Bharati Niwas Society
Bharati Niwas cooperative housing society was established on 11th May, 1960. The founder president was Mr. Gopal Parashuram Nene and Mr. G V Karamarkar was the secretary. This society was founded by the then office-bearers of the Maharashtra Rashtrabhasha Sabha, who were mainly writers, teachers, professors etc. They wanted the name of the society to hold relevance to the national language of “Bharat”, so the name “Bharati” Niwas Society was finalised. The development work of the society was inaugurated at the very auspicious hands of “Mahamahopadhyay” Mr Datto Wamam Potdar on 11th May, 1961. There are 88 plots in total in this society. As per the Pune Municipal Development Control Regulations, 10% of the total area of the society is reserved for playground and garden. Therefore 40,000 sq feet area out of 13 acres of land was reserved and kept vacant for this purpose. An adjacent plot of 4000 sq feet was also ear-marked for constructing a community hall called as Sahakar-Sadan, which materialised in the year 1969. It was inaugurated on 31st May 1969, at the hands of the then Honourable Home Minister of India Mr. Yashawantrao Chavan.
In the year 1989, with the cooperation of famous industrialist Mr Avinash Waradekar, the upper-floor-construction was completed.
One acre of open plot and two halls became available for use for Balranjan Kendra. These halls are used especially during the rainy season for conducting indoor activities for the children.
The Golden Jubilee of the society was celebrated in the month of May 2010, in the presence of Industrialist Mr Arun and Dr Mrs Jayashree Firodia.