Welcome to the Official home page of the Saraswat Samaj, UK.

What do we do?

The Saraswat Samaj UK was founded mainly as a social & charitable body to organise social and cultural activities for the Chitrapur Saraswat community by:

How can you get involved?

Membership is simple. Download the form here and follow the instructions in the form. If you have any difficulties, do not hesitate to contact one of the committee members closest to you (contact details below). There is also an active Facebook group which you can join.

Note: You will need to be a member of Facebook to join this group.

Managing Committee

Office Name of bearer Email (replace ‘at’ with ‘@’ before sending email)
President Chandrakant Bailoor bailoor9 at yahoo.co.uk
Vice-President Dipak Rao dipak.rao4 at gmail.com
Secretary (General as well as Social) Shanta Ginimav shanta.g at gmail.com
Treasurer Shashank Kodikal skodikal at gmail.com
Sports Secretary Rima Karnad rima_karnad at hotmail.com
Events Reporter Gita Talgeri gitagurutalgeri at hotmail.com
Catering Secretary Umesh Tavanandi tpratibha at hotmail.com
Media Secretary / Webmaster Pramod Karnad Webmaster at saraswatsamaj.org.uk
Joint Media Secretary / Webmaster * Arjun Karnad TBD
UK Sabha Representative Shashi Bailoor shashibailoor at hotmail.com
Youth Representative ** Aarti Kulkarni / Arjun Karnad kulkarniaarti at hotmail.com

About Us

The Samaj was formed in 1989 by Konkani speaking people who emigrated from India during the early 1950s and settled in the United Kingdom. Formation of this association was due to the enthusiasm of a small number of families. The aim of the association is to bring people of the Chitrapur Saraswat community together by organising cultural and social activities.

More details of the Chitrapur Saraswats can be found at www.chitrapurmath.net or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitrapur_Math

You might like to take a look at our sister community’s website at www.konkanieu.com