Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday released the autobiography of Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil.

Hailing Dr Vikhe Patil's contribution, PM Modi said the former championed the cause of development and education for villages and poor.

His efforts towards the success of cooperatives in Maharashtra will inspire generations to come, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray was also present at the event.

Who is Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil?

Hailing from Maharashtra's Ahmednagar district, Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil served as Member of Lok Sabha for multiple terms. 

His autobiography is titled 'Deh Vechwa Karani' which means 'dedicating one's life for a noble cause'. 

He dedicated his entire life to the benefit of society through his path-breaking work in various fields, including agriculture and cooperatives.
Dr Balasaheb Vikhe Patil believed in social transformation through education. 

With this realisation, he adopted a strategy to raise awareness amongst the small farmers and    the rural poor through spread of technical and non-technical education.

Pravara Rural Education Society was established in 1964 at Loni in Ahmednagar district, with the aim to provide world class education to the rural masses and empower the girl child. 

The Society is currently serving with the core mission of educational, social, economical, cultural, physical and psychological development of students.