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Bharatbhai Chauhan - Editor of Avadh Times welcomed in
PPA National & Leicester President Amit Ramniklal Pattni (Vaya) with Bharatbhai Chauhan (Dhorda)
Bharatbhai Chauhan, Vice
President of the Soni Federation and the owner/editor of Avadh Times, Amreli was
warmly welcomed in Leicester last week.
During his brief 4 day trip to UK, Bharatbhai met our PPA National & Leicester President, Amit Ramniklal Pattni (Vaya) and
other community members - Maheshbhai Pattni, Pradeepbhai Pattni, Mukundbhai Dhanak and others. They exchanged ideas regarding further cooperation between the UK Samaj and the Federation.
Telephone Discussion with the Pattni Connection Webmaster
Bharatbhai also held telephone discussion with Pranbhai Dhanak, Webmaster/Editor of Pattni Connection and the Federation committee member. Unfortunately due to Bharatbhai’s prior engagements he was unable to visit London.
Bharatbhai Chauhan Visit to UK in 2013
Meeting of the Editors
Bharatbhai Chauhan (Dhorda), Editor of Avadh Times, Amreli,
It was bharatbhai’s first visit with his family since his daughter Mitu got engaged to Dharmendra, son of Maheshbhai Katira. Click Mitu of Amreli got engaged to Dharmendra of Leicester
Pranbhai with Bharatbhai Chauhan and Maheshbhai Dayalal Katira
The Avadh Times has the fifth-largest circulation in
Bharatbhai visited Gujarat Samachar / Asian Voice office to meet C.B. Patel, editor.
It was my pleasure to warmly welcome Bharatbhai at my residence with his vevai Maheshbhai Dayaljibhai Katira (D. M. Soni) of
We discussed wide range of issues facing our community.
Talking about media, Bharatbhai said “public relations are a potent tool for shaping Samaj perception. We should actively promote our community activities by using the media tool that can build publicity for the community in both online and print media”.
Expressing great satisfaction at our Parajiya Pattni community’s progress, he stressed that it is important for all Samaj committees to make full use of the media through the Pattni Connection website, Samaj Gujarati publications from Mumbai, Rajkot and Jamnagar combined with his own Avadh Times newspaper.
No Samaj Property in
Bharatbhai was astounded to know that the Pattni communities do not have a Samaj property in
“It should be made the top priority.” Bharatbhai added, “The Pattni community have settled in
Inter Caste Marriages
Bharatbhai also touched on the controversial subject of inter caste marriages.
Not long ago, who so ever dared for the inter-caste marriage, faced the consequences in terms of violence, social boycott and family boycott. Marriages should be in same community and caste was in the Indians mindset. They couldn’t imagine marriages beyond the same caste, community and religion.
Today, in Indian society the inter caste marriages are mostly the part of the city culture. The rural parts of the
I argued with Bharatbhai that today, there are examples where two people from totally different background and lifestyle come together and spend their entire life happy with each other THANKS TO EDUCATION.
Now the younger generation knows that a successful marriage is not dependent on same caste and religion rather it depends on mutual understanding and compatibility.
Yes it is true that with the current trend, there will not be a Parajiya Pattni Samaj that we know today but am confident that a new progressive Samaj will evolve.
Teleconference with Kantibhai Ghaghada
We then phoned