History of Madhya Kshetriya Gujrati Baj
More than hundred years ago, few Khedawals from Gujrat
shifted into Centre region of India. These few are now
more than four thousands who have spread into different
parts of India & even in western World, who are giving
maximum impulse in every walk of life. Where ever they
live, they become very popular, gave full co-operation
in every field, and tries to achieve their goal very
successfully, without forgetting the initial and
original traditions of Gujrat.
Before 1990 there were
so many local Gujrati Khedawal societies for managing
Religious, cultural and social work of the community at
Sagar, Damoh, Hatta, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Bhilai & Varanasi.
But there was no co-ordination and tuning amongst the
different bodies. They were actually localized for the
upliftment of the people, of that area only.
In June 1990 at Damoh
and in November 1990 at Jabalpur, all the
representatives of different places and some responsible
& senior persons of the society firmly decided to form a
central body of Gujrati Khedawals. They prepared a
constitution after a long discussion, and ultimately
they applied for the registration of the body to the
firms & societies of Govt. of M.P.(Registration No. of
Gujrati Baj Khedawal Samaj is 25433 dated 25.9.1991.
First inaugural meeting of M.K.G.B.K.S was held on 29
Dec.1991 at Bhopal in which the office bears of this
society were nominated unanimously. Jabalpur was given
the privilege of being the H.Q and its office in
society office at Sangam Colony, Jabalpur.
" As per constitution,
this body main interest and function for Gujrati
Khedawal people is to enlighten them in Social,
Educational, Cultural & different fields of life by
taking co-operation with the local bodies of different
towns. We got co-operation and were benefited. As per
our constitution, any person of this community, who so
ever he may be, can become the life Member of
M.K.G.B.K.S by paying 1000/- and 1500/- for Husband &
Wife jointly ( a recent modification). Till date more
than 345 are the life members of this society. The
society is able to function only due to getting the
contributions from different families, life membership,
contribution from local bodies, & magazines membership
which enables the M.K.G.B.K.S to allot the prizes and
scholarship to the deserving youths of the community.
Every year the account is audited as per rules &
regulations of the registration by an Chartered
So many meetings of
M.K.G.B.K.S, are conducted at different places of MP in
which full co- operation is given by their local office
bears and local persons. It is resolved that after every
two years, election will be conducted to elect the
1. Utility of the
Magazine :- First "Baj Khedawal Pratibimb" Quarterly
Magazine was published in Aug 1993. It was decided to
publish in March, June, September & December every year.
In this magazines, mostly the topics are about the
working of local bodies, Birth, Death, Congratulations,
Marriages, Youth achievements, Awards, Introduction
about talented youth, employment legal advice, health,
traditions in the society, etc. In this news Magazine
already the life history of 60 persons of community is
published who are no more with us, Horoscope of 700 boys
& girls are also included in different issues. The
magazine is doing its best for the upliftment and
awareness in all age groups of community. For life
members of MKGBKS the magzine subscription is free.
Those who want to subscribe magzine only, shall have to
pay Rs 300/- for life long.
amongst different local bodies:- Every local Mandal is
conducting the regular meetings and the report is
published in the magazine, making members aware of the
progress in every field.
3. New Units:- In the
beginning only Jabalpur, Sagar, Damoh, Hatta, Bhopal,
Bhilai units were functioning. There after Gwalior,
Bilaspur, Indore, Korba, Nagpur, Satna & Raipur Mandal
independently started functioning under the banner of
4. Family tree work
was also taken in hands & is in progress.
5. In 1998, a
telephone directory was published containing the names,
addresses, and the contact numbers of the community
people, which proved to be very useful.
6. Life history of
some persons who have passed away was also introduced
and their history was published in quarterly Magazine.
7. Local bodies of
different centres are giving Honour to Senior Citizens
8. Horoscope of the
youth are being published in the magazine, which has
proved to be helpful to the parents. Marriage conference
in 2002 and 2004 at Jabalpur has given the awareness
amongst the society people.
9. Achievements of
children in different level of examination is awarded
magazine play an important roll.
10. Distribution of
Gujrati Learning Books to the people of the community
and advised to give the literature in the magazine in
our mother language Gujrati.
process amongst the different Gujrati Society was also
taken in hands and the Gujrati Khedawal Society of
Varanasi, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Hyderabad, and around
Narmada river belt were joint to gather by means of
arranging the meetings. The result was very much
fruitful as they all attended the first marriage
conference held at Jabalpur on 17-18 Nov 2002.
12. Traditional work
for the society people were also arranged. “Yagnopaveet”
work at Satna was also arranged by the local body.
13. All the local
bodies of the society were asked to make the society
for Youth & ladies and proper representation in the
different fields & working committee.
14. Guidelines about
job opportunity were also given by publishing the
required material in the magazine.
15. Library Books
containing the matter regarding the life history of late
person’s and aware the community in every field of life
were also kept.
16. Blood donation
Camp, Tree plantations, illiteracy and other National
level programme were also taken in hands.
17. Some specific work
done by M.K.G.B.K society.
A. Gujrat was hit by
Earth quake on 26.01.2001. A delegation was sent to
Gujrat to help the persons of affected area 1.25 lack Rs
and other useful material was distributed to the people
of affected areas by the co-ordination and co-operation
of local NGO's and Government officers of the state.
House construction, Utensils, cloths, Sewing Machine &
tools were also made available to those persons of the
B. At Jabalpur tricycle, Medical help for disabled
persons and Kidney transplantation work were also
achieved by financial help to the victims.
C. Dictionary regarding the medical practitioners was
also published some of the Doctors declare to give free
help for the community people.
D. In 1998, "Madhya Kshetra Shiksha Samitee" was framed
which started giving the scholarship to the meritorious
and to the needy students of the society. Fund was
established by taking donations from the society
In the last, the
society and office bearers have to do a lot for the
community and to achieve the goals. The efforts made by
the office bearers are to be appreciated & we will
achieve the goal in near future simply by unity.
By : Late Prabha Shanker Dhagat, Damoh Published in
Translated in English by Dr Naveen Dhagat,