“The greatest oak was once a little nut that held its ground.”
Towards the end of 19th century a small madrassa housed in a couple of rooms on the Saifee Street, camp, Pune came into existence for teaching Holy Qur’an, Arabic and Urdu. In the year 1928 Late Khan Bahadur Mohammed Hashim Moledina took over this Madressa and did pioneering work in transforming it into a full-fledge Urdu & English medium school. Encouraged by his success the then government gave the recognition to the school in 1934. Then The visionary and an icon of selfless efforts Mr.Hashim Sheriff joined as a secretary of the managing board that proved to be the most important milestone in the development of the institution.
In 1953 The Managing Board established a high school of commerce which was later merged into Moledina High School.
The selfless efforts continued and a new building on Saifee Street was built in 1957. The opening ceremony of this building was held on 31st March 1957. Mr.S.G.Bhatt the then charity commissioner, Bombay & Mr.E.U.Botawala inaugurated the new building.
Two years later in the year 1959 on the occasion of silver jubilee of the school, technical courses were introduced. It was a matter of great pride and happiness for us that our first Prime Minister Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru presided over the silver jubilee function and declared the technical school open and expressed his confidence that he had no doubts that the Management would achieve its aim and one day a good and adequate Technical School would be provided.
The foundation stone of the Technical School on Shankar Sheth road was laid down on 29th Sept. 1962 by the auspicious hands of His Royal Highness Prince Shah Karim Aga Khan. The building was completed in 1968 and on 14th Oct. 1968 inaugurated by the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra State Late Yashwantrao B. Chavan. As a token of gratitude to the late revered Emir & the noble people of Kuwait for their magnanimous gesture and munificent donations towards construction of this building The Managing Board was decided to name the Main Technical School Building as “KUWAIT HOUSE”.
The School was in a process of evolution with full of its strength on its motto ‘Peace Through Enlightenment’, but a sad demise of Mr.Hashim Sheriff on 21st October 1974 created a big vacuum of dynamic leadership. It was a huge setback for the school at this point. There was no sign of filling this gap with equal potentials and credibility.
Eventually a person stood up to fill this gap and lead from front the motto of ‘Peace Through Enlightenment’. He was Mr.Sattar A. Omer.
In 1975 the Department of Education changed the pattern of high school education to 10+2+3 formula. The Education Department visited our school with a view to evaluate our capacity to run Junior College. They were so impressed with our well equipped Science Laboratories of Physics, Chemistry and Biology that they gave the permission to start junior college and granting us the recognition for the same.
After establishing the technical school, management was well prepared and seriously contemplating of establishing Vocational courses as devised by Directorate of Technical Education. After continuous hard work of days and nights for years various vocational courses such as Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Automobile Technology and Bifocal course in Information Technology were introduced.
Presently under the vibrant leadership of our source of inspiration, our former Chairman of the managing Board Mr. Mehmood Moledina, dynamic visionary and ambitious present Chairman Mr. Riyaz Omer along with Dr. S.N.Kotwal, honorary Secretary of managing board who always encourage us to explore new ideas for the development of school as well as of students, other equally committed trustees, patrons, donors, well-wishers and well qualified & dedicated teachers are making sincere efforts to raise the institution to still higher goals.