About AVAE

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.

The gathering was welcomed by Mr. Srinivas Wadawadigi. Following invocation by the young Ladies, Dr M D Ramakrishna Gupta gave us all a insight into Vysya community and its tradations. Mr. Parthasarthy Pobbathi talked about the aims and ambitionsof the newly born association. Dr ragavendra Setty explained the origins of the Vysya community dating back to centuriesfrom a small town called Penugonda in what is now known asAndra Pradesh. This was very informative for younger generations. Mrs Shashikala Tallam then gave a recital of devotional songs. Pocket size pictures of vasavi were distributed to members, thanks to Dr Suryanarayana Setty MBE.
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.

The Organisation
Founding Members

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)

Youth members

Miss Grandhi Sandhya (Wolverhampton)

Mr Rakesh Tallam (Stafford)

Editorial Board

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