Description: The year 1907 had become a very important year in the history of social life of Surat. In this year two famous social workers namelySmt. Bajigauriben Munshi & Smt. Shivgauriben Gajjar who became widows at a very young age worked devotedly & actively for the welfare of helpless, widow, divorcee etc. so that they could live independently & with self respect. On an auspicious day of 15th MAY, 1907 an ashram namely "Vanita Vishram" was established for them in this way the foundation of Vanita Vishram was laid.
In Nineteenth Century the condition of the widows were pitiable & were also considered inauspicious in the society seeing the condition of these women their heart was deeply pained so they established "Vanita Vishram" to impart Education & make their life meaningful. During those days only two ladies entered in the institution of whom Parvatiben Desai's father ignored the grumbling of the society & got her admitted on 1-10-1907. The other lady who was admitted was also of the same name Thus an institution started with only four person.
Today "Vanita Vishram" in Surat has grown into a huge tree from a small seed and has fortunately became an institution imparting education to girls from Nursery to College level.