Vidyamandir was the first institution to realize and act upon the need for an English medium school in the Banaskantha district. In 1984, this became possible with the largesse of Shri Kirtilal Manilal Mehta —a diamond merchant, who founded the Antwerp-based diamond company Gembel NV in 1956. He was born in Palanpur in 1907, and after losing his father at the age of 12, he devoted himself to his family business in Burma (Yangon). He is also noted for establishing the Lilavati Kirtilal Mehta Medical Trust and the Lilawati Hospital in Mumbai.
He gifted a large property to Vidyamandir and dedicated this charity to his beloved mother, Menaben. Thus, Smt. Menaben Manilal Mehta School was established in 1984.
Today, the first and second grades of Smt. MenabenManilal Mehta English Medium School function at our Parnakutir Campus, in Shaktinagar, on the Mansarovar Road, Palanpur.
It has 126 students and a staff of 6.
The school hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. from Monday to Saturday.
Parents are welcome to meet the staff on the Second and fifth Saturdays of every month to check their child's progress.