gundecha Group, Owner of Chain of 5 Star Hotels.
Contact no.: 28724210

Dr. Hemant Dugad

Medical Practioner with 30 years of experience in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Contact no.: 9869046460

Dr. Hemant Duggad - Trustee of Punarvas School
Vinod Podar

Entrepreneur, Trustee of many charitable organizations, Former  Secretary of Goregaon Sports Club.
Contact no.: 9820030371

Vinod Poddar - Trustee of Punarvas School
Dr. R. A, Paralkar - Trustee of Punarvas School
Dr. R. A. Paralkar

Medical Practioner - Gynecology.
Contact no.: 28824577

Sundar Iyer - Trustee of Punarvas School
Sunder Iyer

CFO & Finance Director of Henkel Group of Companies in India.
Contact no.: 9820339587

Kirit Shah

Renowned Businessman.
Contact no.: 28746605

Kirit Shah - Trustee of Punarvas School
S. S. Gupta

CA, ICWA & CS. Also trustee of Bharat Vikas Parishad.
Contact no.: 28754127

S. S. Gupta - Trustee of Punarvas School
Poonam Gundecha

Managing Trustee of Gundecha Education Society.
Contact no.: 28724210

OPK Joshua - Trustee at Punarvas Special School
OPK Joshua

Banker with 35 years experience, International Sportsman, Compere & Trustee of several charitable organizations. Also, a promoter & executive member of Goregaon Sports Club.
Contact no.: 9820578840

Our Objectives!

To Promote Welfare, Care, Education & Rehabilitation for the Special Children.

To provide for Practical Vocational Training according to Personal Talent Ability & Make them Self-Reliant (Age 18 years & above).

To Assist Parents & Guardians to Provide for the Care & Welfare of the Special ones.


  • 1981


    The Ongoing Journey started with 2 children.

  • 1982


    Expanded with 25 children.

  • 1983


    Shifted to Samaj Mandir Hall (40 children).

  • 1984


    Acquired a adjacent tenement.

  • 1986


    Purchased 1150 Sq. Mt. plot from MHADA.

  • 1993


    Shifted to newly constructed four storeyed building with 100 children.

  • 1994


    Totally equipped the School.

  • 1995


    Constructed Bal Rangmanch.

  • 1996


    Installed Punarvas Vikri Kendra .

  • 1997


    Introduced Balak Palak Yojana.

  • 1998


    Started Speech Therapy Centre.

  • 1999


    Started Occupational Therapy Centre.

Our Future Plans


We are planning to go in for drastic redevelopment expansion programme of 60000
sq feet building - construction where we aim to set up facilities
for schooling for 250+ students.


Developing total medical center, diagnostics & Treatment.


Developing an Educational Research Centre.

audio visual centre

Well Equipped audio visual center working for early detection, early intervention, Dessimination of information & Awareness building etc...