The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Foundation, a Charitable Trust, was formed on June 18, 2003 in New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri Ram Avtaar Sastry, for propagation of ideals and principles of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, driven by an extraordinary dream that no human being would be deprived of rights as basic as survival, participation, protection and development. He felt that there is a need to improve the situation of the underprivileged Indian citizen and so as to help the society achieve substantial sustainable growth and human progress by placing responsibility in the mainstream of business practice.
The Foundation is based on Humanity and Human rights to work for the improvisation of the weaker section and has been creating health awareness all over India and abroad. The main foresight of the Foundation is to concentrate upon the health awareness and education programme and implementation. The Foundation catalyzes a national movement for universalisation of elementary education in India. It has achieved significant improvement in the quality of education as a sustained method for attracting and retaining children in the school.
In loving memory of Sardar Patel, the Foundation is organizing annually International Prestigious Sardar Ratna and Sardar Patel Awards, awarded to those distinguished persons, who have significantly contributed towards nation building and/or towards technological and scientific advancement in a particular field of eminence, in which they are the well known experts.
Mission of the Foundation
To generate a corpus fund for purchasing 3-5 acres land in NCT of Delhi for the purpose of building a suitable memorial, a comprehensive library, a photography exhibition, meeting/conference rooms, auditorium, research center, etc. in the name of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.