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Activities of VGS

Vishwa Gujarati Samaj provides a platform for interaction amongst the Gujaratits World Over, and functions as an umbilical cord between the Gujaratis settled outside Gujarat and the people of Gujarat.

World Gujarati Conferences

All conferences were bestowed with the presence of eminent Gujarati Diaspora from more than 50 countries and well known dignitaries, technocrats & eminent educationalists from India

  • 1st World Gujarati Conference – 1989, Ahmedabad
  • 2nd World Gujarati Conference – 1996, Mumbai
  • 3rd World Gujarati Conference – 1999, Vadodara
  • 4th World Gujarati Conference – 2010, Ahmedabad

Honors & Awards

An important activity of VGS which has gained appreciation of Gujarati Community world over is to felicitate well known Gujaratis by conferring different categories of Awards, honouring them and recognizing their life-long services/contribution to the cause of Gujarat.

The first two Awards were established by the kind of donation of Suruchi Trust Surat.

  1. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vishwa Pratibha Award
    [ A cash award of Rs. 2,50,000/-, a citation & a Memento ]
    (Donation by Suruchi Trust,Surat)
  2. Shri Kanjibhai Desai Gujarat Pratibha Award
    [ A cash award of Rs.1,00,000/-, a citation & a memento ]
    (Donation by Suruchi Trust, Surat)
  3. Honorary Membership
    A memento & a citation (Prominent activity in their field of specialization)
  4. Distinguished N.R.I. Award
    A memento & a citation Prominent activity for the cause of Gujaratisin their country of settlement.

Humanitarian Services

Vishwa Gujarati Samaj has always risen to the occasion and responded to the cause of humanity to help Gujaratis affected on account of natural calamities.

Super Specialty Medical Camps

As a first step to community service Vishwa Gujarati Samaj has organizesd six Super Speciality Medical Camps. A team of well-known doctors of Gujarati Diaspora provided free services to the poor and needy patients.

Relief Drought & Water Scarcity

During three successive drought Vishwa Gujarati Samaj responded to the cause of humanity by providing water tanks from 1998 to 2000 to help Gujaratis.

Rehabilitation Earth Quake in January 2001

During the earth quake in Gujarat Vishwa Gujarati Samaj did praise worthy activities such as rehabilitation, building of school and organizing surgical camps for the affected people.

Cultural Programs

To preserve and propagate Gujarati Culture, Vishwa Gujarati Samaj organizes musical concerts, cultural events such as ‘Ras-Garba’ competitions, folk dances and theatrical performances, also organizes literary activities such as ‘Kavi Sammelans’, ‘Mushayaras’ and ‘Gazal’.

Promotional Activities for Industry & Trade

In view of the growing awareness of commercial activities in Gujarat; Vishwa Gujarati Samaj set up Trade & Industry Cell at Vishwa Gujarati Samaj to promote the Trade activities between Gujarat and other countries. Vishwa Gujarati Samaj organized two important seminars and two business meets;

  • Doing Business with South Africa, 2005, Mumbai
  • Doing Business with China, 2005, Ahmedabad.
  • Vishwa Gujarati Samaj also sent business delegations to Zambia, South Africa, China and Uganda as the follow up programs of different seminars.
  • NRI Business Meet, 2008, Ahmedabad
    In this Meet, dignitaries from consulates of Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and China along with many NRGs remained present.
  • Uganda-Gujarat Business meet, 2008, Ahmedabad
    In this meet Hon’ble Minister of Foreign Affairs; Shri Sam Kuteasa and Her Excellency Ms. Nimisha Madhvani, The High Commissioner of Uganda and important dignitaries remained present. Dr. Sam Pitroda, a well known technocrat, was the Guest of Honor.

Vishwa Gujarati Samaj

102, Maniprabhu, 1st Floor, Near Navrang School
Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedababd 380014
Gujarat, India
Tele.: +91 79 26468342, +91 79 26440028
E-mail: [email protected]

What We Do

Vishwa Gujarati Samaj organizes World Gujarati Conference, Award Function (Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vishwa Pratibha Award, Shri Kanjibhai Desai Gujarat Pratibha Award, Honorary Membership, Gujarat Gaurav Award, Distinguished NRI Award & Vishisth Gujarati Samaj Award), Business Meets, Seminars, Cultural Programs, Publication of books, Periodicals, Magazines and undertakes humanitarian Activities (High School destroyed in earthquake rebuilt, Medical Camps, Blood Donation Camp, Donation of Ambulance Van, 66 Toilet build in Amiyapur, International Women’s Wing embarks on many innovative projects).