Devka, situated in Rajula district, was devastated by an earthquake destroying all school buildings left and thus children were being taught under trees until a grant was provided by the Government and a school building was erected under Pujya Bhaishri’s inspiration.
In addition, prior to this, no girls were given education in Devka and the surrounding small villages. Pujya Bhaishri fully supports the education of girls and stresses great importance on this. With the enthusiastic teachers, every household was visited to persuade people to understand the importance of educating girls. This successfully resulted in girls attending school.
Thereafter, one of the major obstacles was the lack of local schools beyond standard seven within Devka. Families were less likely to send girls to other villages for upper grades. This led to the development of Devka Vidyapeeth (DVP), which included a high school on a donated 25-acre plot of land.