The Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore wishes you and your family a very happy, healthy, peaceful and
enjoyable Navratri, Diwali and a New Year. Diwali is the season of festivities of dance and
lights. In keeping up with our rich cultural traditions, we are delighted to bring you many
exceptional Navratri and Diwali programs. Thank you for supporting our grand Navratri Program.
We are thankful and appreciate the participation and enthusiasm of people of all ages who attended
these Navratri programs. Everyone enjoyed the starting night with Achal Mehta Group on
September 24, 2016. I would like to thank Shailesh Patel, Rupal Shah, Rakesh Shah, Ashish
Parikh and the AARA Board members for their tremendous support and jointly sponsoring
the event. This program was followed by Swaraanjali Group on October 1st and Arpan Group
October 8th and will be followed by Raj Pandya Group on October 15th at the Meadowbrook
Athletic Complex. We also would like to acknowledge the performances by RAASCALS from
UMBC and Nithyashala Dance Group. A big thank you to Rekhaben & Atulbhai Patel for
handmade beautiful fresh flower garland arrangement for Mataji Murti and Mataji picture for all
Also, thank you to Rangoli and Pavan Food for delicious food served on all Garba nights.
In past few months, Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore organized three successful events. On August 7,
2016, we had Picnic. Everyone enjoyed the closeness of the Centennial Park location at our
exclusive Pavilion, food catered by Pavan Food, Bingo games and all kinds of sports activities.
Then we celebrated the Independence Day Program on August 13, 2016 at Greater Baltimore
Temple. The program was attended by more than 250 people. On September 10, 2016, we had the
Yatra at Vraj and Anoopam Mission. Everyone was extremely pleased with the well planned
events and all the arrangements. The committee members and the volunteers of the Gujarati Samaj
work hard to make every event successful and enjoyable.
To view the event pictures, please visit our website www.gsbaltimore.org and our Facebook page
We also are very excited to bring you an excellent Diwali Program on November 12, 2016 at New
Town High School. It will include a delicious Gujarati dinner followed by a music program by
Parth Oza Group from India. Please do not miss this outstanding music program by the very
famous artists Parth Oza Group. Most of all, you will get an opportunity to spend time with your
friends in this festive Diwali season. Please book your tickets online at gsbaltimore.org or by
calling any Board members. For more details, please see elsewhere in the Newsletter.
The General Body Meeting will be held in early December. We encourage you to attend. More
details of the meeting will follow via email. We encourage you, especially our younger generation,
to volunteer for the Gujarati Samaj of Baltimore. If you would like to be a volunteer for Gujarati
Samaj of Baltimore, please contact any committee member.
Along with these wonderful programs, you can find other information about our future events on our
website and through our periodic email blasts. We encourage you to sign up for our email list as
this provides the most up to date information regarding our programs, important community news,
etc. You can subscribe to our email list by clicking on the subscribe button on top right corner of
our web site www.gsbaltimore.org. If you would like to advertise through the GSB, then please
contact Raj (Bunty) Patel, and if you would like to sponsor any of our future events or would like to
provide donations, please contact any of the committee members or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We cannot express enough our gratitude and appreciation to all our volunteers, committee members,
their spouses and children, our sponsors and well-wishers. We humbly request you all to please
continue to provide us your support.