JOSF - Jat Officers Social Forum

JOSF stands for jat officers social forum which is group of Jat Officcers from different domain can contact each other and share thought at common platform. JOSF members are from different region of country with different platform so JOSF is good platform to know people from out community at common platform.

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Khap panchyayat demands change in Hindu Marriage Act

In a meeting of about 60 'Khap panchayats' held at Jind, haryana demanded amendments in the Hindu Marriage Act to prevent marriages within the same 'gotra' (clan) and village. The 'Sarv Jatiya Sarvkhap' mahapanchayat presided over by Mewa Singh, president of the Mor Khap, urged all the MPs and MLAs of the state to support the demand of the panchayats. The mahapanchayat decided that its representatives would meet the MPs and MLAs of the state and seek their cooperation for bringing amendments in the Hindu Marriage Act to bar marriages withing the same 'gotra', a provision absent in it at present.
Earlier, during a meeting at Danoda Kalan village in Narwana sub-divison of Jind district on April 18, the panchayats had made the same demand, saying such marriages were against societal norms. A mahapanchayat of different khaps would now be held at Pai in Kaithal district on May 2, to decide the future strategy.

Mamta Kharab - captain of the Indian women's hockey team

Mamta Kharab (born January 26, 1982 in jat family, Haryana) is the current captain of the Indian women's hockey team. During the 2002 Commonwealth Games, she scored the winning goal which gave India the Gold. She also served as the model for the character of Komal Chautala in the 2007 Bollywood hit, Chak De India. She is a recipient of the Arjuna Award.

Manpreet Singh Gony Jat Cricketer from Punjab

Manpreet Singh Gony (born 4 January 1984, Rupnagar, Punjab in jat family) is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-arm medium pace bowler. Manpreet Singh Gony made his debut for the Punjab cricket team in the Ranji Trophy in the season 2007-08. Angered by his non-selection in the Punjab Kings XI IPL team late in the season, he decided to move his family to Tamil Nadu where he was selected for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, and effecttively joined the Tamil Nadu cricket team.
Gony has made his mark in the 2008 Indian Premier League matches. He played for the Chennai Super Kings. He was one of leading wicket takers in the Indian Premier League and also performed well with the bat, scoring crucial runs in the last overs. He was instrumental in the Chennai Super Kings victory against Delhi Dare Devils. He took 17 wickets in 16 matches in the IPL tournament. His team, the Chennai Super Kings, were the runner's up of the IPL tournament. Gony was drafted into the Indian cricket team for the Tri-Nation Series in Bangladesh in place of Sreesanth who was ruled out with a side strain

Krishna Poonia a Jat discus thrower from Rajasthan

Krishna Poonia is national woman discus throw champion of India. She won bronze medal in 2006 Doha Asian Games. She hails from Gagarwas village in Churu district in Rajasthan in India and represents Indian railways in national tournaments.
Krishna Poonia threw the discus to 61.53, her personal best, in the second try and finished behind Aimin Sing of China (63.52) and Ma Xuenjun, also of China (62.43). Krishna Poonia had won gold medal in the 46th Open National athletics championships to nose ahead of favourites Seema Antil and Harwant Kaur while registering a career-best 60.10 metres distance. She contested at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but failed to reach the finals, after finishing 10th in the qualifiers with a throw of 58.23 m.

Seema Antil a jat discuss thrower from Haryana

Seema Antil is jat woman discuss thrower. Her personal best throw is 64.84 m (212.7 ft), achieved in August 2004 in Kiev. Antil originally won the gold medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships, but lost it due to a positive drugs test for pseudoephedrine. She won a bronze medal at the next World Junior Championships in 2002. She won the silver medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, and was honoured with Bhim Award by the Haryana state government on 26 June 2006. Her absence from the 2006 Asian Games attracted considerable media attention

Alka Tomar a Wrestling player from Meerut

Alka Tomar is wrestler who received the bronze medal in Wrestling (55 kg Freestyle) at the Doha Asian Games in 2006. Alka Tomar also received a bronze at the Senior Wrestling Championships in Guangzhou in China 2006.
Alka tomar is National Women Wrestling champian of India. She was born in sisoli village in Meerut district in the state of uttar pradesh. She started wrestling at the age of 6. She is also a recipient of arjuna award 2007. Arjuna Award is India's leading award presented for Sports persons in India.

Jat Community Gotra or Clan System in India

Jat Community Gotra or Clan System in India refers to social organization of the Jats, Indo-Aryans /Indo-Scythian people of Northern India and Pakistan. The clan names of the Jat people are unique in India. However, some small number of their clan names do overlap with the Rajputs and Gujars. A Jat clan may include both gotra and vansha. List of Jat Clans have been compiled by many Jat historians. These lists have more than 2700 Jat clans or gotras. Like caste, gotras and vanshas do not change. There can be more than one gotra in a vansha but there can not be more than one vansha in a gotra. Most of the Jat clans come from Chandravansh lineage but they are also from Suryavansha, Agnivansh and Nagavanshi descent. Singh and Choudhury are common surnames used by a number of castes these do not reflect ancestry or caste and therefore are not considered as clans or vanshas. It is necessary to understand difference between clan, gotra and vansha. Jat clans may include both gotra and vansha.
Some of Jat Gotras are listed here

What is Gotra or Clan in Indian Communities

Gotra or गोत्र (Hindi) is word having literature meaning "cow-pen" or "cow-shed". This world is taken from archaic rigvedic Sanskrit for classification and identification of castes in India. Gotra is the Sanskrit term for a much older system of tribal clans.The Sanskrit term "Gotra" was initially used by the Vedic people for the identification of the lineages.
Maharshi Panini has defined gotra in his grammar as " उपत्यं प्रौत्रं प्रभृति गोत्रम " means Gotra is the name of group of descents, leaving son, including grandsons and great grandsons.

Sh. Laxman Burdak - IFS Officer and Jat Historian

Laxman Burdak, an IFS (Indian Forest Service) officer and famous Jat Community writer was born at Thathawata village in Churu district of Rajasthan on May 22, 1954. Village Thathawata is an old historical village founded by Thatha of Bhadia clan jat about 800 years back. Father Begaram Burdak is agriculturist and stationed at village Thathawata. He completed his primary education from village Thathawata in 1965 and middle school from Rosawan in 1968 and Higher Secondary from Ratangarh in 1971. B.Sc. degree was completed in 1974 from Nawalgarh. later completed M.Sc. in Physics in 1976 from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Served as telecommunication engineer at Jaipur (1976-1979). Then qualified for Indian Forest Service (IFS) in 1980. Presently serving in the state of Madhya Pradesh. He have two daughters and one son.
He is known for his wast knowledge on jat community and history.

Jat History - Origin of Jat People in India

जाट शब्द का प्रयोग आदिकाल से होता आया है। आदि सृष्टि में देवाधिदेव भगवान आदि शासक सम्राट हुये। भगवान शंकर की जटा से उत्पन्न होने के कारण ही इस समुदाय का नाम जाट पड़ा है। भगवान शिव के गुणों की साद्रश्यता जाटों में आज तक विद्यमान है। भगवान महादेव शंकर की जटाओं से निसृत ब्रह्मपुत्र, गंगा, यमुना, सरस्वती, सतलज, ब्यास, रवि, चिनाब, झेलम, गोदावरी, नर्मदा इत्यादि से उर्वरित भूमि जाटों की मातृभूमि विशेषतया रही है।

पर्यावरण की पवित्रता तथा स्वास्थ्य रक्षा के लिये इस जाति के लोग परमयाज्ञीक हैं, देव पूजा, संगती करण, दान करना उनकी स्वाभाविक प्रवृत्ति हे। भगवान शिवजी से जाटों की उत्पत्ति का युक्ति प्रमाण से विस्तार पूर्वक वर्णन है। रघुवंशी राजाओं, चंद्रवंशी राजाओं के वैवाहिक सम्बन्ध, राज्य प्रबन्धों, सुरक्षित वैभव सम्पन्न प्रजाओं का विशद आख्यान, पूर्वकथित जाटों जैसे गुण मिथिलाधिपीत जनक विदेह और दिलीप, भगवान श्री रामचंद्र, लक्ष्मण, भरत, शत्रुघ्न में थे। जाट समाज मर्यादा पुरुषोत्ताम भगवान श्री रामचंद्र को अपना पूर्वज और पूजनीय मानकर उनके गुणों की स्तुति करते हैं। महाभारत काल की रीति-नीति, चाल-चलन, वैवाहिक प(ति तथा जाट संघटन अपने वंशज पांडवों की परम्परा से चले आ रहे हैं। तथा उस समय के गणतंत्र निर्माता योगेश्वर श्री कृष्ण चन्द्र की गणतंत्र रूप पंचायतों के न्याय की मान्यता जाटों में है।

महाभारत काल तक जाट शब्द समुदाय वाचक था। इसके पश्चात अन्य जातियों की भाँति इसका प्रयोग जन्मगत जाति के रूप में प्रचलित हो गया। जाटों ने अपनी वैभवशाली परम्परा एवं वीरोचित कार्यों से इतिहास के कुछ पृष्ठों पर साधिकार आधिपत्य किया है। जाट सदैव शौर्य एवं वीरता के प्रतीक रहे हैं। कुछ लेखक जाटों को आर्यों की संतान मानते हैं, कुछ हैहय क्षत्रियों की स्त्रियों के गर्भ से ब्राह्मणों द्वारा उत्पन्न घोषित करते हैं, कुछ इन्डोसिथियन जातियों के साथ इनका सम्बन्ध स्थापित करते हैं। कुछ शिव की जटा से उत्पन्न मानते हैं। कुछ युधिष्ठर की पदवी जेष्ठ से जाट उत्पन्न हुआ मानते हैं कुछ जटित्का को जाट जाति का आदि श्रोत ठहराते हैं। कुछ इन्हें विदेशों से आया हुआ जिट, जेटा ऐक गात ;जाटध्द मानते हैं। कुछ इनको ययाति पुत्र यदु से सम्बन्धित मानते हैं और कुछ इनका अस्तित्व पाणिनी युग पूर्व मानते हैं तथा आर्यों के साथ इनका अभिन्न सम्बन्ध स्थापित करते हैं।

जाटों की शारीरिक संरचना, भाषा तथा बोली उन्हें आर्य प्रमाणित करती है। ऐसा डॉ0 ट्रम्प एवं वीम्स ने माना है। यह तय है कि जाट आर्य हैं और प्रचण्ड वीर हैं। संसार में विभिन्न देशों में जाट प्राचीन काल से आज तक निवास व शासन करते आये हैं भारत में बहुत प्राचीन काल से रहते आये हैं। जाटों ने तिब्बत, यूनान, अरब, ईरान, तुक्रिस्तान, चीन, ब्रिटेन, जर्मनी, साइबेरिया, स्कोण्डिनेलिया, इंग्लैण्ड, रोम व मिश्र आदि में कुशलता, दृढ़ता और साहस के साथ राज्य किया था और वहाँ की भूमि को विकास-वादी उत्पादन के योग्य बनाया था। मालवा, राजस्थान, पंजाब, हरियाणा तथा गंगा-यमुना का किनारा उनका मूल निवास स्थल है। विदेशी आक्रमणकारियों से उन्होंने देश को बचाया है, हूणों को परास्त किया है, देश और समाज की प्रगतिशील संस्कृति के निर्माण में उन्होंने महान योगदान दिया है, राजा एवं पुरोहित के गठबन्धन को तोड़ा है, इस संघर्ष में वे स्वयं टूटे हैं लेकिन मिटे नहीं, उनकी रुचि इतिहास के निर्माण करने में रही, इतिहास लिखने का काम उन्होंने दूसरों के लिए छोड़ दिया, जिन्होंने अपना उत्तारदायित्व ईमानदारी से नहीं निभाया और जाटों की विशेषताओं से जनसाधारण को दूर ही रखा।