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Baj Khedawal Samaj, Bhopal


History of Baj Khedawal Gujrati Samaj, Bhopal 
Executive Committee
Our Leaders
List of Member Families


History of Baj Khedawal Samaj, Bhopal

After re-organization of states Bhopal became the capital and the center of activities shifted from Nagpur to Bhopal and with the efforts of members of community a fresh thinking was done as how our community should address the changing situation & present problems being faced by the members of our community.  

A meeting of important members of our community was called on 13th, Nov. 1960 at Bhopal which was attended by Shri Babulal Ji Mehta ( Bilaspur ), Shri Ram Krishna Selot, Shri  K. K. Dave, Shri Jaishanjkar Shukla, Shri  Gyan Shankar Selot, Dr. Uma Shankar Dave Shri Shankar Nath Dave Shri Govind Shankar Shukla etc. As per  the records 28 members of our Samaj attended this meeting. In this meeting an Ex. Body was formed as under : 

                   A) Shri Ram Krishna Selot                                 President

                   B) Shri Shankar Nath Dave                                Secretary

                   C) Shri Rewa Shankar Trivedi                            Member

                   D) Shri Krishna Ku. Ramchandra Dave             Member

                   E) Shri Jai Shankar Shukla                                 Member

 In this meeting Mr. Dave informed that in the year 1952 Baj Khedawal Gujrati Samaj Bhopal was formed and Shri Prafulla Chandra Dave was nominated as president and  Shri Shankar Nath Ji Dave was nominated as secretary along with three members in the executive body. There were eight member of our community at Bhopal and therefore we may say that  history of Bhopal Samaj starts from 1952. 

The purpose of the above meeting was to unite all the members of the community who were scattered at various places due to the call of their duty and profession. It was decided to form an association for this purpose, which will look in to various needs of our community. The association was named as

“Baj Khedawal Pragati Samaj”  This association had  adopted  a 11 point resolution for which the association will be working : 

a)    To work for total removal of poverty from our Samaj

b)    To create a fund so as to help the students of the community for higher education / Technical education

c)    To form a marriage burrow to help various member for marriage

d)    To promote Gujarati as language within our community

e)    To take control of the properties of our community i.e. Mandir, land etc which is presently being used by others.

f)      The centralize various funds lying at various places. I.e. Pandya Baijnath fund, Fund of Kamthi, Fund with Rai sahib Ran Shankar etc.

g)    To look in to the problems of widows of our community

h)    Various customs adopted due to death of a member of community.

i)       Janeu & Marriages to be simplified

j)       Creation of a body of volunteers   

It was also suggested that the members of the community should donate 1% of our earning towards the welfare of the community. This will help in creating the corpus and can be used for helping the needy students for higher education and any other requirement. 

Most of the above proposals are relevant even today. But it appears that due to some reasons the association could not get the momentum and later Madhya Kshetriya Baj Khedawal Samaj adopted this idea. 

Madhya Kshetriya Baj Khedawal Samaj was formed with the efforts of Mr. Prabha Shankar Dhagat and other senior members of our community. Shri Shri Krishna Selot played significant role in the formation of our Regional body. He drafted the constitution of the Samaj.  

Bhopal Baj Khedawal Samaj hosted the first meeting of Madhya Kshetriya Baj Khedawal Samaj and had given full support.  Today our Kshetriya Samaj has played significant roll to bring awareness in our society and feeling to unite to face the challenges in this period of globalization and competition. 

How ever Baj Khedawal Gujrati Samaj Bhopal has been active since 1960 to bring all the members of society on one platform by arranging social & religious programs. Our Samaj organizes Garba during Navratri,  Sharad Purnima, New year & Diwali Milan, Further our Samaj has been facilitation students, old people etc. and arranges get to gather. 

Baj Khedawal Gujrati Samaj Bhopal has one of the most significant achievements wherein our Samaj made a housing society for the members of our community.  Today these plots have been allotted to the member and for completing the project the credit goes to Mrs. Vidhyawati Mehta. Mr. Shri Kant  Mehta, Mr. Mohan Bhatt, Mr. Animesh Pandya & Mr. Anoop Pandya. 

Baj Khedawal Gujrati Samaj Bhopal has been always in fore front to support all activities of our regional body and whenever the funds are required our members have given signification contribution.  

Some of the members of our Samaj have made significant contribution and we would like to show our appreciation. Shri Shankar Nath Dave ( Popularly known as post master  ) has been very active since 1952 till his demise as secretary of our Samaj he worked single handedly for uniting the members of our Samaj. Shri Karuna Shankar Pandya has written first book on Khedawal Gujraties and had put lot of time in research on our Samaj  Shri Jai Shankar Shukla provided his house as venue for functions and actively worked for welfare of  our society, Shri Shri Krishna Selot contributed for drafting of constitution of Bhopal & Kshetriya Samaj and also played vital roll for reactivating the Khedawal Education Trust Damoh  which is 100 year old. Our Samaj was registered in 1982. 

Mr. Mohan Bhatt worked as Secretary of our Samaj for more than 10 years and he used to organize various functions single handed and kept the spirit of unity in difficult times. In the year 1990 during the tenure of  Justice Manohar Bhatt and Arun Dave we created a fund by taking contributing Rs.500.00 per family and today we have Rs.1.00 lakhs appx. in our corpus. Mr. Animesh Pandya a soft spoken but a dedicated worker has been silently contributing towards various activities of our Samaj Today no function / ritual can we organized without his presence. Shri Narayan Shankar Dhagat who has been guiding us on various rituals of our Samaj which most of us have forgotten. There are many more persons who have contributed towards the development of our Samaj and we may have not mentioned their names due to over sight / lack of information. 

We realize that our Samaj has further scattered and earlier the members were only in M P but now they are all over India & abroad Therefore it is more important to keep in touch with each other so that we face the challenges in the new world with increased competition. Fortunately today means of communication has improved and we can keep in touch through E – mails / Web-sites. It is time that we now should have our own web site giving all vital information and this may be up dated time to time.  

It is our duty to look after those who are deprived of the new avenues due to their location  /  family. Baj Khedawal Gujrati Samaj Bhopal feels that it is time to work on the resolutions made in 1960 at Bhopal  for creating substantial fund to help our member for education & employment so that we keep the pace of development along with the present time. We have to create a feeling to help each other so that we all progress together.

  Praveen Mehta, 21 Apsara Complex Indrapuri,  BHOPAL


Baj Khedawal Samaj, Bhopal

Executive Committee 

 

Designation

Name

Phone/mobile

Email-id

Address

President

Shri Balkrishana Dave

075

 


Secretary

Shri Animesh Pandya

0755-2561681

94250-04292

 

G2/252 GulMohar Colony, Bhopal (MP) 462039


 Leaders of Baj Khedawal Samaj, Bhopal  

No.

Period

President

Secretary

from

To

1

1952

 

Shri Prafulla Chandra Dave

Shri Shankar Nath Dave

2

1960

1965

Shri Ram Krishna Selot

Shri Shankar Nath Dave

3

1965

1968

Shri Ram Shankar Pandya

Shri Shankar Nath Dave

4

1968

1971

Shri Jai Shankar Shukul

Shri Shankar Nath Dave

5

1971

 

Shri S. D. Dave

Shri Vinod Shankar Dhagat

6

1980

1982

Shri R. G. Dave

Shri Mohan Shankar Bhatt

7

1982

1984

Shri Shri Krishna Selot

Shri Mohan Shankar Bhatt

8

1984

1988

Dr. Prabha Shanker Selot

Shri Mohan Shankar Bhatt

9

1888

1990

Shri Shri Krishna Selot

Shri Mohan Shankar Bhatt

10

1991

1995

Justice Manohar Bhatt

Shri Arun Dave

11

1995

1998

Shri Sham Shankar Dave

Shri Pravin Mehta

12

1998

2000

Shri Vijay Trivedi

Shri Bal Krishna Mehta

13

2000

2002

Shri Venu Shankar Thakar

Shri Ramakant Dhyani

14

2002

2004

Shri Dinesh Shukla

Shri Nitin Dhagat

15

2004

 

Smt. Sarla Trivedi

Shri Animesh Pandya


                     List of Member Families

A list of member is given here, along with their address &  telephone Nos. This is based on the details available with us. In case, you wish to  updated/correct it , please  send your details to us  through our feedback form .


 

 
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