Author: Rtn. Gangaram S. Purswani (P.H.F.)
After partition of India, majority of families of our Khudabadi Sonara Community settled down in Jaipur. On 11th April 1958, some prominent members of our community, who were having their plots in Sindhi Colony, Bani Park, Jaipur, had a meeting and decided to form an association to be called “Khudabadi Sonara Association” with the sole purpose of defending rights and the interest of the members and solving their problems under the presidentship of Late Shri Tikamdas Bhojraj Purswani. Later, Shri Bhojraj Ratoomal Sawlani benevolently donated his Plot No. 39, to the Association for purpose of construction of a Grand Marriage Hall, in General Body Meeting of Khudabadi Sonara Association, presided by him, held at his residence (Plot No. 72-73) on September 27, 1959.
Khudabadi Sonara Association, Jaipur resolved to establish a Trust to take care of the property in all respect, in the General Body Meeting, under the presidentship of Late Shri Thakurdas Tirthdas Hingorani, held on October 21, 1960. Accordingly, on November 18, 1965, the Association registered a Trust Deed and formed a trust known as “Khudabadi Sonara Association Trust” with the following Trustees :
1. Shri Thakurdas Tirthdas Hingorani (Chairman)
2. Shri Vensimal Khubchand Sawlani
3. Shri Parmanand Menghraj Vasnani
4. Shri Chanchaldas Keshavdas Hingoani
5. Shri Gobindram Jhamandas Purswani
Aims & Objectives
1. To make available the Trust Property to the membersof Khudabadi Sonara Association, Jaipur on social occasions such as marriages, sacred thread ceremonies, religious gatherings and any other gatherings of similar nature.
2. To make available the Trust Property to any person, who may not be the member of the Association, for similar purposes on such conditions which the trustees may lay down.
3. To open any social institution such as dispensary, school and library etc. in the Trust Property.
4. Any other purpose as the trustees may determine from time to time.
The Association transferred the ownership of the land and construction on Plot No. 39 to the Trust as per registered Trust Deed, to fulfill above aims and objects. The construction of a few rooms on ground floor were completed in the year 1966. Later, Smt. Savitri Devi Tarachand Sawlani contributed funds voluntary without any terms and conditions for the construction of a marriage hall in the memory of her husband Late Shri Tarachand Shewaram Sawlani. A lot of our community members came forward and assisted in many ways in construction of the marriage hall and got it completed in the year 1969. At present, the hall is very decorated and equipped with air cooling system and famously known as
“Shri Tarachand Shewaram Sawlani Marriage Hall”. Trust premises started changing its outlook rapidly as from 1997 and funds started pouring in from contributions. Overall, it has one huge marriage hall with attached dressing room, one mini hall on 2nd floor, three kitchens, one pantry, one meeting chamber, twenty nine bed rooms with attached bath & toilet, three administrative office rooms (KSAT, KSSS & KSNMS) all air cooled/air conditioned, three cold drinking water plants, last but not the least, one beautifully decorated Goddess Durga Temple. Our respected elders founded this building and now it has grown into a large complex which famously known as “Khudabadi Sonara Community Centre” with construction on ground floor, first floor and second floor and an open roof top. Further, the Trust also contributes financial assistance to all poor and needy persons of our community, every month, regularly.
Hon’ble Justice I.S. Israni unveiled the Statue of Founding Chairman of the Trust and the President of Khudabadi Sonara Association, Late Shri Thakurdas Tirthdas Hingorani under the chairmanship of Shri Tarachand Jhamandas Tanvani, with lot of fun fare on 18th December, 1993. The Trust, for the first time organized a “Get-Together” on occasion of Deepawali under the chairmanship of Shri Gangaram Shamdas Purswani wherein, the managing committees including sub committees of all the organizations of Khudabadi Sonara Community along with financial contributors towards the infrastructure developments of the Trust were invited and honoured on Sunday, November 25 2001. The Trust celebrated its Golden Jubilee with colorful cultural dances under the chairmanship of Shri Gope Ramchandani wherein donors, heads of all organizations of Khudabadi Sonara community and financial contributors towards the infrastructure development of the Trust were invited and honoured on Friday, the September 25 & Saturday, the September 26, 2015 and a colourful souvenir was released. The Statue of Great Community Visionary Late Shri Bhojraj Ratumal Sawlani was unveiled to accord Honour and Tribute to our Community Legends at Trust Premises by Chief Guest Shri Mohan Kundandas Soni, an Innovative Entrepreneur, under the chairmanship of Mr. Nandlal Pahilwani, on September 11, 2016. A colorful souvenir “Community Legend Excellence Fest” was released to mark the occasions.
“The Commendation Ceremoney – Anandotsav 2020” was celebrated in honor of Donors who have voluntarily contributed towards the renovation of “Khudabadi Sonara Community Centre” which also includes the “Shri Tarachand Sawlani Marriage Hall” under the Chairmanship of Shri Gangaram Shamdas Purswani, with cultural performances and Sangeet-e-Behar on the evening of January 11, 2020. An exotic & colorful souvenir was released to commemorate the auspicious, memorable and historical event.
Incidentally, the “Shri Tarachand Shwaram Marriage Hall” has also completed its Golden Jubilee of construction (Its construction was completed during 1969 and we have just completed year 2019). We are thankful to Late Smt. Savitri Devi Tarachand Sawlani for her contribution towards the construction of Marriage Hall.