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Observing Universal Children’s Day
Sunday 23 November 2014
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BackgroundEstablished in 1954, Universal Children’s Day is celebrated by millions as “a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children”. The annual celebrations aim to increase awareness and change global attitudes to children’s rights and welfare. Many countries of the …
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Launch of 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Saturday 22 November 2014
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Since its inauguration by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj in August 1995, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (popularly recognised as the ‘Neasden Temple’) has become an important part of Britain’s religious landscape. To officially begin the year-long celebrations leading to …
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£20,000 Cheque Presentation to Diabetes UK
Saturday 22 November 2014
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During a special assembly at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 22 November 2014, BAPS Charities presented a cheque for £20,000 to Diabetes UK. The funds were raised by thousands of people of all ages – from young children …
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Teacher Training for Safeguarding Children and Classroom Student Management
Saturday 22 November 2014
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The Swaminarayan Sunday School at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir teamed up with the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education to educate local supplementary school teachers about ‘Safeguarding Children’ and ‘Classroom Management and Behaviour’ on Saturday 22 November 2014. The National …
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Worshippers Join Members of Other Faiths to Donate Food to the Homeless
Sunday 16 November 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London is committed to engaging, sharing and collaborating with different faith communities in the UK. This is channelled through a number of events around the year, especially during National Inter Faith Week. Inter Faith Week …
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The Swaminarayan School Judged “Excellent” In All Areas
Friday 7 November 2014
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The Swaminarayan School, Europe’s first independent Hindu school, was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in early October. The school was judged to be “excellent” in all areas, confirming its position as one of the best independent schools in …
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Friday 24 October 2014
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Following the Diwali celebrations on Thursday, the Hindu New Year was welcomed with piety and devotion on Friday 24 October 2014 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. The first ceremony of the New Year began at 5.30am, followed by prayers …
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Diwali Celebrations
Thursday 23 October 2014
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The traditions and rich culture of Diwali – one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar – were joyously celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Thursday 23 October 2014. Diwali, known as the ‘Festival of Light’, …
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Mandir Lights Up in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Thursday 23 October 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London was illuminated in pink on Thursday 23 October 2014 in support of Breast Cancer Care during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The lighting of the Mandir was seen by thousands who had gathered for the Diwali celebrations …
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Prime Minister Hosts Diwali Reception at 10 Downing Street
Monday 20 October 2014
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Prime Minister David Cameron celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali at 10 Downing Street on Monday 20 October 2014.  Along with British Hindus from various denominations, also gathered in the Pillared Room of the Prime Ministerial home were Lord Dholakia, …
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Party for the Elderly
Sunday 5 October 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a special party organised by BAPS Charities for 44 elderly residents and 12 carers from local care homes on Sunday 5 October 2014. The event was part of BAPS Charities’ commitment to ‘Sewa Day’ …
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Clean-Up of Local Park
Sunday 5 October 2014
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Over 60 children from The Swaminarayan Sunday School at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir teamed up with volunteers from BAPS Charities to collect litter from Gibbons Recreational Park opposite the Mandir on Sunday 5 October 2014. The event was part of …
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Health Screening Session for Under-40s
Saturday 27 September 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, held a health screening session for under-40s organised by BAPS Charities on Saturday 27 September 2014. Cardiovascular disease and diabetes are common conditions observed in the South Asian community. Early detection of risk factors is …
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Celebrating ‘Open House London’
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 September 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined more than 800 sites to celebrate Open House London – the capital’s principal architectural festival – on the weekend of 20-21 September 2014. Open House London is part of a growing global concept “showcasing …
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Observing International Peace Day
Sunday 21 September 2014
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Background In 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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Healthy Lifestyle Medical Seminar
Saturday 20 September 2014
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On Saturday 20 September 2014, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a seminar organised by BAPS Charities on ‘Achieving a Healthy Lifestyle’. In collaboration with MIND and Diabetes UK, the seminar raised awareness and provided practical guidance on working towards …
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Seminar for Dental Professionals
Thursday 18 September 2014
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A special seminar for dental professionals was held at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Thursday 18 September 2014. Organised by BAPS Charities, the event was co-sponsored by AAA Laboratories, My Dental Order and Septodont, and brought together more than …
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