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Annual Picnic 2013 (December 2013)  

After being able to arrange picnic on a regular basis the Samaja  for varied  reasons was not successful in planning a picnic for the last five years.  However this year the Samaja  with some active support from their members have successfully organized a get together at the  exotic and  picturesque Uttan Beach on 22nd December, 2013.  

 

Two buses, departing  from Mulund and Vasai were arranged to ferry more than 80 members to the venue.  Enterprising members took the initiative  to arrange activities like  singing, dancing, family games, housie, sports for all age groups.  Lunch and snacks were also arranged  by the Samaja. Members  had a fun time on the beach with kids building sand castles and  collecting shells. Along with cricket and housie, family games were  also organized.

 

 

The venue  was vacated around 4.30pm and every members present were apparently thrilled  to have attended  the picnic and have requested committee to arrange a similar get together outside the Mumbai limits for the next year..

 

Matrimonial Mela 2013 (October 2013)  

One of the fundamental idea behind the establishing of the Samaja was to facilitate match making for marriages  and have been conducting such exercises successfully in the past. To  further the cause,  Matrimonial  Mela was organised at the   residence of Mr. Nagesh Shetty, the President of the Samaja on  20th, October 2013. The  Samaja  is thankful to Mr. Nagesh Shetty for providing the  venue and arranging food and beverages for the members present. 

 

The aim of the Mela was to act as  an interactive platform between the members looking out for suitable matches for their kiths and kins. The response in terms of  applications received were satisfactory however the number of  the candidates present were not upto the expectation.  The committee has decided to make the  Matrimonal Mela an annual affair and request the members to benefit from it.      

 

Gold Scheme for Samaja Members (September 2013)

Mahila Wing of Devanga Samaja in association with VGN Jewellers Pvt Ltd had started a saving scheme for the members of the Samaja in the year 2011. This saving scheme successfully completed its 2 yrs. Members who were part of this saving scheme were very happy with it and requested to continue this scheme further

 

Onam Celebration 2013 : 22nd Sept 2013

Was conducted at Vasai on Sunday, the 22nd September, 2013. The members  participated whole heartedly with their family and contributed to success of the event. The function was inaugurated  by lighting of Nilavilaku by Senior Members and Sloka recitation.

 

Mr. A.V. Shashankan, Secretary of the Samaja in his welcome speech highlighted the importance of Onam Celebration and also appealed to the  younger generation to carry forward the activities of the Samaja.

 

Mr.Prashant Bhaskar Pattali, Mrs. Sandhya Chettiyar and Mrs. Sunita Shashankan  hosted  various events like dance, song performances  and fancy dress competition by  youngsters.  Members of the Mahila Wing of the Samaja performed “Kaikottikali”. Sports competitions -Chess, Carrom were also held and the winners   awarded. “Mahabali” performed by Mr.Alinkeen Devdasan and “Vaman” performed by Master Shubham Chettiar were easily one of the highlights of the day but the eye-catcher was a spell dance performance by Mr.C.Unnikrishnan member of the committee, dressed in a nomadic Tamilian woman attire.

 

Any onam celebration is incomplete without   Onam Sadya and like  every year,  the members  were treated to a  scrumptious  feast. Scholarships were awarded to meritorious  students  in academics. The function was concluded by the  committee expressing their gratitude to the member for their contribution  towards the success of the ONAM CELEBRATION  and urged them to be present in larger members in the coming years.   

 

43rd Annual General Meeting : Sept 2013

The Devanga Samaj, Mumbai meeting was conducted on Sunday 12th August, 2012 at Vincent Patil, Hall, Vikhroli East, Mumbai under the Presidentship of Shri Sanjiv Kumjathur, Secreetary. Shri A.V. Shashankan read the annual report and Treasurer Shri Ishwardas presented the accounts for the year 2011-12.

 

Kitting Class for all the ladies member of Devanga Samaja : July 2013

Knitting began as a hobby among women who would chat with their folks outside their homes. Soon they could knit as fast as they could think and create beautiful pieces to wear and gift others. Keeping this fact in mind ladies of Mahila Wing of Devanga Samaj decided to start a knitting class for its members where they would be taught to make hand-woven purses, handbags, sweater, mirror work, embroidery etc for their loved ones.

 

This training is imparted by the treasurer of the Mahila Wing, Smt. Prasanna Kumbla, all members of Mahila Wing are participating this classes with great enthusiasm with a aim of learning this new art. Smt. Sushila Bhaskar, President of Mahaila wing and member of Devanga Samaja and herself a attendee to these classes is very happy to see the enthusiasm in the ladies.

 

 

Lalita Sahasra Naama class : June 2013

Few ladies of devanga samja expressed their interest in reading lalita sahasra naama and requested Mahila wing to start with the class. The request has been fulfilled by starting every meeting of mahila wing by enchanting the shlokas of Lalita Sahasra Naama without fail.

 

2nd Anniversary of "Dhwani Magazine" / Haldi Kumkum : Jan 2013

Dhwani, the quarterly magazine of Devanga Samaja successfully completed its 2nd Year. The day bought enthusiasm as samaja members organised haldi kumkum also on the same day. 

 

Celebration of Haldi Kuma (15/01/2012)

Members of the Mahila Samaj started the New Year with a great zeal and enthusiasm and that could seen with the glow on their faces. Thanks to Smt. Susheela Bhaskar and Smt. Bharathi Bhaskar for sharing the essence behind the celebration of haldi kumkum. 

 

Onam celebration of Devanga Samaj 2012 (23/09/2012)

The annual get- together of the Samaja was conducted on 23rd September,
2012 at K. T. Wadi Hall, Diwamman, Vasai. The celebration started with
lightning of lamp by Senior members. Traditional programmes like prayer,
onam, classical dances, arrival of Mahabali and Wamana, Thiriuvadara by
Mahila Wing members brought a festive mood to the occasion. Members were treated to heavy breakfast, a delicious Onam Sadya in the afternoon and evening tea with snacks. 


Prashant Patali, compered the singing, dance and fancy dress competition and was it his entertaining best. Member of all age group participated in indoor sports activities like drawing, chess and carrom competitions with winners in each group getting prizes for their effort. 

 

Prizes both in cash and gifts were given to all meritorious children. Excellence in other fields were also suitably rewarded and notebooks books were distributed to needy students. The event culminated on a pleasing note with members looking

 

42nd Annual General Meeting (12/08/2012) 

42nd  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE SAMAJA was successfully held on Sunday, the 12th August 2012, at 3.00 PM at VINCENT PATIL HALL, Vikhroli East. Members were present in great numbers. The President and Managing Committee showed great pleasure in informing the members present that like last few years, this year’s ONAM FESTIVAL will be celebrated in a Grand Scale on Sunday the 23.09.2012 at K. T. Wadi  Hall, Near Holy Paradise School, Samata Nagar, K.T. Village , Diwanman, Vasai 401202. Thane declaring the get together to be scheduled for 23rd Sept 2012 at Vasai West.

 

Mahila Members step towards IT literacy: April 2012  

In today’s world with extremely high proliferation of computers in each and every aspect of our lives we would expect our work to be done in a much faster and efficient way. Computers are found in each and every area of our day to day lives whether it is in mobiles, set up boxes, acs, washing machines etc. Keeping this fact in mind ladies of Mahila Wing of Devanga Samaj decided to start a computer literacy class for its members where they would be taught the use of computers in their day to day lives. They will be taught basic word processing, spreadsheet, powerpoint, email, multimedia operations, chatting, facebook etc. which will make their life much simpler. Till date there have been three batches wherein members of Mahila Wing were taught all of the above . This education was imparted by Smt. Vidya Rao, a member of Mahila Wing. All the members of Mahila Wing participated in the above classes with great enthusiasm and decided to learn computers and have been attending the computer class without missing it. Most of these members have already started using the knowledge imparted to them in their day to day activities like sending emails, catching up with friends and relatives on facebook, learning about new subjects on the net. This class is open for all the womens of Devanga Samaja, and that interested candidate can contact us anytime for the same.

 

Picnic for the members of Samaja (19/02/2012)

Devanga Samaja organized a picnic for their members on 19th February 2012. Click here for the pictures.

 

1st Anniversary of "Dhwani Magazine" (15/01/2012)

Dhwani, the quarterly magazine of Devanga Samaja successfully completed 1year of its completion. “Dhwani” features regular achievements, matrimonial, birthday celebration, employment, obituary, medical guide and household- hints, wedding anniversary columns from which our members can benefit. Click here to view the pictures.

 

Celebration of Haldi Kuma (15/01/2012)

Members of the Mahila Samaj started the New Year with a great zeal and enthusiasm and that could seen with the glow on their faces. Thanks to Smt. Susheela Bhaskar and Smt. Bharathi Bhaskar for sharing the essence behind the celebration of haldi kumkum. 

 

Picnic 2012 January

After a gap of many years a picnic was organised for the members at the Green Park Resort at Vasai. Inspite of getting not a good number of count of response after the announcement samaja decided to held a picnic this year. Majority were the ladies who took an opportunity to do away with their day to day things and just get-chilled at the resort. In addition to some Yoga lessons by Smt Indira Ravi many more events and participations took place at the picnic.

 

Activities 2011

 

Computer Education to the ladies of Devanga Samaja (December 2011)

Mahila Wing started with giving knowledge on Computers which is essential to the women of today in the fast changing tech-world. Smt. Vidya helped in getting this done which is commendable.

 

The Annual General Body meeting and the Onam celebration of Devanga Samaj (18/09/2011)

The Annual General Body meeting and the Onam celebration of Devanga Samaj was held on 18th September 2011 at the Saraswatwadi hall, Mulund (W), Mumbai. It was auspicious day for our members. The function started with lighting of lamp by senior members of the samaja and prayer by the members of the Mahila Wing .The Mahila Wing members also gave a cheerful beginning to the programme by their gracious dance, kaikottikali (trivuvadhira) choreographed  by Miss. Seema Patali. A new committee of 15 members was elected for next 3 years.  Sandhya Chettiar,  Smt. Karuna and Shri Prasanth Patali with the help of volunteers played  perfect hosts to the programme. Smt.Mohini gave a speech on introduction of Mahila Wing to the audience. The progamme also had Launching of website www.Devangasamaj.com and saving scheme for the members.

 

Other activities such as a medical camp led by Dr. Rajan with his team mates Dr. Mridula, Dr.Divya, Dr.Karuna, Dr.Saiju served the community with selfless effort. Competitions such as Chess, carrom, drawing, singing, fancy dress and dance were organised by the members of the Samaja added more spirit to the function.

Breakfast, Onam Sadya, Prize distribution, book distribution, games were some of the other highlights of programme.

 

The program ended with a national anthem after a vote of thanks by  Miss. Dakshahini Shetty.

 

Introduction of Gold Scheme for Samaja Members (September 2011)

Mahila Wing of Devanga Samaja in association with VGN Jewellers Pvt Ltd has started a saving scheme for the members of the Samaja. For more details call 9819230680 /9819347077

 

Launching of “Dhwani” (15th January 2011)

15 January 2011 was an auspicious day for all the members of Devanga Samaja and Mahila Samaja present at Mrs. Anjaneeka Uday’s (member of Mahila Wing) residence. Members of Mahila Samaj took the initiative to make the day memorable by gathering together in great numbers along with the committee members of the Devanga Samaja on that day. The occasion commenced with prayer followed by lighting of the lamp by Mr. Sanjeeva Kunjathur (President,  Devanga Samaj) and Mrs. Sushila Bhaskar (President, Mahila Samaj) and cake cutting by Mrs.Chandravati Madhav Shetty who was also present as a special invitee. Mr Sanjeeva Kunjathur delivered an inspirational speech and motivated all members present to work towards achievement of the goal set by the Samaja.

 

Felicitation of Ms.Meghana Devanga (15th January 2011) 

Ms. Meghana B. Devanga daughter of Balakirshna Devanga and Praveena Devanga was felicitated by Mrs. Indira Ravi (Secretary, Mahila Samaj) for her achievement at the National Level Sports in Shot-Put - under 14 category.

 

Celebrating Haldi Kunkum  (15th January 2011)

Haldi kumkum was organised to commemorate the occasion of Makar Sankarti. Mahila Wing members along with few other members of Devanga Samaja joined in great number to celebrate this function. The speech on significance Haldi Kumkum was given  by Mrs. Sunitha Sashankan.

 

 

Introduction of “Dhwani” a quarterly magazine of Devanga Samaja (October 2010) 

Dhwani, the quarterly magazine is an endeavor towards the goal of communicating effectively with the members of the Samaja.  “Dhwani” would feature regular achievements, matrimonial, birthday celebration, employment, obituary, medical guide and, household- hints, wedding anniversary columns from which our members can benefit. 

 

We request you all to contribute by way of articles such as poems, jokes,  anecdotes etc on a regular basis.

 

Formation of “Mahila Wing” of Devanga Samaja (29th August 2010)

Devanga Samaj started with a  women  wing (Mahila Samja) on 29th August, 2010 this was the day when Devanga Samaja completed his 40 years of existence. 

The main objective of the Mahila Samaja is  to assist in the smooth functioning of Devanga Samaja in various activities and to provide inputs in terms of view and ideas to strengthen the organization further.

 
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