NGO: Shree Banaskantha Anjana Patel Kelvani Mandal
Banaskantha District in Gujarat is mainly an agricultural economy. The standard of education has been very low and only 45% population was literate at the time of India’s independence. The people of the district wished to do something for improving the education standards in the region and established the Kelvani Mandal in 1955 as a registered Public Trust. The eminent people of the community collected donations and started a secondary school and hostel on 18 acres of land. Today, Anjana Patel Kelvani Mandal has established various educational institutions that are providing quality education to students irrespective of their caste or religion.