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Known to be one of the oldest and renowned cities, Thane has preserved its historical and cultural legacy. At the heart of it lies the Brahmin Society, colonized under the British Rule and the Hitawardhini Sabha founded about the same time. The Brahmin Society was formed in 1931 by a group of the then workers of British Railways under the lease agreement of Nine Hundred and Ninety Nine years with a total of forty four plots. A few members of the Brahmin Society notably "Late Shri. Hari Krishna Pendse", "Late Shri. Neelkanth Shridhar Ganpule", "Late Shri. Sadashiv Moreshwar Gogate", "Late Shri. Raghunath Govind Mulye", "Late Shri. Raghunath Lakshman Mulye", "Late Shri. Narayan Pandurang Shevde", "Late Shri. Ramkrishna Govind Katdare", "Late Shri. Ramchandra Krushnaji Kanade", "Late Shri. Balkrishna Ganesh Navrange" and "Late Shri. Moreshwar Narayan Bivalkar" laid the foundation of "Hitawardhini Sabha" to inculcate liking for literature, sports and culture for the generations to come.
Hitawardhini Sabha’s work boundaries are ever expanding. Today, it has many activities under its title; Uma-Neelkanth Vyayamshaala, Shree Hanumaan Temple and Veer Savarkar Library are to name a few. Founded along with the Sabha, Uma-Neelkanth Vyayamshaala and Shree Hanumaan Temple have their separate space and workforce. Veer Savarkar Library which started its operations some time later, now has its capacious workspace in the new building within the spacious compound. The library has made its mark in no time and is very famous among the neighbourhoods for its vast collection of books. The Vyayamshaala (gymnasium) too is well equipped keeping in mind the modern trends of fitness training backed up by a team of qualified and certified trainers.
Recently, Sabha’s main auditorium was renovated. Centrally air conditioned and very well equipped with state of the art Sound System and an Overhead Projector, the auditorium is a place for small parties, conferences, engagements, weddings and other social activities. The huge ground too serves a best option for arranging seminars and other social and cultural activities. Hitawardhini Sabha always had its roots based upon the principle of enriching people’s lives with literature, sports and culture; and they abide by it by providing their resources for cultural and social causes at reasonable rates.
The Sabha has preserved its social ties through the celebration of Maaghi Ganeshotsav, Hanumaan Jayanti and Tripuraari Pournima. The Maaghi Ganeshotsav is a much awaited event due to its cultural richness in terms of drama plays, music programs, seminars, keertans and speeches by spiritual and social speakers which includes eminent scientists, doctors, actors etc. Hitawardhini Sabha, an organization without any political inclination and agenda, yet working towards the betterment of people has made a mark of its own over the years.