The 'Vidyamandir' we know today budded from a school run on the first floor of Sthanakvasi Lukagachchha Jain Library in 1948. This school was Shree Jain Shishushala Primary School- a courageous step taken by Shri Surajmal Lallubhai Mehta and his community in 1921, which gradually bore a multitude of educational institutes for the people who longed for education to write their destinies themselves.
Shri Kantilal Chhotalal Mehta, fondly known as Kanubhai, established the Shri Palanpur Shishushala, Balmandir, and Education Trust with the help of his community to augment education in Palanpur. The trust was officially renamed as Vidyamandir Trust, Palanpur in 2006.
With years of efforts made by revolutionary educationists like Shri Suryakant C. Parikh and the people who wished to scaffold this noble cause with their charity, Vidyamandir Trust, Palanpur was able to canopy Gujarati and English medium kindergartens and schools, training colleges, libraries, laboratories for assorted subjects, Mamtamandir; an institute which is much more than a school for specially-abled /Divyang students;a 'Farti Prayogshala' (a mobile library and laboratory)for underprivileged rural children, hostels, hobby centres, learning centres, a remarkable sports academy, several scholarship programmes, and the list goes on... Its mantra of Better Every Day has always given impetus to its educational strategy, which aims first at the spiritual, cultural, and social development of its students.
The endeavours and achievements of this Trust, its august alumni, and everybody connected with it have received countless recognitions time and again. Vidyamandir also owes its brilliance to luminaries, who have graced the institution with their invaluable presence and immense insight.
Moreover, this Trust has been the trailblazer of inclusive education; which was later promoted by the Government of India; and a mobile learning centre, which serves as a library cum laboratory for children who live in remote and underdeveloped areas around Palanpur.