Myself Kishore Patel (Chairman of Gujarat Samaj of Atlanta).
I am fortunate to be the Chairman in huge community in Atlanta, and look forward to host events of international standards with help from my all EC and BOG Board Members and along with day to day contribution from my able committee and Volunteer members. I urge each of the community people of Indian origin to join us, and business community to help and provide financial support to make all event success.
I was born in Keriavi as son of Dinubhai and Kamalaben but my Native Town is Porda , Naidiad, Gujarat, India. . I received BSc. degree from J&J Science Collage Nadiad. I married to Priya 1978 and proud father of two sons Ritesh (Lalo) and Pritesh (Bunty) and I have four Grandchildren. I have always been active in Garba and other community work in India. I arrived in California in 1989. I got involved in Gujarati Culture Association in Fremont California in 1992 and served as Board Member for more than 10 Years. I started as volunteer for Gujarati samaj of Atlanta in 2004 and became Board Member in 2013. I have been serving Gujarati Samaj for more than eight years in many different ways.
I enjoy Community work, meeting peoples and member of volleyball group and other organization. I love to involve myself in hospitality work and I work out to stay Healthy.
I am so excited to present all events to the community and thanks to past volunteers whose efforts have brought the Samaj to this level. I want serve you all- the young, the present professional and business community and the future generations. I want our new generation to be more involved into our Indian festivities so they can learn more about the beauty of our Gujarati culture. This institution has been the cornerstone for our community and continues to share our culture with generations over last 30 years and I promise to continue to build upon its success with help from each of the Board Members in coming years. Gujarati Samaj has played a central role in ensuring that our tradition and culture are not lost amidst changing times and values. The new generation is growing up in the western world, and it is our obligation to keep our rich culture and heritage alive.
I invite people of Indian origin to develop a better relationship with Gujarati Samaj of Atlanta and please do not hesitate to contact me or any Board members.
Phone : 706-949-1443
My name is VinodKaria and I was born in Kampala, Uganda. I left Uganda with my family due to political crisis to Leicester, UK, studied Electronic Wiring and Circuit Testing and then moved to Toronto, Canada in 1974.
In Toronto, I studied several computer Languages, got married to Dhiraj [Usha] Raja in 1977, decided to immigrate to Atlanta, Georgia in the same year. Believe me it was very easy to get visas/immigration at that time.
Luckily I got a job within few weeks after arriving in Atlanta and I got settled near Avondale Estates, which is close to Memorial Drive. I continued my education in Business Administration while I was still working at J C Penneys. During this time I met few Guajarati’s and got involved with Gujarati Samaj in 1980.
In the past I have worked as a Board of Governor and recently I have worked as a Secretary. Both of my sons Shilan and Jinesh were born in Decatur, Georgia and now they are also married and settled in Atlanta and Austin, Texas. I am proud of my two daughter-in-laws KhushbooShilanKaria and DhanashriJineshKaria.
My hobbies are gardening, doing Sudoku puzzles, photography, wedding videography, playing cards, Face Book, Cruising, playing Table Tennis, walking, climbing Stone Mountain and doing volunteer work for Gujarati Samaj and Senior Citizen groups.
I retired from Delta Airlines and I am presently working with IBM. I am planning to retire soon and enjoy special moments with my grandsons Tej and Ved and Ayush.
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Mehul Raja was born in city of Rajkot, India. He was fortunate enough to learn from his father Pravinbhai Raja who has served in various organizations like Jaycees club, Lions club, Chamber of commerce, Lohana community. He received his BS degree in Civil engineering from Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya in Vidyanagar. He has been residing in USA since 1990. He is married to Shirley Raja and has 2 beautiful sons named Kishan and Neil. He has operated various business like fast food franchise, gas station , import export etc. Currently he is in insurance business and has own agency with American family Insurance in Lawrenceville.
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Hi! My name is Bhavna. I own and manage a business with my husband and I also work as a teacher in a private school. I've lived in the states for over 25 years and I have a B.Sc degree in microbiology. I have two kids. My older daughter goes to Emory University and my younger son goes to Kennesaw Mountain High School. My hobbies include reading, drawing, and meeting new people!
Active Volunteer in Gujarati Samaj of ATL for last five years. Love working with people and Organizations. It gives me a lot of pride and pleasure to serve our community. Working to unite our people and my goal is to bring younger generation of our community to actively participate in the activities and introduce programs of their choice, provide a platform to explore and recognize our culture and festivals. I would like to work towards preserving our culture for the future generations and giving back to the community. Profession: Food Scientist/ Operation Manager to ensure the quality and safety of foods from concept development to retail shelf in one of the world largest Food testing lab.