I quote the following lines from the book ‘I too had a Dream’ by Verghese Kurien, who built the Amul Dairy Cooperative along with Tribhuvandas Patel and Dalaya.
“Sardar Patel urged the dairy farmers to organize milk cooperatives, which would give them control over the resources they generated. He assigned Moraji Desai, his deputy to coordinate this effort.
At a meeting of the dairy farmers, Morajibhai asked for volunteers to serve as chairman of the organization. A few people volunteered, but Morajibhai looked around and spotted Tribhuvandas Patel sitting quietly in the gathering. Tribhuvandas was then a young and committed freedom fighter (Pre-Independence days) and the elected Vice-President of the Kaira District Congress Committee. Continue reading