Earthquake in 2001

ACF decided to start working on Sarkhej Roza after it’s Convenor, Ms.Bhavna Ramrakhiani visited the site in late 2000. The Earthquake occurred on January 26th 2001. Besides human loss, and the damage to many other monuments in the city, the earthquake had damaged one of the monuments in the Roza complex, called the Baradari. Letters were written to INTACH requesting that this damage be taken note of. A public meeting was organized in April 2001 which brought many important and eminent citizens to the Roza to take note of the damage. This was the first step towards creating awareness amongst the citizens about this beautiful and magnificent monument.

Setting up the advisory committee in 2006

With development of Sarkhej Roza reaching a different level wherein it was becoming important to plan out various spaces for community needs like festivals of rajjab, mannats and other requirements, need for technical aid and help was greatly felt. Given the resource crunch it was not possible to avail these services for a cost. Currently Mr.Rajiv Kathpalia, Director, Vastu- Shilp Foundation; Mr.Pavan Bakeri, Vice President, Bakeri Constructions and Mr. Mukesh Patel, CMD, Lineworks are part of the advisory board alongwith Ms. Bhavna Ramrakhiani.

Advocacy by the Media- Divya Bhaskar + TOI

As part of ACF’s effort to promote the monument of Sarkhej Roza, ACF found a very strong partner in the Times of India, a credible Media House. The TOI ran a two month long campaign, everyday in 2010 with stories and details of the Roza. The other media Houses have also been sensitive to the cause of the monument and keep publishing stories /articles/ issues connected to the Roza.

Round Table Meet at Sarkhej Oct 31st 2010

In October 2010, it suo motto organised a Round Table Conference which brought together the Municipal Commissioner of the City, representatives of the archeological Survey of India, Directors of Indian Institute of Management, MICA and CEPT.