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Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj
P.O. Box 82980-80100, Kaloleni Road, Mombasa, Kenya.


Committee 2012   Committee 2011    Mombasa Samaj Committees 2005 to 2010

Sneh Milan 2011    Navratri - Atham Havan 2011


Sneh Milan 2010   Jamnagar Delegation welcomed in Mombsas   Letter of Appreciation to PBH    Picnic 2010


Hanuman Chalisa 2009      Atham Havan 2009   ANNUAL DIWALI & SNEH MILAN 2009

Mombasa Parajia Soni Samaj Khat Muhurat Ceremony            Dinner Party 2012



Donorís List

Dinner Party - Diamond and Platinum Jubilees

- Pattni Connection webmaster, Pranbhai Dhanak

Honoured for his services to the community -

Souvenir Brochure

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj celebrating

Diamond & Platinum Jubilees an

 Opening Ceremony of Shopping Complex

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj, Mombasa

Triple Celebrations - Day 1

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj

Triple Celebrations - Day 2

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj
P.O. Box 82980-80100, Kaloleni Road, Mombasa, Kenya.


Mombasa Samaj Videos and Photos DVDs

Diamond and Platinum Jubilee Celebrations


I have now received the parcel of set of 2 DVD memorable videos and a CD with photos of the twin celebrations for all donors who supported the Mombasa Samaj to build the mini shopping complex.


All donors residing in UK will receive their copies by post by this week. Many donors residing in other countries received their set directly from Mombasa.


Rave Reviews:

These DVDs received rave reviews from the members who have already seen these videos.


Congratulatory message to Mombasa Samaj have already started coming in. One message from Kantibhai (Kanu) Gopaldas Ranchod Dhanak from Toronto wrote:


To the chairman Bharatbhai Bhimji Ratanshi and the committee:


I had the pleasure of watching all the 3 DVDs and I have just one word to describe it - simply FABULOUS. Not just the DVDs but the whole program spanning over 2 days in June and in September.


It stirred up lots of emotions one because of my sweet memories tied to our Samaj since its inception in 1952, and to see all of you in action.


When I compare the work of our past committees with the present one, I can see the same dedication with which the present

Committee is serving our Samaj.


If I go further I can add that even though our community is small in number, the task you all have accomplished is mighty.


My congratulations to our President Shree Bharatbhai. Hon. Secretary Ajay and all the members of the executive committee for doing such a fine job. I should not forget the trustees - they deserve a pat on the back too.



Kanti Gopaldas Ranchod

 Souvenir Brochure

celebrating Diamond & Platinum Jubilees

& Opening of the P J Centre Shopping Complex


Bharatbhai Bhimji Ratnashi Dhanak, Hon Chairman

It is with great pride & honour that I convey my message & warm greetings to all Pattni members across the globe. We are celebrating our golden jubilee since our Samaj, the first outside India, were opened & diamond jubilee since our inauguration.

It is my privilege to be the chairman of this institution during this eventful year. On these auspicious occasions of the twin anniversary celebrations, we are also celebrating the opening of our new shopping complex named P.J. Centre, Mombasa, as well as Shree Wageshwari Mataji Temple & Pramukh Dwar opening, which was in discussion for a long time & somehow, or the other we were not able to make ends meet. With the grace of Mataji, our dream has today, finally becomes a reality. I truly thank my executive committee, trustees for guiding us through the rocky terrain & the general membership for their continued & unconditional support.

I would also like to remember on this auspicious occasion, Shree Kanjibhai Meghji Dhanak who generously donated this existing property & land sixty years ago. We are proud of his vision he had for the community & a noble cause he has done for us all. It is my wish that this Samaj will also be cherished by the future generation.

Our membership is a mere seventeen families of eighty members in total. We are small but mighty & united community. I pray to the almighty to keep our unity paramount & foster goodwill amongst members.

I would also like to thank webmaster of Pattni Connection, Shree Pranlalbhai C Arjan for his help to promote our project via Pattni Connection. Indeed, it was

really a blessing & we realised that after reading on the website that so many well-wishers contributed towards this noble cause. Mr Pranlalbhai visited the

Samaj on his trip to Mombasa in June this year & was pleased to see the progress of the shopping complex. We appreciate his efforts to bring the

community closer & pray that Mataji gives him a long, happy & healthy life to serve the World Pattni / Soni community to reach greater heights.

To all the donors, well-wishers & help accorded towards our dream project, I would like to thank them sincerely & look foward to the same in all our future

projects & events.


Jai Mataji & God bless.

Bharat Bhimji Ratanshi Dhanak.   

Hon. Chairman,

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj,

Kishor Narandas Vaya, Hon Vice Chairman

My fellow community members.

It is an honour to send you this message on this historic & auspicious occasion of the first ever Parajia Pattni / Soni Samaj outside India. Our history goes a long way & passed through many respected elders who are no more with us today to share this joy of the seeds they had planted. However, their presence is highly missed.

I take this opportunity to thank our chairman & our committee of dedicated people who are always there to help, guide & give their valuable time to the Samaj, without whom this day would not have been possible.

I wish you all a happy safe & joyous stay in Mombasa & look foward to seeing you soon.

My sincere congratulations to Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj, Mombasa on these auspicious celebrations.

I pray to the almighty to give us a healthy life to serve our Samaj & its members to greater heights.

Jai Mataji.

Kishor Narandas Vaya,

Hon. Vice Chairman

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj,

Mombasa, Kenya.

Ajay Bhagwanji Devji Ghaghada, Hon Secretary

Dear Members.

On this, auspicious occasions of the twin Jubilee celebrations of Golden & Platinum & the opening ceremony of P.J. Centre, Mombasa shopping complex opening of Shree Wageshwari Mataji Temple & Pramukh Dwar Pravesh we have achieved our goal towards bringing our Samaj to self-sustainability.

In these economic hardships, it is beyond imagination to accomplish such a task, single headedly. It is only with godís grace & support from all our well-wishers we have realised our dream.


We believe in united effort & it is proved today that united we stand. Our aim is to have a relief scheme in the future for the benefit of local members in the field of Education, Hospitalisation & Relief.


I take this opportunity to thank our trustees, our chairman, my fellow committee members & the general membership for their trust, guidance & support whenever needed.


I say a big Thank You, Shukriya & Asante Sana.


God bless the community.

Ajay Bhagwanji Devji Ghagdha.

Rajendra J G Thadeswer, Hon Treasurer

Jai Shree Ram!

My heartiest congratulations to all respected elders, brothers, sisters, and dear youth of Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj Mombasa on the successful completion of Shops Development & Renovations project.

The Samaj represents our identity, culture, unity, religion and the aspirations of our forefathers. It is our honor and blessing, as the current managing committee, to have been able to further enhance these aspirations.

On this memorable occasion it is noteworthy to remember the tremendous efforts of our visionary pioneers such as the Late Shri Kanjibhai Meghji  in the establishment of the first Samaj outside India, and the Late Shri Damjibhai Devji in Nairobi.

Having had the good fortune of serving our Samaj since 1987 it has been an inspiring journey to have worked with leaders of our recent past such as the Late Shri Harshadbhai H Lakha  and present leaders such as Maheshbhai  J G Thadeswer,  Ajaybhai  B D Ghaghda who have all contributed exceptionally, in various ways, for the betterment of our Samaj together with all our Trustees and Managing Committee members who have stood together in unity.

Almighty God has gifted to us this life of goodness and it is upon us to impart the light of goodness to others in our lifetime. It is with continued devotion to

and infinite blessings of Wagheshwari Mataji we hope to up-hold and improve the standards for our community members in areas of culture, religion, health,

education, leadership and unity.

With best regards,

Rajendra J G Thadeswer

Hon Treasurer

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj Mombasa


Maheshbhai J G Thadeswer, Project Director

Jay Shree Ram,

Five months ago, in May 2012, our committee set down to look into the repairing of the Samaj. We got the necessary quotations and in the course of a series of meetings we realized that we had space on our plot which was not utilized well. We saw potentiality in building a mini shopping complex to increase our rental income. All committee members were positive about the idea and using their contacts started looking for a suitable builder.

I was appointed for the task as the coordinator for the project. More meetings were held to deeply discuss on them and finally, we arrived at a decision to award N. K. Patel the contract. On the other hand with the help of Pranlalbhai Arjan of Pattni Connection  we started marketing the project for funds to support us, as we wanted all the Pattnis to come together to be a part of the project.

With the divine blessing of Wagheshwari Mataji, on the auspicious day  the foundation stone ceremony of the complex was done by all the community members together. Soon after, the shops started taking shape. We also decided to relocating our Mataji Mandir to a new and better location so that all community members would have Mataji closer to them in a beautiful temple. Within three months the mini shopping complex was completed.

I take this opportunity to thank the All Mighty God for bestowing His gracious blessing upon us and giving me the strength and vision to deliver and make

our dream come true. I also acknowledge the humble support of the Trustees, Chairman, Committee members and all well-wishers in the success of this


May Wagheshwari Maa bless us all so we all stand united and do better projects in future.

Thanking you,

Mahesh  J G Thadeswer

Project Director

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj Mombasa  


Taruna Janak Pattni
Hon Chairlady Mahila Mandal


On behalf of the Mahila Mandal of Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj, Mombasa, I take this opportunity to congratulate the Trustees, managing committee & all the members on the auspicious occasion of its Golden Jubilee, Diamond Jubilee, the opening of P.J. Centre Mombasa & opening of Shree Wageshwari Mataji Temple.


We are a close-knit community & work closely for the betterment & smooth running of our Samaj always.


Once again a sincere congratulation to all, a warm welcome to all guests travelling from far & abroad for the celebrations.


May the almighty above, shower upon us his choicest blessings.


Mrs Taruna Janak Pattni.

Hon. Chairlady Mahila Mandal.

SPPS, Mombasa.



Bhavini Rajendra Pattni
Hon Secretary, Ladies Committee

Jai Shree Krishna!

My hearty congratulations to all our Pattni members on this momentous occasion in the history of our community.

For the past two years Iíve had the privilege of serving with the Ladies Committee as the Hon Secretary. It has been an interesting experience organizing with our enthusiastic Hon Chairperson Taruna J Lakha along with all our committee members and participating in various events while fostering unity and interaction amongst our members.

Our esteemed Main Managing Committee members and Trustees have exemplary vision and development of PJ Mini Complex since the inauguration of the Samaj 60 years back. Itís a proud moment for all of us to be celebrating this achievement together as one big family. With the blessings of Vageshvari Maa and our dear elders, may we stay as united as we are at present.


Best Wishes,

Bhavini Pattni

Hon Secretary, Ladies Committee

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj, Msa


Message from the Trustees, Shree Parajiya Pattni Samaj

Ashokbhai Bhagwanji Devji Ghaghada, Harsukhbhai Damji Lakha Ghaghada, Bhailalbhai Mulji Ratanshi Dhanak

We extend our heartiest congratulations to the Chairman Bharat Bhimjibhai Ratanshi Dhanak, Managing Committee on your accomplishment in

building the Shopping Complex at the Samaj premises.


Our best wishes to the Executive committee and all Samaj members worldwide who supported the project.


Harsukhbhai Damji Lakha Ghaghada

Bhailal Mulji Ratanshi Dhanak

Ashok Bhagwanji Devji Ghaghada


Souvenir Brochure

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj celebrating

Diamond & Platinum Jubilees an

 Opening Ceremony of Shopping Complex

Donorís List

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj, Mombasa

Triple Celebrations - Day 1

Shree Parajia Pattni Samaj

Triple Celebrations - Day 2