pose won the hearts of one and all throughout the period of tenure of his exalted office. He was more or less instrumental in bridging the long-drawn struggle with amity and confidence. between two factions of the State.
Sick Mills and Nationalisation:
' Question of running the sick mills was a sort of headache « in tKe country when Central Government deemed it" proper; to Set up the National Textile Corporation under the mature "T and able guidance of S. R< Vasavada as its Chairman. His untiring efforts gave birth to the Corporation in the State of Gujarat also. The State Textile Corporation was constituted by the end of the year 1968, which -undertook running of some of the sick mills in thCi-State thereby assuring continued employment to hundreds of textile., workers and also maintained production of textile goods.
Vasasada .in'Rajy/a Sabha
In the same year Shri S. R. Vasavada was elected as Mem-
-ber of'^he-'Rajya Sabha where he played his part for the cause Jof, labour, in particular, and for the nation in general.
JVo Stfike .in Efsmtial Senaces: ..
... \Vorkers^ in fact, ignored the call of a token strike given by a section of Government employees and the railwaymen and, remained aloof at the instance of the National federation of Indian Railway-men and they exerted to keep the wheels running. The N.F.I.R. was run on the Gandhian lines with S. R. Vasavada as its 'President.
Jfittwnttt'Cortttriission oh Labour: .'
-' 'A^ain in 1969, S. R. :Va»wada was nominated as one ;of the 'toiemberson theNatioteal'Gemnussion on tLabour.: His vaBWSiWWC given due weight. The Commission's report'iis id well-stHdied.docu-ment consisting of .several proposals aiming .at social betterment ;9:T.tl}e wprking classes.
* Another feature worth-mentioning during the period was the appointnierit of'Shri 'A. N; Bdch, as one of its members 'on the Gujarat State'trextile/Corporation whose efforts enabled restarting ,i0f.rmne »ck units in Gujarat giving employment to 20,OQQ wor-'kers. ' .''. ' ' ' -'' ' ' '