Bhonsala Military School

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Bhonsala Military School
Bhonsala Military School Logo.jpg
College Road

Dr B S Moonje Marg, Rambhoomi


Coordinates20°00′20″N 73°45′06″E / 20.00556°N 73.75167°E / 20.00556; 73.75167Coordinates: 20°00′20″N 73°45′06″E / 20.00556°N 73.75167°E / 20.00556; 73.75167
MottoShapadapi Sharadapi
FounderDr. Balakrishna Shivram Moonje
School districtNashik
AuthorityCentral Hindu Military Education Society Nashik
Area trusteeDr Dilip Belgaonkar (Secretary Nashik Div)
SpecialistMilitary Preparatory School
PresidentShri Vasant Bedekar
ChairpersonAtul Patanakr
PrincipalMrs C S Gaur
Head of schoolCommandant
Campus size160 acres (0.65 km2)
Campus typeResidential
School colour(s)Saffron
Sloganशापादपि शरादपि SHAPADAPI SHARADAPI
SportsHockey, shooting, boxing, football, basketball, volleyball, horse riding, swimming, handball
AccreditationState Board
PublicationRamdandee Magazine
School fees161000 PA
AffiliationSociety & Trust

Bhonsala Military School is a secondary school in Nasik, Maharashtra, India, specialising in military education. It was founded by Dr B. S. Moonje in 1937.


Bhonsala Military School, Nasik was established by Dr. Balkrishna Shivramji Moonje, who established the Central Hindu Military Education Society at Nasik in 1935 and started the school on June 12, 1937.

Over the years, the school has established itself as a school catering for educational needs of students from all over India while also serving as a focal point for military education. In 1995, the school was granted affiliation by the Indian Public Schools' Conference, an association of heads of leading public schools of the country.

The school began in the Surgana Palace in Nasik City with 90 students on its roll. The maharaja of erstwhile Gwalior State, H.H. Shriman Jivajirao Scindia, inaugurated the main building of the school. In his inaugural speech, he said, "It is not a mere coincidence that within a short period of the opening of a first rate public school in India [Doon School, Dehradun], we are here today to open a first rate Military School."[citation needed] The governor of Bombay State, Sir Roger Lumley, laid the foundation stone of the school's present main building.


Dr. B. S. Moonje was born on 12 December 1872 in Bilaspur. He lived his school life in Bilaspur and Raipur, and became a doctor from Grant Medical College Mumbai in 1898. He participated in the Boer War in 1899 as a member of the medical wing.

He gained recognition as a multifaceted personality, doctor by profession; well versed in shastras; and a vigorously active politician, later named as "Dharmaveer" Dr. B. S. Moonje. His contribution in reference to 'Simon Commission', 'Budget Provision for Defense', 'Social Reform' and other initiatives has been acknowledged.

Dr. Moonje landed in Nashik because he wished to see young people in the armed forces and the civil service upholding the integrity and sovereignty of the Motherland. He was a believer in the Indianisation of the armed forces during the British rule, and he was also a believer in the indispensability of military training to Indian youth.

In 1935, he established the Central Hindu Military Education Society at Nashik at the age of 63 with the aim of 'Indianisation' of the army (Indian Defense) and started 'Bhonsala Military School' in 1937.

Current administration[edit]

The school's commandant is Major Chandrasen Kulthe (Retd) and principal is Mrs. C.S. Gaur.


Central Hindu Military Education Society, Nashik[edit]

President Shri. Vasantrao Bedekar
Working President Shri. Prakash Pathak
Vice President Shri. Kumar Kale

Adv. Avinash Bhide

General Secretary Shri. Pramod Kulkarni
Joint Secretary Adv. Suhas Jape
Treasurer Shri. Atul Patankar

CHME Society, Nashik Dvision[edit]

Chairman Shri Narayanrao Dixit
Vice Chairman Shri Ashutosh Rahalkar
Secretary Dr.Dilip Belgaonkar
Joint Secretary Shri Nitin Garge
Treasurer Shri. Hemant Deshpande
Members Shri. Sheetal Deshpande
Members Shri. Sudhir Yeolekar
Members Shri. Madhav Barve
Members Smt. Smruti Thakur
Members Shri. Shailesh Devi

Local Management Committee[edit]

Designation Grantable Non-Grantable
Chairman Shri. Atul Patankar Shri. Atul Patankar
Vice Chairman Shri. Prashant Naik Shri. Prashant Naik
Secretary Smt. Chetana Gaur Maj. Chandrasen Kulthe
Member Shri. Hemant Deshpande Shri. Hemant Deshpande
Member Shri. Madhav Barve Shri. Madhav Barve
Member Shri. Parag Kanekar Shri. Parag Kanekar
Member Shri. Ashutosh Rahalkar Shri. Ashutosh Rahalkar
Teacher Representative Shri. Madhukar Lohakare Shri. Madhukar Lohakare
Non-Teaching Representative Shri. Satish Menge Shri. Satish Menge


The school has a large athletics facility including a football ground, athletic track, basketball court, volleyball court, hockey ground, an area for horse riding, a rifle shooting yard and an international level swimming pool. Bhonsala has also been known for high performance in sports, recognized by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Virendra Singh is one of the experienced coaches of Bhonsala military School, who has encouraged many international level performers.[2] One of his students is the long distance runner Sanjivani Jadhav.[3]


  1. ^ "A school for martial youths". Retrieved 2010-07-23.
  2. ^ "Bhonsala Military School". Retrieved 2010-07-23.
  3. ^ "Silver-winning Sanjeevani Jadhav from Maharashtra at Olympiad wants to become civil servant". dna. 2013-12-08. Retrieved 2017-07-13.

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