Sunday, November 30, 2008


Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch is a public forum of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The Manch has been meeting every Sunday to discuss various topics e.g. matters of public interest, education, society, culture, religion, health, etc.

Dr. Ujala Arora, former Sanskrit education minister of Rajasthan along with Shree Girdhari lal Bhargava, Member of Parliament, have founded this Manch on 26th day of June 1983.

The Manch has conducted more than 1300 meetings continuously since its inception. It calls Government authorities, academicians, leaders of respective fields or a celebrity as its chief speaker every Sunday to discuss a given topic. A reputed person adorns the chair.

Presently, meetings are conducted in Scouts and guides hall, Ramniwas bagh, Museum road, Jaipur from 10.30 A.M. to 12.30 P.M.

General public are entitled to join the meeting. They can raise their questions. The chief speaker answers those questions. General public can also suggest, add or modify.

This is an open forum and joining is absolutely free of cost. Organizers arrange for everything needed to conduct the session. They also arrange for tea and snacks.

eminent personalities like Admiral B.S.Shekhawat, Lt. General Sagat Singh, Hon'ble Chief Justice M.N. Mukherjee, Hon'ble Justice B.S. Dave, D.R. Mehta, Chairman, Stock and exchange Board of India; M.L. Mehta,Chief Secretary, Rajasthan, have attended the meetings as chief speakers.

Famous Gandhian and Sarvodayee leaders such as Siddharaj Dhaddha, Puran Chand Toonkalia, Jawaharlal Jain and Banshilal luhadia have also adorned the chair as chief speakers.

Many other eminent statesmen, educationists, administrative and police officers, social servers, doctors. scientists, poets, singers, sports persons, religious preachers have facilitated the Manch in last 26 years.

To the best of my knowledge, this is the only forum that has conducted more than 1300 consecutive meetings without a break. The Manch meets all 52 Sundays in a year.

Present set-up:

  1. Dr. Ujala Arora, ex. minister, founder.
  2. Girdhari lal Bhargava, MP, Jaipur, convener.
  3. Advocate Pradip Chouhan, additional convener.
  4. Jyoti Kothari, educationist and businessman, additional convener
  5. Tejkaran Parashar, promotion and publicity in-charge.

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1 comment:

shivank said...

Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch is doing very good job for Jaipur. It is sad that both Girdharilal Bhargava and Dr. Ujala Arora expired this year. This is immense loss to Jaipur people.