Manekpore - Rethvania is a small lively and peaceful village in the state of Gujarat in western India off Indian National Highway 8
|Posted by Mohamed Ali Ravat (Lakhi) on November 5, 2009 at 8:05 AM|
I am Mohamed Ali Yusuf Ravat (Lakhi) grandson of Famous Late Haji Ahmed Ebrahim Ravat (Lakhi Patel) and eldest son of Late Haji Yusuf Ahmed Ravat (Lakhi) and curator of this website.
Manekpore is very close to my heart, I spent happiest time of my life there,I spent my childhood with my grandparents and my great grandmother, I must be luckiest person on earth to spent time with ones great grandmother, I have many fond memories of manekpore.
I was born in U.K. but I spent 8 years in Manekpore when there was no electric, no transport or water supply they had to fill water from local wells, my family has been actively involved in running of manekpore from both side of my family from my mothers and my fathers side, my fathers side has been involved in running the village (gam) for 4 generations, first my great grandfather Haji Ebrahim Ismail Ravat, my famous grand father late Haji Ahmed Ebrahim Ravat (LakhiPatel), who was committee chairman and Patel of the village in India for many years until he came to U.K.,brought many facilities to manekpore like electric, bus service, construction of village bridge with his influence in local governments and many other charitable projects to him and his two brothers Musa and amojis name.
My father Haji Yusuf Ahmed Ravat (Lakhi) was also Chairman here in U.K until he passed away in 2000, he also has had many projects to his name like pushing for long term investments for our Association (jamaat), Cooking equipment etc and many other charitable projects in India like building mosques, water bore holes and pumps for poor and building houses for the poor etc, I have also been involved in our Association for last 20 years on and off helping my father when it was possible,I hope to follow in their foot steps inshallah and give something back to manekpore, where I spent happiest time of my life.
Please make dua for all the marhoomeens and Jazakallah Khair to all who complimented me for creating this site.
Mohamed Ali Yusuf Ravat (Lakhi)