April 2019 – Heritage Project

OUR HERITAGE – AAPNO VARSO Project and Book Launch – Batley – UK

VVUK (North) in collaboration with Gujarati Writers Forum Batley – UK had a very successful launch of OUR HERITAGE Book and project in Batley. The launch was attended over hundred people, including Chief Guest-Hon Tracy Brabin MP Batley & Spen, Guests of Honour-Cllr Gwen Lowe (Mayor of Kirklees), Cllr Shabir Pandor (Leader of Kirklees Council), Dilavar Vali Dashanwala (Chair of VVUK), Janab Abdul Karim Gheelwala (Chair of Indian Muslims Federation), David Cooper and Julie Haigh (Co-Head’s at Batley Girls’ High School), and Molvi Abubakr Diwan (Youth Voice – Batley).

OUR Heritage is documentation of the first generation of Gujarati settlers of Indian Origin in Batley. This information has been collected through face to face interviews with the early settlers and converted into book form. This book depicts the history, heritage of our settlers and cultural heritage in Batley-West Yorkshire-UK. This research and book will be a source of information for our future generation. The project/book has been researched and edited by Janab Ahmad Gul MBE, Dr Adam Ghodiwala and Imtiaz Patel Varediawala.
VVUK is proud to work in partnership with such organisation to preserve and promote our history, heritage and culture.