If you’re 18+ why not become a LIFE member of
The Association of Mandhata Samaj UK (AMSUK)
The cost to join is only £25 (one off payment)
Shree Mandhata Samaj UK is a community of Koli Patels originating from and around the areas near Navsari in Gujarat, India. Various community members had initially migrated to East Africa in the 1940/50’s and had adopted the name “Mandhata Samaj”. Subsequently, during the 1960/70’s, the community members had resettled in the UK and continued with the adopted name, formed local Mandhata Samaj/ Mandals in towns they had settled in.
In 1972 the Association of Mandhata Samaj UK (AMSUK) was established as an umbrella organisation of the various “Koli Patel Mandhata Samaj/Mandals” in the UK. In March 1996, following acceptance of the constitution by its members, AMSUK was registered as a charity (Registration No. 1055169) with the UK Charity commission, under the provisions of section 3 of the Charities Act 1993.
AMSUK’s Aims are to foster unity, promote Social welfare and preserve the Social, Cultural and Religious values of the Mandhata Community.
AMSUK’s Mission is to develop and maintain a Strong, Vibrant and Cohesive Mandhata Samaj that values and promotes our Hindu faith and Cultural heritage.
At present the Mandhata community in UK is estimated to be circa 7,000 families with a total of about 30,000 community members. It is one of the largest group of ethnic groups in UK. Apart UK, its ancestry in towns and villages (Gaams) in India, the Mandhata community also resides in many other towns and cities in North America, Africa, Canada, New Zealand and many other countries.
AMSUK has over one thousand members spread across fifteen (15) affiliated towns in the UK including; Bolton, Bradford, Birmingham, Bilston, Dudley, Preston, East London and Essex, Leicester, Loughborough, Luton, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wembley, Wolverhampton and Coventry. However, there are affiliated individual members living in many other towns in the UK, such as; Manchester, Stalybridge, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Rugby, Peterborough, etc.