HELD BY GUJARAT FOUNDATION IN USA
Gujarat Foundation has mainly held activities in five different
1. Integration of Literature and Library Activities:
Gujarat Foundation will always work for the expansion of Gujarati
language and its literature. Different activities are held to send
the best Gujarati literature to every home, to organize book fair,
and to organize different programs related to the best authors in
Gujarat Foundation has gifted more than 500 books and newspapers
annually for 2 years to many libraries operated by Government and
different Tutorial institutions.
In the very first phase Jersey City, North Bergen, Edison, Piscataway,
Queens(New York), Chicago(Illinois), and at many such places, libraries
are completing and improving their data banks. For each library,
Gujarat Foundation has spent approximately 3 to 5 thousand dollars.
Many donators have donated towards this donation program and many
more are planning to donate into this and after getting more donators,
these activities will start to flourish in many new cities and organizations.
2. Cultural Activities.
Gujarat foundation is also arranging the functions, social activities,
Competitions, Cultural programs, entertainment programs like Play
, Navaratri . Etc. It has been observed that all such programs are
help full in the manner to meet every one who are I this country
since long time and those are new comers. It's a platform to exchange
the ideas culture and self-educative phenomenon.
3. Tutorials in Gujarati Language and Expansion:
Children staying outside of Gujarat can speak and understand Gujarati
language but they can not read or write Gujarati. There are several
programs held in order to teach them how to read or write Gujarati
with the help of English. In Gujarat, This aim is going to be achieved
with the help of Gujarat University. It has been arranged that some
examinations will be taken in order to improve the base of Gujarati
language in children. For this, Gujarat Foundation has been working
with some US accredited University to have courses in Gujarati.
It may take two years to set up this program, but the necessary
text-books and introductory examination format will be ready soon.
Gujarat Foundation is also working that some tuition institutes
and university will start teaching Gujarati as one of their main
course of subject. Gujarat Foundation has also been working with
some US accredited Universities to get Gujarati language approved
by them as one of the major course since many years. Recently New
York University has started taking Gujarati Proficiency Test worth
of 12 and 16 points in 2 phases respectively. This is a very helpful
course for those college students who can read and write Gujarati
with a very low cost. Gujarat Foundation has taken many steps in
this direction in Gujarat, Britain, and USA.
Even many CDS and website are also available
on internet for self-tutorial in Gujarati language.
Foundation has also started gathering a permanent fund for helping
the families affected in fire, accident, flood, and thunderstorm
out personally. Each family can get 1 thousand dollar out this fund,
and foundation can help 100 families at a time immediately from
Scholarships for Higher Education:
Foundation has also helped needy Gujarati family's students
by giving scholarships/ loans plus the expenses for books, stationary,
clothes, and many such things to that student. The student who
is eligible for this scholarship may give back this scholarship
in the form donation after completing his studies at his own
convenience, so that other students can also get benefit of
are requested to donate in this scholarship in the multiple
of thousand dollar.
3. Celebration of Gujarat Day:
Foundation also organizes the celebration for Gujarat Day on every
1st May. This celebration is especially held for the encouragement
of the Gujarati language and its traditions.
Foundation is also encouraging local organizations to celebrate
this event on their own as per their convenience. Foundation is
also working towards the establishment of the "Gujarat Ashmita Bhavan"
in New Jersey, and New York, in which programs will be arranged
to exhibit Art of Gujarat, its traditions, History, and literary
activities. Right now, foundation is working hard on establishing
such a hall in Jersey City, which is also known as "Sardar Bhavan".