Apart from his contribution to education, Manoharbhai Patel had close relations with Indian leaders. He actively participated in the Congress Party and held positions such as President of the Vidarbha region and Treasurer of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee. Manoharbhai Patel served as the President of Gondia Municipal Council in 1946. Became a member of the first Legislative Assembly of Berar State in 1952 and of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly after recognition of the state in 1960. The Government of Maharashtra named a major irrigation project in the Vidarbha region after Manoharbhai Patel. You can buy a Manoharbhai Patel Postage Stamp as well as a Miniature Sheet then visit Philacy.com
9-02-2007: Manoharbhai Patel India Postage Stamp
Manoharbhai Patel was a self-made man who, despite limited educational opportunities, had the worldly wisdom to recognize the importance of education. He wanted to provide others with opportunities that were denied to them. In 1958, Manoharbhai Patel founded the Gondia Education Society which currently runs several schools and colleges covering a wide range of subjects. The existence of these educational institutions is due to the generous donations made by Manoharbhai Patel. Manoharbhai Patel’s goal was to create educational opportunities to improve the lives of all. A commemorative postage stamp was issued by the Indian Postal Department on the birth centenary of Shri Manoharbhai Patel.