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Balaram Saghan Kshetra
Banaskantha Kelvani Mandal
L. J. J. Jain Vidyalaya Palanpur
Sanali Ashram
Shree Malan Kelvani Mandal
Shri B.D. Mehta Arasuri Kanya    Vidyalaya, Ambaji
Vidyamandir Trust
Vidyavihar Sarvajanik Trust

Established In - 1958
Promoted By - Vimalben G. Mehta / G. G. Mehta

M.P. Chitrasani
Palanpur - 385 001
Dist: Banaskantha, North Gujarat
Tel: +91 - 2742 - 284226 / 276 / 279 / 213

Balaram Saghan Ksehtra Samiti

Balaram Saghan Ksehtra Samiti

  • Mr. Vinodchandra M Mehta
  • Mr. Arvindbhai Zaveri
  • Mr. Arunbhai R Mehta
  • Mr. Shashikantbhai Kothari
  • Mr. Gautambhai Gordhandas Mehta
  • Mr. Ketanbhai Bagmalbhai Parikh
  • Mr. Charu Gautam Mehta
  • Mr. Shaileshbhai Sarabhai Mehta
If the barren, rocky landscape of Chitrasani has today been converted into beautifully levelled green fields and meadows, with thick tree cover, then the credit must go to the pioneering farsighted efforts and the dedicated work of the team that runs the Balaram Saghan Kshetra Samiti (Balaram Intensive Area Samiti), Chitrasani.

Vimlaben Mehta receiving award

Set up in 1958 by Mrs. Vimlaben G. G. Mehta and Mr. G.G. Mehta, the Samiti has focused on agro-industrial and educational activities to transform the backward tribal area, and in training the adivasi youth in the various institutions that it runs on the residential campus at Chitrasani.

Balaram Saghan Ksehtra Samiti


Balaram Saghan Ksehtra Samiti

The campus houses a Matrughar (orphanage), set up in 1970, a Primary and a Secondary School, a PTC College, and a Women’s Rural School. The Samiti also runs a kindergarten, ashramshala, an education and training centre for women, a polytechnic, a centre for nutrition and a library.

Over 650 adivasi and backward class students avail of these facilities.

Balaram Saghan Ksehtra Samiti

A special programme to teach Science and Mathematics was started with the help of a grant from UNICEF, under which shibirs and short terms courses are run at the Vignyan Bhavan to introduce students, teachers and officials to new developments in the field.

Agriculture and Gramudyog

Balaram Saghan Ksehtra Samiti

Over the years the 20 acre campus has developed into a model farm using a range of modern agricultural techniques and machines, where both the students and the farmers of the surrounding villages are imparted the skills and knowledge necessary for this purpose. The Samiti also runs a model nursery and encourages creative and co-operative methods of agriculture.

Balaram Saghan Ksehtra Samiti

Rural workers are also trained in a variety of home-based cottage industries such as ambar charkha weaving, tailoring, toy, flower and essence making, cardboard, chalk and ink manufacturing etc. This helps to empower the women in the local communities.

Vimlaben, an ardent follower of the teachings of Gandhiji and Vinobaji, has done outstanding work in the field of child welfare, education and literature for over 50 years.


The Samiti set up the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust Rural Charitable Dispensary in 1969 which treats over 7000 patients each year.

It also runs the Netrajyot Seva Kendra.

To read more about Mrs. Vimlaben Mehta click here

To read more about Mr. G.G. Mehta click here


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