Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Native : Bela (Rangpar)
Currently At : Dahisar -Mumbai
Name of the deceased : Dhirajlal Manilal Shivlal Sanghvi
Age : 64 years
Date of Death : 27-07-2009
Wife : Hasumatiben
Son : Pratik
Daughters : Vaishali & Disha
Son-in-Law : Kalpesh Shashikant Mehta
Brothers : Champaklal, Vinodrai & Gani Varya Prashamchandra Maharaj Saheb
Sisters : Sadhvi Prashantshriji Maharaj Saheb & Kairavgunashriji Maharaj Saheb
Father-in-Law : Doshi Vachchharajbhai Jadavji

Mat his soul rest in peace

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Few thoughts about Notebooks & Stationery Distribution

In the last Samaj Utkarsh, we read that as many as 770 students of 435 families took advantage of notebook & stationery distribution scheme of the samaj. This is the statistics provided by Yuvak Mandal. We can very well assume that same number of students would also have taken advantage of the scheme offered by Mota Mandal. Numerically, this is a big achievement but in our view it is not a glorious achievement as more or less same number of students come to collect their quota of notebooks & stationery every year so those at the helm of affair are well experienced to handle these many students.

We want to make it clear that what we are discussing is multi point alternative/addition to existing arrangement. All of which can not necessarily be implemented. But, If the committee likes some points we would be happy and if they do not like any then also we are happy that we have said whatever we wanted to.

Let us discuss the quality of the work undertaken.

First of all, both the mandals are running parallel activity which we would call duplication . What we mean by duplication is we over feed a particular class and keep some other class unfed or under fed. It would be wise if one of the mandals hands over the work to other mandal and look for other activity which could be useful to members. Duplication is waste of resources not of money but also of man power.

If both the mandals ignore our request and continue with their current activity, they can make life easy for members by having 2 counters of distribution each at Dadar & Masjid in the offices of both the mandals so members do not have to rush to 2 places on the same day at the same time in rush hours and carry 6/7 kg load . On working days , ladies are coming to collect the notebooks and for them to lift 6-7 kg of load is very difficult. At 6 kg per student, parents have carried 770X 6 = 4620 kg (i.e. 4.62 tonnes) weight to their homes. Little planning can save lot of discomfort to members. But for that both the mandals should work in tandem. Who will blink first forgetting their ego ? The answer is one who has good of the samaj at heart.

Still better would be to study the areas from where our members come to collect the notebooks & stationery. After locating the areas open an outlet near those areas for distribution so the members face least hardship. we know there is a problem of keeping the stock of material to be distributed at different places but you have to handle the situation in a business like manner. As in business when there is an opportunity we do not think of problems but advantages. Committee should not think who would do all that ? But should think how this could be achieved? It is difficult but achievable and with experience, we can always refine our plan. As such no plan is perfect. There is room for improvement always. It is better to try and do something than not to do at all. Do not be afraid of failures. Those who work can fail but those who do not work do nothing.

We would still go further to say that we can think of delivery system (Courier based) so that people get their material at their door step. This today looks far reached but in days to come we may have to think of that too. We will rather be forced to think.

This year the distribution is over and next will be after a year. This is the time for introspection. During this time committee should make a list of the families who did not take part in the project though there were school going children in the family. Know their problems, understand them and if their points are valid and just ,try to modify your distribution system so they are attracted toward the project. There may be a few families which may feel that they should not get the notebooks & other stationery from the mandal as they can afford them from open market. They should be convinced that if they do not want to get the benefit of the project they can donate the amount to samaj but in no circumstances they should buy from open market as their participation will encourage others as well to join.

Look at GHOGHARI SAMAJ, every member of their samaj is getting educational expenses from their samaj irrespective of their financial position. We would like to see that happen to us as well.

Lastly, When we place the order for these notebooks & stationery items it has to be bought in whole sale. These quantities do not match with the requirement we may have from members so there has to be surplus/ shortage of the items distributed . What is being done to those extra items ? They should be sold at a concessional rate to the members in open just like Derasarjis sell sweets after SANGH JAMAN. This can also increase your cash inflow.

In summary :
1) Let one of the samaj hand over this work to other so only one samaj handles the whole project to avoid duplication. Saving our resources.
2) Both the mandals should join hands to distribute notebooks at both their offices.Thus facilitate the members from running to 2 places on the same day in rush hour.
3) Locate the pockets from where maximum members come to collect the notebooks & other items and transfer your place of distribution there.
4) In future, Courier service may be a possibility.
5) Locate those members who do not take part in the project even if they are entitled to do so. Convince them to take part and if hesitant, ask them to donate to samaj but participate they must.
6) Sale surplus items to members and en-cash your investment which may go waste.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hiren's Comments on OUR IDENTIITY

Following comments are received from Mr. Hiren in response to OUR IDENTITY article.

hello dear,
congratulation for your tirafic job.
but if u have any problem with samaj utkarsh board sheet on table with yuvak mandal's comeetee & samaj utkarsh board with respected person of our samaj like murabbi vadil shree HIMATLAL JIVRAJ MEHTA, SHREE KANTILAL VAJESHANKAR VAKHARIA, SHREE VINODRAI VRUJLAL SHAH, SHREE RASHMIKANT JEVATLAL SHAH, SHREE MAHESHBHAI SHANTILAL LODARIA, SHREE HASHMUKHRAI JETHALAL PAREKH, SHREE RAJENDRA UMEDCHAND SHAH, SHREE KIRTIBHAI HIMATLAL SHAH. & showl your querys & problem. & invite to yuvak mandal's comeetee membars for sheet on table. in yuvak mandal's comeetee talk to SHREE AVANTIBHAI RAMNIKLAL SANGHVI, SHREE PARESH VANECHAND SHAH, SHREE PARESH HASHMUKHRAI SHAH, SHREE RAHUL RASIKLAL LODARIA, SHREE HIREN MAHESHBHAI LODARIA, SHREE KALPESH RAMESHCHANDRA SANGHAVI, SHREE HARISH SHANTILAL MEHTA. they all are very co-opreative person. & sheet with our reaspective person & showl the all queries.
Please Dear it's hardly request to you
bye take care
& all the best

ADMIN SAYS : We are not interested in discussions suggested by Hiren. We are throwing light on the issues our SAMAJ face. It is for the members of the SAMAJ to wake up and ask for the explanation from the concerned person. If you do that , our job is done. Whatever we have stated is not the personal grievance but needs to be addressed for the larger good of the SAMAJ. Please do not misunderstand us.

Monday, July 20, 2009


Kiran Narendra Vadilal Gandhi
( Native of Tankara / Currently at Morbi )
got married to
Amish Vinodrai Jamnadas Shah
(Jamnagar) at Morbi
on 19-07-2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Our Identity

Thank you for your positive response. We are getting SMSes from members of samaj welcoming us and encouraging us.

One SMS reads like this : "Congratulations to you for this good work eager to know you rashmikant j shah"

Not only through SMS but also through phones members try to find out our identity. We would have been very happy to say who we are but some considerations are holding us back from revealing our identity.

Before we say what prevents us from showing our face, we would request all the eager members of the samaj to allow us to work peacefully and allow us to remain unidentified. Let us have our space and let us have our privacy as we need them for working efficiently.

Now, here are some reasons for keeping ourselves behind the screen.

We want to be neutral. We don't wish to take side of one group against another as our role is that of a journalist. we are like umpires in a match. They are present in the match , they have very important role in the match but they do not play the match. They do not win or lose the match . They judge the match.

We want to report on the issues of the samaj. we may criticise or appreciate some works of the working committee of both mandals or other mandals(Ghatkopar, Mahila etc) of the samaj. Unfortunately these mandals do not gel well with each other.

For example donations received by mota mandal are never printed in Samaj Utkarsh. Eye check up and operations by Ghatkopar Mandal are not reported in Samaj Utkarsh. For shradhdhanjali in Samaj Utkarsh you have to pay hefty Rs. 2000 (This discourages the members to give their advertisement). Ultimately all these work against the good of the samaj. Mota mandal very often do not hold elections on one pretext or other thus they make the working of the samaj activity stagnant. As a result needy people suffer. Now, if we say who we are and publish certain criticism of such acts , they will try to pressurise us to stop writting their wrong doings.

Our wish & goal are to make all the mandals work in tandem with each other without competition. we wish all the mandal supplement and complement each other in a harmonious way to the larger good of the samaj. One mandal should not be jealous of the other mandal's activity but should be ,on the contrary, happy to see that members of the samaj are benefited by such work.

There is lot to be done. We are lagging behind in many activities which other samajs are undertaking. If one mandal is taking up a project , we can always take another project which is totally different from the first project. There is no need to compete. There are many projects available for execution. There is need to think out of box. To identify project which we can undertake for samaj. Do not use your energies in competing and fighting with each other but help each other to succeed in their project. Have brotherly love. Forget past issues. Forget your egos . No body remembers you if you leave the samaj with no work or some petty work. You do honorary work of samaj to make friends and not foes. So wisdom is in spreading the goodwill by doing good deeds and allowing others who follow you to emulate such good works.



We congratulate Divya on his success in ICSE Board Exam. (By the way Divya is a boy & Kum. stands for Kumar)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Rainy Days

Dinesh Shah & Family have sent greetings for a happy rainy day.
Thanks for your wishes. We need your wishes in the days of water cut.
But, unfortunately,વરસાદ has been misspelled as વરસાત. In the second line વરસાત is written in place of પરસાદ. You can always say મેરીમરજી. It is my card.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


Native : Wankaner
Currently At : Chuna Bhaththi (Mumbai)
Name of the deceased : Bharti Ajay Solani
Age : 51 Years
Date of Death : 05-07-2009
Husband : Ajay Ratilal Solani
Son : Tarang
Daughter : Payal Meet Shah
Father-in-Law : Late Ratilal Chhaganlal Solani
Mothr-in-Law : Late Manchchhaben
Father: Late Kunverji Jivraj Patel
May her soul rest in peace.

Monday, July 6, 2009


Native : Wankaner
Currently At : Rajkot
Name of the deceased : Rasiklal Mansukhlal Hirachand Mehta
Age : 75 Years
Date of Death : 03-07-2009
Sons : Paresh & Manish
Daughters : Priti Girish Mehta & Jagruti Jatin Kamdar
Brothers : Late Kantibhai & Navinbhai
Sisters : Late Taraben & Late Kusumben
Father-in-Law : Late Malichand Vardhman Mehta

Sunday, July 5, 2009


As per the information available with us, Rasiklal Mansukhlal Mehta expired at Rajkot on 03-07-2009. He is the brother of Navinchandra Mansukhlal Mehta & Kantilal Mansukhlal Mehta.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Information of Marriageable Boys & Girls (Sagpan Mahiti Booklet)

Jain Jagruti Central Board will accept the bio data of marriageable boys & girls upto 30-09-2009 for the booklet to be published by them. They will be printing 18000 booklets to be circulated amongst 62000 members of 130 centers and perhaps will be read by as many as 125000 people. This is not a free service but is priced very reasonably. For half page bio data in Black & White the charges are Rs 1000 and for full page they are Rs. 2000. For colour page the rates are Rs 2500 and 5000 for half & full page respectively.

Photo with print out of the biodata, in prescribed form, is to submitted to the central board office at 201, Matharu Arcade, Near Garware Ployster,Above UTI Bank,Subhash Road,Parle (E),Mumbai 400 057,Phone No. 6572 6636. The application form can be downloaded from matter should reach the Board before 30-09-2009. This is meant for all jain sects (firkas) and all jain samaj or communities.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Muktaben Nyalchand Mehta, who had gone to Rajkot to attend the wedding of relative, suffered stroke there. She has become paralytic and her speech along with movements of legs & hand has gone. We wish her speedy recovery.


Currently At : Morbi
Name of the deceased : Kamlaben Nagindas Doshi
Age : 78 Years
Date of Death : 30-06-2009
Husband : Late Nagindas Dalichand Doshi
Sons : Harshad,Kishore,Devendra,Kirit,Jayesh ,Paresh & Rohit
Daughter : Rita Nilesh Gandhi
Husband's Younger Brothers (Diyar) : Late Poonamchand, Late Shantilal & Sevantilal
Husband's Sister (Nanand) : Late Mankuvar & Late Dhankuvar
Father : Mansukhlal Chaturbhai Shah
Brothers Pravin & Praful
Sisters : Narmada,Anasuya & Induben

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Native : Rangpar-Bela (Morbi)
Currently At : Malad
Name of the deceased : Mita Rajesh Doshi
Age : 42 Years
Date of Death : 29-06-2009
Husband : Rajesh Kantilal Doshi
Daughters : Shruti & Saloni
Father-in-Law : Kantilal Keshavlal Doshi
Mother-in-Law : Jayshreeben
Husband's Younger Brother (Diyar) : Atul
Husband's Younger Brother's Wife (Derani) : Aarti
Nephews (Bhatrija): Shrenik & Dhruvin
Husband's Sister (Nanand) : Sonal
Husband's Sister's Husband(Nanandoi) : Darshankumar Mehta
Father : Bhupatrai Himmatlal Shah
Mother : Bhanumatiben