bhavesh has three sisters - yogita in standard 12th doing science, priaynka
in standard 10th and kajal in standard 9th. bhavesh's father works as a diamond
cutter. The industrial diamond cutting and polishing industry located in
southern gujaraat is the largest in the world. But this industry has ups and
down and does not pay that well for workers at the lower end of the talent. This
is because not much education or training is required to work in cutting and
polishing industrial type diamonds. The average income of a diamond cutter
in the industry is about Rs 25,000 a year. At present in gujaraat it costs about
Rs 48,000 a year for a family of 4 to live from hand to mouth and staying in an
Here is a communication from bhavesh....for YOU to know his roots and his
difficult life....with a prayer that YOU will donate with kindness of YOUR heart
to change the future of needy students like bhavesh....please see at the end of
this write-up for details about PVAF GUJARAAT EDUCATION PROGRAM and how you can
From: PVAF:Scholar: Bhavesh C. Lad
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 2:53 AM
To: Champak D. Mistry
Subject: about village
Mr. Champakbhai & Mr. Chandrakantbhai & your kids:
First of all I would like to wish all of you a very happy new year & a very happy
diwali. Hope this new year will brings lots of joy and happiness.
I am fine and I enjoy my diwali vacation at my home in maliyaadhar with
my parents and sisters..
Sir, we received you mail regarding you wanting to know about my village. So I am
explaining you about my village.
My village mane is maliyadhara. It is in chikhli talukaa of district navsari
in gujaraat state. It is 15 km away from bilimora.
About 5000 people live in maliyadhar. Majority of the maliyadhar people are koli patel.
There are about 200 prajapati family and we are called as lad.
There are no muslim family in our village. All families are hindu. We love each
In lad families most of the family members are educated and well set. Many of are
settled abroad in places like USA, Canada.
There are many degree and diploma holders in engineering and other commercial
fields. Some of the educated families are rich but some of are very poor.
20 % parents of the students are diamond cutters. Nowadays this occupation
is in crisis. Its very difficult to survive. So this type of family needs a real
help for education.
Our wish is to make our village comparable to a city. We wish all children
will get good education so they will survive in future.
In our village there is a gujaraati praathmik saalaa (elementary
school) from 1 standard to 7th standard. For higher education we have to go
to I. C. Desai High School which is in talavchoura. The education system is
governed and admixture by Gujarat Education Board in Ghandhinagar. The high
school has science stream so we don't have to go long distance for our
secondary school education. The school provides good education.
Our village has good traveling facility and also a communication facility. Email
facility will be available soon. There is one post office. There is one milk
dairy. There are two temples called as ambaaji & malayeshwar temples. There is also a big
canal which supplies water to help farmers. Our sarpanch (village
administration) is very progressive and hard working. We are also helped. In
fact my village is so very progressive that it is also called as gokul gaam.
There is so many things in our village. I can take pride in my village. I love my village.
Again Sir, I wish you a very very happy new year.
BELOW IS THE
TO CHANGE THE LIFE OF
A NEEDY STUDENT AND A FAMILY
WITH YOUR KINDNESS OF
SHARING YOUR GOOD FORTUNE OF