WBF Constitution Effective on Jan. 1, 2009
The full constitution of the WBF has been approved almost unanimously by the Executive Committee and the General Body. The constitution was drafted by Dr. Vinod Tewary in consultation. It was first submitted to the Executive Committee. After the approval of the EC, it was sent to all the GB members who approved it on Sept 15, 2008. The text was finally verified and signed by, yours faithfully, Vinod Tewary, the writer of the draft, Mr Abhayanand Maharaj, the General Secretary of the WBF, and Mr. Nirmalendu Choubey, the Founder President of the WBF. The constitution was formally adopted on Jan 1, 2009 when the new leadership took over the reins of the WBF.
Click here for the WBF constitution in pdf.
Message from Mr. Choubey, the Founder of the WBF
In an email dated Dec. 16, 2008, Mr Nirmalendu Choubey, the Founder of the WBF and the outgoing President, has congratulated the new President and his cabinet which will be effective on January 1, 2009. Mr Choubey also thanked Dr. Ravi Chandrasekhar and other members of ESAC, namely, Prof. Ramanath Sharma and Dr. Krishnamurthy Ramakrishna for supervising a superb nomination and election process.
In another email dated Dec. 26, 2008, Mr. Choubey sent the following message to the members of the outgoing EC and PC:
Dear members of the current executive committee and president's counsel,
First, I want to announce that the term of current EC and PC expires on December 31, 2008. The only people who will continue to the next term are the three members of the ESAC, namely Dr. Ravi Chandrasekhara, Dr. Krishnamurthy Ramakrishna and Prof. Ramanath Sharma. All these ESAC members are also PC members currently, however, their PC membership will expire on December 31. Those EC and PC members who are directing a WBF Initiative are urged to continue their work until the new EC assigns a replacement. In this group, the WBF Web page currently being handled by Dr. Tewary is constantly being updated and must continue until a replacement is found. The same applies to the yahoo group that I moderate on behalf of WBF.
Second, I want to thank you all for your support and the work you have done to distinguish WBF in the community of Brahmans worldwide. Of course, there are disappointments, however, you all must have the satisfaction for trying to do what is right.
Third, holding a World Brahman Convention in 2007 which was keynoted by a cabinet level person from the Government of India was a mjor accomplishment that is unparalleled by any organization of our type. Finalizing a constitution and then holding an election is also a major accomplishment. I am sorry it took us four years, not one, to get there but I am glad we did. I am reproducing below the email of December 23 and 28 of 2004 that created the General Body per Interim Constitution that kicked start the process.
Fourth, I wish the new EC a grand success in weeks and months to come, and assure them full cooperation not only from me but also every one who has served with me. It also applies to international organizations that are affiliated with us.
Message from Mr. Kaushal Tripathi
Mr. Kaushal Tripathi, the President Elect, has issued the following email message on Dec. 16, 2008:
Dear Fellow Brahmans,
I thank everyone for bestowing such an honorable job to me. I will work towards a united Brahman organization which promotes Brahmanical values and causes. I cannot do this without the support of the old guard.
My doors are always open for suggestions. In couple of days, I will start working with EC members towards the agenda for next year.
In the meantime, enjoy the holidays.
Dec. 15, 2008- WBF Election Results Announced
According to an e-mail announcement dated Dec 15, 2008 by Dr. Ravi Chandrasekhara, the Chairperson of the ESAC, following persons have been elected to lead the WBF:
Mr. Kaushal Tripathi
Dr. Rajesh Shukla
Dr. Ranjana Pathak
Mr. Virendra Nath Ojha
Mr. Upendra Shukla
Mr. Vinod Kumar Sharma
Mr. Nanda Kumar Gorur
Ms. Radha Iyengar
Mr. Srikar Prasad
From your editor: Life sketches of the new President and the EC members will be published on this page as soon as available to me.