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Devendrakumar R. Desai
Shri Devendrabhai Desai was borne on 21-07-1935. He belongs to Vasavad of Rajkot District. He is of 76 of years of age.
He was secretary of Youth Congress and that of District Congress Committee. At the time of division of Congress in 1969, he remained in Sansntha Congress and was the Secretary at the Gujarat State level; he remained president of Rajkot District Janta Dal from 1977 to 1989. Then after he never continued even as a member of any political party.
He was member of Rajkot District Panchayat for 25 years from 1963. He worked there as Vice President for 5 Years and lastly as the President.
He has been associated with the Rajkot District Cooperative Bank as a director for 35 years. Moreover, he is also associated with the management of several Cooperative organization. For his outstanding service to the cooperative movement he was honored  with “All India KRIBHCO Sahakarita Shree Award” for the year 1998-99.
At present he serves the Khadi sector as the Chairperson of Khadi & Gramodyog Commission, Mumbai.
He has been working as the secretary in a major institution of Gujarat known as “Saurashtra Rachnatmak Samiti”  in Rajkot from 1974. Now he is a Chairman of that institution.
Shri Devendrabhai finished his graduation in Politics & Economics subjects from Gujarat University. He regularly writs articles in a weekly magazine “SAHAKAR” and a fortnightly magazine “SWARAJ DHARMA” and in a monthly magazine “GRAMSHAKTI”. He is also  complier and editor too in this magazines.
He enjoys positions and is also a Trustee of at least fifty voluntary institutions of Gujarat and national level, working in the field of village development and social reforming programmes.
Having trained and worked with Shri U. N. Dhebar and Vajubhai Shah and such other stalwarts of the Gandhian Era Shri Devendrabhai Stands for moral values in Public Life which varies from Khadi to Co. Op. sector from big cities to remote villages. He is known for his integrity and honesty, and bears a sound moral character.