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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Saturday 6 November 2010
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The morning of Saturday 6 November 2010 heralded the Hindu New Year, Samvat 2067.

Following the joyous Diwali celebrations the night before, devotees and visitors arrived at the Mandir continuously from early morning to offer their prayers and seek blessings.
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High Commissioner of India Celebrates Hindu New Year
Saturday 6 November 2010
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The High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, His Excellency Mr Nalin Surie, visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as the ‘Neasden Temple’ – with his wife, Mrs Poonam Surie, during the Hindu New Year celebrations on Saturday 6 November 2010. They joined thousands of others as Mr Surie was invited to perform the main ceremonial Rajbhog Arti of the Annakut offering.
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Diwali Celebrations
Friday 5 November 2010
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Diwali – one of the most auspicious occasions in the Hindu calendar – was celebrated with great devotion and splendour at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, on Friday 5 November 2010.
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London Awarded First Prize in ‘Brent in Bloom’ Competition – Again
Thursday 21 October 2010
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, has been awarded first prize in the category of Business/Public Premises in the ‘Brent in Bloom’ competition in 2010 – for the second consecutive year.
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Welsh Commonwealth Games Team Visits BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London
Friday 24 September 2010
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The Welsh Commonwealth Games team visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Friday 24 September 2010. The team managers had already visited the Mandir in July and were keen for the athletes to experience the serenity and spiritual ambience of the Mandir. The visit followed that of Team England during the Community Open Days on the weekend of 11 and 12 September 2010.
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‘Falls in the Elderly’ Seminar
Sunday 19 September 2010
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BAPS Charities organised a special seminar at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Sunday 19 September 2010 to address the welfare of elderly people. Dr Binita Jani (Consultant Physician, Medicine for the Elderly at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust) and Mrs Nipa Shah (Senior Ocuupational Therapist, Central Middlesex Hospital) provided expert advice and guidance.
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International Day of Peace and International Year of Youth Observed
Sunday 19 September 2010
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The International Day of Peace, observed each year on 21 September, is a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. This year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on young people around the world to take a stand for peace under the theme ‘Youth for Peace and Development’. It combined two very important events being observed by the United Nations, to which BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is internationally affiliated.
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London features once again in Open House London
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September 2010
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London featured once again as a part of the annual Open House London architecture festival held this year during the weekend of 18-19 September 2010.
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Health Awareness and Screening Community Open Days
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September 2010
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To mark its fifteenth anniversary, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, London organised Community Open Days on the weekend of Saturday 11 September and Sunday 12 September 2010. Many members of the public as well as guests visited the Mandir. On the Saturday, the Mandir also welcomed the athletes and members of Team England – who will take part in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi this October.
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Commonwealth Athletes attend Community Open Days
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September 2010
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To mark its fifteenth anniversary, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, London organised Community Open Days on the weekend of Saturday 11 September and Sunday 12 September 2010. Many members of the public as well as guests visited the Mandir. On the Saturday, the Mandir also welcomed the athletes and members of Team England – who will take part in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi this October.
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Janmashtami Celebrations
Thursday 2 September 2010
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The birth of Bhagwan Shri Krishna was celebrated with great devotion at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, on Thursday 2 September 2010. The day, traditionally known as Janmashtami, began with a grand Annakut offered to the deities in the Mandir, where guests and devotees arrived throughout the day for darshan.
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Exceptional results for third successive year for GCSE & AS Level Hinduism Course
August 2010
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Young students of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK have achieved another exceptional set of results for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in Hinduism.
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BAPS Charities Presents £25,000 Cheque to Barnardo’s BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London
Saturday 31 July 2010
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BAPS Charities, UK presented a cheque for £25,000 to Barnardo’s at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 31 July 2010.
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Hindola Utsav (Swing Festival)
27 July to 26 August 2010
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The Hindola Utsav – or Swing Festival – is celebrated from Ashadh vad 1 to Shravan vad 2 of the Indian Calendar, falling this year between 27 July and 26 August 2010. Various decorated swings are created in which the sacred image of God is gently and lovingly swung by the devotees.
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The Swaminarayan Prep School Achieves Exceptional Key Stage Two Results
July 2010
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Further to the outstanding inspection report, results for the SATs (Standard Assessment Tests or Key Stage 2 tests taken at Year 6) at The Swaminarayan Prep School, London have once again been of an exceptionally high standard this year. All students achieved Level 4 and above, with 75% of students recording a Level 5 (the top score available) in English and a remarkable 86% achieving this in Mathematics. The overall results have improved for the third consecutive year – placing the School at the top among Brent’s 51 primary schools as well as very high nationally in the top percentile of National Exam results.
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Over 3,500 take part in the BAPS Charities 10k Challenge
Sunday 18 April 2010
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More than 3,500 people around the country took to the streets and parks on Sunday 18 April 2010 for the BAPS Charities 10k Challenge to raise funds for children and other worthy causes.
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Sarah Brown Attends Women’s Conference at Neasden Temple
Sunday 11 April 2010
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Sarah Brown was Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker at the International Women’s Day conference hosted at London’s famous Neasden Temple (officially known as BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir) on Sunday 11 April 2010.
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