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Welcome to Banjara Times!


Hello, everyone! Thanks for visiting Banjara Times. I am Om Parkash Kamal,  Editor, Banjara Times (Voice of Goaars worldwide). We believe Goaars of India known as Banjaras, Lambanis, Bazigars, Lubanas, Sirkiband, Gawaria, Gawar, Lambadas, Gor, Vanjari, Vanzaras, Sindhi Guaars and many others are from same Dynasty.

They have same customs, same Goaar Boli and same Gotras all over India. They don't have any Sections and Sub-Sections. They are Equal and they are GOAARS. No matter Kaurs call us with different names. But we are all Goaars, nothing else.  One more thing about Banjara Times, we are not belonging to any Group/Organisation, any Religion and any  Political Party. We have respect for all, who are working for the development of Goaars. Long Live Goaar Unity!
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Dharavath Ravindra Naik launched new Telangana Party!

Chalo Goaaro Sangharsh Karo, Abbe Waqt Aa Giyo Chha: Dharavath Ravindra Naik

HYDERABAD, ANDHRA PRADESH, May 17, 2010 -- Vowing to accelerate the movement for a separate Telangana, former MP from the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Ravindra Naik Dharavath launched a new political outfit called the Praja Swamya Telangana Samithi (PSTS) here today.

At the inaugural function here, Ravindra Naik, organising president of PSTS said the organisation would build a grass roots movement.

At a press meet later, Ravindra Naik released the PSTS party's manifesto which promised to provide free education from LKG to Post Graduation (PG) for Telangana students, employment opportunities to eligible youth in the region, free power and agriculture materials to farmers, 50 percent reservations for women in local body elections, strict implementation of the Right to Education Act for school children in the 6-14 age-group, and proper facilities for tribal hamlets in the Telangana region.

He said that the PSTS State level meeting would be convened next month and the agitational strategy chalked out.

PSTS legal adviser M Rajender Reddy, coordinator Ramchander Srivastava, treasurer Narender Naik and Telangana Students Joint Action Committee (TSJAC) members Lakshman, Ravinder and many pro-Telangana supporters were present at the press meet. (With thanks from Hindustan Times Syndication and "New Indian Express") 
Posted on July 5, 2010--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

Celebrations of Late Vasantrao ji Naik's Birth Anniversary by Banjara Employees Association

Architect of Modern Maharashtra Late Vasantrao Ji Naik's 97th birth anniversary was celebrated with great zeast and enthusiasm in Akola by Association of Banjara Employees.

Akola, Maharashtra (Neeraj Rathod): Father of Green Revolution in Maharashtra and the Architect of Modern Maharashtra Late Vasantrao Ji Naik's 97th birth anniversary was celebrated with great zeast and enthusiasm in Akola by Association of Banjara Employees.

Situated by station road, near Vasant Desai stadium, the statue of Late Vasantrao ji was garlanded by Shri K G Vanjara, joint secretary (Govt of Gujarat) and General Secretary (All India Banjara Seva Sangh) and Shri Makhram Pawar, Ex-minister (Govt of Maharashtra).

Among other dignitaries present on the occasion were Mr. Amar Rathod, Acting
President (Maharashtra Banjara Employees Association) and the Akola district president Dr. Vijay Jadhav.

The others present on occasion were Naveen Rathod, Prof. Atmaram Rathod, Bharat Pawar, Prof. Darasingh Rathod, Anil Rathod, Prof Shyam Jadhav, Sharad Chavan, Bhimsingh Rathod, Jaisingh Rathod, Prof Vijay Chavan, Ramcharan Rathod accompanied by many other Banjara employees.

Neeraj Rathod
Posted on July 5, 2010---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

32nd Annual Mela of Baba Hathi Ram Ji Maharaj at Gunachaur

Struggle is going on for the Status of scheduled tribes for Banjaras in all states: Dr. M. Shankar Naik, President, All India Banjara Seva Sangh 

K. G. Vanjara (General Secretary, All India Banjara Seva Sangh) stressed upon the marriages between the different categories of Goaars of India

Dr. M. Shankar Naik (President, All India Banjara Seva Sangh), Shri K. G. Vanjara (General Secretary, AIBSS), Shri Jagir Singh Vartia Leader of Goaars of Punjab, Shri Dilraj Vanjara from Gujarat and other social leaders from all over India are seen at the Baba Hathi Ram Mela at Village Gunachaur, Near Banga City of Punjab on June 19, 2010.

Dr. M. Shankar Naik Ex Medical Minister of Karnataka state and President of All India Banjara Seva Sangh adressing the devotees of Baba Hathi Ram Ji at village Gunachaur, Punjab.

Shri K. G. Vanjara Jt. Secretary Gujarat Govt. and General Secretary of All India Banjara Seva Sangh adressing the devotees of Baba Hathi Ram Ji Maharaj at 32nd Gunachaur Mela.

Shri Darshan Singh Valjot, President, Baba Hathi Ram Temple Organizing Committee, Shri Ravneet Singh Bittu, Congress M.P., Shri K. G. Vanjara Gujarat and other organizers honoring the special guests Shri Babu Lal Banjara Rajasthan, Shri Dilraj Vanjara Gujarat, Shri Amar Singh Uttrakhand at 32nd Baba Hathi Ram Mela at Village Gunachaur, Near Banga, Punjab on June 19, 2010.

Gunachaur, June 19, 2010 (Banjara Times News Network):

32nd Annual Jorh Mela of 108 Baba Hathi Ram Ji Maharaj was celebrated at Village Gunachaur Near Banga District Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (old name Nawan Shahar), Punjab from June 17 to 19, 2010.  Bhog of Akhand Paths were completed on 18.6.2010 . After bhogs as usual 'Baazi Kala' was  performed by the players and Raj Kumar Raju of Village Kot Ranjha was adjudged as winner and was rewarded suitably by the Parbandhak Committee of Baba Hathi Ram Temple Gunachaur.    

On 19.6.2010 Musical Cultural programme was performed by the prominent punjabi singer Muhammad Siddique. He specially participated to take blessings of Baba Hathi Ram ji. Chief guest Shri Gurmit Singh of USA specially visited Temple of Baba Hathi Ram ji. The Chief guest Shri Gurmit Singh stressed the need of education of children of Goaar Samaj. To encourage the educated youth of our Goaar Samaj, he particularly announced that he will honor the person with Rs. 1,25,000/- who will succeed in IAS, IPS or any allied Services.

Dr. M. Shankar Naik Ex Medical Minister of Karnataka state and President of All India Banjara Seva Sangh, Shri K. G. Vanjara Jt. Secretary Gujarat Govt., Shri Babu Ram Udavath prominent Marble  Businessman from Makrana, Rajasthan, Shri Amar Singh Uttarakhand, Shri Karanpal Congress leader from Uttarakand, Shri Ashok Kamal Dharamsot (President, Dharamsot Welfare Society, Phagwara) with his team from Phagwara, Shri Kashmir Singh Morinda with his team visited Temple Baba Hathi Ram Ji Gunachaur to take blessings of Baba Ji.

Dr. M. Shankar Naik stressed upon the need of unity of Goaars to take benefits  of reservation from Government. Dr. M. Shankar Naik intimated that in Andhra Pradesh Banjaras are in Scheduled tribes list and in some other states Banjaras are in SC and BC list. Dr. M. Shankar Naik intimated that struggle is going on for the Status of scheduled tribes for Banjaras in all states. Dr. M. Shankar Naik also explained that there are 7 MLAs in Andhra Pradesh. This happened due to the unity among the Banjaras in the state.

Sh. K. G. Vanjara shown pleasure for the honour given by the Goaars of Punjab and stressed the need of unity by any means amongst the Goaars of India, irrespective of their different names due to their work. Shri K. G. Vanjara specially stressed upon the marriages between the different categories of Goaars of India.

Sh. Babu Lal Udhawath stressed the need of political awareness among Goaars and persons already in political field. He said that  MPs and MLAs belongs to Goaar Community should help the poor people of Goaar Samaj. 

M.P. Shri Ravneet Singh Bittu Specialy visited the Temple and honored the participants from different states and assured all possible help to the committee of Temple Baba Hathi Ram ji Gunachaur.

Report sent by: Inder Singh Valjot, Chandigarh         
Posted on June 21, 2010------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

New Article of Dr. Tanaji Rathod

Dr. Tanaji Rathod sent us a new article for Banjara Times. Below is a paragraph from this article. Please click on a link below to read full article. This article is uploaded in two parts.--Editor, Banjara Times

The Aryans regarded Aryan life as being more precious than non-Aryan life, and would not risk losing it in battle. So the troops that were assembled to fight the armies of Mahmud of Ghazni were all taken from non-Aryan populations, and made honorary members of the Kshattriya, or warrior caste, and allowed to wear their battledress and emblems.  They were taken from many different ethnic groups who spoke many different languages and dialects. Some were Lohars and Gujjars, some were Tandas, some were Rajputs, non-Indian peoples who had come to live in India some centuries before, and some may also have been Siddhis, Africans from the East African coast who fought as mercenaries for both the Hindus and the Muslims. This composite army moved out of India through the mountain passes and west into Persia, battling with Muslim forces all along the eastern limit of Islam. While this is to an extent speculative, it is based upon sound linguistic and historical evidence, and provides the best-supported scenario to date. Because Islam was not only making inroads into India to the east, but was also being spread westwards into Europe, this conflict carried the Indian troops—the early Roma—further and further in that direction, until they eventually crossed over into southeastern Europe about the year 1300. (Posted on June 21, 2010) 
Please click on this link for full article: Dr. Tanaji Rathod (1)


Dear Kamal Sir,
Let me be very humble in saying a big sorry for the delay since my last article.  There is a scope for me to go for the very logical, most convincing and fully justified excuse for the unwarranted delay in my response for our website. But this is not my spirit and I firmly believe in the  philosophy of  telling  the truth is the only best policy in the long run to have long lasting relationship and to have peaceful life and this has been my culture through out my little span of life, same is being  nurtured hard way since from my childhood.  I am not going for any excuses. The reason for not writing all these days was like every human being I was also bogged down with my job, my family, my promotion, my career etc.  I am confident that, you will understand my limitations and will appreciate the reason for the delay. This reminds me a beautiful story and I am sure you all will agree with this s moral booster dose.
”A boy was born to a couple after eleven years of marriage. They were a loving couple and the boy was the gem of their eyes. When the boy was around two years old, one morning the husband saw a medicine bottle open. He was late for office so he asked his wife to cap the bottle and keep it in the cupboard. His wife, preoccupied in the kitchen totally forgot the matter. The boy saw the bottle and playfully went to the bottle fascinated by its colour and drank it all. It happened to be a poisonous medicine meant for adults in small dosages.  When the child collapsed the mother hurried him to the hospital. He died. The mother was stunned. She was terrified how she was going to face her husband. When the distraught! The father came to the hospital and saw the dead child; he looked at his wife and uttered just five words.

1. What were the five words?
2. What is the implication of this story?
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The husband just said "I am with you Darling".  The husband's totally unexpected reaction is a proactive behaviour. The child is dead. He can never be brought back to life. There is no point in finding fault with the mother. Besides, if only he had taken time to keep the bottle away, this would not have happened. No one is to be blamed. She had also lost her only child.  What she needed at that moment was consolation and sympathy from the husband. That is what he gave her. If everyone can look at life with this kind of perspective, there would be much fewer problems in the world. "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness, and fears. And you will find things are actually not as difficult as you think.
Sometimes we spend time in asking who is responsible or whom to blame, whether in a relationship, in a job or with the people we know. By this way we miss out some warmth in human relationship.
So, blaming others for our own lapses is waste of time, and we all will agree that, it is no way going to solve the real issue. In my previous article (Goaar Chetna) the emphasis was given to focus by laying road map for better education, better identity, need to preserve our colorful full culture. As you all are aware that, although we had very booming, rich, successful past however, there is urgent need for introspection of reality. Today things are really different. Millions of our brothers, sisters are starving for basic minimum requirement such as food, shelter and dignity. Many bright brains of Banjara children were deprived from basic education.
Time has come for a change; let’s look forward with a positive attitude for a beautiful future for our community. This is the time to forget our pains for gain, let’s stop blaming game to Government, politician, naiks etc. now we are not interested in searching reason for the failure and the people responsible for our last glory. Time has come to have a long and focused sustainable vision.
This has been my observation through our website and also through various sources that many organizations, associations, forum; groups are functioning in their own way and in their own capacities to bring back our glorious past. I believe although efforts can’t be discounted but it will be not enough.  Also in my previous article I urged to all our beloved Banjara elite and intelligentsia to join hands to make a big difference. 
To make a big difference to the lives of millions of people of Banjara, in my opinion a good education to our children is must and it is the only important tool through which we can bring everyone to the mainstream in the process of  the development.

I urge to all educated,rich,famous,intillegent, popular Banjaras  brothers and sisters to take part in this movement, pledge themselves that at least one poor Banjara child under their respective areas is  adopted  financially if possible, if not at least to ensure that three  illiterate parents are convinced by making them to understand  the importance of the education system so that their child can be admitted into the school.  It may be a small beginning but it will connect many Banjaras in the long run.
I believe it is education to our younger generation which is suffering most in our community. Due to poverty, migration and socio economical issues this area is totally neglected.  In my opinion, each parent should understand the importance of education and it is our duty to ensure that every child in our society is one of the most educated and brilliant to compete and to win the growth story of India. Education plays a very important role in our lives. It ensures a brighter future for everyone. Not many people succeed in life without a good educational foundation. It’s clearly that education is a national policy which is always given top priority. Almost people want an interesting job with a good salary. To achieve it, you must get a good education. Getting a good job means having a better living standard. For example, compare two people. The first person is a high school drop-out ot may be a illiterate, the second has a medical degree. The high school drop-out or illiterate may  get a job/ service as per his skill, making about    3000 rupees a month, barely eating and deprived of all the basic need required for life.   The second will have a better career as a doctor, making over 100000 lakh a month. The doctor will, of course, have a more comfortable life than the first. Obviously, college graduates have a better chance of having a good paying job than high school or high school drop-out. That shows the importance of education in modern life. Where we study at is not important, it’s important in how we study. Let’s create the engineers, doctors, lawyers, teachers and leaders of tomorrow. To do this successfully, a higher level of education is imperative.
I knew, considering the background of our community’s economical condition, social issues, also various limitations and constraints, I am asking for a tall order but we have no other option than this. Please do remember we have proved in the past that Banjaras are gems, now once again we have raise to the occasion to prove that we are still a resilient force not going to accept the defeat.  I know, there will be hardships, there will be obstructions still we have to travel a long journey, no question of frustration, no question of stopping here, the only way for us is to  travel to our destination of fame, glory, success and comfort without any compromise. Please remember problems are plenty, solutions are limited and journey has just started, let’s be positive, and be determined to ensure that every child of Banjara will be the best brain available in India. So this is the time is to overcome the obstacle a small story:- 
In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked around it.
Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally succeeded. As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many others never understand.
Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve one's condition.
So friends let be million of obstacle in our way of glory, convert into the challenges and let’s achieve our objective of best educated Banjara.
Bhiku Rathod
Chief Manager (Marketing.)
GAIL (India) Ltd.,Corporate Office
GAIL Bhawan, 16, Bhikaiji Cama Place
R K Puram, New Delhi - 110066.
Ph : (011) 26172580 Extn.: 6139
Mobile # 9313499229.
Posted on June 7, 2010---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Shekhar Naik: Captain of Indian Cricket Team for Blinds in "Blind Cricket World Cup UK"

Move over Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Shekhar Naik is here. This 24-year-old is a hard-hitting opening batsman and equally swift at making crucial field placements. He is also slated to be India’s next captain at a cricket World Cup – the Blind Cricket World Cup which is scheduled to be held in the UK next year. In Bangalore, at the final of the National Cricket Tournament for the Blind last Thursday, the partially sighted Naik was leading the South Zone against the West Zone.

Naik’s cool confidence shows few signs his humble beginnings. His family belongs to the Lambada tribe (also known as Banjara/Gormati). Shekhar himself was born totally blind in Karnataka’s Shimoga district. At the age of eight he was brought to Bangalore where his retina was treated and he gained partial sight. He was orphaned during his childhood but stuck to his studies and soon found his calling – cricket. After his education he started working for Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled (organisers of the blind cricket tournament). Like Sachin Tendulkar, Shekhar not only began playing cricket for India at the age of 16 but like his hero has also scored over 600 runs in a World Cup. Cricket aside, Shekhar loves dancing and it was during a dance performance that he met and fell in love with his now wife – Rupa who is partially blind.

With his is team chasing 386 in 40 overs to lift the Thursday’s trophy, Naik’s quickfire 81 off just 33 deliveries wasn’t enough for this proud captain. He knew he needed to stay in longer to take his team through and ultimately South Zone was bundled out for 248 in just 26.1 overs. An obviously disappointed Naik couldn’t get himself to smile even when he was being interviewed by journalists who were all praise for his performance. The committed cricketer takes his sport very seriously and believes that cricket for the blind has exposed him and many others to important aspects of life, which they are otherwise denied merely due to their disability—discipline, teamwork, fitness, strategic planning, competitiveness  and sportsman spirit. But most importantly, perhaps for the first time in their life, the focus is on their skills and not their disability. All this does wonders to their self-confidence.
(Dear Om Kamal ji sir This is my third report, my recent report was "Japanese tourist visited in my native tanda", near Bangalore)
An Inspiration Report From,
Shanth Kumar Rathod
Software Engineer.
Ph: 09008814802.
Posted on June 7, 2010--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


By: Reshamlal Naik



Among various communities ours is definitely an ancient and unique one with regard to its culture, tradition, dialect, and much more. We are the pioneer community from all aspects in Asia to whom other communities are chasing in the past. Our ancestors were very bold, courageous and cunning. But with the change in time we have failed to cope in the current status of modern society as a result of which our community is now found in a depressed condition. The main reasons behind our underdevelopment are;

1-Lack of Education: Yet we have unable to develop a vision to be an educated one. Most of the people of our community are illiterate they have not test the taste of education. So, there is the need to bring consciousness among them to test it. It is also seen that most of the children are leaving school either from primary or secondary school to provide support for their family to fight against poverty. Distance between school and the residence of children i.e. Tanda are also one of the obstacle for the learning in schools for the children of our community. Children of our community remain in Tanda up to the age 6 years than they go to join school. Thus, generally they are confined to Banjara dialect (Gooar Boli) but when they took admission in primary schools then due to supremacy of local language in the school they hesitate or fail to cope in the new situation and withdraw from the school resulting poor performance. Negative attitude towards girls’ education is also prevailing in our community instead of thinking about their education we gave preference to think about their marriage. Parents are just sending children to school without having any specific expectation, so they are not feeling necessity to collect feedback about the performance of their child in school. It’s one of the most significant blunder committed by the people our community.

2-Poverty: Majority of our Banjara community are unable to feed a square of meal to their children. There is no stock of food for a week in the family. It bounds them to engage their children in different works to earn money in which stage they should be in school. Wrong concept of having male child among the people is also prevailing. So, they are giving birth till to have a male child. Thus, the family is becoming larger and the economic condition is becoming very poor. Finally they tend to land money from wealthy persons with higher rate of interest. Hence, economically people are becoming weaker in modern society. Process of cultivation adopted by them is so traditional that they have to work hard and invest more due to various natural challenges like; climate change, low rainfall, drought etc. and also fail to produce in an expected rate . Previous salt business has decline with the introduction of railway from 1853 onwards. Thus, we failed to cope in the economically advanced society due to lack of various deficiencies like; education, skill, ignorance etc. Most of them were uneducated and have no ability to learn the skill hence they became unfit to be skilled. Hence it pushed them into the poverty from a long period.

3-Location of Tanda: Selection of an isolated and separate place from the other communities was one of the prerequisite to establish Tanda. It creates a communication gap between other communities found in the locality. Thus, it reduced co-operation and increase discrimination between Banjara and other communities without feeling the need of one another. Eventually such a parallel style of living gave birth to the social evils like; untouchability, casteism, non-cooperation etc. which is still prevailing in the major part of our country but silently. Difference between two Tanda is also so much that, the members living in other Tanda face problem to communicate and to reach them as a result of which their relations between each other gradually dim. Even they break in proceedings to keep marriage relationship with far off Tandas to avoid extra expenditure which restrict their social relation and made their dream narrow.

3- Employment challenges: They lose salt trade and herd of animals which were their main source of income. They, were also not educated even they had no ability to learn the skill so they could not adopt new employment opportunities in the society. Tandas are found in isolated with less number of families in comparison to villages. People do not get employment opportunities and the goods produced by employment became wasted due to lack of marketing, consumer, transport etc. hence it broke the back of their economy. Need of skilled professionals and lack of the same throne them away from the age of competition to the economically miserable condition. Hence, they could not get a job.

4- Lack of Political Will: It is sure that Banjara community is one of the inseparable parts of India. And the same community is also found in the various states of the country. More or less in every state the condition of Banjara community is more or less same. Most of the people are residing under poverty line. Their social and economic condition is very poor. Thus, government of India had tried a lot to improve by putting them under reserved category. But it varies from states to states like in Orissa- ST, Chhattisgarh- OBC, Andhra Pradesh- ST, Tamil Nadu- SC, Maharashtra-NT etc. But though the community is same throughout the country still it is treated differently from place to place as it is a ball which has no base by the government. In some states this community is still striving a lot to get recognition with regard to their caste for development. Thus, it is one of the most serious matters for their progress yet. It is one of the problems of the people like wise there are various problems are surrounded with them which should be sort out by the government. 

Remedial Programmes for the Development of Banjara Community 

Following programmes could be undertaken to eschew the impediments faced by the Banjara communities from a long period.

*Establishment of schools in each Tanda either with the help of Government or by private bodies. *Establishment of Banjara residential schools throughout the countries.
*Motivating parents to send children regularly to school and should be motivated for the higher education.
*Organizing camps for youths to provide vocational guidance.
*Orienting farmers to enrich in the process of cultivation.
*Motivating people to acquire specific skills to adopt any job.
*Establishment of groups for commerce within community.
*Establishment of relation with the people of other communities: through making Sacred Friendship relation (METAAN).
*Providing goods, materials, money in the marriage programmes, birth days, engagement ceremonies etc.
*Helping by providing physical labour and emotional supports to the people of other communities when they are in need.
*Praising people in their achievements.
*Asking people of other communities to our families as guest for a day or a couple of days or more if possible and vice versa.
*Appreciating culture and traditions of other communities.
*Providing knowledge about our culture, describing about the values and reasons behind our culture and activities.
*Organizing unions, clubs and groups to do any work in an effective and in an organized way and also to notify government about the problems of our community.
*Establishing relations beyond states with the people of our community through marriage, vocational purpose, educational purpose etc. 
These are the few programmes which can be undertaken for the development of our community. Other than these also other efforts could be adopted to make the programme effective. 

Thus, the above discussion provides us a clear condition about the status of our community. Thus, here there is the need of such an effort which could serve energetically for the development of our community. Thus, to achieve the target benevolent persons, groups, organizations should come forward with various programmes, help and guidance, awareness programmes etc. MAHASABHA of Banjara community should widen its scope by incorporating different social programmes more and more for the rapid progress of our community.  Thus, here there is the prime need of the hour to work for the social, educational, economic and political development of Banjara community for its respectable existence.

“Wherever I shall  be, I shall be always with Banjara Community” 

M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil., Continue.
E-mail-  Mob No-09178542791
Posted on June 7, 2010--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Karnataka Government releases funds for Banjara development: Revu Naik Belamgi, Minister

Bangalore May 15, 2010: Karnataka Government, which had declared all the Banjara (Lambani) settlements in the state as revenue villages, had released Rs 20 crore to take up developmental works, Minister for Animal Husbandry, Revu Naik Belamgi said here today.

Speaking to newspersons here today, the Minister Mr. Revu Naik said the government had released Rs 20 crore earlier for the Banjara community development in over 16 districts.

Claiming several initiatives had been taken for the uplift of the community, including creation of a separate Banjara Development Corporation, Mr. Revu Naik Belamagi said the process of giving revenue villages status to Lambani settlements was put on fast track.

He said the Lambani community, which had an estimated population of over 50 lakh, had demanded the Chief Minister B. S. Yeddyurappa to nominate one from the community to the Upper House in the Karnataka Legislature. (With thanks from
Posted on May 16, 2010--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Discussion: "Banjara Religion"

Views of Dr. G. Pandu Naik, Bangalore

Dear Prof. Mohan Chavhan

This is with reference to your article 10th May in Banjara Times in which you have suggested all the Banjara People to enroll as Banjara Religion and Mother tongue as Gor boli. First of all I take this opportunity to thank you for writing such an interesting article with lot of historical information. My points of view are as under.

1. Banjaras of Maharashtra were considered to be most progressive in the past because of having got two Chief Ministers from our community. After living in Maharashtra for six long years, now I have come to the following conclusion.

2. Banjaras of Maharashtra are as poor as rest of us. A Banjara in Bidar district of Karnataka is scheduled caste but the same person in adjacent Latur-Osmanabad of Maharastra becomes OBC. In the same way a Banjara in Adilabad or Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh is scheduled tribe but the same person after crossing the border becomes OBC in Yavatmal or Pusad. Today the Banjaras of Andhra and Karnataka have progressed much more ahead of Maharashtrians in terms of education and cultural emancipation.

3. Why Maharashtrian Banjaras were not included either in scheduled castes or in scheduled tribes even after Indian Independence is a mute question. Why late V.P. Naik as C.M., chose not to recommend Banjaras for inclusion in SC/ST list is a valid point for all of us to introspect.

4. On the contrary Andhra and Karnataka had no political leaders in the past from the community but they still got included as SC/STs. We have not lost our social status by getting included as SC/STs but this has rather helped us to confront our socio-educational maladies meaningfully.

5. I am of the view that identifying ourselves as a separate religion will further marginalize the Banjara community and we will be at the receiving end of majority religion. It is possible in this country to fight back deprivation through democratic process by remaining in the majority religion. If Mayawati can do in U.P., why not any of us.

6. We are a community known for glorifying the past and denigrating the present. As a result most of us always think and feel that we belong to Kshatriya clan, we are Aryans and our ancestors were rich people. As a community what we were in the past should have least importance and what we are now should occupy centre stage if we have to promote accelerated socio-economic development of our community.

7. Can we think for a moment that our people at large are socially a lower caste, economically poor, educationally backward and culturally outdated? Those who accept this nude reality will work hard to come out of it. Our glorious past is a myth and what we are today is the reality. Let us work around the reality by keeping aside the myth.   

8. As a community we have serious issues to address in terms of gender inequity, female infanticide, high spending on bad habits like alcohol and tobacco, poor saving habits, lack of community service attitude among the rich and learned Banjaras, superstitious beliefs and animal sacrifice to please the gods.

9. Most of our Community Associations across the country now are embroiled with infighting and corruption and have failed to bring unity among us. We are a community with unique language, dress code and belief system spread across India and abroad but fundamentally devoid of unity.

10. Dear Prof. Mohan Chavhan, I am not trying to say that your views are wrong; rather I have raised some more fundamental questions webbed around the backwardness of our community.
Thanks and Regards
Dr. G. Pandu Naik Ph.D.
Head of Learning and Development
Karle Group of Companies, Bangalore.
Phone 09243470110
Posted on May 17, 2010---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dr. Krishna Chavan: First Banjara from Bijapur, Karnataka who is expert in landscaping

Dear Kamal ji,

I am sending you the information about the first Banjara who is expert in landscaping. His name is Dr. Krishna Chavan from Bijapur and at present he is living in BELGAUM of Karnataka. His website is and his E-mail is Anyone can contact him by phone numbers: +91 98455-13763  and  98805-16176.

Please publish this information on the Banjara Times website for the benefit of Banjaras.

Thanking you
Puttappa Ramappa Jadhav
Posted on May 19, 2010----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kindly enroll our religion as ‘Banjara Religion’ and Mother tongue as ‘Banjara Boli/Gor Boli’ in the  Census of 2011.

Rashtriya Banjara Samaj Parivartan Abhiyan
103, Dhyan-Vaishnavi Apartment, Girirpeth, Nagpur 440010
Ph. 09421777836, 0712-2542420
An appeal to Banjara Breathren by Prof. Mohan Chavhan, President
Kindly enroll our religion as ‘Banjara Religion’ and Mother tongue as ‘Banjara boli/Gor boli’ in the  census of 2011.

All Banjara Brethren are appealed to enroll our religion as Banjara Religion and Mother tongue as ‘Banjara boli/Gor boli’ in the census of 2010-2011

Why do we address ‘Banjara’ a religion?

In 1931 census commissioner J.H.Hutton declares that the communities like Banjari, Labhani, Lamani, Banjara, Wadar, Beldar, Kaikadi, Manggarudi etc. are doubtful community. This resulted in, the Banjara community missing the place in the list of reservation of 1936 according to the act of 1935. It happened because our brethren mentioned their religion as Hindu religion whereas Adivasis were not Hindus. The communities who had mentioned their religion as ‘Adivasi’, ‘Munda’, ‘Gond’, ‘Birsa’, were enlisted in to reservation of 1936 and till today they have been enjoying the constitutional safeguards as measures of progress. Though we fulfilled the entire criterion to be declared as tribal community. We had not enlisted in the list of reservation. It was only due to the wrong attachment of ‘Hindu Religion’.
If we really need to get constitutional rights & safeguards according to the article 15(4), 16(4), 46, 244, 342, 335, 332, 275 we have to bring forward our original religion in front of world. This will help us to prove that we are ‘indigenous people’ according to act of 1994 of United Nations Organization. Then only we will be able to ask our inalien fundamental rights according international law. And we will be enlisted as a tribal community. It is requested from the bottom of my heart that we will not repeat the same mistake that our forefathers committed before. The time has come that we should look forward for our future generations.
Banjara boli and Banjara religion can prove that we are indigenous people. We can fight for justice in International court as we have fulfilled entire criterion of tribal’s. The system of government has been cheating us from Nehru to Manmohan and it can be surely proved by following references.
1.    Criminal Tribe Act 1971
2.    Forest Act 1882
Beside these references Anthropologist reports also make you sure about :-
Ethnographic studies:-
1.    1886 N.W. Provinces and Oudh by W. Crook
2.    1916 Central Provinces by Russel and Hiralal
3.    1922 Bombay Provinces by R.E.Enthoven
4.    1916 Punjab Provinces by Denzil Ibbetson
5.    1909 South Indian by Edgar Thurston
In 1992 government publish ‘Peoples of India Report’ in that Banjara, Labadi, Lamani, Banjari etc. address as tribal’s, still we don’t get our constitutional rights. Why ? Because we are not getting ourselves registered as tribal in the census.
Therefore All Banjara Brethren are appealed to enroll our religion as ‘Banjara Religion’ and Mother tongue as ‘Banjara boli/Gor boli’ in the census of 2010-2011 as well as spread awareness in society by visiting every nook and corner.
Jai Phule! Jai Savitribai! Jai Birsa Munda! Jai Shahu! Jai Bhim! Jai Sevalal !!

(Prof. Mohan Chavhan)
Convener, Vimukta Bhatke Hakka Sanrakshan Mahasangh,
Organizer, State Sangha, AIMBSCS
Posted on May 10, 2010---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Satsang of Saint Shree Gopal Chaitanya Maharaj from May 13 to May 16 at Aurangabad

Dear sir,

I am very much glad to see the website of Gor Banjaras.

Sir I am Chunilal Rathod working in Maharashtra Jeevan Pradhikaran Aurangabad as Sectional Engineer (E). I am very much happy to see your website.

The Program of Satsang is arranged at Wadner Tq. Kannad Dist. Aurangabad P.P. Saint Shree Gopal Chaitanya Maharaj from 13/5/2010 to 16/5/2010, time: 9:00 AM to 12 PM.

All faciliaties are available at that place.

Cell Phone No. 9422712505
Posted on May 10, 2010----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Prominent Goaar leader from Patiala Sukhbir Singh Ablowal appointed General Secretary of District Shiromani Akali Dal Patiala (Rural)

Prominent Goaar leader from Patiala Sukhbir Singh Ablowal appointed General Secretary of District Shiromani Akali Dal Patiala (Rural) by Shiromani Akali Dal President Shri Sukhbir Singh Badal. According to the news published in Daily Jagbani, Jalandhar, Senior Akali leader Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra and Jathedar Ajaib Singh Mukhmailpur, President, Shiromani Akali Dal, Patiala Rural presented the appoinment letter to Shri Sukhbir Singh Ablowal. (News and Photo with thanks from Daily Jagbani, Jalandhar)
Posted on May 10, 2010----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

A New Book by Dr. Bhangya Bhukya is published

Subjugated Nomads: The Lambadas under the Rule of the Nizams

I have just published a book on Lambadas/Banjaras through Orient Blackswam publishers. I am attaching the cover page here for you, kindly find the attachment. For further details kindly also visit publisher's website:

Dear Kamal ji, i would be happy if you upload the cover page on the Banjara Times. I am now in Hyderabad and for further details call me on 09989821442.
British Academy Visiting Fellow
Dept. of History, SOAS
University of London

About The Book 

This book traces the historical transition of the Lambada community of Hyderabad State under the Nizams during colonial rule. The study spans nearly two centuries—from the early eighteenth to about the middle of the twentieth century. The author shows how this community, originally caravan traders, confronted the colonial or modern state power which had adversely transformed their lives.

The market economy and growth of transport hampered the Lambadas’ caravan trade. The state discouraged their nomadic ways, inducing them to become peasants on wastelands and in forest tracts. From the middle of the nineteenth century, they had to depend on cattle-raising and agriculture, often becoming agricultural labourers. The state came to view their extension of agriculture as a threat to forest conservation, subjecting them to harassment and eviction. They began losing their plots of land through usurious money-lending and extortion. Zamindars claimed rights over wastelands, and extracted taxes. Exploitation by various agencies reduced the Lambadas to working as bonded labourers on farms. During famines and the off-season, some resorted to dacoity. This led the state to brand them as a criminal community and relocate them as ‘criminal tribes’ under surveillance. Protracted suffering and victimisation compelled the Lambadas to revolt, which was transformed into the Telangana armed struggle at the end of the Nizams’ rule.

The Lambadas had tried to respond to the challenges faced through a programme of self-reform. From the 1820s, leaders emerged from within the community, who rearticulated Lambada history, spiritual beliefs and culture. These find expression in the oral tradition which was crucial in shaping their community identity, now a significant element in democratic politics.

About Author

Bhangya Bhukya did his PhD from University of Warwick, U.K. and now teaches history at Osmania University in Hyderabad. He is also a British Academy Visiting Fellow in SOAS, University of London. He has published influential works on the history of marginalised communities of India. His research interests are community histories, the effects of power/knowledge, governmentality and dominance over subaltern communities, particularly adivasis (original); the state and nationalism, and identity movements by forest and hill peoples in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

Note on Translation
Map of Hyderabad State in 1911, showing districts

1. The Twilight World of the Caravan: Regulated Market
Economy and the Caravanners
A Brief History of the Lambada Caravanners;
Fragmented Politics, Rivalries and Caravan Trade;
Organisation of the Thanda and Caravan Trade;
Regulated Market and Marginalisation of the Lambada
Caravan; Impact of Technology on the Caravans.

2. Policing Cattle, Policing Nomads: Colonial Rationality
and Cowherds
The Lambadas’ Passion for Cattle; Cattle as an Economic
Resource; Policing Cattle; Cattle Diseases and the
Governance of Health.

3. ‘Delinquent Subjects’: Dacoity and the Creation of a
Surveillance Society
The Colonial Construction of Lambada Criminality;
Towards Dacoity; Policing Criminal Gangs; Criminal

4. Modern Forms of Land Relations: Exploitation and Revolt
Becoming Peasants; Modern Forms of Land Relations;
The Commoditisation of Agricultural Produce; The
Marginalisation of the Lambada Peasantry; The
Lambadas’ Land Revolt.

5. Articulating Cultural Differences, Contesting Power:
The Consolidation of the Lambadas as a Social and
Political Entity
The Genealogy of the Lambadas’ Spiritual Culture;
Technologies of Self and Cultural Assertion; From
Religious Reform to Identity Politics.

Subjugated Nomads: The Lambadas under the Rule of the Nizams
Bhangya Bhukya
Price :  Rs.550.00
ISBN : 978-81-250-3961-7
Pages : 320
Binding : Hardback
Year : 2010
Territorial Rights :  World

Orient Blackswan Private Limited
3-6-752 Himayatnagar,Hyderabad 500 029
Andhra Pradesh, India
Phone: +91(0)40 27610898 / 27645049 / 27665447
Grams: ORLONG Fax: +91(0)40 27645046
Posted on April 19, 2010-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There are lots of things to do: Jagan Naik, Bangalore

Hello Sir,
This is JAGAN NAIK from GOGILI THANDA, Bhongir, Nalgonda, AP.
I am working for as a Scientist in Bangalore. I am really very much proud to see our website, where we can share and exhibit our culture.
I am really happy to see our people in all fields like  IAS, Political, Singers , Scientists and most of them are teachers.
Good to see that our community people are realizing the technology and moulding our life accordingly.
This is only one side of a coin. There is lot of things to do sir.

Basically awareness on minimum needs of a common GOAAR. Specially awareness on Child Marriages.
Its our  (Educated people)  time to Bring LIGHT to their lives.
So, I totally support from my side at any time in this regard, Sir.
I heartly thank you for providing this platform to share our views and know more about our culture and other developments.
Thank you, Sir.

Jagan Naik, Bangalore.
Posted on April 19, 2010--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Successful Sammelan of Bhartia Banjara Vikas Manch at Haridwar on April 18, 2010

Sadhu Singh Dharamsot called for the UNITY in Goaar Samaj

Honor of Chief Guest Shri Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, MLA Amloh, Punjab and Member Indian National Congress, Shri Jagir Singh Vartia SP, Shri Kirat Singh NRI at the Haridwar Sammelan of Bhartia Banjara Vikas Manch on April 18, 2010.

Goaar Intellectual Shri Inder Singh Valjot Advocate addressing the Banjara Sammelan at Haridwar.

Haridwar, April 19, 2010 (Banjara Times Network): Sammelan of Bhartia Banjara Vikas Manch was called by shri Amar Singh Naik, Shri Karanpal Singh and other prominent personalities of Uttrakhand at Nehru Enter College, Badshahpur Janpath (Uttrakhand) on dated 18.4.2010. S. Kirat Singh specially participated the sammelan from U.K. S. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot  sitting  congress M.L.A from Punjab, participated the Sammelan as Chief Guest. Other participants from Punjab were Shri Jagir Singh Bartia S.P. Jail Patiala, Shri Inder Singh Valjot Advocate Chandigarh , Shri Surtij Singh  Muchhaal Retd. Engr. Samana ( Patiala ), Shri Kashmir Singh  Lalka Morinda, Organizing Secretary, Punjab Congress, Ujagar Ram Dharamsot (Sanaur) Member PPCC Punjab, Shri Shinda Ram Kheeva, Shri Chuni Lal Member Zila Parishad, Shri Rajinder Kumar, Shri Mohinder Ram Lalka, Chairman Punjab Congress Bazigar cell, Shri Jagga Ram Chairman Punjab Congress Bazigar cell.

In the Sammelan Political And Social Problems Being faced by the Goaar Samaj were discussed . Stress was laid on to Show the unity in the Samaj. The Participants also drawn the attention of the Uttrakhand Government through their speeches and media toward the problems faced by the Banjara Samaj irrespective of the fact that Banjara Samaj Has Sizeable Population in the State. Participants demanded  ST/SC status for the Banjara Samaj in the State, at present Banjaras are in BC list of reservation in the State. The only Lady participant Ms. Neeru Devi  BJP assured the participants and Samaj to extend all kind of support at any time in the state. Participants from Punjab assured all sort of help to the organizers of the sammelan. The Sammelan was concluded by Shri Sadhu Singh Dharamsot sitting Congress MLA from Punjab with thanks and assured all possible support on behalf of Punjab's Goaar samaj. 

Posted on April 19, 2010---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Andhra Pradesh: Goaars don't find drop of water to quench their thirst! Who is responsible?

Goaars spending hours to get water for their daily use. This water is not even safe to drink. (All Photos with thanks from "")

A Goaar recycling the water after taking the bath at Devapatar Thanda, Narnoor, Mandal, Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh.

Goaars effecting with diarrhea after drinking polluted water at Narnoor Vijayanagar Colony.

Goaar lady with her daughter bringing one pot of water to spend a whole day.

This is the hard time for all Banjara Thandaas in Andhra Pradesh specially in Telangana region especially in Warangal, Adilabad, Medak and Karimnagar districts because of summer.

We can't imagine the plight of Banjaras even they don't find drop of water to quench their thirst. Their  thandas are far from village of other caste people. They do not have proper drinking water. This situation is not only for Banjaras.  It is for all, but Banjaras facing this problem more than other people.

Banjara women walks miles of distance for water in summer. In one hand she hold her baby and on the head she hold pot of water without chappals. Government has introduce safe drinking water schemes in thandas but those schemes not yet reached to thandas. No one asked authorities about thandas. Our community leaders allways in their own business. Who will care for these thandas. My eyes became moist when I saw a thanda photos in newspaper (eenadu). Almost their time spending on drinking water and they take bath once in week.

I would like to appeal you, please publish this article in our site. At least some of our great leaders like Mr. Haribhau Rathod can ask the Government of Andhra Pradesh for this problem.

Library Assistant
Nizam College, Hyderabad.
Cell Phone: 98498 68977
Posted on April 5, 2010---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- released by Mr. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot

Amloh, Punjab, March 27, 2010:  New website "" about the Matrimony of Goaar Community is released by Shri Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, M.L.A., President, All India Bazigar-Banjara Sabha at his Amloh, Punjab residence in the presence of Goaar Community leaders from Punjab.

Shri Sadhu Singh Dharamsot said that will fill up the gap between Goaar Community spread all over India with different names. He said that this website will also work for the unity among Goaar Community. He said that the marriages between different categories of Goaars, are the only solution to bring them together.

Everybody appreciated the effort by Shri Jatinder Muchhaal and Shri Harinder Muchhaal, creators of this website.

Shri Mulkh Raj SDO, PSEB, Shri Hans Raj Sub Inspector, Shri Alamjit Lalka, Shri Faqir Chand Patanga (Singer), Shri Sangat Ram Dharamsot, Teacher, Shri Ashok Kamal, Shri Sodhi Dharamsot also attended the function. 

Moreover media attention was also there. Once the website is in limelight with the advertising, more clear picture can be obtained from the media persons who covered the whole meeting.

Posted on March 27, 2010----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Photos of Sevalal Bhajan Sandhya on March 23, 2010 at Pohragad

"Jai Jai Guru Sevalal" Audio CD by Lakhbir Lakha and Miss Gurinder Naaz released at Pohragad. Shri Hari Bhau Rathod National President of Rashtriya Banjara Kranti Dal, Prof. Motiraj Rathod and other VIPs are releasing the CD at Sevalal Bhajan Sandhya.

Goaar Singer Lakhbir Lakha and Gurinder Naaz presenting the Aarti of Shri Guru Sevalal Ji Maharaj at Pohragad function.

A excellent dance performance by Miss Neeta Pawar at Sevalal Bhajan Sandhya on March 23, 2010. Narendra Pawar is also seen in the picture.

Miss Neeta Pawar dancing on the Sword. Narendra Pawar is also seen in the picture.

Miss Neeta Pawar and Narendra Pawar with Dr. T. C. Rathod, President Maharashtra Unit of All India Banjara Seva Sangh, and Shri Radhe Shyam Ade, President Sevalal Army. Wives of Dr. T. C. Rathod (Pink Sari) and Shri Radhe Shyam Ade (White Sari) also seen in the picture.

Miss Neeta Pawar, Shri Narendra Pawar, Shri Deshmukh Pawar with Shri Haribhau Rathod Ex M.P., Dr. T.C. Rathod, Shri Subhash Rathod (General Secretary Banjara Employees Sangh), Movie Producer Shri C.K. Pawar.

Goaar Singer Mr. Lakhbir Lakha and Miss Gurinder Naaz with Goaar Dancer Miss Neeta Pawar And Mr. Narendra Pawar.

Goaar Singer Mr. Lakhbir Lakha and Miss Gurinder Naaz with Goaar Dancer Miss Neeta Pawar And Mr. Narendra Pawar. Shri Deshmukh Pawar (Father of Miss Neeta Pawar) also seen in the picture.
Posted on March 27, 2010------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pohragad Annual Mela: 10 Lakhs Goaar devotees paid tribure to Sevalal Ji Maharaj on Ramnavami

A Report by our Assistant Editor, Shankar Ade

Shri Revu Naik Belamgi, Animal Husbandry Minister, Karnataka visited Pohragad and paid tribute to Shri Guru Sevalal Ji Maharaj. Shri Revu Naik's wife also joined him. In the picture above Shri R. D. Rathod, District President of All India Banjara Seva Sangh, Shri Jagan Nath Master, Chincholi, Karnataka are seen with Shri Revu Naik Belamgi.

Honor of VIPs at the Temple of Shri Guru Sevalal Maharaj Pohragad.

Devotees of Shri Guru Sevalal Ji Maharaj at Pohragad Mela.

Goaar Volunteers distributing Langar at Shri Guru Sevalal Ji Maharaj Mela Pohragad.

A Goaar lady selling traditional ornaments at Shri Guru Sevalal Mela Pohragad.

More photos coming soon. Any Goaar who attended the Mela,  can share their photos with Banjara Times.

Posted on March 25, 2010----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


New Goaar Matrimony Website launched by Banjara Times Group on the occasion of Sevalal Mela at Pohragad (Kashi of Goaars)

Hello Sir/ Madam,

We are very happy to inform you that we have launched a new matrimony service specially for Goaars. The URL is given below:

We are looking forward to see you their. Believe us, it will not take more than 3 to 5 minutes to post your complete profile. Please have a look at the website and give us your valuable responses. We are looking for your suggestions for improvement. Try to refer this website to as many as Goaar friends you know through our "refer a Goaar friend" section. Regarding any querry, fill out contact form. We assure a quick response to every valid querry. Moreover discuss everything on our Blog and have your say. Send us pictures for our Picture Gallery.

We need your support and a combined effort to make the existence of goaars on the web.

Thanks and Regards, Team
Posted on March 22, 2010-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hello I am Sindhi Goaar from Pakistan!: Mohan Mochad

Dear Respected Kamal ji

I am Engineer Mohan Mochad From Sindh Pakistan.
I glad to see a website about Goaar jaati living in India.

My close relatives are in Gadara Badmer.

I am also working on one website which will represents Goaars of Sindh Pakistan.

Dear in Pakistan Goaars also called Thakur in most of areas.

I hope you will give me response. 

I hear from my elders that our DHADIs or Bhaats. I think his name is Hukamia Dhadhi. He is living in Multan area. Some time ago, he came to us. He has a lot of history about Goaar community. Dear it is in hindi language. I am trying to get this.

I glad to chat Goaars really.

I am glad to do any assignment regarding Goaar jaati. 

We have lot of cast in goaar like mochhal, dharmsot, banot, kurra, gelan, kachrani, bukya, punan.

I am visiting India in next month.


Engineer Mohan Thakur (Mochad)
M.E.  (Energy System Engineering)
B.E.  (Energy & Environment)
Environmental Engineer, Arch Associates Karachi.
Home Address: Thakur Street Mehran Colony Sakrand
District Shaheed Benazirabad (Nawabshah)
Posted on March 22, 2010------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

3rd National Banjara Doctors Conference on 8th & 9th May 2010 at Nanded (Maharashtra)

To, Editor, Banjara Times

Respected sir, we are organizing 3rd National Banjara Doctors Conference on 8th & 9th May 2010 at Nanded ((Maharashtra). Kindly put news on your website, so all Banjara doctors will read it & will register for the conference. Herewith attached all details.

Dr. Prakash Chavan
Cell No. 09764053204
Organizing Secretary NSDA CON 2010
Shriniwas Orthopedics Nursing Home
Near Under Bridge, Hingoli Gate
Nanded (Maharashtra)

Front Page of Invitation Card of 3rd National Banjara Doctors Conference on 8th & 9th May 2010 at Nanded ( Maharashtra)

Details about the office bearers of the Banjara Doctors Conference 2010 at Nanded, Maharashtra.

Registration Form for Banjara Doctors Conference 2010 at Nanded, Maharashtra.

Posted on March 22, 2010--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Banjara Educational conference held at Akola, Maharashtra

Akola, Maharashtra, March 16, 2010 (Neeraj Rathod): The conference held at PKV Agricultural University underlined the plight of Banjaras for being denied the reservation in the Private Universities in Maharashtra.

At the conference Mr. Amar Rathod brought to light the penalty that the Banjaras would have to pay for above stated reason. He mentioned that the Knowledge Commission of India under chairmanship of the Knowledge Commission has recommended the Govt. of India to start at least 1500-2000 new universities in order to bring Indian higher education to international norms. Moreever as the Govt. of India does not have enough finance to start up above requirement, most of the burdon will be shared by the private sector i.e the private or the deemed Universities. If this happens the future of young aspirants of our caste will fall behind in due time and this damage will truely be irreparable. Thus the time demands the rational thinkers of our caste to under a roof and take sustainable action was the appeal made by Mr Amar Rathod.

At the conference he also demanded the restructuring of right to education bill, which provides free educations to students from age group of 6 to 14, to be restructured and extended to the students of the age ranging till 18 years. Further he demanded an immediate rejection of the Kumud Bansal Commitee, appointed by Maharashtra Government, stating that the report presented by it to the government works in favor of the private school owners and further suppressing the parents and the aspiring young students.

The conference was presided by Principal Rajaram Rathod. Other dignitaries at the dice were Prof. Motiraj Rathod, Rajaram Jadhav, Mohan Rathod. The conference, to epitomise, was a success with nearly 300 odd people attending the conference from all across Maharashtra.
Posted on March 22, 2010--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

'Banjara and Gypsy': A English Book by Puttappa R. Jadhav

Title of the book "Banjara and Gypsy" written by Puttappa R. Jadhav

Dear Om Kamal Dharamsot,

It is pleasure to note that international awareness of Banjaras is taking place through your e-media. It should be noted that I was the first person to bring the book in English version in India, but society never took steps to go deeper and exavate the hidden things where history burried the facts. Now it is a wakeup call for all to unite and fight for the injustice done to us in the historic era.

I am sending the glimpses of my book, for your web site so that it should be known to the rest of the world.

My son Sunderjeet Jadhav is a product designer the first Banjara in the design field from NID Ahemedabad, and daugter is a Fashion designer from NIFT Bangalore. Please bring it to the notice of the society.

Thanking you,


Cell Phone: 99450 32947
Posted on March 22, 2010-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------