Noble deeds of Vikhe Patil will be remembered forever: Nadda

New Delhi, Oct 13 (UNI) BJP president J P Nadda on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid a fitting tribute to Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil by releasing his autobiography.

Taking to twitter, Mr Nadda wrote, ‘This is a fitting tribute by PM Narendra Modi to the leader who dedicated his entire life in promoting education, rural development & cooperatives for the benefit of society. His noble deeds will be remembered forever.’

Mr Modi released the autobiography of Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil and renamed Pravara Rural Education Society as ‘Loknete Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil Pravara Rural Education Society’ through video conference.

The Prime Minister said Vikhe Patil always worked for the betterment of society and always stressed on making politics a medium for bringing meaningful changes in the society, and for solving the problems of the poor and the villages. He said this approach of Balasaheb Vikhe Patil set him apart from the others.

Vikhe Patil was a prominent leader of Maharashtra and eldest son of Vithalrao Vikhe Patil, who started Asia’s first Co-operative sugar factory at Loni in Maharashtra.

He was awarded the prestigious civilian award Padma Bhushan on March 31, 2010 for his outstanding work in the field of Social Work. He was seven-time MP, former Union Minister of State (Finance) and Union Cabinet Minister.


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