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Pravin Patel
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  • Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • India
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In regard to the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi I am a / we are an
activist, artist
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My Name is Pravin Patel and I am 61 year old. I was born in a small village of Gujarat. My father was a farmer and Gandhian. Since childhood I was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and I decided to live life on Gandhiji’s philosophy and to do something for country and to spread Gandhiji’s thoughts and works. I have seen and felt poverty and very hard village life. After getting school education in my village and college education in Baroda I joined Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Ahmedabad. Now, I am retired and staying in Ahmedabad (Gujarat-India) from last 35 years.

We are remembering Mahatma Gandhi only on 2nd October on his birthday and 30th January on his death anniversary. But we have to remember this great man everyday for whole year. For this I find out a new idea and concept. I purchased a new bicycle and fitted battery operated music system with two speakers for playing Gandhiji's favorite prayer's bhajan (songs). Through this music system I am spreading Gandhiji's message through Gandhiji's favorite prayer's bhajan 'Vaishnav Janato Tenere Kahiye….' and 'Raghupati Raghava Rajaram….'. I named this activity 'Gandhi Feri'. (Feri means Round, Trip)

From last 5 years I wake up early in the morning at 2.30 am everyday (except Sunday). I am starting my Gandhi Feri from my residence at 3.30 am and reaching Gandhi Ashram at 4.30 am. I stay near Gandhi Ashram for half an hour. After that I return back at 5.00 am. on another different route. I am riding my bicycle only on main road on some western part of Ahmedabad. After riding bicycle for 35-kms, I reach back home at 7.15 am.

In early morning I meet all age people but my targets are Children and young students because they are the future of India. They are calling me 'Gandhi Bapu'. I want to keep Mahatma Gandhi in their heart. Everybody likes my activity and they are giving me congratulation notes, love and encouragement. Early in the morning people wait for me and they come in the balcony including children and young students. In my way all age people are also discussing about Gandhiji’s philosophy and work. Most of local news papers and electronics media had published and telecasted my activity news. Every day I am also giving biscuits to poor children in the morning from my pension because Gandhiji was more worried for poor children.

I had also participated and walked 386 km in platinum jubilee of Gandhiji's historical 'Dandi March' (1930) in 2005.
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Pravin Patel
E-101, Kala Residency,
Near Radio Mirchi,
Beside Times of India Press Road,
Ahmedabad - 380 051,
Gujarat, India.

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At 9:52 on December 29, 2010, Garvin Brown said…

Pravin your photos are wonderful. Have you retired yet?




At 9:37 on December 24, 2010, Balamurali Balaji said…

Dear Shri Pravinji,


Your love for Gandhi is amazing. Please accept me as your friend!

At 11:28 on August 22, 2010, Dr. Ravindra Kumar said…
Dear Shri Pravinbhai,
Looking forward to receiving your complete postal address to enable me to send you a copy of one of my small booklet entitled, NON-COOPERATION to you.
Hope, doing well!
With regards,
Ravindra Kumar
At 20:50 on December 10, 2009, Christopher Wroth said…
Namaste ~ I found your page because of Dipak's comment. Sir, you are an absolute delight. The example you set spreading the words and story of the Mahatma is a priceless lesson for us all. I am a devotee of Shree Maa of Kamakhya. Inspired by Her, and the lessons of my life, I am trying to sprerad the word about Trusteeism. There are already 1.4 million charitable organizatioins in the United States. Many are simple Trusts used by families to set aside funds for grandchildren and other future descendents. I see that this idea will expand. Trusteeism is the only economic system that can appeal to both our selfish and altruistic natures. As trustees prudently managing property and assets owned by future generations; we have the joy of unselfishly serving our grandchildren and also the joy of selfishly creating a legacy that will earn us much respect in this lifetime. My goal is to research and write a do-it-yourself manual that family units can use to begin using Trusteeism. As an economic system, Trusteeism is unlike either capitalism or socialism. Both of those are systems that tend toward increasing centralization of capital and authority. Trusteeism is a system for local self-reliance at the level of the family unit. It is completely decentralized. Please refer to my posts in the discussion group, "Gandhi & his Philosophies with special reference to Trusteeship. ." Blessings to you and your loved ones. Peace. ~ Chris
At 14:20 on December 10, 2009, Dipak Dholakia said…
Dear Pravinbhai,
How are you? What is your activity these days? last month there was meeting of Gandhians aat Sabarmati Ashram. Peter Ruhe too was present.Did you attend it? Please share your opinion on this site.
At 18:38 on November 4, 2009, Dipak Dholakia said…
Dear Pravinbhai,
I welcome you as friend. In fact, I had sent you message on 7 September 09 which I am afaraid, you seem to have missed. Your Gandhi Feri is a unique experiment. I will visit feri-site and write you back.
At 15:09 on September 7, 2009, Dipak Dholakia said…
At 14:54 on September 4, 2009, P.Uday Shankar said…
This is just to welcome you to the network and also invite you to be friends.

Uday Shankar

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