- A son of Farmer, Shri Maneklal Patel born in February 1950 at “Untava”, a very small village in Kadi Taluka, Mehsana district of North Gujarat, grew up in a culture that instilled in him the values of generosity, benevolence and social service. Right from his boyhood days, he was confronted with many odds and obstacles, but he transformed challenges into opportunities by sheer strength of character and courage.
- In school days this scholarly student was felicitated by a renowned national poet Shri Zaverchand Meghani. He completed a Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Economics, he also acquired a Bachelor of Law and passed the examination of Bar Council and got the license to be a lawyer. Being an expert in Economics and Law he wanted to prove himself as a very good administrator and he opted to serve as Chief Officer of Kadi Municipality in 1958. Endowed with the excellent organizational capability and a rich insight into human psychology with zeal and courage he served the town for around 15 years and took many corrective actions for the development of Kadi as a town.
- He has been awarded “Patidar Shreshth Shiromani” by Shri Sachchidanand for outstanding contribution to the society. His efforts for the upliftment of the semi-urban area of Kadi were recognized by the “Aanarth Award” he was felicitated by Swami Satyamitranandgiriji and Pujya Krushnashankar Shastri”. Our Honorable revenue minister Shri Anandiben Patel felicitated him with award for his contribution to society, education, business & industry. Shri Umiya Mataji Sansthan has recognized his efforts with an award like“Karma Chudamani – Shri Maneklal”- a book published by Shri Mohanlal Patel Sahitya Vartul. He was truly a man with ethics of equivalence of all, as he was awarded by Late President Shri Gyani Zailsingji. He proved himself as bright student, a caring family member, a successful businessman, true educator throughout his life. He will always be remembered as the source of inspiration for philanthropic principles across the state of Gujarat.
Late Shri Maneklal M. Patel
”Education is the True Service”