Sometime in 1974 Shri H. M. Patel, former Member of Parliament, Finance and Home Minister requested his friend Jethabhai V. Patel, an industrialist from Karamsad, to take up the restoration and maintenance of Sardar’s ancestral home in Karamsad. Shri J V Patel and several local seniors felt that in addition to restoring and maintaining Sardar’s old home, a more fitting tribute should be created at Karamsad, his native village. As such Sardar Patel Trust was formed in 1975 with the prime objective of maintaining Sardar’s ancestral home and building a Memorial. Subsequently, it was decided to include Vithalbhai Patel, Sardar’s elder brother, who too had been politically and socially active and had made significant contribution towards India’s independence.
The memorial is spread over 7 acres of land, which were originally waste land, most of which was given free to the Trust by the people of Karamsad. The Government of Gujarat and Government of India separately awarded grants totaling Rs. 2.5 crores for the development of the land and construction of the Memorial.
Today, the Memorial is a popular destination for school and college students, local and foreign tourists, and leaders from most political parties and social organisations.
The Trust is registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950. Regi. No. Kheda /F/135/Anand Dt. 09.08.2001 as well as under Society Registration Act, 1860. Regi. No. Gujarat/107/Anand Dt. 12.09.2001
The Trustees are: