Shree Agarwal Navyuvak Sangh
was founded in
1963. An organisation modelled for the budding youths of
the Agarwal community, Shree Agarwal Navyuvak Sangh
was formed with a dream to mould the Agarwal youth into
confident, capable and efficient citizens of tomorrow - in
whose hands the future of the community lies.
Through the wings of the organisation, the youth were taught
the lessons of unity and brotherhood, the seeds of
self-confidence was sown in the hearts of the youth and
several activities were initiated to vitalise the youth in
cultural and social activities.
Youth was chosen as a platform to launch our organisation
because there was already a parent body with senior members
having their own set of activities. Moreover, during the
period of the 60s, there were only a handful of Hindi
speaking organisations in Madras and finding a youth
organisation amidst them was extremely difficult.
In such a difficult scenario, Shree Agarwal Navyuvak Sangh
(henceforth referred to as SANS), under the able guidance
of Shri Bhagwan Das Mangal, Shri Sitaram Goenka, Shri
Umashankar Agarwal and Shri Ambalal Mangal, was born as
our dream organisation. Late Shri Brijlal Chowdry, a
member of our parent organisation, gave us wholehearted
support. Both directly and indirectly, he helped in nurturing
Initially, SANS sought the patronage of Shree
Agarwal Sabha and was working under its banner till 1996.
Thereafter SANS has come under the patronage of
Shree Agarwal Samaj (Madras) and has been working under
its fold ever since.
was formed not only to awaken the awareness of our youth
towards their social objectives, but also to develop their
physical and mental abilities. Since very few organisations
with similar objectives were existing, youth from different
Hindu communities expressed their desire to be a part of the
organisation and soon SANS was performing like a well
Another objective of SANS was to bring all Hindi speaking
people under one banner and promote the use of Hindi and
develop the language in Tamil Nadu. During the 1960s,
there were not too many Hindi speaking people in Madras and
the language had to be developed in the hearts of the people.
Keeping these objectives in mind, thrust was given to
students at school/college level to enact plays in Hindi,
organise oratorical musical competitions in Hindi and
encourage essay writing and literary activities in Hindi
through competitions. An activity in this direction was
the inspirational Hindi play New Hand, a venture of
Shri Brijlal Chowdry. This turned out to be a roaring
From 1963 itself, SANS was quite active and focussed in
its objectives. In 1965, during the period when war clouds
were hanging over the country, SANS organised a
cultural program (on 21-9-1965) at Kalaivanar Arangam
(then the Children's Theatre) and sent a sum of
Rs.5001/- to the National Relief Fund. It was a big
corpus those days.
From 1966, the inter-school debate and essay writing
competitions, together with musical competitions, have been
held. In the fields of Sports, SANS was very
active. Chess, cricket, table tennis and other sports
activities were regularly conducted and an annual sports meet
was organised every year.
The very active members during the initial phase of our Sangh
were Shri Gyan Jain, Shri Vithaldas Agarwal, Shri Inder Raj
Bansal, Shri Ramesh Gupta Neerad, Shri Bhagwandas Mangal, Shri
Amritlal Agarwal, Shri S.K.Todi, Shri Lalit Lath and Shri