The Gujarat Vidyapith, which Mahatma Gandhi founded in 1920, announced on Tuesday that its governing board has chosen to contact state Governor Acharya Devvrat and ask him to succeed as the university's 12th Chancellor. The governing council chose to accept the resignation of the current chancellor Ela Bhatt, a Gandhian, social activist, and the creator of the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), a group that advocates for low-wage, self-employed women. The decision was made during a lengthy meeting that took place in the evening.
"On October 4, the Gujarat Vidyapith's governing body convened. Following a thorough debate, it was agreed to accept Chancellor Ela Bhatt's resignation and respect her views "According to a statement from the university in Ahmedabad. It further said that MsOn October 18, 1920, Mahatma Gandhi established the Gujarat Vidyapith, serving as its lifelong Chancellor. After him, illustrious figures like Morarji Desai, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel held the position of Chancellor of the 102-year-old institution. In June 2019, Acharya Devvrat became the new governor of Gujarat. He was the Governor of Himachal Pradesh before to that.