The Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala, Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade is a multi-faceted personality who combines in him many roles. Being the head of a religious institution that draws millions, he is the dispenser of justice whose word is law. As the president of the Society, he is the guiding spirit and driving force behind the institution.
His vision of an educational model that blends the best of tradition and modernity has proved to be the most appropriate one for our culture and times.
Putting Value Into Education
Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara Educational Society(R), Ujire is a premier-non-profit educational organization, functioning under the aegis of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, which is known for a unique embodiment of Dharma. It is renowned for its Lord Manjunatha Swamy temple and the Dharmadhikari known as Heggade who practices ‘Annadana, Vastradana, Aushadhadhana, Vidyadana as per divine injunction. He also spearheads many programs related to rural development and social service. Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Society, Ujire., is engaged in providing value based education through its schools, colleges, professional institutions such as Management institutions, Medical and Dental Colleges, Engineering Colleges, Ayurveda colleges and Naturopathy colleges in the state of Karnataka. Located in Dakshina Kannada district of the Karnataka state, SDM Educational Society is a center known for its educational excellence that has an outstanding track record of dedicated service in the sector of education and health.
The institutions of Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Society have been built with faith in the mission and an all consuming passion that transcends the barriers of race and religion, caste and creed. SDM believes in the dissemination of knowledge with a macroscopic dimension to harness the best of the latent talent and translate it to the academic scenario. The society is instrumental in elevating the standards of education and empowering the youth with the strength of education in a broad spectrum of subjects. The perfect blend of education and spirituality attune students to the qualities of ethics, discipline, integrity and humanitarian spirit. The educational system followed by SDM is a glowing example of the amalgamation of modernism and ancient tradition. The principles of life are imbibed by the students and they become responsible human beings armed with knowledge and attributes of human element. The SDM group of institutions is trying to harness the infinite talent of wisdom and knowledge in their students.