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CHHIPAWAD . HISTORY OF CHHIPA . According to the “Balwa Pothy” Chhipa came from Jesalmer and resided in Nagor. Before the Samvat Year 1291, all Chhipas were Hindus.

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history of chhipa
HISTORY OF CHHIPA
  • According to the “Balwa Pothy” Chhipa came from Jesalmer and resided in Nagor.
  • Before the Samvat Year 1291, all Chhipas were Hindus.
  • In the Samvat Year 1291, when Firozshah Taghalakh of Takhlakh lineage was on throne of Delhi, all the Chhipas had adopted Islam in Nagor sharif.
peak time of chhipas
PEAK TIME OF CHHIPAS
  • Chhipa’s screen print and block print work was highly appreciated for a long time.
  • It is said that in early times of Chhipas, well known emperor of his time, King Akbar has also praised the work of Chhipas.
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PEAK TIME OF CHHIPAS
  • As Chhipas were the experts at the art of screen & block print, it became the main source of their survival.
  • Mills & “Karkhanas” were established by Chhipas; and most of the man power was used to promote the same kind of work.
  • Ahmedabad once became the “Manchester of India” because of the clothing industries and huge contribution of Chhipas.
lost focus from other basics
LOST FOCUS FROM OTHER BASICS
  • Education – “Bhan-namu kino faydo huwo hai”
  • No or limited education for girls
  • Less interest in search for a better life
  • Limited themselves within the “Chhipawad Territories”
  • Very little curiosity about their Legal Rights.
got hit by changing time
GOT HIT BY CHANGING TIME
  • Things changed – Printing work collapsed or gone elsewhere.
  • Left behind in other careers
      • Lack of education & motivation.
  • Never wanted to come out of their typical “Chhipawad” mentality.
  • Discrimination against Muslims in India was & has been a negative factor on top of everything else.
some exceptions those who explored out
SOME EXCEPTIONS:THOSE WHO EXPLORED OUT
  • Alhamdo-Lillah, some Chhipas like us here had the opportunity to explore out side the Chhipawad boundries.
  • They went all over the world including USA, Canada, Australia, Middle East…
  • They were able to have a better life style for themselves and their families.
  • They are doing their part individually to support their families based in Chhipawad.
  • They came to better understanding of true Islam.
the kind of efforts needed
THE KIND OF EFFORTS NEEDED
  • Alhamdo-Lillah, we are all doing whatever we can to support our own families back home in Chhipawad.
  • COLLECTIVE and ONGOING effort from all of us here to achieve bigger and better goals is needed.
  • We also strongly need to change our mindset of not being able to bring the much needed change in Chhipawad by concluding that nothing can be done about it.
projects to be achieved
PROJECTS:TO BE ACHIEVED
  • Higher Education for our Youth.
  • More and more Science students and facilities to accommodate them.
  • English Speaking and Computer Classes.
  • Upliftment of Girls’ Education and Women Rights.
  • Awareness of our Constitutional Rights.
  • Encourage people to get out and explore the world.
  • Very importantly, teach proper way of Islam.
what we did collectively
WHAT WE DID COLLECTIVELY!!!
  • Established the Chhipa Foundation of America.
  • Got all Chhipas together as part of this convention so everybody is aware of the work that needs to be done.
  • Already launched our first project in Chhipawad by Publishing & Distributing “Know Your Legal Rights” books translated into Gujarati.
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WHAT WE DID COLLECTIVELY!!!
  • Invited social workers from India like Amrish Mishra who is working for Muslims in India, specifically in Gujarat.
  • Started $1 a day Project.
  • Striving constantly to involve more and more Chhipas to the work.
what s needed of you
WHAT’S NEEDED OF YOU!!!
  • First of All, Your DU’AS are needed at all times.
  • Financial support.
  • Voluntary support.
  • Suggestions concerning the betterment of Chhipa community based in Chhipawad.
  • Any help and support which you think is beneficial for this cause.