Alliance of Global Sindhi Associations, Inc.

In the making of global Sindhi Nation

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Welcome to Alliance of Global Sindhi Asscaiaton


BOARD OF DIRECTORS
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
(2019-2021)

President
Datuk Shah Lalchand Ranai (Malaysia)
DPSM JP
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Chairman
Prem T. Lalvani (USA)
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Exec. Vice President
Manohar Dev (India)
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Vice President
Satish Raisinghani (Spain)
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Vice President
Murli Adnani (India)
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Hon. Secretary
Ms Kamal Lala (USA)
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Hon. Treasurer/Registered Agent
Nand N. Belani (USA)
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Hon. Jt. Treasurer
Mohan C. Karamchandani (USA)
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BOARD DIRECTORS
Dr. Dayal T. Meshri (USA)
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Rajesh Nagpal (USA)
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Lal Motwani +1 516 581 3332
Arjan T. Daswani
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Ex. Officio Past President
Ms Ramola Motwani (USA)
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ROMANIZED SINDHI
SUB COMMITTEE
Arjan T. Daswani (Singapore)
Founder (Life) Chairman
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Ms Kajal A Ramchandani (India)
Promotions & Workshops
Mumbai+9198 2084 4722

 

Late Dr. Kaloo Thadani
Founding Alliance President

Past President (1994-98)

 

The idea of Sindhi Sammelan was first conceived by Prem Lalvani who was at the time Executive Director of Alliance of Midwest India Associations, while I was treasurer, in 1988-89. The active action was taken in 1989 at the time of Silver jubilee celebration of Sindhi Association of Chicago. At the time, the target for First World Sindhi Samrnelan was 1992, however, the community was not ready for such huge undertaking.

 

I retired in 1993 and Prem Lalvani suggested that I work full time for Alliance of Sindhi Associations of Americas. I have been devoting most of my time for the Alliance. worked hard and secured tax-exempt non-profit organization status for the Alliance. When Chandru Bhojwani became president of Sindhi Association of Chicago, he responded positively to the idea ot first Sindhi Sammelan. A meeting was held during Diwali function and delegates from Washington, D.C. came and the constitution was approved. Initially, four Sindhi associations who joined the Alliance. were from New Jersey, Washington DC. Los Angles and San Francisco. At present, there are 17 Sindhi Associations from Canada, U.S.A., and Caribbean Islands who are members of the Alliance.

 

The main purpose for which the Alliance was formed is to

 

  1. Have unity among Sindhis.
  2. Help our needy Sindhi students in India to get education.
  3. Teach and maintain Sindhi language and culture.
  4. Help build Senior Sindhu Centers in each city. and
  5. Provide opportunity for our eligible young adults to meet other Sindhis from all parts of Americas.

History of Alliance

The year was 1989; there were a handful of Sindhi Associations in some of the major cities in USA. The idea of an umbrella organization was conceived by Mr. Prem Lalvani who was the Director of Alliance of Midwest India Associations along with Mr. Kaloo Thadani. It took them four years to form the Alliance of Sindhi Associations of Americas, Inc. and secure the tax exempt non-profit status. Initially the Sindhi associations who joined the Alliance were from New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Washington D.C, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The bylaws were drafted and a constitution was approved.

 

The main purpose of the Alliance was to preserve and nurture our Sindhi traditions, language and values for the future generations, to have unity among Sindhis, to help our needy Sindhi students in India to get education and to help build Senior Sindhu Centers in each of the major cities in USA. To achieve these objectives, the organization needed collective thoughts, so was born the idea of Sindhi Sammelan, a three day event where Sindhis from around the country could come together.

 

The first Sindhi Sammelan was held in New Jersey in 1994, it was hosted by Sindhi Association of New Jersey. There were about 150 attendees. The second Sammelan was held in New York with a theme, “Investment in Youth” which was attended by 400 Sindhis from around the country. The third was held in Chicago in 1996, the theme was “Year of the Sindhi Women” and was attended by over 550 Sindhis. In year 2005 the Alliance held its 1st Sindhi Sammelan outside of USA. The 12th Sindhi Sammelan was held in Mumbai, India. Since then Alliance has held Sammelans in London, Jakarta, Singapore, Indore India, Ahmedabad India with the 21st Sammelan held in 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 

The success of the Sammelans in India, Europe and Far East countries prompted to shift the focus from American to a Global organization. In the year 2013 the Alliance of Global Sindhi Association was conceived.  The organization has the same objectives and mission with a broader focus.



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