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Garibi Hatao - Remove poverty in our community
From Pranbhai C. Arjan Dhanak, Editor, Pattni Connection
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Education is Key to Remove Poverty
The best legacy any Samaj and the community can give is education. It’s the best way to spend our funds; investing in our future. If we focus on proper education of the youths, the issue of poverty would be a thing of the past. Let us commit ourselves to building our future and bequeathing to our children the greatest legacy a future can give - education.
Illiteracy compounds poverty. Education does not only enlightens the children but also give them confidence. So, to ensure that the children of poor are not deprived, the benefits of good Samaj funds can become their lifeline. You will be absolutely shocked to know that many families depends on Rajkot Samaj who sends them a bank draft of Rs 100 per month (mere $2.00 - USD $3.00). This is their lifeline. We can’t even think of the consequences without this support given by the Rajkot Samaj.
Yet, the question many still ask is: How can we help our needy community members.
Mohit Chimanlal Soni, Secretary of Rajkot Mahamandal has written details of the Rajkot Mahamandal activities and how the Samaj is helping the needy and how they struggle to make ends meet. The committee needs our support. Please, please, please, do whatever you can. We know that when it comes to the crunch, our community members always rise to the occasion and donate generously. Whenever you feel like giving a donation in memory of your lost loved ones or in celebration, please always think of our own Samaj first. Your financial assistance will help hundreds of Pattni families.
Activities of Gnati Mahamandal,
Mohit Chimanlal Soni, Secretary.
S.P.P.S. (Shree Samast Parajiya Pattni Soni) Gnati Mahamadal,
Every year around 50 to 60 students of 5th std to the college grade come from the nearby villages & towns for their education to
It is with the help of generous donors that students facing financial problems are given admissions with of token fee of just Rs.1. At present there are 45 students studying in the hostel out of which just 5 have been able to pay for their fees. The rest are supported by the Mahamandal.
How Much Doest it Cost to the Mahamandal?
Students are provided with a prayer hall, a computer lab which is a first in our community, a well-stocked library and very soon an indoor game zone. - Fees for each student is Rs1200/- per month.
Even in these times of hard recession students are daily served unlimited, scrumptious & healthy fresh cooked breakfast, lunch & dinner with sweets served every Sunday. The menu is prepared weekly by the students themselves, thus making them feel at home. - The cost per student per year is Rs. 14,000/-.
All students get admissions by the end of May. Mahamandal provide free notebooks & textbooks, according to their syllabus.
We provide not only to the hostel students but every aspiring child of our community. Every year around 250 students benefit from this scheme with a total cost of Rs. 25,000/pa
It is through this trust that the donations are made in the form of scholarships which are given out to students every year, according to their academic achievements which are verified and scrutinized by the trustees.
Those studying in the 2 std to 9 std + 11 std are given cash Rs.500/- to 600/-.
10th std & 12th std students are given Rs.1500/-, college students get Rs.2000/- and
Those pursuing their diplomas get Rs.3000/- to Rs.5000/-.
This year around 109 boys & 164 girls who applied from all over
At the end of August every year, we organize a function to honour students for their academic success and with the help of generous community members. We award gifts and certificates to around 400 students, all students studying right from the 5th std to the diploma graduates.
Prizes given to each student ranges from Rs 250/- to Rs 500/- according to their standards and percentage.
Special prize of a 10gm fine Gold medal and 10gm fine silver medal are given out to the highest achievers in 10std and 12std.
Such function is attended by nearly 1200 to 1500 Pattni members.
Total cost of this function reaches around one hundred thousand rupees. (Rs 100,000)
Thanks to the Donors
Although education is a major activity, it is only with the help of lifelong supporters of this trust that we also help out and reach out to our community members.
We appeal for funds regularly through our monthly publication Parajiya Samachar. Now we appeal to the members around the world through the Pattni Connection website.
PARAJIYA SAMACHAR is a monthly newsletter providing news about the happenings of our community, creating a platform from where our brothers and sisters can express their thoughts and views. Around 3500 copies are published every month with a paltry life-time subscription price of just Rs.350/- for resident Indians.
The total cost of publishing per month is approx. Rs.28000/ and increasing every year.
FINANCIAL HELP: How we offer assistance to the most deserving Pattni families
First week of every month, we help out the under privileged and old people of our community from all over
At present it cost the Mahamandal Rs 18000/-per month to support the most under privileged Pattni members.
Our assistance to the neediest Pattni members
This help is of two types one is that where our community members suffering from lifelong illness like BP, DIABETES, etc and facing severe financial problems but need medicine everyday of their lives to survive are helped out and are given medicines worth Rs.300/-per month. - At present Rs. 9000/ is monthly required to support them.
The second type of medical help is where a person meets with an accident or requires an operation in any unforeseen circumstances. He or she is given cash according to their needs with a minimum of Rs. 500/- to Rs. 5000/- max.
Per month approx Rs.20,000/- is used for this purpose.
We need YOUR Support
It is through generous donations received from our respected elders and our fellow brothers and sisters that supports our above activities.
Dear Pranbhai, I have sent you information to the best of my knowledge, please do the needful and give maximum publicity to our Pattni members worldwide to support us in the good cause.
How to Support Us
A: To sponsor one student who are unable to pay addmission fees;
RS.1,200/ per month
RS.14,400/per year per student (£175 – USD $280)
B: To sponsor students food ;
RS. 1,5OO/ per month/per student
RS. 18,000/ per year/per student (£225 – USD $375)
C: To be the sponsor for free books and text books, benefitting around 250 students
RS. 25,000/ for one year (£325 – USD $520)
D: To be the scholarship - sponsor which benefits around 200 students annually
RS.150,000/ (£1,875 - USD $3,100)
E: To sponsor the gifts which are awarded to around 300 students for their academic?
Excellence, through a function held every year.
RS. 75,000/ (£935 - USD $1560)
F: To sponsor one month financial help sent to around 157 families is
RS. 20,000/per month (£250 - USD $520)
G: To give the medical bills of patients of our community
RS.25,000/ per month (£320 – USD 520)
All the donations received will be published in PARAJIYA SAMACHAR AND PATTNI CONNECTION WEBSITE
Please send your donations to
Shree Samast Parajiya Pattni Soni Gnati Mahamandal,
Near Phool Chab Chowk,
Or contact me at email@example.com
Mohit Chimanlal Soni