About Gujarati Samaj Of South West Florida
Gujarati Samaj of Southwest Florida was formed in 1987 by a handful of individuals whose main purpose was to bring families of Indian origin together to celebrate the rich culture and festivals associated with India.
Today, this Gujarati Samaj has a membership of over 175 families and individuals who not only get together to celebrate main Indian events such as Diwali, India Independence Day and Republic Day, but also hosts various other occasions that are important to Gujaratis. The Association is a non-profit organization whose main purpose is to operate as a charitable and educational organization promoting the understanding and tolerance of people of Indian origin.
It strives to promote Gujarati culture and heritage by encouraging participation from all its members and the community, whether young or old. The Samaj also tries to merge these Gujarati traditions with those found here in America in order to help children stay relevant with the country they live in now while teaching them about the heritage where they come from.