Dear All Sad to inform all of you that our Respected Co founder of AGSA, Dada Prem Lalvani our Life Chairman of AGSA passed away peacefully early this morning at 3am today Wednesday 17th August 2022,Chicago USA. Our deepest condolences to the Lalvani Family. A great loss to our Sindhi Community in the world and the Alliance of Global Sindhi Association ( AGSA) May his Soul rest in peace. Om Shanti Datuk Shah Lalchand Ranai President AGSA
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
I am very proud to make mention that this prestigious AGSA organisation has a proud history of 28 years , serving the worldwide Sindhi Associations to the best of her ability, even until today. Many heartfelt thanks go to the Founders, various Past Presidents and their most able Board Members, Past and Present, whom we want to specially express our heartfelt thanks. Without their effort, diligence and dedication, AGSA won’t be the much respected International Association that it is today.
Special thanks also go to following persons whom; I have specially tasked to put together our distinguished collective history and achievements.
(1)One of our oldest AGSA board member, Mr. Mohan Karamchandani who helped to scan all our sammelan brochures and posted them at our AGSA website for our posterity’s benefit and also updated history of alliance
(2) Mr Nand Belani who originally formulated the AGSA website
(3) Mr Deepak Keswani, a Graphic Designer, who updated the history of our Alliance.
It is worthwhile to note that our First Sindhi Sammelan was held in New Jersey in the year 1994, though the idea was first promulgated and conceived by the Founders Mr Prem T Lalvani and the late Dr Kaloo C Thadhani in the year 1989.
Thus, as AGSA’s president , it is my joy to see that our Sindhi Community is fast expanding and making headway internationally. It is also my joy to have launched our Sindhi Youth Website, it's a Platform where all our young people can meet online.
Finally, I wish each and everyone of you, every success that life can bring. Stay safe and healthy always.
Thank you very much. Yours Sincerely,