Category Archives: Community News

News about your fellow Oshwals and their families, including birth announcements, graduations, accomplishments, weddings, newcomer introductions, and condolences.

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Halari Visa Oshwals support India’s COVID Relief efforts

Dear Halari Visa Oshwals in USA – Following Saturday’s JAINA program, we are wanting to engage with JAINA to join their India’s COVID Relief efforts, which will be matched if we commit by Monday (6/14).  If we get to about 50k (depending on factors like size, location, etc), with JAINA’s matching funds, we be able to provide a full unit, which would include recognition for the Halari Visa Oshwal organization. If you are interested in financially supporting this effort please reach out to Jayanti Galaiya (908 887 2905 or Raju M Shah (443 996 3778

Virtual JAINA Convention 2021 – Early registration ending soon

Mark your calendars! We have secure a timeslot for the upcoming “virtual” JAINA Convention, similar to our previous “Reunions” that we’d have in person at the Convention.  This timeslot is Monday…

Late Mrs Panchiben Juthalal Nagpar Shah

Panchiben Juthalal Nagpar Shah (11/01/1919 – 09/03/2021)

It is with deep regret we announce the sad demise of Mrs. Panchiben Juthalal Nagpar on Tuesday, 9th March 2021 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Manjula Lalji Shah (13th August 1935 – 17th February 2021)

It is with deep regret we announce the death of Mrs Manjula Lalji Shah.

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Survey 2020/2021 – Halari Visa Oshwals of North America

Dear Friends & Community,

After a long year I’m sure we’ve all had some time for self-reflection.  I’m hoping this survey finds you in good health, and that you can help us determine what the next phase for our organization.

Our community is about 400 families in the US and another 150 in Canada, for about 1500 total people in North America.  Our community today looking different now, than it did when our community began to emigrate here in the 60’s and 70’s.  It’s 50 years later, and while our community has grown in number, the large emigration from UK/Kenya/India has slowed down.

Minakshi Nilesh Bid (16.03.1959-1212.2020)

It is with deep regret we announce the death of Mrs. Minakshi (Mina/Minu) Nilesh Bid on Saturday 12th December 2020, in Perth Australia.

A gratifying recognition of my life as a Volunteer

An inspiring story of a Recognition Award to Jatin Shah, of Mombasa.