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United Gujaratis of Australia
United Gujaratis of Australia (UGA) is a not for profit organization incorporated in 2018 by Australian Gujarati Professionals.
UGA is an organization by the people connected with Gujarat by any means. UGA is not for profit organisation of Gujaratis for the Gujaratis. UGA has taken initiative to come together and form this organisation to celebrate and promote our rich heritage, our festivals, help our fellow Australian Gujaratis and most importantly preserve and nourish our culture.
Gujarat lies on India’s west coast. Part of its western boundary lies at the edge of Pakistan. Its coastline runs from near the mouth of the Indus River, curves around the great peninsula of Saurashtra, and swings south to a point about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north of Bombay.
Gujaratis live in Gujarat, one of the western states in India. The name comes from “Gujara,” a branch of the White Huns. This group ruled the area during the eighth and ninth centuries. Gujara also is the name of a pastoral caste (social class).
Archaeological evidence shows the region had cities as early as 2000 BC . Muslims conquered Gujarat in the thirteenth century AD and ruled for the next 450 years. Control passed to the British East India Company in 1818. After India’s independence in 1947, Gujarat was incorporated into Bombay state. In 1960, the Gujarati-speaking areas of Bombay were split off to form the present-day Gujarat.
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“Big thanks to UGA team for keeping the Australian Gujju’s glued together. I love the enthusiasm and progressive thinking mindset of the team. Best wishes for future success”Parul Mehta
“The Alphabet UGA itself summaries a perfect family for all Gujratis around Australia, it also links us to our contry MATRABHUMI. I would say UGA has got all my memories back and cherished it so much and made it a life long memory”Shirin Lakhani
“We all must be proud of the excellent management of this event and the zest and enthusiasm shown by 6000+ Gujarati Khelaiya of Sydney at the event making it most memorable and enjoyable!”Hemant Shah
“PROUD TO BE A MEMBER OF UGA”Dipak Padhiyar