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Jnv-Kagal-New-Building11. Legends : The  Karavira Mahatmya states that Vishnu resides in the form of Mahalakshmi at Kolhapur. Legend has it that Kolhasura, a demon that tormented the Gods and other beings, was destroyed by Mahalakshmi here at Karavira, and that the spot of his death became a thirtha and that she took abode here in a shrine which constitutes the temple today. Kolhapur is having a history of more than 2000 years.
2. The Cultural Hub of Maharashtra:
Kolhapur, the land of magnificent temples, is the religious pride of Maharashtra. Nested in the tranquil laps of the Sahyadri mountain ranges, it is situated on the banks of the river Panchganga.Founded by Chhatrapati Tarabai, this princely state flourished under the reign of Chhatrapati’s of Kolhapur, especially under the legendry Rajarshi Shahu Chhatrapati Maharaj and Rajaram Chhatrapati Maharaj who set a vision and laid the foundation of modern Kolhapur.Education has always been in the forefront with one dream project of late Shri Rajivji. The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Kolhapur at Kagal is the first CBSE affiliated Govt. school in the entire district working as a pace setting institute.

3.Establishment:Location of School:
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya at Kagal, a historical place, in the district of Kolhapur was established in 1993. Kolhapur is bounded in the east, west, and north by Sangli, Sindhudurg, and Satara districts of Maharashtra respectively. In the south, it touches the boundary of the district of Belgaum of the state of Karnataka. Kolhapur is situated at a distance of about 250 kilometers from Pune, a metropolis in Maharashtra.

By Air:Kolhapur Airport is situated at Ujlaiwadi, about 20 kms from JNV. Kolhapur is connected to Mumbai by Air Deccan flight back and forth Mumbai. It takes about 1 hr to reach Kolhapur from Mumbai. Pune & Belgaum airport are the nearest airports to Kolhapur.
By Train: Kolhapur is well-connected to various places by train. There are many trains to Kolhapur from Mumbai, Tirupati, Bangalore, Ahmadabad, Pune, Delhi etc. The Chatrapati Sahu Terminus Station also has trains from Miraj and southern parts of India. From here one can get city buses or MSRTC buses to Kagal frequently. Kagal is merely 18 KMs from Kolhapur city on Pune Banglore National Highway No. 4.

The Beginning:The Vidyalaya was established in the year 1993 at the temporary site in premises of a local and generous educationist late Shri Y D Mane, who made his building available rent free for three years. It was formally inaugurated by the then Union State HRD Minister MS Selja Kumari. Meanwhile the construction work of the semi permanent building began at the site of the Vidyalaya. Gradually the Vidyalaya vacated the old premises and shifted to its own campus as the semi permanent school building and other permanent infrastructure was getting shape.Infrastructure:The Vidyalaya has got 30 acres land and very well-planned infrastructure except the permanent School building. There are 20 rooms and four big halls. The rooms house the Principal office, school office, computer room, staff room, museum, art room, and music room. Three big halls are used for laboratories and one hall for library. There are four Houses in 2.75 dormitories, each having the capacity of 192 students. In addition to the quarters for housemasters/mistresses, which are attached to the houses, there are 17 staff quarters, one principal’s residence and 12 quarters for the other staff members.
The New School Building:The Vidyalaya has got a semi permanent building with tin sheets and temporary structure. The present school building is insufficient and the students suffer in the rainy season as well as summer season.Impressed by the outstanding performance of the school in every field, one NGO, named ‘Empathy Foundation’, Mumbai has come up with a kind gesture of donating for the construction of a new School building at our site costing about Rs. 3.5 crore. The construction work has been completed and it is ready to use from 2nd October 2011. This is a great achievement in the history of school and it has become a role model for other schools. The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is very much thankful to the ‘Empathy Foundation’ for its kind gesture and also to the district administration for this initiative.