14th of september, 1997 marked the day when a group of Fourty families deom the vysya community from all over the United Kingdom, gathered at the Geetha Bhavan Mandir, Barmingham to celebrate the birth of "Arya Vysya Association of UK".The event started with the colorful Shree Ganesha Pooja, Followed by Abishekamand and pooja to Lord Venkateshwara perforbed by Dr. Mr & Mrs M D R Gupta, Mr & Mrs Srinivas Wadawadigi, Mr & Mrs Parthasarthy Pobbathi and Dr & Mrs G Shivashankar. The Mahaprasad, Organised by ladies Savoured by gathering of about three hundred people was enjoyed by all.
The opening meeting of association followed by the Mahaprasadam.
The office bearers of the association were unanimously elected by the community. Then floor agreed for the annual membership fee of £10 per family. Dr Shivashankar gave a vote of thanks to all the ladies who worked hard and to all the people for organising the event.
Later over samosas and coffee, The feedback from many people showed that the birth of this association was long overdue and this event was a grand success.
President : Dr M D Ramakrishna Gupta (Peterlee)
Vise President :Late Dr M Srinivas Wadawadigi (Sutton Coldfield)
Executive Secretary : Mr Parthasarthy Pobbathi (Chesterfield)
Tresurer : Dr Grandhige Shivashankar
Executive Committee members
Dr Grandhi Jagadish (London)
Dr Ragavendra Shetty G (Durham)
Dr Sudhakar Gupta S (Brighton)
Dr Suryanarayana Shetty MBE (Oldham)
Dr VenuGopal S (London)
Dr Sheshikala Tallam(Stafford)
Miss Grandhi Sandhya (Wolverhampton)
Mr Rakesh Tallam (Stafford)
Mr Srinivas R Wadawadigi
Mr Parthasarthy Pobbathi
Dr M D Ramakrishna Gupta
Innagural General Body Meeting : Sept 1994
Exec. Committee Meeting : Feb 1998
Exec. Committee Meeting : Apr 1998