Anar Patel

With more than 20 years of experience in the field of women empowerment and craft development, Anar Patel is one of the very few successful woman social entrepreneurs in the country. An MBA from Institute of Management, NIRMA University, she serves on board of many social organizations and NGOs. She is the Founder and Managing Trustee of Gramshree and Manav Sadhna. Manav Sadhna is an NGO working with more than 8000 street children based at Gandhi Ashram, Ahmedabad. She also serves as a Trustee and Mentor for several initiatives focusing on engaging Indian youth in community service such as Sabarmati festival, YUVA Unstoppable and Moved by Love to name a few.It was her vision and leadership that Craftroots has been able to establish its identity among top Craft organizations across the country. She is the recipient of the ‘Gujarat Gaurav’ Award for her rehabilitation work in Kutch, Gujarat after the earthquake of 2001 and ‘Sakhi Shakti’ Award for handicraft development with underprivileged women and artisans. She is also honoured with the prestigious ‘ALL Grassroots Women of the Decade Achievers’ Award by Assocham Ladies League for her phenomenal contribution and commitment towards sustaining the lives of more than 8000 street children and providing income generation to more than 2000 women in Ahmedabad.Love India Fellowship is Anar Patel’s vision to inculcate the spirit of service, wisdom and volunteerism among dedicated individuals who have an inclination towards working for uplifting the local community