Ahmedabad: Social worker Arvindbhai Desai passes away

A social worker and educationist Arvindbhai Desai died of age-related issues on Thursday. He was 81.

Arvindbhai was born in Sarbhon Ashram in Bardoli, Surat in a household of freedom fighters, together with his mom who had undergone 4 years’ imprisonment with Kasturba Gandhi.

An alumnus of Gujarat Vidyapith based by Mahatma Gandhi of which he was additionally a trustee later, Arvindbhai was vice-president of Gandhi’s “Gujarat Nai Talim” in addition to chief secretary of “Rani paraj Seva Sabha Vedchhi” based for the all-round improvement of tribals of Gujarat.

After finishing his training, he, together with worker and freedom fighter Jugatram Dave in South Gujarat, based Halpati Seva Sangh. Since its inception, he labored as its normal secretary. He carried out varied improvement schemes for farm labourers and socially backward castes by Halpati Seva Sangh.

For the grievances of ‘Nai Talim’ training in Gujarat, he fashioned “Pagla Samiti” and in addition based “Buniyadi Rachnatmak Sangh”.

Being a member of Khadi Board, he performed an necessary function within the improvement of Khadi Gramodhyog in Gujarat and in addition based labour, poultry and milk co-operatives.

He was additionally an affiliated member of IAVE (International Association of Volunteer Efforts) Canada, in addition to Human Service Alliance-America. He is a member of an government committee of AVARD (Association of Voluntary Agencies in Rural Development) which was based by late Jayaprakash Narayan.

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