Who are we?
“Shree Mandhata Samaj”, UK was established in 1972 with the aim of fostering unity, promoting social welfare and preserving cultural heritage of the Mandhata Community.
The “Mandhata Samaj” name was adopted by the “Koli” community in East Africa before they arrived in the UK and thereafter continued the use of this name for the Association in the UK.The Association of Mandhata Samaj UK (AMSUK) is an umbrella organisation of various “KoliSamaj” Mandals/Associations in the UK.
In March 1996, following the acceptance of the Constitution of AMSUK by the members, the organisation was registered with the UK Charity Commission, under the provisions of section 3 of the Charities Act 1993.
As of September 2007, AMSUK has over one thousand members spread across fifteen (15) affiliated towns in the UK including; Bolton, Bradford, Birmingham, Bilston, Dudley, Preston, East London and Essex, Leicester, Loughborough, Luton, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wembley, Wolverhampton and Coventry. However, there are affiliated individual members living in many other towns in the UK, such as; Manchester, Stalybridge, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Rugby, Peterborough, etc.
The Youths of today are the future of our community. This sub-committee, with the help of Youth Leaders and local committees of affiliated towns try and ensure active participation of youths in all Samaj activities. The sub-committee is also responsible for the organisation of events that are of benefit to the youth and our Samaj as a whole.