Navdeep Poonia, a Jat cricketer in Scotland Team

Navdeep Singh Poonia (born 11 May 1986) is a Scottish cricket player. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium fast bowler. He has played his first one one-day international for Scotland against Ireland on 5 August 2006.He also made three Twenty20 appearances for Warwickshire in 2006 season.He plays for Warwickshire in English county cricket.Poonia scored a half-century on his C&G Trophy debut in June,2006.He was named in a 14-man squad for the visit of Inzamam-ul-Haq's star-studded outfit for the historic one day match against Pakistan but at the last moment,Warwickshire refused to release him.Because,Mark Greatbatch,the coach of Warwickshire required Poonia for Warwickshire's Twenty/20 Cup clash at Northants. In this way,he is the victim of his own success.
His path to pulling on a Scotland jersey has been littered with many an obstacle. It was Warwickshire's tartan export Dougie Brown who first brought notice of Poonia's origins to then Under-19 national coach Peter Drinnen. A spot in the under-age World Cup was offered but then withdrawn because of the rules which put residency and education over birth place. Having withdrawn those parameters, the route was clear for him to become a fully-fledged Saltire and with a top order place firmly up for grabs, he could easily find his way in the party which will head for the Caribbean next spring. Observers of Poonia's game consider him a highly capable shot maker, inventive but not reckless. He concedes that at one day level he has much still to learn. "I think playing for Scotland will help me mentally most of all.

Jhunjhunu adhiveshan by Jat Mahasabha in 1932

There was a grand gathering of farmers under the banner of Jat Mahasabha in Jhunjhunu on 11-13 February 1932. 60000 Jat farmers attended it. Thakur Deshraj camped at Jhunjhunu for 15 days to make it a success. The farmers from all parts of India attended it. It was presided by Rao Sahib Chaudhary Rishal Singh Rayees, who was escorted from station to the place of meeting on elephant accompanied by a caravan of camels. This program was of Jats but all the communities cooperated and welcomed. Kunwar Panne Singh Deorod welcomed this rally where as Vidyadhar Singh Sangasi did the welcome of ‘Jaipur Prantiya Jat Kshatriya Sabha’ rallies. Though the Jagirdars did all attempts to make it a failure, but it proved a success. On the appeal of fund collection the participant farmers donated their gold ornaments, which they were wearing. This was the first opportunity of awakening the Shekhawati farmers and proved a grand success. Sardar Harlal Singh and Chaudhary Ghasi Ram had traveled a lot for its publicity and spread its message. Some of the competent people were awarded Kshatriya titles. For example Chaudhary Har Lal Singh was awarded as ‘Sardar’, Ratan Singh of Bharatpur as ‘Kunwar’ and Chaudhary Ram Singh as ‘Thakur’. Thus the Rajput monopoly over these titles vanished.

1925 Pushkar adhiveshan by All India Jat Mahasabha

The Pushkar adhiveshan in November 1925, organized by All India Jat Mahasabha, was presided over by Maharaja Kishan Singh of Bharatpur and proved to be a turning point in mobilization of Jats in India. Sir Chhotu Ram, Madan Mohan Malviya, Chhajju Ram etc. farmer leaders had also attended. This function was organized with the initiative of Master Bhajan Lal Bijarnia of Ajmer-Merwara. The farmers from all parts of Shekhawati had come namely, Chaudhary Govind Ram, Kunwar Panne Singh Deorod, Ram Singh Bakhtawarpura, Chetram Bhadarwasi, Bhuda Ram Sangasi, and Moti Ram Kotri. 24-year young boy Har Lal Singh also attended it. The Shekhawati farmers took two oaths in Pushkar namely,
1. They would work for the development of the society through elimination of social evils and spreading of education.
2. ‘Do or Die’ in the matters of exploitation of farmers by the Jagirdars.
3. Resolution was passed to remove the British rule from India.

Foundation of Jat Mahasabha

The All India Jaat Mahasabha was founded in Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh, India in 1907, as an offshoot of the Arya Samaj. The Mahasabha, a supra-provincial organization, was perceived in southeast Punjab as a symbol of unity in Jat society and as the main catalyst of reform and change. The Jaat Mahasabha is a non political organization in nature. It is a social organisation. It is organised by a community for its uplift, for social reconstruction. The Jaat Mahasabha has been functioning from 1993 for social causes. But it is not a registered body, not even as an NGO or social organization.

Jat Samaj Kalyan Parishad, Gwalior Madhya Pradesh

Jat Samaj Kalyan Parishad is situated at Gwalior in Madhyapradesh. This is an Organization of Jat people in Gwalior region in Madhya Pradesh, India. It was started in 1981 and registered in 1988. Its objective is to awaken Jat people about their rights and educate them by spreading the cultural, historical and geographical facts about Jat people amongst its members. It works in association with All India Jat Mahasabha, Delhi. It is working on achieving social objectives of eliminating dowry, mrityubhoj etc social evils through organizing camps.

Some of good work done by Jat Samaj Kalyan Parishad Gwalior are:
* Conducting research on Jat people history and Jat historical places.
* Organizing an annual fair at Gwalior fort in memory of its occupation by Jat Rulers Maharaja Bhim Singh Rana and Chhatar Singh Rana of Gohad state.
* Organizing “Chaudhary Gyanaram Punia All India Jat Samaj General Knowledge Competition” every year.
* Organizing group community marriages without dowry.
* Organizing health camps and blood-donation camps.