Asian Scene- Sindhi Post Dinner, New Year, The Star, 23rd April

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It was around 1994 that Monica Gokaldas started enquiring about other Sindhi community members and soon she found at least thirty of them. Their first gathering was in 1998 at her residence and since then they began celebrating the New Year or other prayers there.

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In 2003 the Sindhi Welfare Society was formally established the Mr Prem Gidoomal was appointed Chairman. There are now about fifty Sindhi families in Kenya and they meet regularly at the Ram Mandir, Nairobi. After celebrating their New Year on 12th April, they gathered for a post celebration dinner on Saturday 20th April at the Relish Restaurant, Nairobi. It was a night of having a good time with a bigger family, the Sindhi community and enjoying delicious food and entertainment organized by Jimmy Gidwani and Lavina Gidwani.

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