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PAST TO FUTURE AN ETERNAL JOURNEY TOGETHER 
SOME WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE :
THAKOR TOPIWALA SHREE JOSHI SWADESH SAWHNEY
<ul><li>“ IT IS NOT THE MASSES WHICH CAN CHANGE THE WORLD, ONLY ONE IS ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.” </li></ul>
LATE MAHESH SHUKLA <ul><li>A LEADER WHO COULD FORESEE THE STRENGTH OF A COMMUNITY.  </li></ul>
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1981-1982 THE FOUNDERS   –  WHO MADE A DREAM COME TRUE KAUSHIK PATEL DR. B.K. CHOPRA
25 YEARS AGO …… <ul><li>TOTAL BUDGET :  $120,000 </li></ul><ul><li>PROJECT STARTED  : MARCH 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>PROJECT...
SOME MEMORIES …..
SOME MEMORIES …..
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1983 DR. RAVI RAO NAVIN DESAI A YEAR OF INTROSPECTION AND SEARCH FOR THE FUTURE SERVICE MODEL FOR THE C...
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1984 LATE MAHESH SHUKLA SURESH VYAS <ul><li>PARKING LOT PAVING/FENCING </li></ul><ul><li>NAVRATRI/GARBA...
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1985 DHIRU BHAI PATEL RAVI PATEL <ul><li>FIRST YEAR OF EXPANSION – 6.7 ACRE LAND ACQUISITION </li></ul>...
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1986 GOBIND BHOJWANI KUMAR DIGHE ANOTHER YEAR OF INTROSPECTION
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1987 SURESH VYAS RAJ SAWHNEY <ul><li>“ VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD ” – SOUTHEAST ZONAL CONFERENCE CHAIRED BY ...
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1988 RAVI PATEL BHARTI PATEL <ul><li>FIRST AND ONLY FEMALE PRESIDENT </li></ul><ul><li>HINDU CENTER CON...
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1989 RAJ SAWHNEY RAI DESAI PLANNING AND BIDDING OF  VIHAR HALL  – A MASSIVE AND CHALLENGING TASK
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1990 BHARAT PATEL SANJIWAN SONI VIHAR HALL CONSTRUCTION STARTED AND COMPLETED
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1991 VITHAL PATEL RAJANI PATEL CONSTITUTION’S FIRST REVISION
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1992 ARVIND DESAI ASHOK PATEL <ul><li>FIRST PUJARI HIRED </li></ul><ul><li>SHRI RAMESH BHAI OZA’S KATHA...
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1993 ASHOK PATEL NARESH PATEL FIRST YOUNGEST PRESIDENT
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1994 RAMESH SHAH LOKU HEMNANI YEAR OF INTROSPECTION
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1995 RAJANI PATEL AMIT PARIKH DATABASE PROGRAM CREATED AND CURRENTLY REDESIGNED
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1996 SURENDRA “JITENDRA” PATEL BHARAT PATEL YEAR OF INTROSPECTION
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1997 BALDEV THAKOR VIJAY PATEL A LANDMARK YEAR HIGHEST MEMBER PARTICIPATION AND DONATION COLLECTION THR...
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1998 DEEPAK GUPTE BAL GUPTHA EXPANSION OF VIHAR HALL
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1999 BHARTI PATEL RAJEN SHAH EXPANSION OF VIHAR HALL COMPLETED
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 2000 SANJIWAN SONI DWARAKADAS SHAH <ul><li>NEIGHBORING DUPLEX ACQUIRED </li></ul><ul><li>ESTABLISHMENT ...
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 2001 BAL GUPTHA VISHNU MOONDRA “ PARIKRAMA” WORK PLANNED AND STARTED
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 2002 KSHITISH MEHTHA DILIP PUROHIT “ PARIKRAMA” COMPLETED
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 2003 DHIRU BHAI PATEL GOBIND BHOJWANI <ul><li>LAND ACQUISTION POLICY APPROVED  </li></ul><ul><li>MEMBER...
CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 2004 DHIRU BHAI PATEL SANJIWAN SONI <ul><li>CHURCH PROJECT APPROVED (93%) AND ACQUIRED </li></ul><ul><l...
NOW,  TO THE PRESENT ……. … .. EFFORTS OF THE PAST
 
 
 
NOW,  TO THE FUTURE …… …… . EFFORTS OF THE PRESENT
 
 
 
SPORTS FACILITY MAY INCLUDE: INDOOR  BASKETBALL/TENNIS COURT GYM FACILITY EDUCATION CENTER MAY INCLUDE: YOUTH AND CROP CLA...
ALMOST 40 TO 50 RESIDENTIAL CONDOS CAN BE ADDED WITH THE PRESENT CODE REQUIREMENTS.
 
 
 
LRPC’S 2004 REMAINING AGENDA <ul><li>HINDU CENTER WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT </li></ul><ul><li>INTEGRATION OF PHONE SYSTEM, INTER...
SINCERE THANKS TO …. <ul><li>MR. DHIRU BHAI PATEL </li></ul><ul><li>MR. RAVI PATEL – CO-CHARIMAN LRPC AND THE MEMBERS OF L...
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  1. 1. PAST TO FUTURE AN ETERNAL JOURNEY TOGETHER 
  2. 2. SOME WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE :
  3. 3. THAKOR TOPIWALA SHREE JOSHI SWADESH SAWHNEY
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ IT IS NOT THE MASSES WHICH CAN CHANGE THE WORLD, ONLY ONE IS ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. LATE MAHESH SHUKLA <ul><li>A LEADER WHO COULD FORESEE THE STRENGTH OF A COMMUNITY. </li></ul>
  6. 6. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1981-1982 THE FOUNDERS – WHO MADE A DREAM COME TRUE KAUSHIK PATEL DR. B.K. CHOPRA
  7. 7. 25 YEARS AGO …… <ul><li>TOTAL BUDGET : $120,000 </li></ul><ul><li>PROJECT STARTED : MARCH 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>PROJECT COMPLETED : JULY 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>GRAND OPENING ON </li></ul><ul><li>JULY 24 th 1982 </li></ul><ul><li>BY SWAMI CHINMAYANANDJI </li></ul>
  8. 8. SOME MEMORIES …..
  9. 9. SOME MEMORIES …..
  10. 10. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1983 DR. RAVI RAO NAVIN DESAI A YEAR OF INTROSPECTION AND SEARCH FOR THE FUTURE SERVICE MODEL FOR THE COMMUNITY
  11. 11. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1984 LATE MAHESH SHUKLA SURESH VYAS <ul><li>PARKING LOT PAVING/FENCING </li></ul><ul><li>NAVRATRI/GARBA WAS MADE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE HINDU CENTER </li></ul><ul><li>FOUNDING OF RADIO PROGRAM </li></ul><ul><li>HINDU CENTER COMMITTEE INFRASTRUCTURE WAS CREATED </li></ul>
  12. 12. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1985 DHIRU BHAI PATEL RAVI PATEL <ul><li>FIRST YEAR OF EXPANSION – 6.7 ACRE LAND ACQUISITION </li></ul><ul><li>CONSTITUTION OF HINDU CENTER AMENDED </li></ul>
  13. 13. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1986 GOBIND BHOJWANI KUMAR DIGHE ANOTHER YEAR OF INTROSPECTION
  14. 14. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1987 SURESH VYAS RAJ SAWHNEY <ul><li>“ VISHWA HINDU PARISHAD ” – SOUTHEAST ZONAL CONFERENCE CHAIRED BY RAVI PATEL AND ATTENDED BY SHRI ATAL BIHARI VAJPAYEE </li></ul><ul><li>LIBRARY ESTABLISHED/PROPERTY BEAUTIFICIAN </li></ul><ul><li>FIRST HINDU WEDDING OF VINAY & TULIKA SAWHNEY </li></ul>
  15. 15. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1988 RAVI PATEL BHARTI PATEL <ul><li>FIRST AND ONLY FEMALE PRESIDENT </li></ul><ul><li>HINDU CENTER CONSTITUTION WORK </li></ul>
  16. 16. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1989 RAJ SAWHNEY RAI DESAI PLANNING AND BIDDING OF VIHAR HALL – A MASSIVE AND CHALLENGING TASK
  17. 17. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1990 BHARAT PATEL SANJIWAN SONI VIHAR HALL CONSTRUCTION STARTED AND COMPLETED
  18. 18. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1991 VITHAL PATEL RAJANI PATEL CONSTITUTION’S FIRST REVISION
  19. 19. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1992 ARVIND DESAI ASHOK PATEL <ul><li>FIRST PUJARI HIRED </li></ul><ul><li>SHRI RAMESH BHAI OZA’S KATHA FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF HINDUISM, CHAIRED BY SHRI RAVI PATEL </li></ul>
  20. 20. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1993 ASHOK PATEL NARESH PATEL FIRST YOUNGEST PRESIDENT
  21. 21. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1994 RAMESH SHAH LOKU HEMNANI YEAR OF INTROSPECTION
  22. 22. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1995 RAJANI PATEL AMIT PARIKH DATABASE PROGRAM CREATED AND CURRENTLY REDESIGNED
  23. 23. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1996 SURENDRA “JITENDRA” PATEL BHARAT PATEL YEAR OF INTROSPECTION
  24. 24. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1997 BALDEV THAKOR VIJAY PATEL A LANDMARK YEAR HIGHEST MEMBER PARTICIPATION AND DONATION COLLECTION THROUGH THE YEAR 2002
  25. 25. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1998 DEEPAK GUPTE BAL GUPTHA EXPANSION OF VIHAR HALL
  26. 26. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 1999 BHARTI PATEL RAJEN SHAH EXPANSION OF VIHAR HALL COMPLETED
  27. 27. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 2000 SANJIWAN SONI DWARAKADAS SHAH <ul><li>NEIGHBORING DUPLEX ACQUIRED </li></ul><ul><li>ESTABLISHMENT OF PUJARI RESIDENCE </li></ul>
  28. 28. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 2001 BAL GUPTHA VISHNU MOONDRA “ PARIKRAMA” WORK PLANNED AND STARTED
  29. 29. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 2002 KSHITISH MEHTHA DILIP PUROHIT “ PARIKRAMA” COMPLETED
  30. 30. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 2003 DHIRU BHAI PATEL GOBIND BHOJWANI <ul><li>LAND ACQUISTION POLICY APPROVED </li></ul><ul><li>MEMBERSHIP PARTICIPATION REQUESTED </li></ul>
  31. 31. CHAIRMAN PRESIDENT 2004 DHIRU BHAI PATEL SANJIWAN SONI <ul><li>CHURCH PROJECT APPROVED (93%) AND ACQUIRED </li></ul><ul><li>PRICE TAG: $1.25 MILLION </li></ul><ul><li>ADDITION OF 12 ACRES IN LAND & 14,000 SQ. FT. HEATED AREA </li></ul>
  32. 32. NOW, TO THE PRESENT ……. … .. EFFORTS OF THE PAST
  33. 36. NOW, TO THE FUTURE …… …… . EFFORTS OF THE PRESENT
  34. 40. SPORTS FACILITY MAY INCLUDE: INDOOR BASKETBALL/TENNIS COURT GYM FACILITY EDUCATION CENTER MAY INCLUDE: YOUTH AND CROP CLASSES ADULT EDUCATION ON VEDIC PHILOSOPHY YOGA MEDITATION JAIN STUDIES
  35. 41. ALMOST 40 TO 50 RESIDENTIAL CONDOS CAN BE ADDED WITH THE PRESENT CODE REQUIREMENTS.
  36. 45. LRPC’S 2004 REMAINING AGENDA <ul><li>HINDU CENTER WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT </li></ul><ul><li>INTEGRATION OF PHONE SYSTEM, INTERNET, AND WIRELESS NETWORK </li></ul><ul><li>VIDEO SURVELLIANCE BASED ON INTERNET MONITORING </li></ul><ul><li>CONTINUE PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO OTHER COMMITTEES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NEWSLETTER, MAINTENANCE AND ANY OTHER IF REQUIRED </li></ul></ul>
  37. 46. SINCERE THANKS TO …. <ul><li>MR. DHIRU BHAI PATEL </li></ul><ul><li>MR. RAVI PATEL – CO-CHARIMAN LRPC AND THE MEMBERS OF LRPC </li></ul><ul><li>MR. BALDEV THAKOR </li></ul><ul><li>ALL THE PRESIDENTS AND CHAIRMEN WHO SENT THE INFORMATION </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>MR. SHASHI PATEL </li></ul>

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