Our History

Rajasthani Kutumb of Victoria was formed in 2001 in Melbourne by 7 Rajasthani families. The main focus was to celebrate Rajasthani Festivals, Teej and Gangaur specifically, in Australia in traditional Rajasthani manner.

The Kutumb was incorporated in 2003. All six paid life members at that time became the founder members of the organisation. They were: Jawale, Goyal, Manihar, Panwar, Sharma and Soni families.

 

In past, following office bearers were elected unanimously in the first AGM held in October 2003:

Ghanshyam Soni - President

Brij Panwar - Secretary

Mahendra Goyal - Treasurer

Rajesh Manihar - Comittee Member

Reshma Jawale - Comittee Member

The second AGM was held after the incorporation in April 2005. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

Ghanshyam Soni - President

Brij Panwar - Vice President

Rajesh Manihar - Secretary

Mahendra Goyal - Treasurer

Meena Mathur - Committee Member

Vishal Mehta - Committee Member

The third AGM was held in April 2006. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

Brij Panwar - President

Mahendra Goyal - Vice President

Vishal Mehta - Secretary

Khem Joshi - Treasurer

Rajesh Manihar - Committee Member

Mitesh Rathi - Committee Member

 

The AGM for year 2007 was held on April 22 at the Ashburton Library Hall. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

Mahendra Goyal - President

Rajesh manihar - Vice President

Rakesh Saraf - Secretary

Prabhat Mehta - Treasurer

Rajiv Chowdhary - Committee Member

Poonam Mehra - Committee Member

 

The AGM for year 2008 was held on May 11 at the Ashburton Library Hall. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

 

Vishal Mehta - President

Rajiv Chaudhary - Vice President

Rajiv Baheti - Secretary

Sachin Rathi - Treasurer

The following two comembers were elected with show of hands: Seema Agarwal and  Gopal Taori. However both committee members resigned soon after due to personal reasons and the following new members were elected by the committee:

 

Sonal Agrawal - Committee Member

Rahul Kedia - Committee Member

The AGM for year 2009 was held on May 3 at Tandoori Junction, Glen Waverley. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

Rakesh Saraf - President

Dilip Banthia - Vice President

Sury Prakash Soni - Secretary

Vinod Somani - Treasurer

Ruchi Choudhari - Committee Member

Anant Jain - Committee Member

The AGM for year 2010 was held on May 9 at Kew Library, Kew. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

Rajiv Chaudhary - President

Naresh TatedVice - President

Nitin Mehta - Secretary

Vikram Jain - Treasurer

Amit Jain - Committee Member

Ayesha Tiwary - Committee Member

The AGM for year 2011 was held on May 7 at Indian Consulate, St Kilda Road, Melbourne. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

Prabhat Mehta - President

Kirti SoniVice - President

Chandra Ojha - Secretary

Ujjawal Gandhi - Treasurer

Nitin Mantri - Committee Member

Komal Sanghani - Committee Member

 

The AGM for year 2012 was held on May 20 at Chisholme Institute of Tafe, Dandenong. The office bearers were elected unanimously. Komal Sanghani was elected committee member however she resigend soon due to personal circumstances. The list of committee thereafter is as follows:

Dilip Banthia - President

Vinod Somani - Vice President

Ravi Sharma - Secretary

Anju Sachdeva - Treasurer

Udit Choudhari - Committee Member

Mahi Goyal - Committee Member

The AGM for year 2013 was held on 4th May 2013. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

Sandeep Agrawal - President

Vikram Gajraj Jain - Vice President

Vikram N Jain - Secretary

Anish Shah - Treasurer

Varun Lohia - Committee Member

Shefali Thakker - Committee Member

The AGM for year 2014 was held on 11th May 2014. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

Sury Prakash Soni - President

Irina Kawar - Vice President

Sudhir Kumar Varshney - Treasurer

Nitesh Vyas - Secretary

Gaurav Agarwal - Treasurer

Preeti Kansal - Committee Member

Monika Kawar - Committee Member

The AGM for year 2015 was held on 11th June 2015. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

Anuj Gupta - President

Sanjay Khathuria - Vice President

Ruchi Sharma - Secretary

Saloni Kawar - Treasurer

Priti Kansal - Committee Member

Ashish Sharma - Committee Member

The AGM for year 2017 was held in June 2017. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

 

Nitesh Vyas – President

Ankur Gupta – Vice President

Gaurav Vageriya - Secretary

Surbhi Gautam – Treasurer

Yogen Mathur – Committee member

Shikha Bhatnagar – Committee member 

The AGM for year 2018 was held in June 2018. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

Ankur Gupta – President

Gaurav Vageriya – Vice President

Chanchal Sodha - Secretary

Deepesh Gautam – Treasurer

Yogen Mathur – Cultural Head

Jeetendra Bhardwaj – IT & Sport Head 

The AGM for year 2019 was held in June 2019. The following office bearers were elected unanimously:

Gaurav Vageriya  – President

Chanchal Sodha – Vice President

Garima Mantry - Secretary

Rahul Agrawal– Treasurer

Neha Goel – Members Engagement

Chanchal Kumavat – Cultural Head