GUJARATI ASSOCIATION WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN AND SELANGOR (GAWPS), MALAYSIA


   
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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

Building Committee
     Building Committee formation      and progress made

Office Bearer

     GAWPS Management      Committee

Memberships

     GAWPS membership strength

     GAWPS GUJARATI DIRECTORY

     Significance of GAWPS Logo




 FORMATION OF MAHILA MANDAL GROUP


Mahila Mandal (Gujarati Ladies Wing) group was formed in August 2001 during the Paryushan Festival in the presence of Apashak Ashokbhai Sanghvi. Its aim was to unite all Gujarati Ladies within the GAWPS and also to look after their welfare as well as assist the Main Management Committee of the GAWPS in social/cultural events organised by the GAWPS. The Mahila Mandal group are only open for the married ladies of the Gujarati members of the GAWPS.

At present (as of 16th April 2004) the Mahila Mandal group have got 168 strong and active members.

Click for GAWPS Mahila Mandal group for Year 2008

 

  ACTIVITIES OF MAHILA MANDAL GROUP  


Besides giving a helping hand to the Main Management Committee, the Mahila Mandal also have their own activities. The Mahila Mandal group held gatherings every month at the GAWPS permises.

The Mahila Mandal group organises the following activities almost every year :

Mother's Day Celebration
Picnic
Saathem
Diwali Hi-Tea

Following are some of the other activities carried out or organised by
the group during year 2006 :

      Visit to Orphanage
      Bigwalk
      Handicraft Work
      Games & Fun
      Trip to Port Dickson and Gurudwara
      Monthly Gathering

  FORMATION OF YOUTH WING

As the younger generation of the Gujarati community grow, there was a need to get the youths organised and make them participate in the associations activity in a more meaningful way. Realising this the Association felt that there was a need to form youth wing within the Association to undertake and pursue more challenging activities for the upcoming and future generation of the Gujarati community. The Youth Wing was then formally formed in March 1997 where Mr. Nilesh Malani was given the task to lead the organisation. The main aim of the Youth Wing was to unite all Gujarati youths within GAWPS. It was also to lend a helping hand to GAWPS to undertake more resourceful activities such as social & cultural events.

Currently the Youth Wing has got approximately 80 members. The Youth Wing is open to youth who are above the age of 15 years old up to the age of 35 years old.

The Youth Wing had on 10-09-2005 held their annual general meeting. A few new faces were elected as the committee members of the Youth Wing for year 2005/2006.

Click for New Committe Members for Year 2007

 

HOW TO BECOME YOUTH WING MEMBER

Following are the rules & regulation to become GAWPS Youth Wing member :

1) Must be of Gujarati origin
2) Age between 15 to 35 years old
3) Need to pay a yearly subscription fees of RM 15.00
4) To become member please contact Dhruv Udani (Tel. 012-3720872) or Smita Shah (Tel.012-2472824)

Youths of the Gujarati community are encouraged to become member of the Youth Wing in order to benefit from the activities organised by the GAWPS.

 
  MAIN ACTIVITIES ORGANISED/PARTICIPATED BY YOUTH WING  
Since its formation in 1997, the Youth Wing was kept occupied and helped GAWPS as well as the Mahila Mandal organise a number of activities. From time to time, the Youth Wing also worked with other Youths organisation from Melaka,

Penang and Singapore in organsing useful events to foster unity among the Gujaratis in Malaysia. Following are some of the major activities either organised or participated in the recent years by the Youth Wing members since its formation :

Charity Car Wash

Food and Fun Fair

Religious Week

Welfare Week

Shibir

Chandanbal drama

Sports Carnival

Visit to Zoo Negara with the Orphange

Camp Fire

For the future, the Youth Wing has plan to widen their exposure outside the GAWPS but trying toestablish communication with other youth communities not only within Malaysia but also other neigbouring countries. The Youth Wing has planned the following ambitious activities in near future :

Gujarati Youth Convention
Dialog with Youth Groups from Different Communities
Charity & Fund Raising
Youth Exchange Program
Inter-Community Sports Carnival
Youth Camp
Business Networking Group
Religios Program


 

 

   
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