"Even if you bring entire world's wealth, it will not be sufficient for the development of one single village. Let them do their own work, you support… Suppose the Government gives you all you need, where are the men who are able to keep up the things demanded? So make men first."
VSMANDAL aims at improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people living in relatively isolated and sparsely populated areas. Education, entrepreneurship, physical infrastructure, and social infrastructure all play an important role in developing rural regions.
VSMANDAL currently focuses on Vihigaon, Khodade and Khoste targeting their all round development.
"VIHIGAON", a small vanavasi village in Shahapur taluka of Thane district, is located 18km away from "kasara" and has a population of 1500 spread over 12 small padas (hamlets). Vihigaon, with the population much below the poverty line has been facing actuate problems such as water shortage, unemployment, illiteracy, lack of communication, lack of medical facilities and proper agricultural guidance etc.
"KHODADE" is another small vanavasi village in Wada taluka of Thane district, which is located 25km away from "WADA" and has a population of 300 spread over 33 households. With entire population living below the poverty line, they have been facing acute problems such as water shortage, unemployment, illiteracy, lack of communication, lack of medical facilities and proper agricultural guidance etc.
"KHOSTE", A village situated in Shahapur Tehsil of recently carved Palghar district, which is just 90 km away from Mumbai and close to Mahuli fort. Its population is around 100, having a school up to 4th standard, where about 50 students study.
According to Indian tradition, there are three debts or Runas (ऋण ) that can not be repaid. These debts include that of parents, that of teachers and that of society or the country. However, scriptures rightly recommend a man should always try to repay these debts by striving to do so throughout his life, year after year and month after month.