GUJARATI ASSOCIATION WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN AND SELANGOR (GAWPS), MALAYSIA

President Message
     Message from the President for      website


Jain Mandir/Bhuvan      Brief description of the
     Jain Bhuvan, function and      activites

Location/Usage Samaj Building
     Map of GAWPS Samaj      Building  and condition for      usage of  premise

Gujarati Classes
     Running and operation of the      Gujarati Classes


   
   Mahila Mandal
   Youth Wing
     Brief history of GAWPS

Building Committee

     Building Committee formation      and progress made

Office Bearer

     GAWPS Management      Committee

Memberships

     GAWPS membership strength

     GAWPS GUJARATI DIRECTORY

     Significance of GAWPS Logo

 



A strong enthusiasm of the Gujarati community to maintain their traditional cultural values, identity and contacts with their motherland relatives as well as friends had prompted a group of dedicated ladies from our Gujarati community to start this noble task of instilling knowledge of our beloved mother tongue into our children in 1997. Mrs. Ansuyaben and the Late Kishorebhai Kamdar with utmost grace and modesty provided their residence for first two years to conduct the Gujarati classes. With the increasing interest and population, there was aneed to conduct these classes in a more scholl like environment. Mr. Pravin Khandhar with his influential powers helped to get four classrooms on a rental basis at the school in Lucky Garden, Bangsar and since 1999. The running cost of the Gujarati classes comes under the GAWPS umbrella and the running cost for the school rental, subsidary on book cost, annual picnic outing is funded by GAWPS.

Currently the Gujarati Classes is been conducted by a dedicated group of volunteers lead by the principal which is rotated evert year. For the year beginning May 2006 and ending in April 2007, Remaben C.Patel have been assigned the Principal for the Gujarati School. The list of all the volunteer teachers who are helping to run the Gujarati Classes are as follows (the order of the names is by alphabeticle order and by no mean signifies any seniority nor position of the teachers ) :

Ansuyaben K. Kamdar Remaben C. Patel
Harshaben P. Doshi Jyotiben V. Patel
Miraben Parekh Swatiben A. Panchamia
Indiraben J. Kothari Truptiben B. Kamdar
Susilaben Patel Sheetalben Kamdar
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The above are the volunteer Gujarati Class teachers for the year 2005/2006

From Left
Remaben Patel, Indiraben Kothari, Truptiben Kamdar, Ansuyaben Kamdar, Harshaben Doshi, Jyotiben Patel, Miraben Parekh, Swatiben Panchami

Click on the Photo for larger view

The Gujarati Classes are currently conducted on every Saturday from 5.00 pm to 6.30 pm (except during school holidays) at the GAWPS Premises, Bangsar since 19-02-2005. For the year 2005/06, todate 56 students have registered their names. The school terms start in April and end in April of the following year.
GUJARATI SCHOOL CURRICULUM & REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT
GENERAL

The Gujarati School is currently divided into the following Grades/Levels :

 Level 1
Introduction to read and write Gujarati alphabets. Development of verbal vocabulary of common words like colors, fruits, vegetables, animals, body parts, days of the week, numbers, etc.

 Level 2
Reading and writing of Gujarati alphabets. Additional development of verbal vocabulary of common words described in Level 1. Learn to write 2-3 latter words in Gujarati. Introduction of verbal pictures story dailog and small poem.

 Level 3
Reading and writing Barakhadi. Additional development of verbal vocabulary of common words described in Level 1& 2. Learn to write more 2-4 letter words. Also learn translation to and from Gujarati and English. Gujarati numbers 1-30 in words. Writing simple picture essay with helping words. Verbal pictures story telling and small poem.

 Level 4
Read and write from Gujarati books for primary level. Introduction of Jodakshar (joint alphabets). Writing essay on simple topics. Additional development of verbal voculabary of common words described in Level 1, 2 & 3 with name of Gujarati months, directions, opposites, gender, synonyam, etc. Writing numbers from 1-60. Introduction to write pictures story and simple essay.

 Level 5
Complete knowledgeof reading and writing of simple Gujarati language from Gujarati books for primary 2. Gujarati numbers 1-100 in words. Write essay on simple topics, comprehension, additional development of verbal vocabulary.



School Term : April to April of the following year.

School Time : Every Saturday from
5.00 pm to 6.30 pm except
during school holidays.

School Location :
GAWPS Building,
No.38, Lorong Maarof,
Bangsar.
Click here for Location Map

Entrance Requirement : Children
above age 5 years. Adults are also welcome

Registration Fees : RM 5.00.

Annual Fees : RM 30.00 for
GAWPS members

The Gujarati School will be close from 19-11-2007 to 04-01-2008 an will resume its classes
starting from 05-01-2008


 
GUJARATI SCHOOL PARTY and REGISTRATION OF NEW STUDENTS
(on 13-05-2006)

The Gujarati School Teachers hosted all the Year 2005/06 Gujarati Students a party at the Samaj premises.

Today also the Gujarati School started new term and registration of new students.

GUJARATI SCHOOL ANNUAL DAY
(on 21-04-2007)

This year the GAWPS Gujarati School celebrated their Annual Day in at GAWPS Samaj Premisis on 21st April 2007. A number of entertaining programmes were presented by the Gujarati School students and teachers.

After the prize giving ceremony, all present were served light refreshments.

Click on the PHOTOGRAPHS Album to view the photographs of the events held on the day.

VISIT BY PRAVINBHAI VAGHANI
(on 26-04-2006)

Mr. Pravinbhai Vaghani from Australia visited and met the GAWPS Gujarati Teachers and had a usefull discussion on ways to improve the GUJARATI LANGUAGE usage among the Gujaratis. He was impressed on the way the volunteer teacher running the Gujarati School here. He had also agreed to e-mail his bi-monthly Gujarati/English magazine (MATRUBHASA) to GAWPS for the benefits of the members. Please click on the respective words to view Mr. Pravinbhai Vaghani's thanks letter and photographs.

GUJARATI SCHOOL PICNIC to HIGH-5 BREAD FACTORY
(on 22-04-2006)
This year the Gujarati School had their picnic on 22-4-2006. The students with the teachers visited the bread factory, High-5 at Shah Alam. Click on the PHOTOGRAPHS-HIGH 5 to view the photographs.
GUJARATI SCHOOL ANNUAL EXAM
(on 08-04-2006)
The Gujarati School held their annual exam on 08-04-2006 at the GAWPS Samaj Premisis.
 
PRABAVNA for GUJARATI SCHOOL STUDENTS
(starting from 20-08-2005)
The Gujarati School has starting from 20-08-2005 started giving "Prabavna" to all the Gujarati School students. The Gujarati School wishes to continue this practices from now on. GAWPS welcomes volunteers to contribute the "Prabavna". Those who wish to give "Prabana" on particular day of the Gujarati School are requested to contact the Principal of the Gujarati School (Mrs. Indiraben Kothari) for booking the date.
 

GUJARATI SCHOOL TEACHERS VISIT TO SINGAPORE GUJARATI SCHOOL
(22-07-05 to 23-07-05)

The Gujarati School teacher made a trip to Singapore on the above date. The trip was to have an insight on how the Singapore Gujarati School operates and manages the Gujarati school as well as exchange idea on possible improvement of the GAWPS Gujarati School wherever possible to uplift the standards of gujarati language.

All the teachers jointly prepared a summary of their experience and observation made during their trip. Please click on the LETTER to view the content.

To view the photographs of the trip to Singapore, please click on PHOTOS.

 
GUJARATI SCHOOL TEMPORARY LOCATION SHIFT (from 09-07-2005)
In view of the renovation works of the GAWPS Building, the Gujarati School will be held temporary at the Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SRJKT), Jalan Bangsar, from 9th July 2005 until further notice. For location map of the school, please click on LOCATION MAP OF SRJKT.
 
GUJARATI SCHOOL TEACHERS/PARENTS DAY (04-06-2005)

The year 2005 Gujarati School Teachers/Parents day was held on 04-06-2005. About 80 people including teachers, parents and students attended the event.

The parents took active part in the dialog session on ways how to improve and encourage leaning of Gujarati language. Nitaben Kantilal Patel and Binaben Dipak Damani both commended the tireless effort of the teachers and gave some good suggestions on how to improve the Gujarati language command among the students.

Both the President, Datuk Bhupatrai and Vice-President, Bhashkar Chitalia who were present thanked the teacher for their continous effort to teach the students the mother tongue.

It was also informed that while the GAWPS Building which is currently under renovation, the venue of the Gujarati Schools will be changed accordingly.

 
 
GUJARATI SCHOOL PICNIC - 2nd April 2005
The Gujarati School students and teachers had their year picnic outing on 2nd April 2005. This year they visit the National Bird Park as well as the Planetrium in Kuala Lumpur town itself. There was good turnout of students attended the year's picnic. Those attended had a good time and enjoyed their trip well.
 
 
GUJARATI SCHOOL EXAM HELD ON 26th March 2005
The Gujarati School held their year exam on 26th March 2005 at the GAWPS Premises, Bangsar.
 
 
SHIFTING OF GUJARATI SCHOOL LOCATION - EFFECTIVE 19th February 2005
Effective from 19-02-2005, the Gujarati School shall be permanently held at the GAWPS own premesis in Bangsar. To accomodate the Gujarato School, some facilities was upgrade at the samaj.
 
OTHER ACTIVITIES

This year the Gujarati School plan to organise some show including Gujarati movies shows.

Members of the GAWPS are encouraged to send their children
above the age of 5 years to attend the Gujarati Classes.

"BE PROUD OF OUR MOTHER TONGUE"

 

 

   
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