News & Events

Observing World Environment Day
Tuesday 5 June 2018
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5 June is World Environment Day (WED). It is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform …
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Neasden Temple Enters TripAdvisor ‘Hall of Fame’
Wednesday 23 May 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as the ‘Neasden Temple’ – has been awarded a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from TripAdvisor for the fifth consecutive year, entering the Mandir into the TripAdvisor ‘HALL OF FAME’.TripAdvisor is considered the world’s …
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Community Safety Day with Brent Safer Neighbourhood Board
Saturday 19 May 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, organised a community safety day on Saturday 19 May 2018 for the local borough of Brent. The event was delivered in partnership with the Brent Safer Neighbourhood Board (SNB) – a body of various community …
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Annual Charity Challenge
Sunday 29 April 2018
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More than 1,500 people in London – from toddlers through to senior citizens – joined the BAPS Annual 10K Challenge on Sunday 29 April 2018. The annual charity Challenge organised by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) brought together more than 3,000 …
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Senior Health Convention
Saturday 14 April 2018
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A health convention was organised at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, for senior members of the fellowship.The event, attended by over 200 people, was in response to growing concerns about health and fitness amongst 40- to 55-year-olds, and provided valuable …
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Ben Davies Visits from Tottenham Hotspur Foundation for Wellbeing Programme
Wednesday 11 April 2018
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Tottenham Hotspur’s Ben Davies visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Wednesday 11 April 2018 for ‘Wellbeing 4 You’, a physical fitness programme that the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation is running in partnership with the Mandir. The programme, which is delivered all …
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‘Timeless Hinduism’ Youth Seminars
Saturday 24 March & 7 April 2018
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On Saturday 24 March 2018, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir welcomed over 200 Hindu youths to the first instalment of ‘Timeless’ – a two-part seminar exploring the continued relevance of Hinduism in today’s modern world.The day began with a sumptuous Indian …
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‘Faiths In Tune’ Interfaith Music Festival at The British Museum
Sunday 25 March 2018
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Children from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London were invited to participate in the ‘Faiths In Tune’ music festival at the British Museum on Sunday 25 March 2018.Faiths In Tune is an all-day interfaith musical festival that promotes interfaith dialogue and …
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Earth Hour 2018
Saturday 24 March 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined iconic landmarks as well as communities and organisations from more than 180 countries by switching off its non-essential lights to observe Earth Hour at 8.30pm on Saturday 24 March 2018.Earth Hour – the world’s …
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Health Screening with the Royal Free Hospital
Saturday 24 March 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir hosted a cardiovascular health screening session on Saturday 24 March 2018 in conjunction with BAPS Charities and the Royal Free Hospital – a major teaching hospital in Hampstead, London. BAPS Charities has developed a longstanding partnership …
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Celebrating International Women’s Day
Saturday 10 March 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir observed the UN’s International Women’s Day, which falls annually on 8 March, with an inspiring conference titled ‘Celebrating Women: Strength in Unity’. It formed one of the thousands of events held throughout the world to inspire …
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Crime Prevention Awareness Drive
Saturday 17 & 24 February 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, organised a crime prevention drive on Saturday 17 and 24 February 2018. The events were planned in response to the significant rise in burglaries across the UK, and were delivered in partnership with the Metropolitan …
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National Gujarati Teachers’ Conference
Saturday 17 February 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed 108 senior management representatives from 38 different supplementary schools, mandirs and community groups across England on Saturday 17 February 2018 to further their learning about the future of Gujarati language teaching. The Conference was …
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Annual Charity Challenge Launch
Saturday 17 February 2018
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The BAPS Annual 10K Challenge for 2018 was launched on the evening of Saturday 17 February at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.The official partner for this year’s charity Challenge, which takes place in April, is Carers UK, the UK’s only …
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Maha Shivaratri Celebrations
Tuesday 13 February 2018
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The festival of Maha Shivaratri was celebrated on Tuesday 13 February 2018 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.Maha Shivaratri is special day in the Hindu calendar for offering reverence to Lord Shiva. Swamis began the festivities in the morning by …
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Bone Marrow Appeal for Nine-Year-Old Yuvan
Saturday 27 January 2018
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a bone marrow awareness and recruitment drive on Saturday 27 January 2018.The drive was in support of children such as Yuvan, a 9-year-old boy suffering from leukaemia. His condition was diagnosed 4 years ago …
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