Message from the President and the Founder of the AGSA Youth Website Project:
Datuk Shah Lalchand Ranai
As the President of the Alliance of Global Sindhi Association (AGSA), I am very honored to embark on this journey of our new AGSA website project, especially for our Sindhi youth – our future generation, to unite our beloved Sindhi community across the globe. This launch coincides with the Inauguration of the “International Sindhi Youth Day.”
This new AGSA website is the connectivity platform for our Sindhi Youth to put together international events such as the Sindhi Youth Sammelan and other seminars. Through this, they can have a more effective network for social and business opportunities. Engaging in these activities will enhance the love for our Sindhi language, culture, and heritage.
It will be a joy to witness that this website benefits our Sindhi Youth Community, and I hope it expands and makes headway internationally.
I sincerely wish that the “International Sindhi Youth Day” should be celebrated annually, on the first Sunday of June.
I am incredibly grateful and, I would like to extend my gratitude to all the board members of AGSA for all their support in all matters and, in particular, for this youth website project. Sincere thanks to Mr Rajesh Nagpal, who is our AGSA Youth Coordinator. He has worked closely together with me in fulfilling my dream project shape into reality and also not forgetting Mr Rohit Rajani from BelWether Group, who has been our Webmaster in creating our “AGSA Youth Website.”
Finally, I wish every one of you the great success that life can bring.
Stay safe and healthy always.
Long live Sindhiyat!
Thank you very much.
Datuk Shah Lalchand Ranai, DPSM, JP.
Founder, AGSA Youth Website Project
Message By AGSA Youth Coordinator, Mr. Rajesh Nagpal
I, Mr. Rajesh Nagpal, was appointed as a Board of Director to AGSA by Mr Prem Lalvani, Chairman.
Our AGSA President, Datuk Shah Lalchand Ranai wanted to do a project for our future Sindhi Youth, and hence we came up with this project called AGSA Youth to connect our young Sindhis of tomorrow, who will be our future. I’ve been given the opportunity to be the Youth Coordinator.
On 6th June 2021, it is our International Sindhi Youth Day and we decided to launch the AGSA Youth website worldwide, which is open to all our Sindhi Youths to join.
I would like to congratulate and thank the President, Datuk Shah Lalchand Ranai for initiating this AGSA Youth website which will benefit all the Sindhi youths globally.
Rajesh Kishinchand Nagpal
AGSA Youth Coordinator.
History of Alliance
The year was 1989; there were a handful of Sindhi Associations in some of the major cities in the USA. The idea of an umbrella organization was conceived by Mr. Prem Lalvani who was the Director of Alliance of Midwest India Associations along with Mr. Kaloo Thadani. It took them four years to form the Alliance of Sindhi Associations of Americas, Inc. and secure the tax exempt non-profit status. Initially the Sindhi associations who joined the Alliance were from New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Washington D.C, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The bylaws were drafted and a constitution was approved.
The main purpose of the Alliance was to preserve and nurture our Sindhi traditions, language and values for the future generations, to have unity among Sindhis, to help our needy Sindhi students in India to get education and to help build Senior Sindhu Centers in each of the major cities in USA. To achieve these objectives, the organization needed collective thoughts, so was born the idea of Sindhi Sammelan, a three day event where Sindhis from around the country could come together.
The first Sindhi Sammelan was held in New Jersey in 1994, it was hosted by Sindhi Association of New Jersey. There were about 150 attendees. The second Sammelan was held in New York with a theme, “Investment in Youth” which was attended by 400 Sindhis from around the country. The third was held in Chicago in 1996, the theme was “Year of the Sindhi Women” and was attended by over 550 Sindhis. In year 2005 the Alliance held its 1st Sindhi Sammelan outside of USA. The 12th Sindhi Sammelan was held in Mumbai, India. Since then Alliance has held Sammelans in London, Jakarta, Singapore, Indore India, Ahmedabad India with the 21st Sammelan held in 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The success of the Sammelans in India, Europe and Far East countries prompted to shift the focus from American to a Global organization. In the year 2013 the Alliance of Global Sindhi Association was conceived. The organization has the same objectives and mission with a broader focus.
Board of Directors Executive Committee 2019/2021
Datuk Shah Lalchand Ranai, DPSM, JP
Mr. Prem T. Lalvani
Exec. Vice President
Mr. Manohar Dev
Mr. Murli Adnani
Mr. Satish Raisinghani
Ms. Kamal Lala
Hon. Treasurer/Registered Agent
Mr. Nand N. Belani
Hon. Jt. Treasurer
Mr. Mohan C. Karamchandani
Board of Directors
Ex. Office Past President
Ms. Ramola Motwani
Mr. Lal Motwani
Dr. Dayal T. Meshri
Mr. Arjan T. Daswani
Mr. Rajesh Nagpal