Since the participation of Gujarat Representatives in the Chennai Conference held in July-2001, various meetings were held in order to begin the ICMICA Unit in Gujarat. Fr. Erwin, Director, Ashadeep Human Development Center, Vallabh Vidyanagar was officially nominated as ICMICA-Gujarat Advisor. Since then, we have been organizing meetings at regular intervals.
In Gujarat, we have also held several Seminars-cum-Workshops from time to time on various themes / topics related to the ongoing ICMICA thrust areas.
Moreover, our representatives have effectively participated in the World Social Forum, Asian Social Forum, other Seminars / Assembly meetings etc.
As known, India is a vast country consisting of different States and Union Territories. Each and every State has its own culture, problems, issues etc. having different dialects. As far as ICMICA Unit of Gujarat is concerned, it is co-operating ICMICA-India (Tamilnadu) Group since its inception. However, due to the large distance between States, it is extremely difficult to convene and to participate in the meetings at ICMICA-India level. It finds even more difficult to co-ordinate related issues. Even there is huge distance of about 1800 kms. between Chennai and Gujarat. Moreover, we consider it our prime duty to respect our local people, their autonomy and initiatives and we assure our overall representation at the National and International level.
This was discussed at length during the ICMICA-Gujarat Unit meeting held on 10-07-2011 and it was unanimously decided to propose for a new autonomous Unit i.e. ICMICA-Gujarat Unit and accordingly have passed the following resolution:
“WE, THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF ICMICA-GUJARAT REGION OF WESTERN INDIA UNANIMOUSLY PROPOSE TO FORM A SEPARATE PAX ROMANA ICMICA UNIT IN GUJARAT REGION BEFORE THE ICMICA INTERNATIONAL TEAM AND UPON RECEIPT OF DUE APPROVAL FOR THE SAME, IF DEEM FIT, WE SHALL CONSIDER OURSELVES AS AUTONOMOUS BODY OF ICMICA-GUJARAT UNIT. WE HEREBY ASSURE TO ADHERE TO THE OBJECTIVES OF ICMICA INTERNATIONAL. WE SHALL WORK TAKING INTO THRUST AREAS OF ICMICA BEING DETERMINED NOW AND THEN. OUR THIS PROPOSAL TO THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF ICMICA WILL BE SUPPORT TO THE WORK IN INDIA ESP. IN GUJARAT IN EVERY WAY THAT IS POSSIBLE TO US. ”