History

Brief History & Introduction of Sindhi Panchayat Ellisbridge

In year 1966, on the occasion of Gurunanakdev Jayanti, some like minded officers & businessmen staying in Ambawadi area of Ahmedabad city, decided to celebrate the birthday of Gurunanakdevji in a make shift Pandal near Nehrunagar Circle by arranging Akhand Path Sahib for 3 days as per tradition. Simultaneously it was decided to form a formal Panchayat in the name & style “SINDHI PANCHAYAT ELLISBRIDGE” with following aims & objectives:-

1. To promote contacts & brother hood in Sindhi community.

2. To help & assist members.

3. To promote cause of Sindhi language, literature & culture.

Concept picked up very well & many more people joined the Panchayat, The original constitution came into force with the approval of the general body’s meeting held on Dt:- 1/7/1967.

The Panchayat was registered as a public trust vide No: F – 546 – Ahmedabad on 7/3/1975 and also registered as society vide No: GUJ/462/Ahmedabad on the same day.

Depending on the experience & requirement, the constitution was revised and passed in general body meeting held on 12/2/1995. This was further amended in general body meeting held on 3/7/2011.

Saliant features of the constitution are as under:-

A. Only the persons staying on western side of Sabarmati river can become members of the Sindhi Panchayat Ellisbridge, prescribed Registration form is available on the website.

B. Present life membership fees of Sindhi Panchayat Ellisbridge is Rs:- 2500/- (including admission fee of Rs:-100/-) valid for life of member and spouse.

C. Sindhi Panchayat Ellisbridge is authorized to accept donation for various activities.

D. General body of the Sindhi Panchayat Ellisbridge will consist of all members & will meet at least once in a year. All decisions of the general body will be taken by majority votes of members present. President will be elected by general body every two years. All decisions taken by general body will be executed through managing committee consisting of maximum 20 members, to be appointed by President.

E. Managing committee will meet at least once in two months and will take decisions on the functioning of Panchayat. All routine functions will be carried out by office bearers i.e. President, General Secretary, Secretary & treasurer, They will be authorized to operate the accounts of the Panchayat in the bank jointly by any two of the office bearers.

F. The President will have powers to form various committees for promotion and execution of various activities and events as per decisions by managing committee.

G. Account of the Panchayat will be audited by “Statutory Auditor” to be appointed by general body. Audited accounts will be presented in the general body meeting for approval.

H. List of member’s present incumbents of managing committee and other committees is put up on the website pages elsewhere. (Sea home page). I. For any query, contact us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sindhi Panchayat | Office Bearer list

Year President Vice President Secretary Joint Secretary Treasurer
1966 Shri L.G. Shahani Shri B. H. Advani Shri Hotchand Bijlani Shri Ram Nihalani Shri L. D. Bhavnani
1967 Shri L.G. Shahani  Shri B. H. Advani Shri Hotchand Bijlani  Shri Ram Nihalani  Shri L. D. Bhavnani 
1968  Dr. C. R. Gandhi Shri B. H. Advani  Shri Hotchand Bijlani  Shri Ram Nihalani  Shri L. D. Bhavnani 
1969 Dr. C. R. Gandhi  Shri B. H. Advani  Shri Hotchand Bijlani  Shri Motiram Kanjani Shri L. D. Bhavnani
1970 Dr. C. R. Gandhi  Shri B. H. Advani  Shri Hotchand Bijlani  Shri L. D. Bhavnani  Shri Motiram Kanjani 
1971 Dr. C. R. Gandhi  Shri B. H. Advani  Shri Hotchand Bijlani  Shri H. K. Mansharamani  Shri L. D. Bhavnani 
1972 Shri R. C. Israni  Shri Hotchand Bijlani  Shri L. D. Bhavnani Shri K. M. Hingorani Shri H. K. Mansharamani 
1973 Shri R. C. Israni  Shri D. S. Hawani  Shri H. K. Mansharamani  Shri L. B. Kalyani  Shri K. M. Hingorani 
1974 Shri R. C. Israni  Shri B. H. Advani  Prof. L. L. Assudani  Shri Srichand Khatwani  Shri K. M. Hingorani 
1975 Shri R. C. Israni  Shri B. H. Advani   Prof. L. L. Assudani  Shri L. D. Bhavnani  Shri K. M. Hingorani 
1976 Shri R. C. Israni  Shri B. H. Advani   Prof. L. L. Assudani  Shri L. D. Bhavnani  Shri K. M. Hingorani 
1977 Shri U. J. Matal  Shri Srichand Khatwani  Prof. L. L. Assudani  Shri L. D. Bhavnani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani 
1978 Shri R. C. Israni  Shri Bhagwandas H Sabnani  Shri L. D. Bhavnani  Shri L. P. Lakhani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani 
1979 Shri R. C. Israni  Shri N. L. Hiranandani  Shri Bhagwandas Balchandani  Shri Purshottam Sabnani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani 
1980 Shri R. C. Israni  Shri T. D. Bijlani  Shri B. Balchandani  Shri K. M. Hingorani  Shri R. D. Shahani 
1981 Shri R. C. Israni  Shri T. D. Bijlani  Prof. L. L. Assudani  Shri L. P. Lalwani  Shri Rohat Chand 
1982 Shri R. C. Israni  Shri M. K. Anandani  Shri Rohat Chand  Shri L. P. Lalwani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani 
1983 Shri H. A. Vaswani  Shri Shyam Mansukhani  Shri Rohat Chand  Shri L. P. Lalwani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani 
1984 Shri H. A. Vaswani  Shri Shyam Mansukhani  Shri Rohat Chand  Shri L. P. Lalwani  Shri I. R. Amarnani 
1985 Shri H. A. Vaswani  Shri Shyam Mansukhani  Shri K. M. Hingorani  Shri L. P. Lalwani  Shri V. R. Gopalani 
1986-87 Shri H. A. Vaswani  Shri Shyam Mansukhani  Shri K. M. Hingorani  Shri L. P. Lalwani  Shri V. R. Gopalani 
1987-88 Shri H. A. Vaswani  Shri Shyam Mansukhani  Shri Rohat Chand  Shri L. P. Lalwani  Shri N. J. Tindwani 
1988-89 Shri H. A. Vaswani   Shri Shyam Mansukhani   Shri K. M. Hingorani  Shri L. P. Lalwani  Shri N. J. Tindwani 
1989-90 Shri H. A. Vaswani  Shri Shyam Mansukhani  Shri Rohat Chand  Shri L. R. Chandiramani  Shri N. G. Bhambhani 
1990-91  Shri H. A. Vaswani Shri Shyam Mansukhani  Shri Rohat Chand  Shri L. R. Chandiramani  Shri N. G. Bhambhani 
1992-93 Shri H. A. Vaswani  Shri Devdas V. Israni  Shri Rohat Chand  Shri M. R. Thawani  Shri N. G. Bhambhani 
1993-94 Shri H. A. Vaswani  Shri Devdas V. Israni  Shri Rohat Chand  Shri M. R. Thawani  Shri K. H. Advani Shri N. G. Bhambhani 
1996-97 Shri H. A. Vaswani  Shri Devdas V. Israni  Shri Rohat Chand  Shri M. D. Keswani  Shri N. G. Bhambhani 
1998-99 Shri Devdas V. Israni  Shri Rohat Chand  Shri M. D. Keswani  Smt. Sati B. Sabnani Shri M. N. Mansharamani Shri A. S. Vachhani  Shri L. R. Chandiramani 
1999-2000 Shri M. H. Kheskani  Shri M. G. Rochlani Shri V. R. Gopalani  Shri M. D. Keswani  Smt. Sati B. Sabnani Shri M. T. Chhabria  Shri S. G. Chanchlani 
2000-2001 Shri M. H. Kheskani  Shri M. G. Rochlani Shri V. R. Gopalani  Shri M. D. Keswani  Smt. Sati B. Sabnani Shri K. H. Khatwani Shri M. T. Chhabria  Shri S. G. Chanchlani 
2002-2003 Shri M. H. Kheskani  Shri M. G. Rochlani Shri M. R. Kanjani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Shri K. H. Khatwani Shri M. T. Chhabria  Shri A. S. Vachhani 
2003-2004 Shri Motiram Rochlani  Shri Kanjani Motiram Shri K. H. Khatwani Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Shri M. T. Chhabria Smt. Sati B. Sabnani  Shri A. S. Vachhani 
2004-2005 Shri Motiram Rochlani  Shri Kanjani Motiram Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Shri M. T. Chhabria Shri A. S. Vachhani 
2005-2006 Shri Motiram Rochlani  Shri Vasdev Gopalani Smt. Sati B. Sabnani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Smt. Sati B. Sabnani Shri Jayprakash Mangwani  Shri A. S. Vachhani 
2006-2007 Shri Motiram Rochlani  Shri Vasdev Gopalani Smt. Sati B. Sabnani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Dr. Mahesh Chhabria Shri L. R. Chandiramani  Shri A. S. Vachhani 
2007-2008 Shri Vasdev Gopalani  Smt. Sati B. Sabnani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Shri Jayprakash Mangwani Shri Mohan Goani  Shri A. S. Vachhani 
2008-2009 Shri Vasdev Gopalani  Smt. Sati B. Sabnani Shri Motiram Kanjani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Shri Jayprakash Mangwani Shri Mohan Goani  Shri A. S. Vachhani 
2009-2010 Shri Vasdev Gopalani  Smt. Sati B. Sabnani Shri Haridas Chandani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Shri Jayprakash Mangwani Shri Mohan Goani  Shri A. S. Vachhani 
2010-2011 Shri Vasdev Gopalani  Smt. Sati B. Sabnani Shri Haridas Chandani  Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Shri Jayprakash Mangwani Shri Mohan Goani  Shri A. S. Vachhani 
2011-2012 Shri Vasdev Gopalani  Smt. Sati B. Sabnani Shri Haridas Chandani  Shri Mohan Goani Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Shri Jayprakash Mangwani Shri D. D. Gurbani  Shri A. S. Vachhani 
2012-2013 Shri Vasdev Gopalani  Smt. Sati B. Sabnani Shri Haridas Chandani  Shri A. S. Vachhani Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Shri Jayprakash Mangwani Shri D. D. Gurbani  Shri Hiralal Bulchandani 
2013-2014 Shri Vasdev Gopalani  Smt. Sati B. Sabnani Shri Haridas Chandani  Shri A. S. Vachhani Shri S. G. Chanchlani  Shri Jayprakash Mangwani Shri Jaidev Gopwani Shri Hiralal Bulchandani 
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