Gujarat State Rural Development Council has been in existence since 1993 as an institution recognized by the State Government for Grant In Aid for the education of SC/ST students of 7 th to 10th standard. In this institute, children of SC/ST are admitted and provided facility for stay and food along with education free of charge. The institute is run as a family taking care of the welfare of each and every member. Till now this council has provided help to 1260 students. A hostel named after Late Shri Aatmaram Bhagat, At Sector 17, Old MLA Quarters, Gandhinagar has been established. Though the approved strength of this hostel is 25 students, we have accommodated 40 students and given them all help and encouragement.