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Kadod is a town located in the Bardoli Tehsil of Surat District, Gujarat state, India and situated on the bank of the Tapti River. It is around north east of Bardoli.

There is many temples dedicated to Lord Hanuman and Lord Rama. Shree Rokadia Hanuman Mandir, Shree Mankameshwar Mahadev Temple, Shree Dantai Mataji Mandir, Shree Hingalaji Mataji Mandir and Shree Atmananda Saraswathiji Maharaj Temple are some of the shrines located here.In Kadod there is "Sarvajanik Pustakalay(Liabrery)" also.For night cricket tournament, a good cricket ground named "Gandhi Ground" is helpful to mostly youngsters.

There are two masjid called Nani and Moti Masjid, Nani masjid located very closed to kadod bus stop and Moti masjid located in main vegetable market.

THE KADOD HIGH SCHOOL, KADOD is the most famous high school in Surat District since Nanubhai Naik was the principal of the high school.

The Kadod High school was founded on 4th May 1911, began with three standards. The founders were – Shri Chhotulal Ambalal Desai, Mr. Sheth Gopaldas Damodardas, Mr. Sheth Ghelabhai Pranvallabhbhai, Mr. Sheth Hargovinddas Narottamdas, Shri Mahyashankar Shankarji, Mr. Sheth Hargovind Anandram Vyas, Shri Vajeram Shivshankar Joshi, Mr. Sheth Baheramji Nanubhai Paliya and one member from each community of village came together to found it, keeping welfare of student’s future at their heart.

The responsibility of the institution was granted to Nagar Seth Shri Motibhai Jagjivandas as President and the responsibility of Secretary was handed over to Shri Lallubhai Laxmichand Shah.

Shri Jethlal Jagannath generously donated his home, situated on the bank of Tapi River to the institution. The purpose was to use it as an academic building. Sheth Damodardas built one building as well. Shri Lalbhai Patel of Aurgam built the Bai Nandiben block and one part of the institution was built with help of Dwarkadas Moradas’s wife Maniben. 

The number of students increased to 120 in 1933 A.D. This raised enthusiasm in members and in 1933 A.D., “The Kadod Vibhag Education Society” was constituted. People from whole community provided overwhelming financial support. Imbued with spirit of social service, Shri Ranchhodji Pandya collected donations.The donations were collected by travelling to the surrounding villages by foot with a bag in their hands. 

Within the education society, courage and determination was growing continuously. In 1918, they were granted permission to include 4th Standard. The institution also began receiving financial grant from the government to help them achieve this goal. They were also successful in obtaining a grant from the local board. By 1927, perseverance had paid off and they were granted permission to start a 5th standard. 

On 18 May 1935, Sir Parsottamdas Thakordas established the first 5th to 11th standard full fledged school and gained great admiration and respect from the Bardoli Taluka. 
Shri Thakorlal Shah and Shri Bensan Principal of Mission High School(Surat) provided good support so that all the Board students could get entry for their board examination. 

By 1936 the number of students enrolled had grown to 200 students Shri Kunvarji Baheramji donated his personal land to build a hostel. A generous contribution of Rs. 15,000 obtained from Africa went to build the building and thus provide another primary service.

The school was inaugurated on 10 June 1937 by the kind hand of India’s respected leader and commander of Bardoli Satyagrah, Shir Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. On this momentous occasion Sardar Patel addressed the school and community with the following speech - 

The gift of this hostel to the institution must be acknowledge and cherished. It is the member’s responsibility to continue maintaining and improving the facilities. The responsibility lies in moving the institution forward. Their responsibility will be accomplished when the school is full of children and nourishing the students both mentally through education and physically with food. This will prepare students to grow and join society as productive citizens to further improve their communities. While we are aware that quarrels and differences of opinions happen between trustees, supervisors and students, they will not happen at this intuition. If any difficulties arise a solution will be found accordingly.

the above information taken from THE KADOD HIGH SCHOOL, KADOD website.

Madhi Railway Station is the nearest railhead. Nearest airport is Surat.

In recent years, Kadod and Kadod High School have received national media attention due to the innovative pilot program of the Nanubhai Education Foundation, a charity focused on improving rural education in India. References:


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