Bhonsala Military School

Coordinates: 20°00′20″N 73°45′06″E / 20.00556°N 73.75167°E / 20.00556; 73.75167
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Bhonsala Military School
College Road

Dr B S Moonje Marg, Rambhoomi


Coordinates20°00′20″N 73°45′06″E / 20.00556°N 73.75167°E / 20.00556; 73.75167
MottoShapadapi Sharadapi
FounderDr. Balakrishna Shivram Moonje
School districtNashik
AuthorityCentral Hindu Military Education Society Nashik
Area trusteeShri Hemant Deshpande (Secretary Nashik Div)
SpecialistMilitary Preparatory School
ChairpersonAtul Bedarkar
PrincipalMr. R.G.Jagtap
Head of schoolCommandant Brig. M.M.Masur
Campus size160 acres (0.65 km2)
Campus typeResidential
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.[1][2]


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.[1][2]

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.


In 1935, B. S. Moonje 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. 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.[citation needed]

Current administration[edit]

The school's Commandant is Brig. M.M.Masur (Retd) and The principal is Mr.R.G.Jagtap.[citation needed]


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.[3] One of his students is the long distance runner Sanjivani Jadhav.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "A school for martial youths". 28 October 2008. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b "First RSS 'Army' school from next April; Ist batch to have 160 students". The Economic Times. 29 July 2019. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Bhonsala Military School". Retrieved 23 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Silver-winning Sanjeevani Jadhav from Maharashtra at Olympiad wants to become civil servant". dna. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2017.

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