Tuesday, July 3, 2007

MGS - Formation


Most of the Guptan / Moothan and other allied Aryavaisya community members settled in Chennai was thinking about a common platform for sharing and airing their views for many years but unfortunately it was somehow not materialised. Perhaps, "Madhirasi" Guptan may be the first Pravasi Guptan who left his native in search of livelihood. Madhirasi and Tea Shops are mutually inclusive names in the beginning of last century, at least as far as our community is concerned, and it was the real root of the transformation of today's Pravasi Guptans. And, a common platform for the group is an unavoidable necessity.

There was an initiative taken 15 years back by some well wishers and they had their initial meeting and somehow the momentum was not kept on. Candidly, that was the driving force and it cautions about the fate of such organizations if not maintained the tempo continuously.
The enthusiasm of those who attended the meetings was really encouraging though not channalised. It gave the courage to form MADRAS GUPTAN SAMAJAM - MGS on 29 May 2005 and had the first monthly meeting of the Adhoc committee on 12 Jun. The committee members have decided to assemble every moth in one of the member's residence. The main agenda was enrolling more & more members in to the Samajam and publishing a directory of members for internal circulation.

A report of formation of MGS is published in Malayala Manorama & Mathruboomi Chennai editions. . The adhoc committee elected then was ...

Vaipur Balasubrahmannian, Convenor
V Vijayan, Dy registrar, High court,
Kishore R Gupta, Gen Manager (BPO Firm),
V Mani - SBI,
AR Narayanan - Retd Sr Investigator - Census Dept,
Vaipur Mani - Retd Sr Section officer, Railway Urban Bank,
V S Guptan - Retd Chief architect , TN Govt,
VR Chandran - Business (Tea Shop),
Babu Mohan, Vadakkepat - HCL Tech,
CR Ramesh - business (S/W Firm),
K Parasuraman - Business,( Mould components)
PS Ramakrishnan - auditor, TNEB.

It was emphazised that this initiative to be kept moving and to get refined more and more for becoming a full fledged association with activities in wider canvas.

MGS News team