President’s message inside 2003 Directory

On behalf of the Executive Committee of Halari Visa Oshwals of America, I wish to thank Satish and  Surya Shah, and Mahendra Shah and  Ramnik Shah of Oakville, Ontario, Canada who took on the  task of updating the joint USA and Canada Halari Visa Oshwal Directory. This is the third edition of  the directory published for the benefit of the Oshwal members and the worldwide Oshwal community.   By having this directory, it will make it easier for Oshwal members to communicate with fellow Oshwals  and to develop closer contacts with each other.

The first USA Oshwal directory was published in 1996. Jayanti Galaiya of New Jersey and Manu Shah of  Maryland spent countless hours in collecting information and developing a database. Satish Shah and Rajesh Shah processed the data and arranged for printing and distribution. Since then Satish and Surya have kept the data base current by entering changes or additions requested by members. I wish to applaud their sincere dedication and selfless community service.

Manisha Kantilal Shah, President