Padmashri Ishwarbhai Patel, President
appreciation of his meritorious services in the areas of low cost
sanitation, water awareness, services to the humanity and downtrodden
classes, he has been awarded about 11 awards including very prestigious
a dedicated and devoted follower of Gandhian philosophy, he is a strong
supporter of communal harmony.
Joshi, Managing Director
Currently, Viren spends his time shuttling between the United
States and India, where he gathers support and initiates new projects. He
works with great passion and devotion to uplift the poor and backward
classes of India. His main love is putting a smile on the face of a child
Joshi is working with all the dedication and commitment. He is Managing
Trustee of Manav Sadhna registered in USA and has kindled the lamp of
service in many hearts in USA also.
Anar Patel and Jayesh Patel having come into contact with
Shri Viren Joshi, when he implemented water awareness project, were
inspired to resume there service activities which they had left for a
while after graduation.
Jayesh Patel, a young dynamic social worker is wedded to Gandhian Philosophy for all his community oriented service activities. Having strong faith in a maxim “if given opportunity, each one develops” , he works for uplift of slum and street children. He is a naturopath and has strong conviction for traditional ways and means for better life style. Although he is staunch follower of Indian values, he has amazing skills of synchronizing ‘old and new’, ‘east and west’ in all walks of life. His heart always throbs for the most oppressed, down trodden and lower socio economic classes of society. He tries to reach to the most under privileged groups of society. Being moved by the plights of those ‘ have nots’ he has undertaken various activities for street and slum children, for poor and oppressed, for destitute and victims of natural or man made calamities through MANAV SADHNA which is dream of VIREN, ANAR & JAYESH.
By profession, Vandana is an architect, however, she is also a Trustee of Manav Sadhna and a face seen daily at Gandhi Ashram. Vandana was inspired by Mother Teresa, and has been working for the poor since her youth, involved in various clubs and organizations, as well as concentrating on low cost architecture. Vandana came to know of Manav Sadhna’s activities through a newspaper article, and immediately went to the Ashram.
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