New Venture At seventy-eight
three or four years of Karves return from travel abroad, the Thackersey Trust had
taken over the management of the Womens University. Karve had enough leisure. He was
then seventy-eight years old-an age at which a man seeks rest. But Karves
enthusiasm for public service had not waned. He turned the attention towards the education
of children. In numerous villages of Maharashtra there were no primary schools. He
determined to make an organized effort to start schools in villages. For this purpose he
established the Primary Education Society. Karve was running the schools till
the government itself took them over in 1948.
There is no difference between man and man; all are equal.
Karve wanted to instill this attitude in all people. So he started the Society for
the Promotion of Equality. He was then eighty six years old. Karve toured all over
the country to bring home to people the lesson of the equality of all human beings.