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Mr Mamtora and Mrs Mamtora at Indian Senior Citizen's Centre in Manchester

A   luncheon  party in honour of  Mr  Vithaldas J. Mamtora was held in Manchester  to celebrate his 100th birthday….reports Mr Niarnjan Bhatt

Mr Mamtora and Mrs Mamtora at Indian Senior Citizen's Centre in Manchester
Mr Vithaldas Mamtora and Mrs Mamtora at Indian Senior Citizen’s Centre in Manchester

Mr Vithaldas Mamtora who resides in Heald Green,  Cheadle, Cheshire was accompanied by his wife. His immediate and extended  family, a number of  friends from Malawi who have settled in Manchester  together with friends and the committee members of the Indian Senior Citizens Centre of which he is a founder Member.

Born in 1916 in the small village of Jasapur in Gujarat, Mr Mamtora left India in 1933  to take up employment as a shop assistant  in the Central  African state of Nyasaland (now Malawi).

Mr Niranjan Bhatt, Chairman of the ISCC, presenting a specially engraved plaque, emphasizing Mr Mamtora’s motto “Service to mankind is service to God”
Mr Niranjan Bhatt, Chairman of the ISCC, presenting a specially engraved plaque,
emphasizing Mr Mamtora’s motto “Service to mankind is service to God”

After his marriage in India in 1944, he returned to Malawi and  over the subsequent years raised a family of four. Setting up his own business brought prosperity and a happy rewarding life culminating after a period of nearly 40 years in Africa a desire to retire in the UK where his sons had settled . Mr Mamtora  became an active member of the Indian Association based at the Gandhi Hall in Didsbury, Manchester.

It is here that the idea of setting up a Centre for Indian Senior Citizen Centre  developed and in association with the late Dr B. C. Das became a founder member.  The Centre is now a very active successful organization with over 400 members and his contribution has been recognized  by the award of an MBE and  Award of Mercy in 2010.

Mr  Vithaldas Mamtora has dedicated his last  20 years to the Indian Senior Citizens Centre in Manchester and currently presides over the functions of the Centre.

In recognition of his long-standing contribution  and dedication, the Senior Citzens presented a specially engraved plaque, emphasizing  Mr Mamtora’s motto  “Service to mankind is service to God”.