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EDITORIAL

Main Website launched 24th February 2005 (Vikram Savant 2061, Auspicious Day of Maha Maghi Purnima)

Gujarati Website launched Friday, 19th August 2005 (Raksha bandhan Day, 2061)


New Youth Site Youth Site launched on 24th February 2007 (Fagan Sud Atham Durgastmi, 2063)

To view past year’s reviews click on the following links

 

Garibi Hatao - Remove poverty in our community

Click on the following links:-
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Memorable Visit to the Rajkot Soni Gnati Mahamandal
*Memorable Visit to the Jamnagar Soni Gnati Mahamandal
* Memorial Donation: Opening Ceremony of the Water Purifier Cooler
*Visit to the Racecourse Lions Club to Launch Food Distribution Programme
* Visit to School for the Blind

* India Newspapers - An interview with Pranbhai Dhanak (Editor/Webmaster)

* More Interviews with Pattni Connection editor by the Indian Newspapers

 

Pattni Connection Happy 12th Anniversary today, Time to Celebrate Pattni Connection’s New Milestone

Launching “New Look” Website

Message from the Webmaster - Pranbhai C Arjan Dhanak

How time flies!

It was twelve years ago on 24th February 2005, when I created a first website page and called the website - Pattni Connection.

Pattni Connection will have its 12th Anniversary on 24th February 2017.

Thanks to the support by our Parajiya Pattni Soni Samaj committees and goodwill of thousands of Pattni members worldwide, we have created the most successful global website in the history of our community.

Pattni Connection website counter has already surpassed 1.1 Million web hits and heading towards 2 million!

Pattni Connection Facebook has already surpassed 3250 members and still growing.

That’s quite an achievement for a small community like ours. Its an achievement that is making all Parajiya Sonis around the world proud.

 

Our New Webmaster - Vijay Vrajlal Pattni (Jagda)
A major decision was taken last year to appoint Vijay to take over as the assistant webmaster. As you can see the decision to handover the website to Vijay was the best decision I have ever made.

I take this opportunity to thank you all for your support for Vijay.

Running a community website like Pattni Connection is like a long marathon and not a 100 meter sprint. It needs lot of time and dedication.

Vijay has proven that success comes through hard work. Through his determination he earned unprecedented support from our community.

Let us all wish him all the best in his new role.

 

“New Look” Pattni Connection
Thanks to the hard work by Vijay, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new website, along with a new look, we have included some features that we hope will make visiting the site easier and a more interactive experience. Do please visit the website and give your valuable opinion.

 

Our Future
Set forth towards the future. Let's move forward united and write a new script
Together we march and write the new history of progress in our community.

 

 

 

New Year Message From The Editor
On the eve of the end of 2016, the festivities will culminate on Saturday, January 1st when the  world will celebrate the New Year and embark on exciting 2017.

Whilst rejoicing, we also ponder to reflect on what is past, tend to forgive and forget and resolve to make the best of what lies ahead.

Time to Celebrate - an exciting New Year
- Pattni Connection 1.1 Million Web Hits!

Pattni Connection website had a very fruitful year indeed. The web hit counter showing over 1.1 million hits and Pattni Connection Facebook Group of nearly 3,200 members is quite remarkable. It has truly become the global website for the Parajiya Pattni Soni community.

Vijay as your new Webmaster - ‘New Look’ Website Coming Soon
The notable event in 2016 was the appointment of Vijay as the new assistant webmaster. The transition has gone very smoothly.  Not only has he successfully taken over the running of the Pattni Connection but now is busy to redesigning the website.

Exciting 2017
As Vijay now takes over looking after the website, it gives me time to explore new opportunities to serve our community. There are many new developments in the pipeline for the betterment of our community and will be announced soon.

Wishing You All A Very Happy New Year
Enjoy the festive season and wish you a very happy and a prosperous new year 2017.

Visit www.PattniConnection.com for regularly for the latest updates.

Pranlal C. Arjan Dhanak
Editor / Webmaster / Admin - Pattni Connection
Committee Member - Akhil Bhartiya Soni Federation
Committee Member - Rajkot Mahamandal
Advisory Committee - Mumbai Samaj

 

A Big Thank You - Appointment of the new Webmaster

Thank you all for your outpouring of support for Vijay becoming the new webmaster. We have been so touched by all of the emails, comments, messages on Facebook and good vibes we’ve received since yesterday. Our Samaj committees from Jamnagar, Rajkot, UAE, Mombasa, Nairobi have also sent their messages of support.

As per many requesting more information, let me introduce Vijay:

Vijay’s family is originally from Dar-es-salaam. His mother Vijyaben is the youngest sister of Gordhan Kagadada family - Kantilal Morarji, Kakubhai Morarji, Natubhai Morarji and Mansukhbhai Morarji and Rukshmaniben Shamjibhai. In other words they are Vijay’s mama and masi. Vijay’s wife Chetna is the daughter of Bhanuben and Himatal Pragjibhai Dhanak of Leicester.

Both side of the family has always been active members doing community Samaj Sewa. Vijay’s mama Late Kantilal Morarji Kagdada served as the National President of the PPA Samaj in 1970s, Kantibhai’s daughter-in-law Bhavnaben Uday served as the Regional President for PPA Leicester. Vijay’s elder brother Sunil is currently serving PPA Leicester as the Vice President.

Vijay’s mother-in-law, Bhanuben has been serving  Leicester Mahila Mandal for many years. She was honoured at last week’s Leicester Navratri with a shawl by President Amit and the PPA Leicester committee for her services to the community.

Both Vijay and his wife Chetna works for the UK Government department.  Their honesty and integrity are beyond reproach. The use of computers has become a way of life in the modern world. Vijay’s computer literacy and with his knowledge of Gujarati, makes him an ideal person to take over as the Webmaster of Pattni Connection.

Running a community website like Pattni Connection is like a long marathon and not a 100 meter sprint. It needs lot of time and dedication.

I am confident that Vijay will serve our community well as the Assistant Webmaster. Let us all wish him all the best in his new role.

Pranlal C. Arjan Dhanak
Editor / Webmaster / Admin - Pattni Connection
Committee Member - Akhil Bhartiya Soni Federation
Committee Member - Rajkot Mahamandal
Advisory Committee - Mumbai Samaj
Co-Admin - http://www.ParajVanshLaganMelap.com

Important information about Pattni Connection - Proposal to Appoint an Assistant Webmaster

Dear Pattni members

It is now nearly 12 years that I started Pattni Connection website. Since its launch It has grown into a global website for the Parajiya Pattni Soni community with nearly 1.1 Million web hits and over 3,100 members, it has become the Meeting Point for our community.

Proposal to Appoint an Assistant Webmaster

I had discussed several times in my past newsletters that it is time to get a new webmaster who can takeover from me.

One can't control one's destiny. Pattni Connection website is running smoothly for now but who can tell the future? For the sake of our children and future generation, we need to ensure that Pattni Connection’s future is secured. I can't be the Editor/Webmaster forever. One day someone will need to take over.

Unfortunately despite my efforts, I am unable to find a suitable successor.

Thus the other option is to appoint an assistant webmaster who will over the time, gain experience and eventually be ready to takeover. I’ll give more details over the coming weeks.

Mailing List Privacy policy

When you all applied to join Pattni Connection mailing list, there was an optional consent that whenever and if I eventually retire, whether the members would consent to handover your data to one of the Parajiya Pattni Soni Samaj Committee - YES or NO.

Although the members from other countries are quite relaxed about giving their consent to pass information to the Samaj and have typed ‘YES’ there is however a large number of members living in the UK and the western world who typed ‘NO’ to pass on or share your details. That means they are not giving me the permission to share information with the committee.

I fully understand and respect your decision and respect the confidentiality of your personal data. However we need to move forward and think about the website’s future.

Technically, all members are subscribed to Pattni Connection as an entity. If an assistant webmaster join the website, that person will become part of Pattni Connection team. Thus it is perfectly in order for an assistant webmaster to have access to the data.

However it is my duty to make all members aware of the proposed changes. Please also bear in mind that each member have full access to join, update or even remove their personal data by clicking following links:

To view new Privacy policy and to join as new member - click Mailing List
To update your profile, click Subscriber Login
You can unsubscribe at any time Unsubscribe.

Proposed New E-Mail Address:

Over the past 12 years, many members have communicated with me to discuss their personal matters – Matrimonial difficulties, family disputes, etc., and also sensitive Samaj matters by email.

As such discussion were confidentially confided to me, it will not be ethical to let anyone have access to these emails. Thus PattniConnection@gmail.com shall always remain with me and it is proposed to start a new email once an assistant webmaster is appointed.

Dear members, the transition process contains a period where uncertainty reigns. Change is an inevitable part of life. I am sure that the outcome of this process ultimately will move us forward.

Please do not hesitate to contact me by email if you have any concerns or queries.

Pranlal C. Arjan Dhanak
Editor / Webmaster / Admin - Pattni Connection
Committee Member - Akhil Bhartiya Soni Federation
Committee Member - Rajkot Mahamandal
Advisory Committee - Mumbai Samaj

PATTNI CONNECTION
The Only Global Website for Parajiya Soni Community

Newsletter No 331

Mumbai Samaj 29th Annual Education Awards Ceremony 2016

The Mumbai committee cordially invites our community members to the 29th Education Awards Ceremony to be held on Sunday 18 Sept 2016 at Soniwadi.

Details of the programme and a special video of the invitation and the message by the President Vijaybhai Satikuvar are posted on the website.

Rajkot Mahamandal Education Award Ceremony 2016

The Mumbai committee cordially invites our community members to the 29th Education Awards Ceremony to be held on Sunday 25 Sept 2016 at 2.00pm at Mohanbhai Hall.

Rajkot office bearers do hope that many families will be able to support the Mahamandal committee and attend this memorable day.

Jamnagar Parajiya Prakash Aug 2016

Special Features:

  • Yogesh and Azmi Vaya meets Narendra Modi during his visit to Nairobi.
  • Rameshbhai Damji Devji Pattni graduation from the Faculty of Theology and Religion of the University of Oxford.
  • Hingraj Mataji Jyot brought from Pakistan to Verad
  • Amreli Education Awards held on 2 Sept 2016
  • Luhar Parivar Kuldevi yagna to be held on 14 Oct 2016
  • Luhar Parivar Surapura puja held on 1 Sept 2016
  • Junagadh Samaj Mahila Mandal held a gathering on 3 July 2016
  • Challa Parivar Surapura puja held on 1 Sept 2016
  • Dhakan Surapura puja held on 1 Sept 2016

Visit www.PattniConnection.com for details, photos and video

Pranlal C. Arjan Dhanak
Editor / Webmaster / Admin - Pattni Connection
Committee Member - Akhil Bhartiya Soni Federation
Committee Member - Rajkot Mahamandal
Advisory Committee - Mumbai Samaj

PATTNI CONNECTION
Serving Parajiya Soni Community Worldwide


Newsletter No 329

PPA Picnic in the Park A Huge Success

Report by Sulochana Jagdish Vaya, Luton PPA President

PPA NATIONAL PICNIC Organised by PPA Luton
On Sunday 7th August 2016, about 100 PPA members, came along to the PPA National “Picnic in the Park” social event at Willen Lake (North) organised by Luton & MK Parajiya Pattni Association.

Kids of all ages, their parents and members from Leicester, London and Luton turned up. The atmosphere was easy-going, warm and friendly.  It was clear clearly evident how members developed acquaintances and friendships, it was like an extended family. Report and photos of the event are posted on the website.

Mumbai Parajiya Soni Sandesh Aug 2016 issue
This month’s community news:

  • Mumbai: 29th  Education Award ceremony to be held at Soniwadi on Sunday 18 Sept 2016
  • Mumbai: 25th Samuh Lagna to be held at Soniwadi on Wednesday 14 Dec 2016
  • Mumbai: Agm will be held on Sunday 25 Sept 2016
  • Dhakan Parivar: Parivar’s dev puja and flag hosting was held on 1 sept 2016
  • Amreli: Education award ceremony held on 2 Sept 2016
  • Verad: Ancient Hingraj Mataji mandir located in Pakistan is where Parajiya Soni community originated. Community’s 14 men and a lady from India travelled to Pakistan to bring jyot and lighted the 454 old Hingraj Mataji mandir at Verad.

Shree Wageshwari Sewa Samiti Charitable Trust, Mumbai
Food distribution on Sunday 4 September 2016

The Samiti started the food distribution from April 2014 to distribute enough food bi-monthly, to last for two months to needy Pattni families. The next distribution will take place on Sunday, 4 September 2016 from 9.00am to 1.00pm.

Philanthropy in Action
Naginbhai Jagda donates a tricycle to a disabled on behalf of Arpan Foundation

Govindbhai Rajabhai Rathod from Kotharia village, 30km from Rajkot, lost both his legs due to an incident. Both his legs were amputated after he fell down a deep well and living in extreme poverty with 6 children.

Thanks to the donor living in California, a tricycle was donated at Naginbhai Jagda’s residence in Rajkot.

Details and photo are posted on the website.

Pranlal C. Arjan Dhanak
Editor / Webmaster / Admin - Pattni Connection
Committee Member - Akhil Bhartiya Soni Federation
Committee Member - Rajkot Mahamandal
Advisory Committee - Mumbai Samaj

PATTNI CONNECTION
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Yet another Milestone!! Together we can make history

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Our Journey of Progress, Our Mission - To boldy connect Pattnis never connected before!

 

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