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His Holiness Late Digvijai Nathji, the former Head Priest of Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhpur was the founder of our college. He was the great pioneer of educational renaissance in Eastern U.P. It was he who established the Trust Maha Rana Pratap Shisha Parishad, Gorakhpur, U.P. in 1932 to spread the light of knowledge among the people of Eastern U.P. whom he found to be living in utter poverty, ignorance and backwardness of all kinds. He, as a child Nanhoo Singh, came to Gorakhnath temple, Gorakhpur at the age of five from the Royal Family of Mewar, Rajsthan in 1900 and grew and learnt the lesson of selfless sacrifice and dedication to the service of the suffering humanity under the spiritual care of his great Guru Gambhir Nathji Maharaj. In 1949-50 Maharana Pratap Degree College, Civil Lines, Gorakhpur, U.P. was established by "Maharana Pratap Shiksha Parishad Gorakhpur" in Civil Lines area.

We are proud to say that our educational trust Maharana Pratap Shiksha Parishad, Gorakhpur has contributed much in the formation and establishment of Gorakhpur University. Rs. 50,00,000/- or its equivalent assets were the condition for the opening of Gorakhpur University. Our old institution named M.P. Degree College, Civil Lines, Gorakhpur was merged into Gorakhpur University along with its entire infrastructure including teaching and non-teaching staff in 1958 for this noble cause.

Digvijai Nath P.G. College, Gorakhpur was opened in 1969. The administration of this college is run by the managing committee appointed by Maharana Pratap Shiksha Parishad, Gorakhpur, U.P.(page 91). Principal, an ex-officio member of the managing committee is functioning for the maintenance and all round development of the college under the guardianship of His Holiness Mahant Avedya Nathji Maharaj, the present Head Priest of Gorakhnath Temple, Gorakhpur and his loyal successor Yogi Adityanathji. Under his kind guidance and patronage M.P. Shiksha Parishad, Gorakhpur and Digvijai Nath Post Graduate College, Gorakhpur are flourishing ceaselessly. At present more than two dozen institutions are being run by M.P. Shiksha Parishad, Gorakhpur.