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           Dalitmitra Dada Patil was a loyal follower of Padmabhushan Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil. Dada Patil and Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil met for the first time at Ahmednagar in 1948. Dada Patil was overwhelmed after hearing Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil's thoughts on education. In this meeting, Dada Patil promised Karmaveer Anna to extend all kinds of help to start branch of Rayat Shikashan Sanstha at Karjat. When Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil saw Dada Patil's passion for education, his sacrifice and willingness to work hard and finally gave him the approval to start Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya at Karjat in 1949. It was the beginning of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha in Ahmednagar district. After this, Dada Patil made a great contribution to start other branches of the Rayat in Ahmednagar district.

           Dada Patil sacrificed his own household responsibilities and gave his full time to the noble workof education. Later, the students started to face the inconvenience regarding higher education. It was not available in Karjat. For higher studies, the students have to go to Ahmednagar, Pune, Satara, etc., which was not affordable for the economically weaker students from rural areas. Therefore, Dada Patil took a lot of efforts to start a college in Karjat for higher education to the rural students. Finally, his efforts proved fruitful and Karjat college was established in June, 1964. for collection of donation and other neccessary things for construction of college, he visited various villages, wadies, hamlets, etc. The people considered Dada Patil's hard work and great efforts for the establishment of the college and the demand started to increase from the people to give his name to college. The Rayat Shikshan Sanstha agreed to this demand and on 22nd September 1980, on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, Karjat college was renamed as Dada Patil Mahavidyalaya with the auspicious hands of the then Deputy Prime Minister of India and President of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha Hon. Shri. Yashwantrao Chavan and under the Chairmanship of Hon. Sharadchandra Pawar, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra and current President of Rayat Shikshan Sanstha. The great work done by Dada Patil was taken into consideration by the Social Welfare Department of Government of Maharashtra and Dada Patil was Honoured with the sobriquet 'Dalitmitra' on 26 March, 1975. Dalitmitra Dada Patil is a true Rayat lover who has worked hard for the upliftment of the students from the lower strata of the society.

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