News & Events

‘Welfare for the Elderly’ Seminar for St Luke’s Hospice
Sunday 25 November 2012
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a seminar on Sunday 25 November 2012 entitled ‘Welfare for the Elderly’ where St Luke’s Hospice, the local hospice for the boroughs of Harrow and Brent, provided information about the services that it offers …
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Participating in National Interfaith Week
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November 2012
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London participated in National Interfaith Week by partnering with St Mary’s Church in Willesden to raise money for local charities on Saturday 24 November 2012 and also by holding an interfaith seminar at The Swaminarayan School, …
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Neasden Temple Lights Up in Blue for World Diabetes Day
Wednesday 14 November 2012
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London was illuminated in blue on the evening of Wednesday 14 November 2012 in support of World Diabetes Day.  The Mandir joined iconic landmarks, monuments and buildings all over the world in the official blue colour …
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Wednesday 14 November 2012
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The Hindu New Year (Samvat 2069) was devoutly heralded on the morning of Wednesday 14 November 2012 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.  Following the joyous Diwali celebrations of the night before, devotees and visitors arrived at the Mandir continuously …
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£25,000-Cheque Presented to Macmillan Cancer Support
Tuesday 13 November 2012
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A cheque for £25,000 was presented to Macmillan Cancer Support during the Diwali celebrations at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Tuesday 13 November 2012.  Stephen Richards (Director for England) and Rachel Kingston (London Area Fundraising Manager) were on hand to …
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Collecting Funds for Children in Need
Tuesday 13 November & Wednesday 14 November 2012
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Children from BAPS Charities collected funds for the BBC’s Children in Need campaign during the Diwali and Hindu New Year celebrations at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Tuesday 13 November and Wednesday 14 November 2012.  Children in Need is …
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Diwali Celebrations
Tuesday 13 November 2012
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Diwali – one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar – was celebrated with great devotion and splendour at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Tuesday 13 November 2012.  It is traditionally the day when business-owners close existing …
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Sunday School Receives British Academy Schools Language Award
November 2012
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In December 2011, the British Academy launched a nationwide schools languages award as an initiative aimed at encouraging innovation and creativity for teaching in languages at secondary schools. Both mainstream and supplementary schools were invited to apply for the prize …
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Diwali Celebrations at Houses of Parliament
Wednesday 31 October 2012
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Diwali is the most important festival of the year for millions of Hindus across the world. Each year, a celebration of Diwali is held at the Houses of Parliament in London and this year marked the 11th such event. It …
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Cleaning Brent Feeder Canal
Saturday 13 October 2012
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Volunteers from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London and BAPS Charities teamed up with Thames21, one of the country’s leading waterway charities, to clean the local Brent Feeder Canal on Saturday 13 October 2012. The Brent Feeder Canal began to channel …
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Supporting the Deafblind
Saturday 29 September 2012
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a special presentation by Sense – the UK’s charity for people who are both deaf and blind – on the evening of Saturday 29 September 2012.  The work of Sense is wide-reaching, from providing …
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Observing International Peace Day
Sunday 23 September 2012
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BackgroundIn 1982, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring an International Day of Peace. In 2001, the General Assembly adopted 21 September as the permanent date for this annual event. The Day is envisioned to provide “an opportunity …
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Visitors Enjoy ‘Open House London’
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 September 2012
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London participated once again in Open House London, the capital’s annual festival of architecture, by welcoming hundreds of visitors over the weekend of 22-23 September 2012.  The Mandir joined over 700 buildings, including private homes, commercial …
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Diabetes Care Programme Launched
Saturday 15 September 2012
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A Diabetes Care programme was launched at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 15 September 2012. The programme organised by BAPS Charities in conjunction with the Royal Free Hospital of London incorporates multi-disciplinary clinics for diabetic patients with the …
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‘Brent in Bloom’ Garden Award
Thursday 6 September 2012
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London has been presented with an ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ in the ‘Brent in Bloom’ garden competition for 2012.  ‘Brent in Bloom’ is an annual competition held by Brent Council recognising the local community for …
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Paralympic Torch Welcomed to Brent
Wednesday 29 August 2012
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The Paralympic Torch was welcomed to the London Borough of Brent at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden on the morning of Wednesday 29 August as part of a joyous community celebration.  Despite the relay running two hours behind schedule, …
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17th Anniversary Celebrations
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 August 2012
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From its inauguration in August 1995, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (popularly recognised as the ‘Neasden Temple’) has brought a profound sense of peace, inspiration and devotion to its community and beyond. This spirit of religiosity and service to society …
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