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President's Letter June 2013
Posted on 14 Jun 2013 by Administrator
Dear Samaj Bhaginis and Bhandhavas
I am writing this letter to you after a considerable lapse of time. Since writing to you last in March, there have been several events which you would have read about in our events section.
Earlier this week, there were celebrations of the 70th year of Deeksha Mahotsava of H.H Srimad Sudindra Thirtha Swamiji at Mangalore where Swamiji is camping. It was in 1944 that Swamiji took Deeksha at Mulki from H.H Sukriteendra Thirtha Swamiji. We are indeed fortunate to observe this event.
Myself and few members of our committee had the occasion to meet Sri K Upendra Nayak, President and Sri H Dinesh Nayak, immediate Past President of Gowda Saraswath Samaj, Dwarakanath Bhavan. They were kind enough to show us around their newly accquired GSB Sadan - their own second building in N.R.colony. A photograph of this new building appears in our photo gallery. It is a solid well maintained and appointed three storied structure with plenty of space and rooms for carrying out their activities. I congratulate the Gowda Saraswat Samaj on their acquisition and wish them further roaring successes in future. We are thankful to them for donating a sum of Rs.1,00,000 every year to our Charitable Foundation towards scholarship.
As you know Chaturmasya Vrita of H.H Srimad Samyamindra Thirtha Swamiji starts from next month at Bangalore Kashi Math. H.H Swamiji will be arriving on 18th July. Several committees have been formed for the Chaturmasya and many members of our Samaj are actively involved. We will have a busy schedule ahead of us.
Later this month, on 30th June, we will be holding our 32nd Annual General Body Meeting at Bangalore Sri Kashi Math. You would have received the notice for this meeting along with the report. Please make it a point to attend this meeting.
This will be my last letter to you as President of the Samaj as I do not intend to seek re-election. I have been on the committee from 2004, as Vice President till 2007, and as President till date. It has been a pleasure for me to participate in the activities of the Samaj which I shall continue to do. I take this opportunity to thank you and all the members of our committee who have stood by me and made possible whatever little that I have been able to accomplish. I am happy to find many younger faces around who, no doubt, will steer the fortunes of the Samaj in the years to come. I assure them my continued support. I urge you all to take active interest in the affairs of the Samaj .
I remain forever in the service of the Samaj.
V M Pai