The Bharatiya Temple - Troy, MI
The Bharatiya Temple - Troy, MI

Organizational Structure of the Temple
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The all governing bodies of the Temple consist of volunteers from the dues paying members. The Temple has its own constitution and by-laws which are applied to form various committees. The term for most committees is the calendar year.
 
The Temple has a board consisting of 15 trustees (12 elected and 3 appointed). The daily day to day activities and planning of the various religious and cultural activities and other administrative aspects are overseen by the Executive Committee. This committee consists of a President, President-elect, Secretary, Joint Secretary, Treasurer, Joint Treasurer and Committee Co-ordinator. Members of the Executive Committee are appointed every year by the Board of Trustees from the voting membership. The Chairpersons of the standing committee are selected but the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees. Some of the standing committess are are: Religious Committee, Education Committee, Bal Bharati, Maintenance Committee, Membership Committee, Prasad Committee, Finance Committee and Chetana (the Temples official quarterly magazine). Most of these committees are formed for the calendar year and report to the Executive Committee.
 
The other standing Committees are Long Range Planning Committee and the Constitution and By-laws Committee, Audit Committee, Nominating and Election Committee. Chairs of these committees are appointed by the Board of Trustees. In addition, the Board and the Executive Committee may occasionally form certain ad-hoc special purpose committees with specific objectives in mind. These committees terminate as soon as the specific objective has been achieved.
 
Board of Trustees 2015 Executive Committee 2015

Chairperson: Dr. Inderjit Saini

Vice Chairperson: Mr.Venkata Parachuri

Secretary: Mr.Krishnan Anantharaman

Ex-Chair: Dr. Ram Garg

Board Members:

Dr. Surekha Rao, Mrs.Sandhya Desai, Mr Viswanathan,

Mrs. Bela Shah, Dr.Sri Ram, Mrs. Swati Paranjpe,

Mr.Srini Subramanian, Mr. Arun Agarwal, Dr. Sunita Yedavally,

Mr.Mahendra Kenkre, Mrs. Archana Somnay

President : Mahaveer Khetawat

President Elect : Arun Pandya

Secretary: Ravi Singh

Joint Secretary: Koteshwarlu Divi

Treasurer: Rajendra Shah

Joint Treasurer:Suman Desai

Ex-Officio : Jagdish Karera

Committee Coordinator: Freddy Colah

Bharatiya Temple Working Committees
Committee Name
Adult and Seniors Tilak Sharma, Seema Shah
Bal Bharati Ruta Desai
Cultural Shaila Vijay
Education Rajeev Grover
Gift Gallery Swaran Batra
Gurukul Rajkumar Ramamurthy
Information Systems Rengesh Krishna
Kitchen and Prasad Prasanna Deshmukh & Bankim Desai
Library Bhuvana Umamaheswaran
Maintenance Dinesh Billore
Membership Tom Patel
Outreach Anjali Vale
Publications Deepak Parekh
Publicity Neelam Kanodia & Swati Paranjape
Religious Mini Garg & Anand Vardarajan
SEVA Varsha Rengesh, Rajiv Bhargava

Office Manager : Sharmistha Sarkar

Priests : Shri Janakirama Sastry Vithala,  Shri Kaushik Joshi  &  Shri Chandrashekar Sharma