SAMELAN – PICNIC IN THE PARK
SUNDAY 23 July 2017 – 10.00am to 6.00pm
Dear Gamvasi- Saader Namaskar
We are pleased to announce that our Samelan will take place as a “ Picnic in the Park” on
Sunday 23rd July 2017 at Coombe Abbey Park , Brinklow Road , Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB
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 and at the same time enjoy a great day out.
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.
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 Samelan or cheques posted to our secretary.
PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY
|10.30am – 11.00am||Welcome/Registration|
|11.00am – 12.00pm||Prayers, President’s Address and Treasurer’s Annual Report|
|12.00pm – 1.00pm||Lunch|
|1.00pm – 5.00pm||A chance to socialise with your fellow Gamvasi’s, play Games or take a stroll in the park – enjoy the lakes and gardens|
|5.00pm – 5.30pm||Vote of Thanks and Prayers|
We thank you most warmly and sincerely for your continued support and look forward to meeting you at our Samelan.
BODALI SEVA MANDAL UK (BSMUK) NEWSLETTER JUNE 2017
Namaste, and Greetings to all our Gamvasis in UK.
This year, the Samelan “Picnic in the Park” will take place on Sunday 23rd July 2017 at Coombe Abbey Park, Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB.
Coach travel willl be provided if there are enough people travelling from your region. Under 18 years of age go free and the rest will be charged £5.00 per person only.
If you are travelling by car, parking facilities are available at the park for a fee of £5.00 per car. Please come early as this is a very popular place.
We urge all parents to bring their children both young and old to enjoy a great day out. Various sports will be organised for all to take part in.
A simple lunch (non-veg and veg) will be provided by BSMUK. The park has provided a designated area for BBQ so you are most welcome to bring BBQ food and a portable BBQ.
There is a cafe on site which provides both hot and cold food as well as drinks including beer.
To book your place on the coach please ring a committee member from your region as soon as possible. For more information please refer to the attached poster or contact a committee member from your region.
On a more sombre note it is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing away of Dr Pravinbhai Patel. He was a kind and a generous man and a valued member of BSMUK. In the past he was a vice president and a committtee member of BSMUK. BSMUK pray to bhagawan to give DR Pravinbhai’s soul eternal peace and his family the strengh to carry on.
He and his family have done a lot for Bodali Gam such as holding a Bhagawat Katha, providing filtered water by funding the R.O.Plant and also a water chiller plant. Recently his family travelled to India and provided lunch for all the people in Gam. They have also laid down the foundation stone for the Cricket pavilion at Galiwala cricket ground. The building work will start after the monsoon season. BSMUK sincerely thank him and his family for all the generous donations to Bodali Gam and his ceaseless service both in the UK and India.
Other projects which were carred out in Gam over the past year are:
Dr Ramanbhai Patel funded both of these projects and Ramanbhai Motibhai Patel was instrumental in over-seeing these. BSMUK sincerely thank both Dr Ramanbhai and his family for their financial support and Ramanbhai Motibhai for his considerable hard work in finishing these projects.
Bodali Gam has a new Gam Seva Mandal Committe and the new sarpanch is Shree Kantibhai Thakorbhai Halpati. Shree Randhirbhai who was the previous sarpanch is now the deputy sarpanch.
Shree Anilbhai has now retired as the school headmaster and has been replaced by Shreemati Savitaben.
Once again Namaste and thank you all. BSMUK committee members are looking forward to meeting you and your family at the Samelan – “Picnic in the Park” at Coombe Abbey Park on Sunday 23rd July 2017.
Namaste, and Greetings to all our Gamvasis here in UK.
This year, the AGM will take place on Sunday 18th September 2016 at Shree Krishna Mandir, Old Meeting Street, West Bromwich, B70 9SZ. We can also reflect on our past activities and provide an update on news and development which have taken place here in the UK and in Bodali.
The donation for this project was met by Dr. Ramanbhai B Patel & family.
Equipment for the disabled people – is in use.
|Cricket Pavilion at Galiwala ground||Construction of Building – 2 changing room with shower facility and meeting room.||Estimate cost between Rs 18-22 lacs (£21,000 -26,000)|
|Refurbishment of toilets for boys and girls at Bodali School||Construction of toilets for boys, girls and for the staff.||Estimate cost Rs. 9 lacs (£11,000)|
|Free meals for the needy||To provide 1 meal per day for those who are unable to cook.
Initial study has identified 60 people who could qualify for this scheme.
|Estimate cost of £42 per day (£15300 per year)|
|Electric Sub-station||Further street lights would be useful between Bhutiawad and Khadi – in order to have these lights installed an electric sub-station needs to be constructed.||Estimate cost for the sub-station in the region of Rs.3 lacs (£3530)|
Note: – Single or Multiple donors are sought for the above projects.
Finally, we would like to thank and congratulate Shree Randhirbhai (Sarpanch) for liaising with Mandals abroad and working with youths of Bodali in taking the Gam forward.
Once again Namaste and thank you to all of you and look forward to seeing you at the Samelaan in West Bromwich.
બોદાલી સેવા મંડળ યુ.કે. (BSMUK) સમાચાર પત્રિકા સપ્ટેમ્બર ૨૦૧૬
સાદર નમસ્કાર, અને યુ.કે. સ્થિત આપણા સર્વે ગામવાસીઓને વંદન!
આ વર્ષે, આપણા ગામનું સંમેલન રવિવાર, તાઃ ૧૮મી સપ્ટેમ્બર ૨૦૧૬ના રોજ શ્રી કૃષ્ણ મંદિર, ઓલ્ડ મીટિંગ સ્ટ્રીટ, વેસ્ટ બ્રોમવિચ, B70 9SZ ખાતે મળી રહ્યું છે. આપણે અહીં યુ.કે.માં તેમજ બોદાલીમાં સમગ્ર વર્ષ દરમિયાન થયેલ પ્રગતિ અને કાર્યવાહી પર દૃષ્ટિપાત કરીશું.
|ગલીવાડા ક્રિકેટ ગ્રાઉન્ડ પર પેવિલિયન||બિલ્ડિંગનું કન્સ્ટ્રક્શન – શાવરની સુવિધા સાથેના 2 કપડાં બદલવાના રૂમ્સ અને મીટિંગ રૂમ.||અંદાજિત ખર્ચ રૂ.18-22 લાખ (£21,000 -26,000)ની વચ્ચે થાય|
|બોદાલી સ્કૂલમાં છોકરા–છોકરીઓ માટે ટૉઈલેટ બ્લૉક્સમાં નવીનીકરણ||છોકરા–છોકરીઓ તથા સ્ટાફ માટે ટૉઈલેટ બ્લૉક્સનું કન્સ્ટ્રક્શન.||અંદાજિત ખર્ચ રૂ.9 લાખ (£11,000) થાય|
|ઘરડાં અને જરૂરિયાતમંદોને “મીલ ઑન વ્હીલ” જેવી સેવા||જે લોકો રસોઈ બનાવી ન શકે તેઓ માટે રોજનું 1 વારનું ભોજન પૂરું પાડવું.
શરૂઆતના અભ્યાસમાં બહાર આવ્યું છે કે 60 લોકો આ સ્કીમ માટે યોગ્યતા ધરાવે છે.
|અંદાજિત ખર્ચ £42 પ્રતિ દિવસ (£15300 પ્રતિ વર્ષ) થાય|
|ઈલેક્ટ્રિક સબ–સ્ટેશન||ભૂતિયા વાડ અને ઘોડા ખાડી વચ્ચેની સ્ટ્રીટ લાઈટ્સ ઉપયોગી નીવડશે – આ લાઈટ્સ માટે એક ઈલેક્ટ્રિક સબ–સ્ટેશનનું કન્સ્ટ્રક્શન કરવાની જરૂર છે.||સબ–સ્ટેશન માટેનો અંદાજિત ખર્ચ રૂ. 3 લાખ (£3530) થાય|
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અને છેલ્લે, સરપંચ શ્રી. રણધીરભાઈને અભિનંદન અને આભાર. તેઓએ પરદેશના મંડળો જોડે સંદેશા–વ્યવહાર, સાથે મળી કાર્યો કરી, ગામના યુવાનોને સાથે રાખી બોદાલી ને પ્રગતિના પંથે લઈ ગયા છે.
ફરી એકવાર નમસ્તે અને આપ સૌનો આભાર. આપને વેસ્ટ બ્રોમવિચની જાહેરસભા અને સમ્મેલનમાં મળવાની આશા સાથે.
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