In 1933, Sadhu Vaswani founded the ‘Mira Movement in Education’ in Sind.
Born out of the vision of a philosopher saint, the Mira Movement aimed at the empowerment of women through the right type of education, for, Sadhu Vaswani was a visionary who believed deeply in woman power and woman-spirit, long before feminism was even thought of.
He founded the Mira School in Sind in 1932, and the model institution was all set to evolve into a Mira University when the partition of the sub-continent forced him and his band of devoted workers to leave their homeland, Sind, and migrate to Maharashtra in independent India. The State of Maharashtra with its glorious history of culture and liberalism provided a fertile ground for the Mira Movement to take new roots. The Mira Schools and College were set up in quick succession.
The Mira Movement’s headquarters is located in Pune, and the institutions flourish under an enlightened and supportive management headed by none other than Dada J.P. Vaswani, a world-renowned spiritual leader and messenger of India’ s spiritual heritage. Dr Gulshan H. Gidwani, Principal of St. MIRA’s College, is the Director of the Mira Education Board, which oversees the functioning of all the Mira institutions across the country.
“The Mission’s educational activities are devoted exclusively to empower women thus paving way for a significant change in the social fabric of the country.”