WE HUMBLY DEDICATE
THIS SPECIAL SUPPLEMENT
TO THE REVERED MEMORY OF
AlVAJUVABM SAKABHAI (1885-1972)
"The small lamp you lit in December 1917 is a powerful light now — shedding its beams allaround"
Born in 1885, in the multimillionaire family of Sarabhais of Ahmedabad, Smt. Anasuyaben dedicated herself to the service of the poor from her young age. On her return from United Kingdom in 1914, after completing her study, she plunged into this task and carried on the service ceaselessly till her last breath. She presided over the meeting called by the Warpers of Ahmedabad Textile Mills on 2nd December 1917 and lit the small lamp, which has grown into a powerful light of Textile Labour Association (Majur Mahajan). She was elected as President of the Association when it was formally inaugurated in 1920 and continued in this office till her death. Her entire life can be summed up in the words 'Tireless Toil in the cause of the Poor in a Constructive Manner.'Though she shed her mortal coils on 11.9.1972, she lives in the hearts of millions of workers, Harijans and others in Ahmedabad. Each working class locality in Ahmedabad has a living monument of her services.