The Year was 1938. Our beloved Imam Sir Sultan Mohammad Shah (A.S.) graciously blessed the Jamat with his Didar at Limbadi (Wadhwan) in Gujarat. During this visit, Imam had a meeting with Presidents of all the Councils and leaders across India in the Royal Palace of the King of Princely State of Wadhawan . Late Itmadi Ladjibhai Jivan Patel of Meloj and Itmadi Vajirbhai Aliji Maknojia of Meta represented Sidhpur community in this meeting.
To fulfill the commitment given to Imam, a committee under the leadership of Itmadi Ladjibhai Jivan Patel and Itmadi Vajirbhai Aliji Maknojia was formed.. With the monetary support, guidance and blessings of Imam and co-operation and support from Sidhpur Jamat, The Aga Khan Hostel, Sidhpur came into existence on 14th October 1938 and 4th September 1938 respectively. Itmadi Ladji Jivan Patel was the founder President of both these prestigious Institutions. Since 1938 both the Institutions have been serving our community efficiently.
Since its establishment in 1938, the Aga Khan Hostel at Sidhpur has come a long way. It had made humble beginnings with only 10 students