Romanized Sindhi script
This project was developed by a team of selfless FOUNDING MEMBERS with support of and under the auspices of Alliance of Global Sindhi Associations Inc.
(AGSA formerly ASAA) and is managed by a core Committee of volunteers under the guardianship of Indian Institute of Sindhology,Adipur, Kutchh, India.
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THE ROMANIZED STORY – SUMMARY WITH PHOTOGRAPHS
OBITUARY AND SALUTATIONS
Salutations to following lovers of Sindhi language, who faithfully served the cause of Sindhi Community, set examples of their hard Work with determination and dedication and gave us enthusiasm and encouragement on the project of Romanized Sindhi script.
 
 
 
Late Dada Govind L Chandiramani of Mumbai

In the year 2007, he wrote: He wrote: “Actually my first article on Romanized Sindhi was published in Hindvasi in August 1997. Vikram Shahani helped me with the chart in Arabic and Devnagiri scrip. It was full of mistakes. I realized that the future lay in evolving something out of existing computer keyboards. I got an excellent comment from a reader. He wrote “2 cats are already fighting over a piece of sweet; where has this crow come from?” Until today I give credit to the commenter. In 2OO6, Poonam Malani Mumbai helped me to make an alphabetical chart with hand written Devnagiri and Arabic script. I have still preserved it. Then I proceeded with the translations. It was my point of view, that children and elders both should find something interesting So there was folklore for children and short stories and jokes for the grown ups. Before Singapore International Sindhi Sammelan 2007, Arjan Daswani of Singapore took the mantle of introducing this work at the Sammelan which he did, though no immediate results were visible, a seed was planted."
Subsequently when success was achieved on approval of Standardized Roman Sindhi Script for Global Sindhi use at a specially called Summit conference in the year 2010, Dada was very happy. And when Virtual Sindhi learning and teaching school supported by audios was which included Dada’s dreamt of short stories for children (supported by audios) was declared open at International Sindhi Sammelan hosted at Ahmedabad in December 2011, Dada rejoiced; he gave us a reception at Radio Club Mumbai. He wrote to Arjan “this project was destined to be achieved through you!” And within 3 or 4 days, to our complete surprise, just one day after Christmas, on 26 December 2011 Dada left us for his heavenly abode. That put us in a great loss and despair. At the reception he introduced to Arjan Mrs Kajal A Ramchandani and said she is a Senior lecturer teaching Sindhi language at Jai Hind College Mumbai. Kajal was co-opted in the Core Committee of the project of Romanized Sindhi early in the year 2012. Dada’s dream of putting a 10000 worded English to Sindhi dictionary in Roman Sindhi Script, on which he had ticked the words on an old pre-partition version of English to Sindhi dictionary (in Arbi Sindhi script) was worked on and uploaded supported by audios, in the same virtual ONLINE Sindhi learning and teaching school in the year 2013 and was announced at International Sindhi Sammelan 2014.
 
Late Mr Kishore Lala

He was an official of Sindhi Association of Southern California and also Vice President of Alliance of Sindhi Associations of Americas Inc., now known as Alliance of Global Sindhi Associations Inc. Through a recommendation of a mutual friend Mr Mohan Dadlani, an official of Sindhi Association of Southern California, he had found Arjan Daswani of Singapore in the year 2006,who had accepted as appointed voluntary coordinator on Alliance’s International Sindhi Sammelan Singapore 2007. In the year 2006. when When Dada Chandiramani approached Arjan to join him in the work of Romanizing Sindhi Script and requested him to do a presentation of his version at Singapore Sindhi Sammelan July 2007, Arjan called Kishore over phone to seek his opinion and consent and Mr Kishore not only consented but also assured Arjan that he would talk to alliance Chairman Mr Prem Lalvani to make sure that we get Alliance’s support.
Mr. Kishore left us for his heavenly abode just some days before and did not attend his dream of Singapore Sindhi Sammelan 2007 on which he was very much missed.
 
 
EXPRESION OF GRATITUDE
 
The project of Romanized Sindhi was achieved through the hard work of many years by a FOUNDING TEAM OF FOUR, namely, Late Dada Govind L Chandiramani of Mumbai, Mr Arjan Daswani of Singapre, Dr Devendra Kodwani of UK, and Col (Ret’d) Ram Gulrajani of Chennai. FOUNDING COMMITTEE expresses great appreciation and gratefulness to the two organizations who have helped on the project extensively, without which the project would not have become as successful as it is today and the organizations are: Indian Institute of Sindhology, Adipur, Kutchh, India, AND Alliance of Global Sindhi Associations, Inc (AGSA, formerly ASAA). The Founding Team is also grateful to several Sindhi Language Professors, Scholars and Linguists, whose photographs are shown below, for their very kind assistance and cooperation in making up of the accepted Romanized Sindhi Script and achieving of this project successfully. The project prays for support and the blessings of all for all future.
 
PRINCIPLE SUPPORTERS AND HELPERS OF THE PROJECT
 
 
All Board Directors, especially the following of Alliance of Global Sindhi Associations, Inc. (AAGSA, formerly ASAA) who have extended their extreme support to the project.
 
 
 
Dr. Dayal Meshri
ASAA.(now AGSA) President
When late Dada Govind Chandiramani requested Arjan to help get approval and feedback in on Romanized Sindhi script at LA Sindhi Sammelan 2009, he readily helped and moved a resolution prepared by Arjan at his advice, which was successfully voted in favour by a large majority of delegates who attended the LA Sindhi Sammelan 2009. He also Chaired at Summit conference f Sindhi language professors and linguists’ at Ahmedabad in March 2010 which was successful too.
 
 
Mr. Nand Belani
ASAA (now AGSA) Treasurer.
He has always been great help, holding donations for the project of Romanized Sindhi and expending money as and when required by the project. He helped organize a temporary website for Romanized Sindhi till this site came up and has generally been helpful.


 
 
 
Prem Lalvani
ASAA.(now AGSA) Chairman
After late Mr Kishore Lala, he has continued to support the project. When Prof. Baldev Matlani of Mumbai suggested Arjan that we should have Summit conference of Professors and Linguists of Sindhi Language of India, Prem ready agreed and the Summit conference was organized through The help of Dr Devendra Kodwani, respectively Dada Lakhmi Khilnani. Prem Co-chaired the Summit conferene which was successful. He has continued to support.
         
All Board Officials, especially the following of Sindhi Association of Southern California, the hosts of LA Sindhi Sammelan 2009, who supported during the presentation of the Romanized Sindhi Script and the Resolutions, which was successful.
   
 

Mrs. Kamal Lala
ASAA Vice President and LA Sammelan 2009 Chairperson.

She organized a slot for the Resolution and generally helped in moving of the Resolution which was a great success. At Alliance she has always supported this project.



 
 
dadlani
 
Mr. Mohan Dadlani
CA – an official on SASC California.
He was co-opted as Chairman of Sub-Committee of Romanized.
Sindhi project, dealing especially with presentation of it, and the process of Resolution at LA Sindhi Sammelan 2009 which was successful.
 
         
All Officials, especially the following of Indian Institute of Sindhology, Adipur, Kutchh, Gujarat, India, who have extended cooperation and assistance tremendously on this project. The Founding Team is grateful to them.
         
khilani
 
Dada Lakhmi Khilani Director
When Romanized Sindhi FOUNDING member Dr Devendra Kodwani approached him, he readily agreed and organized Summit conference at “Sindhu Bhavan, Ahmedabad on 29-30 March 2010, which was well organized and very successful. Dad continued to help additionally in the year 2013 by getting data writing work typed by his staff Rajni Valecha and has given good help on the project of Romanized Sindhi script. His arrangement of the Summit conference was excellent. The Founding Committee of the project of Romanized Sindhi is grateful to him.
 
satish rohra
 
Dr (Prof) Satish Rohra
TMA Hindi, PGD Linguistics PhD Linguistics .
A prominent scholar of Sindhi language and critical literature and a Founding Trustee of Indian Institute of Sindhology Adipur Kutchh. He was active adviser on the formation of the Romanized Sindhi script and was among the chief delegates who actively took part at the Summit conference at Ahmedabad on 29-30 March 2010 which was successful.

 
   
 
 
All delegates who attended the Summit conference and especially the following professors and linguists of Sindhi language who, in addition to Dr Satish Rohra, took active part in the discussions and deliberation of the Romanized Sindhi script at the conference. Romanized Sindhi FOUNDING TEAM is grateful to them and prays for their continuous support in the future
 
 
 
matlani
 
Dr (Prof) Baldev Matlani, Mumbai.
MA Sindhi & Economics,
Dip: Higher Edu. M.Phil (Sindhi) PhD (Sindhi) Head of Sindhi Dept, Mumbai University.
He was introduced to Arjan Daswani by late Mr Shyam Gianchandani of New Jersey and closely guided Arjan on formation of Romanized Sindhi script and movements of the project from time to time.Studies New Delhi.He was among the chief delegates who actively took part at the Summit conference at Ahmedabad on 29-30 March 2010 which was successful.

 
 
jetly
 
Prof (Dr) Murlidhar Jetley
MA in Hindi, Sanskrit and Linguistics,
Ph.D Linguistics, Ret'd. Head of Sindhi Studies New Delhi.
He was among the chief delegates who actively took part at the Summit conference at Ahmedabad on 29-30 March 2010 which was successful

 
 
lekhwani
 
Dr. (Prof) Kanhaiyalal Lekhwani,
MA Hindi MA Linguistics Sahitya Ratna (Hindi, Sindhi, Sanskrit)
Ph.D. Linguistics Formerly of Deccan College, Pune . Studies New Delhi.
He was among the chief delegates who actively took part at the Summit conference at Ahmedabad on 29-30 March 2010 which successful.
         
THE CORE COMMITTEE
   
(After demise of Dada Govind L Chandiramani on 26 December 2011, the remaining “Founding Committee “Life” members remained three, two dedicated Honorary members were co-opted in the year 2012which makes “Core Committee of five”. Dada Kamal Mirchandani helps as Volunteer where he can)
   
THE CURRENT HONORARY “LIFE” MEMBERS OF THE FOUNDING COMMITTEE
         
daswani
 
Arjan Daswani Singapore.
Honorary “Life” member of the FOUNDING COMMITTEE. Chief Coordinator Studies New Delhi.
Chief Coordinator for the project of Romanized Sindhi.
 
 
 
Dr. Prof. Devendra Kodwani, UK.
Honorary “Life” member of the FOUNDING COMMITTEE
He managed proceedings at the Summit Conference Athedabad 29-30 March 2010 Chief Technical Coordinator, respectively Consultant and Adviser on the project.
 
 
Col (Ret’d) Ram Gulrajani, Chennai.
Honorary “Life” member of the FOUNDING COMMITTEE.
He was the spoksman on behalf of Romanized Sindhi Founding Committee of four, during Summit conference proceedings at Ahmedabad 29-30 March 2010. Consultant and Adviser on the project.
         
HONORARY “”MEMBERS CO-OPTED SINCE YEAR 2012
   
 
Mrs. Kajal A Ramchandani,
a Senior Sindhi language teacher and lecturer at Jai Hind College Mumbai.
She was introduced by Dada Chandiramani in December 2011 and was co-opted on the Core Committee of Romanized Sindhi project in early 2012. She did great job on English to Sindhi dictionary by editing on meanings and spellings on Roman Sindhi words. She has conducted several work shopts on learning and teaching of Sindhi language through the lessons uploaded at www.RomanizedSindh.org at several cities of the world as volunteer without any emoluments. She helps promote Sindhi language.
 

Dr. Vijay G Bhatia
Ph.D , Philadelphia, PA USA
Co-opted in 2012 as Honorary technical help

He helps the project in several fields of editing and coordinating and is enthusiastic about Sindhi language and a good help to the project.

 
 
Dada Kamal Mirchandani,
Fremont, Bay Area, San Francisco CA.
He was first introduced to Romanized Sindhi team at Ahmedabad Sindhi Sammelan in December 2011 when this audio supported Sindhi teaching and learning website was officially announced at Ahmedabad Sindhi Sammelan in December 2011. Dada conducts classes of teaching Sindhi at Bay Area California from the said website, and conducts workshops for the teaching and learning of Sindhi language through the said website at several cities of the world. Dada’s voluntary help is great for the project and appreciated.