Vidarbhawasi Pune Niwasi<<< back to home page

Vidarbha region (Eastern Maharashtra) shares a 400 year old historic and cultural relationship with Pune.

Jijabai, wife of Shahajee-raje was a Vidarbhawasi (Resident of Vidarbha). Jijabai came to Pune and initiated the renovation of settlement in Pune with son Shivaji. She is called the first ‘Vidarbhawasi Pune Niwasi’ (former resident of Vidarbha who lived in Pune).

map of vidarbha
Vidarbha region (Eastern Maharashtra)

Till date there are many Vidarbhawasis who have settled in Pune for education or career. They have participated actively in Pune’s social and cultural activities.

Vidarbhawasi Pune Niwasi, a registered organization established on June 6, 2006, is an organization for the former residents of Vidarbha who are currently living in Pune.

Primary purpose of this organization is to build the support for the Vidarbhawasis who have come to Pune for various reasons.

Basic principles and agenda

  • Taking care of overall development of those who have come to Pune for business, service or education.
  • Enriching the social and cultural life of Vidarbhawasis as well as Pune-ites (local Pune residents).
  • Assistance in finding residence, hostels, educational guidance and medical help for newcomers.
  • Conducting cultural activities to showcase talent in Vidarbhawasis.
  • Documentation of art, history and culture of Vidarbha.


  • President :
    Dr. D. N. Dhanagare - +91 98232 43752
  • Secretary :
    Mr. Ram Deshpande - +91 94223 13605
  • Treasurer:
    Mr. Pradeep Deshpande - +91 98220 94227
  • Marriage Bureau Head:read about Marriage Bureau
    Mr. Subhash Marde - +91 94210 51914 /
    020 2421 6723
  • Doctor's Cell Head:read about Doctor's Cell
    Dr. Maya Tulpule - +91 99237 09210 /
    020 2544 0530
  • Youth Cell Head:read about Youth Cell
    Mr. Milind Agnihotry - +91 99210 50061

Flat No. 303 A, B Wing, Silver Crest Co. Op. Society, 110/1/A Balawantpuram, Shivatirthanagar, Kothrud,
Pune- 411029. Ph.: 020 25393138




Anyone from Vidarbha can become a member of this organization.

download membership formDownload Membership Form. Print the form. Fill it and submit it at the office.
Type of membership Registration fees
Well-wisher Rs. 5000/- and more
Life member (charges applicable for a couple) Rs. 2500/- and more
Short term membership (for students / short term residents in Pune) Rs. 100/- (Per year)

Marriage Bureau

This is one of the important activities of Vidarbhawasi.

download marriage registration formDownload form. Print the form. Fill it and submit it at the office.

Youth cell

Objective- The cell is proposed to provide professional assistance to existing and new youths to guide them in seeking employment /further Studies in and around Pune.

Plan- The cell will collect the personnel information from existing working youth from Vidarbha in the format displayed at counter. Suggestions are solicited for correction if any.
The cell will have responsible individual for each city of Vidarbha. The cell in Pune will have a panel of eminent people from Vidarbha who have already established themselves in various professional fields.

System- Collection of information on youth-: Presently all members are requested to circulate PIF to their known contacts who are presently working/ Studying in Pune with a request to further provide this information to their known contacts.
The identified office bearers of cell in Pune would visit the city and professional colleges, in particular placement cell, available there to propagate the concept of youth cell.

Process- The forms received will be segregated based on the city he / she comes in from, specific professional interest, and guidance required in particular by the individual. The individual responsible for the city will ascertain from the panel of eminent people as who would be right for counseling the candidate.

The office bearers of cell in Pune will be meeting on last Saturday of the month to share information on the activity they have carried out in the month. The next month´s tentative plans also will be discussed in the same meeting. The panel of eminent Viadarbhians will be interacting with the office bearers of cell by e-mails but will have a meeting with cell officers once in three months for any corrective measure in process.

Additional Activities- The PIF also seeks answer to individuals Hobbies and Likings. The data base of such information will be used to create some cultural events or any other informative event for the benefit of all and also for assimilation of members in a better way.

VWPN will offer a platform to such deserving youth to express their skills and thus keep them home away at home, in Pune.


Contact person

Milind Agnihotri

Milind Agnihotri

A professional with skills developed for product establishment and organizational development during his sales and marketing carrier of 32 Years. He is an Electrical Engineer with exposure to metal cutting, metal forming, material testing, Plastic Injection Molding, machine´s sales and marketing.

Contact: 19,Vedant Nagari, Karve Nagar, Kothrud, Pune 411052.
Phone: 99210 50061

Doctor's cell

VWPN Medical Cell was developed taking in to consideration the large number of Doctors from Vidarbha who have settled in Pune.

First meeting was held 3 years back. Dr. Sanjay Sawarkar, Dr Maya Tulpule and Dr...spoke on Diabetes, its complications, diet and treatment. It is always safe to avail medical facilities from a known doctor from our own region. It was resolved that the members of Doctors Cell will give 10% concession in consultation charges to VWPN members.


Contact person

Dr. Maya Tulpule

Dr. Maya Tulpule

Dr. Maya Tulpule is practicing since 1-5-1983 as a General Surgeon. Alongwith her Medical practice she has been associated with many social organization holding honorable positions:

Contact: Sahawas Hospital, 26 Sahawas Society, Karve Nagar. Pune-411052.
Phone: 99237 01210 / 020 2544 0530