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Second Newsletter 2012 The voice of the Samaj

Building Strong and cohesive community! MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Kite Flying Picnic ....................... Saturday, June 21, 2012 Long distance Picnic…………….Friday, Aug 24, 2012 Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 Sunday, Aug 26, 2012

Kite Flying Picnic Day & Date: Time: Members: Non-members: Venue:

Saturday, July 21, 2012 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm FREE $10/person Riley Lake Park, 9180 Riley Lake Rd., Eden Prairie, MN

 3:00 pm Corn and Watermelon (till available)  4:00 pm Let the Kites Fly (Samaj will provide 1 kite per family)  5:00-6:30-Games(Kids &Adults)  6:30-8:00pm Dinner


Other Activities available      

Biking Trails Beaches Play Equipment for Kids Sand Volleyball Basketball Tennis Courts

Long Distance – Overnight Picnic Long distance Picnic……………..Friday, Aug 24, 2012 Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 Sunday, Aug 26, 2012 We are very excited to announce our traditional long distance picnic. This is always a fun event. No phones, televisions, noises to bother you. Walk on trails, along the river, play volleyball on just hang around the fire pit with friends. Location has cabins with capacity of 215 people. Please register as soon as you can since the spot fill in quickly. Each cabin can approximately accommodate 8 people. If you need to share it with your close friends, try and reserve them together and let us know. Registration will not be considered complete until the payments are made in advance. Please see the payment details below. Registration booth will be made available at next couple of events. Please make a copy of both Registration and waiver form attached in newsletter, fill and send to Kaushal Amin. More details will be passed on to you as we get closer to the date. Venue: Norway Pointe 5089Norway Beach Road Hinckley, MN 55037 (320) 384-6903 Check-in: Friday Aug24, 4:00pm Check-out: Sunday Aug 26, 11:30am 3 Days/2 Nights : $25 per person Children under 5: $10 per child

3 Days/2 Nights : $50 per person Children under 5: $20 per child

1 Day (Saturday only) : $15 per person Children under 5 : $5 per child

1 Day (Saturday only) : $30 per person Children under 5 : $10 per child

LONG DISTANCE PICNIC 2012 Registration Form August 24, 25 and 26)

Norway Pointe, 5089Norway Beach Road, Hinckley, MN 55037 

LIMIT is 215 persons. Registrations are on a first come, first serve basis only. Applications without payment will not be accepted. After 240 people, registration will be closed. Act now! Registration opens June 20nd and closes Aug 1st . Last date for cancellation is Aug 1st. Only pre-registered and paid members will be allowed to attend. The organizing committee reserves the right to assign cabins. You will be required to comply with all the rules of the State Park. The Samaj will make all possible arrangements within reason. Everyone must sign a liability waiver before entry will be permitted.

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Registration Form Names of all family members coming (provide children’s ages) Names

Ages (child)

Payment Amount

Total Members Fees 3 Days/2 Nights : $25 per person Children under 5: $10 per child

1 Day (Saturday only) : $15 per person Children under 5 : $5 per child

NON-Members Fees 3 Days/2 Nights : $50 per person Children under 5: $20 per child

1 Day (Saturday only) : $30 per person Children under 5 : $10 per child

Primary e-mail: ______________________________________________ Contact number: ___________________________________________ (Updates will be communicate by e-mail for this event)

Signature Your registration is complete only when we receive this form and advance payment. Mail payment and fully completed form to:

Mail the form and payment to : KAUSHAL AMIN, 7810 EVEREST CT N, MAPLE GROVE, MN 55311

Gujarati Samaj of MN Waiver form For Long Distance Picnic 3 Days/2 Night Picnic Release from Liability - Assumption of Risk Please Read Carefully Before Signing I understand that there are inherent risks involved in picnics/overnight events. Activities during this event could potentially carry the risk of serious personal injury or death. These risks include, but are not limited to, injuries due to fall, weather conditions, rocks, trees and other forms of forest growth or debris, cables, utility lines, equipment and component parts, and other forms of natural or fabricated obstacles. All of the inherent risks of activities present the risk of serious and/or fatal injury. I release Gujarati Samaj of MN, its officers, volunteers, from any claims and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the Long Distance Picnic activities and facilities described above including claims of negligence. I agree to hold harmless and indemnify Gujarati Samaj of MN, any volunteer of the aforementioned for loss or damage, including any loss or injuries that result from damages related to the participation in the event. I accept full responsibility for the use and care of the asset/facility assigned to me and while in my possession. I agree that all disputes arising under this contract and/or from my use of the facilities at Norway Point State Park, St Croix State Park, shall be governed by the laws of the State of Minnesota I, the undersigned, have read and understand the above Release from Liability.

(Please Print Clearly) Date Name(s) Address Phone Signature(s) Signature of Parent or Guardian if under 18

This newsletter sponsored by:

Secretary Gujarati Samaj of Minnesota 8365 Queen Court N Brooklyn Park MN 55444 Affix Stamp

Did You Know‌ Long Distance – Overnight Picnic 1.

The Mona Lisa has no eye brows.


Ketchup used to be as thick as medicine.


Babies yawn before they are born.


More than 480 million people have played Monopoly.


Your heart is about the same size as your fist.


Dust from Africa can travel all the way to Florida


The longest recoreded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.


If you fell into a black hole, you'd stretch out like spaghetti.


There are about a quadrillion ants on Earth.

10. Every year, New York moves 1" further away from England. 11. A large python can swallow a goat whole. 12. At least 12 rocks from Mars have landed on Earth. 13. Crocodiles often eat rocks. 14. Pigs can get sunburned. 15. The world's lightest mammal-the bumblebee bat- weighs less than a nickel. 16. A tiger's skin is striped like it's fur. 17. Giant tortoises keep growing their whole lives. 18. Frogs drink through their skin. 19. Pet hampster can run up to eight miles a night on a wheel. 20. A cat has about 20 muscles in each ear. 21. Every day is about 55 billionths of a second longer than the day before it. 22. When you see lightning, it is traveling at about 227 million mph. 23. Horseshoe crabs lived before dinosaurs. 24. About 6,000,000 pounds of space dust settle on earth every year. 25. Monkeys can go bald in old age, just like humans can. 26. Dragonflies can see in all directions at once. 27. The world's heaviest onion weighed more that the head of a man. 28. Only male toads croak. 29. You can tell lions apart by the spots at the base of their whiskers. 30. Opposite sides of dice always add up to seven.

2500 BC

Dravidian civilization

1500 BC

Aryans invade India and conquered the Dravidians

1400 BC

The Vedas, the Hindu scripture, was written

800 BC

800-600 BC The sacred scripture, the Upanishads written

518 BC

Persians conquered Pakistan

500 BC

Buddhism was founded in India by Siddhartha Gautama

500 BC

Jainism was founded in India by Mahavira Jains

326 BC

Alexander the Great moved into India

324 BC

The Mauryan Empire was established by Chandragupta Maurya including Afghanistan and parts of central Asia

272 BC

Ashoka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, becomes the emperor of India

185 BC

The Maurya Empire ended

50 AD

The Kushans established an empire in northern India


The Gupta Indian dynasty reunited northern India initiating the "golden Age" of India


Muslim armies from Arabia invade India


Qutb ub-din Aybak establishes the Delhi Sultanate


Timur conquered India resulting in the decline of the Delhi Sultanate


Vasco Da Gama becomes the first European explorer to reach India


Christianity was introduced to India by the Europeans and in the early 1500s Sikhism was founded by Nana


Babur established the Mughal Empire


Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter to the East India Company established trading posts in Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras


Shah Jahan, the ruler of the Mughal Empire, builds the Taj Mahal


The Strict Muslim, Aurangzeb, ruled India and tried to force Hindus to convert to Islam


The Battle of Plassey: Robert Clive, an agent of the East India Company, leads forces which defeated the Mughal governor of Bengal


Warren Hastings appointed the first governor general of India by the East India Company


The Sepoy Rebellion


The British government ruled India via an Indian Viceroy- called the British Raj


Queen Victoria was given the title Empress of India by the British Parliament


Burma became an Indian province, The Indian National Congress was formed

1905 19141918

The British government divided Bengal into separate Hindu and Muslim sections


13 April: The Amritsar Massacre


Mohandas Gandhi became the leader of the Indian independence movement and the Indian National Congress


The Government of India Act and the creation of a new constitution


3rd September, the United Kingdom declared war on Germany and World war 2 begin.


Muhammad Ali Jinnah demanded that a new country be formed from India for the Muslims, which would be called Pakistan


August: World War II ended when United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki


The British government agreed to grant India independence


16 August: Indian Muslims held nation-wide demonstrations calling for the establishment of Pakistan


British and Indian leaders agreed to divide the country into India and Pakistan. 15 August 1947 India became independent


30 January: Gandhi was assassinated


26 January: A new Indian Constitution was ratified and Jawaharlal Nehru became the Indian first prime minister

World War 1

2nd Newsletter 2012  
2nd Newsletter 2012