Vinod Chandra Patel

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Mr. Vinod Patel is founder of one of the major business houses of Fiji, Patel & Co. He is an icon of Indo - Fijian Society and his story of rags to riches has inspired a lot many people. Twice, he was Member of Parliament and had played a crucial role in framing of the Constitution in 1997, giving equal rights to Indo - Fijian Community, after a long period of racial discrimination. He is a strong pillar of Indo - Fijian Community and center of religious, cultural and social activities of Indo- Fijians , particularly in the western part of Fiji i.e Ba, Latuka, Nadi, Sigatoka etc. He supports and closely works with the Indian Council for Cultural relations (ICCR) sponsored groups. He is the main host for such events. At the time of Winston Cyclone, his company donated F$ 250,000 to Fijian Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and the same amount to other charity organizations.