In the life of an organization there is always a watershed moment when an era appears to have ended. That moment arrived for the entire Pravara family on 30th of December 2016 when our iconic leader, father-figure and mentor to millions, Padmabhushan Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, Chairman of Pravara Rural Education Society made a transition from this world to the Heavens above. He left a legacy that is unparalleled in the annals of the history of rural education and governance. Countless beneficiaries of his benevolence instantly felt rudderless.
It is said that a vision without a task is but a dream. A task without a vision is just an exhausting work. What is needed is a vision and a task and Late Padmabhushan Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil exemplified both. Late Padmabhushan Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil worthy son of the great Padmashri Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil, passed away peacefully and passed on the baton of our society to our Executive Chairman – Dr. Ashok Vikhe Patil and all of us.
The entire life Padmabhushan Dr. Balasaheb Vikhe Patil was dedicated to the service of the farmers and the rural community. He persevered to provide them educational facilities and employment, and ushered reforms in the rural agro-industries, water conservation and its distribution, agriculture, financial, and health sectors.
Indeed his life is a bouquet of a million flowers of achievements - too numerous to recount in a brief homage. All we can do here is to express our everlasting gratitude for his guidance, love, benevolence and the light he shone on us and will always continue to!