Amreli: Savjibhai Vakhariya the Vice President of Surat Patel Samaj and Associate of World Gujarati Institute is presently residing in Surat but the love for his native was showcased when he developed his native village Rafada of Bagasara taluka in Amreli district into a Golden village without the help of Government finance. He constructed the replica of India Gate, Ladli Bhavan, Sardar Gate and Gandhi Gate in this village.
Savjibhai Vakhariya fulfilled his 20 years old dream by developing his native village. He could develop the village without the help of the Government Financial support. This developed village preserved the ancient culture in every corner along with all modern amenities.
The specialities of the village are the four entry gate and the village cordoned with the walls. The main gate of the village is the replica of India Gate of Delhi which is dedicated to the Param Veer Chakra winners of Indian Military. The second, Ladli Gate is dedicated to all the daughters of the village. The other two gates are Gandhi Gate and Sardar Gate. All the gates possessed the traditional statue of gatekeepers, elephants and women. The Rafada village was been developed within 6 months and was inaugurated by renowned Saint Morari Bapu on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel in presence of dignitaries.
Savjibhai Vakhariya who always stayed away from fame said that he developed the village in memory of his ancestors with the cooperation of the villagers.To encourage the Save Girl Child Campaign the Ladli Bhavan has been constructed which was inaugurated by 151 daughters of all the caste of the village. The encrypted handprints of all the daughters of the village will be preserved here while they leave the village after their marriage. Also, the art gallery is developed to showcase the artwork and pictures of the daughters, the autographs and pictures of visiting special persons.