Based in Perth, the Gujarati Samaj of Western Australia (Samaj), wishes to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of Gujarati culture, language, music, arts and cuisine amongst all Australians. It organises functions such as Geetanjali, Navratri, Natak and the Kite Festival where Gujarati traditions are on display for all to experience and enjoy. It promotes social activities through its support of the Sahelis, its women organisation and welfare, by its Seniors’ programme. Through Sandesh, its magazine and a monthly Radio insert, the Samaj allows the dissemination of matters that affect the Gujarati community everywhere. The Gujarati Samaj of Western Australia can trace its roots to Summer Picnics, Night Dinners and Garba-Raas on home stereo equipment more than 25 years ago. What began as a formal organisation in 1993 of about 40 families has now evolved into a body that looks after WA’s three thousand strong Gujarati community’s Cultural, Welfare, Social and Educational interests
We envision a community, which teaches our children our languages, our history and produces policy makers and individuals who drive a wholesome narrative of our people.
What began as a formal organisation in 1993 of about 40 families has now evolved into a body that looks after WA’s three thousand strong Gujarati community’s Cultural, Welfare, Social and Educational interests.
We are dedicated to creating a neighbourhood that inspires everlasting pride in our heritage, accomplishments, and culture. Building a group that speaks for our people both here and at home is what we are concentrating on. The goal of GSWA is to establish a group that all Gujarati can connect with that is both financially secure and creatively vibrant. We picture a neighbourhood where kids are taught about our history, our languages, and how to make good decisions for the community as a whole.
To promote the interests of its members and to unite all Western Australians of Gujarati descent and those with connections to Gujarat through cultural, social, and educational events. Additionally, it seeks to improve communication and cooperation among its members and the broader Western Australian community.
Promoting and maintaining unity and friendship among Gujarati and other communities
Participating in activities relating to educational, social, cultural and economic collaboration
Support charitable/educational/social/ cultural/economic activities