The Journey

The journey started with a small group, Indians The activity hub, in the year 2003 among three close friends and adventure lovers, Sandeep Shirgaonkar, Ninad Karnik and Abhishek Bondre . The activities then were limited to organizing camps for children, who were also given a whiff of military training.The group was joined and further strengthened by Sonal Karnik, a student then, and presently a CA.



The Group

The group over time got developed into Prabhav in 2008, owing to the steadfast vision of Sandeep Shirgaonkar. The group started activities with training students of Sharda Nilayam School in Mulund on military subjects. And since then, there has been no looking back! The future since has unfolded miracles in an unbelievable fashion.

The Core Team


"Founder Chairman"
(Retd Major Subhash Gavand)

Founder Chairman having served with the eighth Mahar Regiment of the Indian Army, known as the Param Vir Chakra Regiment, Major Subhash Gavand retired in the year 1983 after 22 years of service in the forces. Since then he has been actively involved in training young boys and girls to encourage them to join Indian armed forces. He is the pioneer of the concept of part time military training in India.

With the help of his guidance, over 5000 cadets have got enrolled with the Indian Armed Forces till date. He has been the guiding light and strong motivation behind Prabhav. All the Military Training activities are conducted under his expert supervision.



"Director"
(Mr. Sandeep Shirgaonkar)

Director Sandeep Shirgaonkar, Ex-NCC and the Director of Prabhav looks after the entire gamut of operations for the organization. Having successfully completed A certificate in Adventure and Allied Sports from DIMAS, Himachal Pradesh, he has been the soul of Prabhav Defence Motivation Centre, the organization’s defence training wing and ensures that his vision is fulfilled. He has been instrumental in bringing together like minded and equally able faculties to train kids at the Prabhav Defence Motivation Centre.

At present, he acts as the Chief Instructor at Smt. Sulochanadevi Singhania School’s Sulonia Mlitary Academy and as the Activity Director of Peoples’ Education Society’s Dronacharya Sports Academy in Thane while helming Prabhav.



"Executive Director"
(Mrs. Vrushali Shirgaonkar)

Executive Director Vrushali Shirgaonkar (Gokhale) heads the tours and camps division of Prabhav. She looks after the safety and service aspect of each outing that she undertakes.

Her eye for detail and keen attention to the comfort of the participants is rare to be found, in every educational tours, adventure camps and school events that group conducts.


Active Members

The field training for Prabhav Defence Motivation Centre and Prabhav’s adventure activities and camping is handled by senior instructors - Shreeganesh Sawant, Krupa Patil, Sagar Salvi, Laxman Balotia, Veerendrapratap Verma and Suhas Kamble in the most efficient manner.

Devendra Thanekar, 'A' certificate holder of "Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi’s Basic and Advanced Course", heads the outdoor and camping division of Prabhav.

With immense respect in our heart for the Armed Forces of India, we started with this small endeavour 6 years ago. Hardly did we know that it would catch ‘Domino effect’ and grow so big. Today, we train kids from 13 different schools on subjects that arouse their interest in the field, train about the basics and encourage them to give it a shot at the most respected defence officers’ examinations from the most reputed organizations in the country.

We all know India lacks knowhow to pursue defense as a career. Prabhav fills the gap by motivating young students to join the services as officers. ‘Motivation is what gets you started, but habit is what keeps you going’ is the mantra that we have followed year on year, to see the success that we have thus far.

In a nutshell  

  • The training is conducted on days convenient to school, preferably on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Students from 5th to 10th standard undergo this training on all the weekends of the month.

  • The duration of the course is three years.

Salient Features  

  • House discipline & School discipline

  • Dietician lectures are conducted for cadets and parents

  • Self defence is also undertaken and more emphasis is given to female cadets

  • How to improve concentration, confidence in studies is also undertaken.

  • Annual training camps and trekking are conducted to make the cadets strong and confident

  • Guest lecturers from Retd. & in-service officers are conducted from all the three forces, in order to help the cadets to have better understanding of the services

Currently we are undertaking the training in following schools:

Peoples Education Society, Thane east New English School, Thane west
Shreerang Vidyalay, Thane west New Horizon Scholar School, Thane west
South Indian Association, Dombivali west Brahman Shikshan Mandal, Thane west
Lokmanya Tilak English High School, Mulund west Smt. Nalinibai Gajanan Purandare School, Mulund west
Shree Siddhi Vinayagar English High School, Vikhroli east Shreeram Vidyalay, Airoli sector 3
Smt. Radhikabai Meghe Vidyalay, Airoli sector 16 New Horizon Public School, Airoli sector 19
Holy Cross Convent High School, Thane west

Syllabus:

Guidance
Archery
Air Rifle shooting
Jungle Survival
Adventure Activities
First Aid
Social Awareness
Horse Riding
Personality Development
Fire Fighting
Civil Defense
Drill
Bayonet Fighting
Field Craft
Wall Climbing

Accomplishments:

Best Drill Squad award to our cadets five times in a row in the last 6years.

Visits to the National Defence Academy (NDA) and Officers Training Academy (OTA).

First Military school from Maharashtra to attend commandants parade at our country’s premiere training institutes, Indian Military Academy (IMA), Deharadun and Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai Visit to the Artillery Centre & Fire Power Demonstration at Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.

Cadets getting selected at the Govt. Recognized Institutes - SPI (Service Preparatory Institute) - to get trained to join NDA

When one is on a vacation

‘He should feel detached from the daily hassles’ is the philosophy that attaches us with our beloved tourists. That’s what differentiates us from others in the industry and is the reason why we make every effort to make these moments truly special. Our aim is to make our tourist or camp enthusiasts feel at home, just when they are away. We ensure the safety of our participants in all these outings like our own. We provide everything, from booking of travel, accommodation, food and everything. One has to just come along experience.

Thrilling Activities

  1. Ranthambore, Rajasthan.
  2. Coorg, Bangalore.
  3. Tadoba, Maharashtra.
  4. Gir, Gujarat.
  5. Jim Corbett, Uttarakhand.

Adventure Escapades

  1. Alfresco Expedition, Dehradun and Missouri
  2. Thrill in the Chill Winter Adventure Camp, Pali
  3. Sizzling Summer Trek, Manali
  4. Konkan Express, Konkan, Maharashtra
  5. Fun ‘n’ Joy, Tapola

Waterfall Rapelling

  1. Bhivpuri Road, Maharashtra
  2. Karjat, Maharashtra
  3. Dabhosa, Maharashtra

Rafting

  1. Kolad, Maharashtra
  2. Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Specialized Tours

  1. Old is Gold camp for senior citizens with emphasis on Diet, Yoga and other exercises and orchestra with old melodies.
  2. Ladies Special Camp with sessions on Aerobics, Shopping, Self Defence, Weight Loss and Master Chef.
  3. Candid Couples Camp for partners that focuses on Dance Sessions, knowledge on family planning, family values and enhancing their bond with expert opinion.
  4. Meant for Men Camp with emphasis on adventure, dietary training, team building, physical training and chilling out.

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Prabhav

Office:
13, Mukesh Nagar society,
Near Kopari Police Station,
Thane (E) 400603.

Head Office:
D/212, Sai Siddharth, Gokuldham Society,
Siddharth Nagar, Kopari,
Thane (E) 400603

Tel: 022-25324748
Mobile: +91 - 9987004178

Email: info.prabhav@gmail.com