In May, 1976 Asmita implied "You take one step and we'll take ten" and arose as a trust in Jogeshwari with various social initiatives. In the journey of last 38 years, established lands are Asmita Bhavan housing two schools and a vocational training Institute on Western Express Highway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Shishu Vikas Mandir in Bandrekarwadi, Manohar Hariram Chogle Centre at Borivali for Physically Challenged. Started in 1976 with 400 members, Asmita's logo has symbols like theatrical door resembling cultural activities, writing hand resembling education and Mashal (batton) to instigate socialist feelings. With the magical wand “ A Few Drops of Your Blood Can Save Several Lives” people have been donating blood in the camps organized by Asmita. To get the ball rolling this aspect, We started with mobile Blood Donation Projects, since the very beginning of 1976 .
In the same year a Book Bank was started to support educational needs of students. The volunteers collected used newspaper to raise money for this book bank. Then in 1978, 1st classes were started with 51 students of Shishu Bal Vikas Mandir. Asmita had 1st school building Chatrapati Shivaji Shishu Vikas Mandir in Bandrekarwadi in 1980 and Asmita Bhavan on western express highway in 1997. Today more than thousand students are learning.
School activities like Diwali Shibhir, Prabhat Pheri, Students Counsel, External Examinations, Sports and Hastalikhit are conducted for all-round development of students. Initiatives like Palak Mandal, Maji VIdhyarti Sangh have ensured family feeling between Teachers, Students and Parents. Asmita's activities for women started with Haldikunku function by thousand ladies. This followed by stitching classes having stitching machines, Makar Sankraman Utasav , Balsanskar Kendra, Training Centre for the Balwadi Teachers. For around 15 years Asmita held Natyamotsava in Jogeshwari where professional shows of Marathi theatre were held on the ground of Ismail Yusuf College. Also held Hemant Vyakhyanmala wherein many well known speakers came to Jogeshwari Asmita has been working for the physically challenged as well. It started with survey of physically challenged. Then held checkup camps for them. Now it has Manohar Hariram Chogle Centre at Boriwali for supporting physically challenged with Artificial organs ,operations, exercises, ambulance, educational & Vocational rehabilitation , cultural activities ,sports and financial rehabilitation. Since 1978, Asmita distributes Rakhees prepared by physical challenged on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.Read More