Late Justice Mahadev Dovind Ranade, once said "Redemption of India must come through women", Inspired by his ideals, Smt. Rambai Ranade started the movement for the
upliftment of women by starting "The Poona Sevasadan Society" at Pune in the year 1909 with the help and co-operation of like minded persons like Prof. G. Deodhar, and Shri G.B. Garud,
and others, Existence of Seva Sadan, Nagpur, as it is today could not have been possible but for inspiration given by Smt. Rambai Ranade and stimulus given by personalities like Shri G.B.
Garud and Col. K.V. Kukade and others. Hon. Shri S.B. Tambe, the then home member of the Govt. of C.P. and Berar, Inaugurated "The Poona Sevasadan Society, Nagpur Br." On 2nd January 1927.
The Society started functioning in the rented premises of Shri K.G. Vaidya in Dhantoli at Nagpur. The society was fortunate the have prominent and generous luminaries of the city as its
founder members. The first advisory committee as formed under the chairmanship of Sir Shankarrao Chitnvis with Shri B.V. Buty as vice Chairman and Shri W.R. Puanik as its Secretary. Co.
Sir K.V. Kukade and Shri M.B. niyogie were the honorary members of the Committee. The Poona Sevasadan Society, Pune, nominated Shri G.B. Gaud; Shri G.K. Deodhar and Mrs. Janakibai Bhatt as
their representatives on the Nagpur Branch.
The society started a Hostel-Cum-Training school for women in Vaidya-wadi from 2nd Jan. 2007, with just four women as students. Soon, activities of the society increased and
it started classes for teaching English to those women candidates who opted for "Mid-wifery course" to start it as their profession. With average attendance of 40 candidates,
the course continued up to 1934.
Another activity of the society was setting up of "The medical advisory committee" with Col. Sir K.V. Kukde as its chairman in the year 1928. the committee prepared the
women candidates, for "St. John. Ambulance Association Examination" for nursing course, by imparting to them in the subject.
Music and sewing classes were also started. Shri G.B. Garud, as superintendent, objects of the society. Diamond Jubilee of the society was celebrated in the year
1986-87 under the working president Dr. V.N. wankar, an eminent Social Worker. Bal-Sanskar Shibir, for Boys and Girls between 8-12 age groups is organized by the society every year in the
month of April.