Balmandir

Vanilaben, our president was recently in the gam and witnessed the demolition of the Balmandir in preparation for a rebuild.

Architects impression of proposed building:

Architect's impression

Republic Day Celebrations at Bodali School

Vanilaben at Bodali School celebrations

Gijukaka (ex-London) at the 26th Jan ceremony. The school got donation of 5 lakh.

Gijukaka (ex-London) at the 26th Jan ceremony.

Dineshbhai and Family who has donated projector laptop and screen.

Dineshbhai and Family (New Zealand) who has donated projector laptop and screen.

Gandhi Speech

Speech on Gandhibapu.

Katchi keri - tribute to all Gujarati's who have done Gujarat proud e.g Sardar Patel, Ambani etc

Katchi keri – tribute to all Gujarati’s who have done Gujarat proud e.g Sardar Patel, Ambani etc

Nikitaben Bhagubhai receiving award for achievements. Works in Red cross

Nikitaben receiving award for achievements. Works in Red cross

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Republic Day

Happy Republic Day

AGM 2018

Sunday 9th September 2018 – 10.00 am to 5.30 pm

Dear Gamvasi – Saader Namaskar

We are pleased to announce that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday 9th Steptember 2018 at : Shree Krishna Mandir, West Bromwich, 81 Old meeting Street, B70 9SZ.

You and your family members are cordially invited to attend this special event, especially our younger brothers and sisters. This is an ideal opportunity for them to get to know about their Gam and meet their fellow Bodali Gamvasi here in the UK.

We would also like for you to invite your sisters and daughters together with their families on our behalf to join us.

This is an ideal opportunity for us to discuss and debate current issues and plan for the future. Furthermore, we would like to update you on the current affairs from our Gam.

 

General Appeal:

We ask each NEW working member of your family and those who have not donated to date to consider making a once in a lifetime donation of £100 towards our Endowment Fund. This will help achieve our development goals for the future. Your donation will attract a Tax refund, adding another £25 to our funds. Please do seriously consider donating this year as even very little donation helps to improve facilities in our Gam and make Bodali “Simply the Best”. Cash or cheques payable to “BSMUK” will be gratefully received at the AGM or cheques posted to our Secretary.

 

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

10.30 am – 11:00 am Welcome/Registration
11:00 am – 12.00 pm Prayers, Secretary Report, President’s Address and Treasurer’s Report

Election

12:00 am – 12:30 pm Aadhar card – information  
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Entertainment
2:30 pm – 5:00 pm Q&A session, Raffle Draw
5:00 pm – 5.30 pm Vote of Thanks and Prayers

 

BSMUK wants to recognise and reward Bodali Gamvasi in UK who have achieved, made significant contribution or performed exceptionally in any field – could be in Education, Sports, Community and Volunteering Service etc. Please forward the names and address of your nominee to our Secretary by 31st August 2018, so that the awards can be announced at our AGM.

We thank you most warmly and sincerely for your continued support and look forward to meeting you at the AGM

Newsletter 2018

BODALI SEVA MANDAL UK (BSMUK) NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2018

Namaste and greetings to all our Gamvasis in the UK.

This year, our Gam’s Annual General Meeting is to be held on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Shree Krishna Mandir, 81 Old Meeting Street, West Bromwich, B70 9SZ.

This year the Executive Committee met 4 times to discuss matters relating to UK and Bodali Gam. The main topic has been around youth participation and attendance at our meetings in UK. It is our belief that to bring in more youngsters to participate we have to gear our events to their interests. We need to inform them about Bodali Gam, Navsari and the surrounding villages so that when they attend meetings, they have a general idea of what the committee members and Bodali vasis are talking about.

This year Bodali received a grant of Rs. 23.58 lakh. This was used to carry out work such as: tarmac roads, community hall for the Aihir samaj, boring for water, installation of a pumping machine, laying pipeline, etc.

In addition, youngsters from the Gam have done a wonderful job of helping to replace 3 faulty valves in the water pipeline hence preventing water wastage. They have also checked all the lights for the coming rainy season and where necessary, replaced street light bulbs.

Both Goya and Radha talavs have been made deeper.

A mobile tower has now been erected in Bodali – giving better reception for mobile phones.

In the UK as from 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come into affect. In order to comply with this BSMUK has written a new Data Privacy Policy.  Any information we have collected about you or your family, over the years will not be amended or deleted unless you inform the BSMUK Data Controller in writing.

Once again, Namaste and thank you all. BSMUK committee members are looking forward to meeting you and your family at the AGM on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Shree Krishna Mandir West Bromwich.

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