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Founder Chairman


Shri. Manikraoji Gavit

It has not been a journey on a bed of roses for Hon.Shri. Manikraoji Gavit. He has gone through many hardships in life. He belongs to the farmer’s family from Dhulipada a small village of Navapur Tahsil. Being a staunch follower of Indira Congress, he entered in the political arena as a member of Navapur Village Panchayat Dist.Dhule Maharashtra in 1967 . Later he became the chairman of Social Welfare Committee, Zilla Parishad Dhule, Mahashtra; Vice President of District Congress (I) Committee Dist. Dhule, Maharashtra and Member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. His success story was rewritten as he contested for the elections of member of parliament (M.P.) in 1981 and won from Nandurbar Constituency.

He handled the responsibility of being the member of several Consultative Committees. Ministry of Petroleum and Chemicals, Ministry of Railways, Committee on Labour and Welfare, Committee on the welfare of Scheduled Casts and Scheduled Tribes. Hon.Shri.Manikraoji Gavit has been the ‘Khasdar’ (M.P.) of Nandurbar since (1981) 25 years. At present he is holding the position as Union Minister of State Ministry of Home Affairs Government of India.

He has the distinction of being elected as a Member of Parliament for eight consecutive times, which is a rarity.

In the Social sphere, he has contributed in different ways. He was the Chairman of Adivasi Seva Sahayyak Sanstha, Dhule (H/O Navapur) since 1981 until 1995. Hon.Shri. Manikraoji Gavit was the Chairman of Visarwadi Education Society. The basic motive is to provide education to the children and youngsters of Adivasi Community, in remote villages.

As he has come up from a level, where lakhs of people still suffer, he understands their problems. He has deep compassion for the downtrodden.

He is the staunch believer of Indian culture and traditions. So he likes to visit different regions of India. Adding happiness to people’s lives is his motive.