On behalf of the Trustees and the Executive Committee of SBGPS (UK)
We are proud to announce that the
40th Anniversary of Shree Bavis Gam Patidar Samaj (UK)
was successfully celebrated
On Sunday 13th September 2015
On a glorious sunny Sunday 13th of September 2015, Shree Bavis Gam Patidar Samaj (UK) celebrated its 40th Anniversary at Oakington Manor Primary school, Wembley. Over 450 members of the Samaj came together to celebrate this momentous event. The event started off with Welcome from the President Shri Navinbhai Patel and followed by the events master of ceremony Jagdish Patel outlining the programme for the evening. The only surviving Founder Member Shri Rameshbhai (Vadod), talked on how the Samaj was founded, with the first meeting of Late Chandubhai Patel (Ras), himself and Late P T Patel (Vadod) at the laters’ home, this was followed by the first formal meeting and formation of Committee at Rameshbhai’s home on Station Grove Wembley. He also talked about the formation of Shree Bavis Gam Patidar Samaj in India and the founders. In the main he spoke of the excellent work that the Samaj did in the early years, including debate on Generation Gap, the Youth Wing, Dance Competitions, Supporting Charities, initiating the formation of Federation of Patidar Associations etc.
Jagdish Patel spoke on the activities of the recent years and he also mentioned contributions of members in other organisations and in the public services. He took members back to what life was like and challenges faced by the newly arrived members back in the 1970’s. There was also a photographic slideshow of the early years, bringing back memories.
The Directory Launch followed the presentation of the Samaj’s History and the sponsors Markandbhai of Sarsa and Rakeshbhai of Vasad and their family were invited to formally launch the New Directory which was done together with Nareshbhai (Vadod), Navinbhai (Isnav) and Ashwinbhai (Rudel).
There were introductions of all the past Presidents and Trustees who were asked to come on stage, also the present committee was introduced.
All those who attended enjoyed delicious and wide variety of starters which was then followed by again delicious main course – catering by Prasangi Caterers.
On this occasion the venue was decorated and we thank Anilbhai (Rudel) of Wed In Style, the decorations transformed the venue completed. The musical entertainment was by Ajay Shah, who has been entertaining us for many years now.
The event was very well co-ordinated by the volunteers. The feedback received from members was that after many years we had such great event.
For more info Contact: Kiritbhai: 07828213772 – Surendra C: 07930753223
Surendra S: 07947686587 – Shilpaben: 02089037567
We believe many of you are waiting in anticipation for the release of the Family Directory. We are please to say that we have now completed the most difficult work of collating data and confirming sponsors. Just when we thought everything was fine, we encountered a small problem where the files created could not be opened by our printers, however We are please to say this has now been resolved.
Taking into consideration the printing, finishing and delivery time we are anticipating, to formally launch the Directory in summer of this year. We will be posting further updates on the progress.
We would like to thank all of you for the support.
Directory Project Committee
I take this opportunity to update you all on the planned publication of Shree Bavis Gam Patidar Samaj (UK) Family Directory.
The process started over 18 months ago and we have twice posted the forms to all registered members, we have also publicised this at every event, you may have also been contacted by a fellow member of your Gam or a committee member.
To date we have received most of the forms, however approximately 7% still remain outstanding. As we are now very close to the publication stage, we cannot guarantee but will try to include any forms received now.
I also urge all members to support us by placing an advertisement/sponsor a page; this costs just �50 and a message will be included at the bottom of the page.
We will appreciate if you can confirm your support. Further details of other advertisement packages are available on our website.
We wrote to you few months ago, to inform you that our Samaj is producing a new Family Directory and enclosed a form requesting details of your family for inclusion in the directory. As such we have not received forms from all our members and remind you that we aim to close this phase of the process, the data collection for end of January 2013.
If you have not yet completed and submitted your form, we urge that you do this as soon as possible and send it to the address on the form, alternatively you can complete the online form that can be accessed via our:
email: firstname.lastname@example.org(see below for the links)
A form should be completed by each family and if your son/s are married, we would like them to complete a separate form, even if you all live in the same house. If you know a member of our Samaj (friend, family, relation) who has not yet received a form, please let us know or make a copy of the form that you have and pass it on to them.
As you know, printing of such a directory is quite expensive and to fund this we have allocated a number of pages for advertisements. Again we request your support by placing an advert of your business or sponsor a page (a separate form for this has also been enclosed with this letter and includes the rates).
It will also be helpful if you know of and encourage another business, a supplier or service providers who can benefit by placing an advertisement in the directory.
We will appreciate your support with the production of the directory by sending in your form promptly and placing an advert.
If you have already submitted the data form please ignore above request, your support for the Samaj via advertisement would be very much appreciated.
Directory Project Committee