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Celebrating World Environment Day
Wednesday 5 June 2013
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Every year, 5 June is celebrated by millions internationally as World Environment Day (WED). Established in 1972 by the United Nations, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness for the environment and encourages …
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Annual Charity Challenge Raises Funds for Needy Children
Sunday 28 April 2013
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More than 3,000 people across the UK participated in the BAPS Charities Annual 10K Challenge to raise funds for KIDS as well as various other charities and good causes.  In London, the Challenge was hosted at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir …
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Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi Celebrations
Saturday 13 April & Saturday 20 April 2013
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The festivals of Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi were joyously celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 20 April 2013 (this year coinciding with the actual birthdate according to the Hindu calendar).  The festivities began from the morning …
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Children Participate in Road Safety Course
Saturday 27 March 2013
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Around 60 children aged between 13 and 15 from the Children’s Forum at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London participated in a road safety initiative called ‘RoadSense’. Facilitated by the Mercedes-Benz DrivingAcademy, the course took place at The Swaminarayan School opposite …
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Holi Celebrations
Tuesday 26 March 2013
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The Hindu festival of Holi was celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Tuesday 26 March 2013. Holi (Fagun sud Punam) is popularly referred to as the ‘Festival of Colours’, and marks the joyous arrival of Spring.  The sacred …
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Lights Out for Earth Hour 2013
Saturday 23 March 2013
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined millions of supporters in 7,000 cities, towns and municipalities across more than 150 countries and territories around the world to observe Earth Hour 2013 on Saturday 23 March. Iconic buildings small and large across …
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Maha-Shivaratri Celebrations
Sunday 10 March 2013
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The auspicious Hindu festival of Maha-Shivaratri was joyously celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Sunday 10 March 2013. The day began with the sacred and traditional bathing of the Shivalinga performed by the sadhus.  An ice Shivalinga, symbolising …
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Recycling Clothes for Climate Week
Saturday 9 March 2013
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Climate Week was observed at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 9 March 2013 with a special clothes recycling drive organised by BAPS Charities.  Climate Week is ‘Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to …
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Celebrating International Women’s Day
Saturday 9 March 2013
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed hundreds of women on Saturday 9 March 2013 to celebrate International Women’s Day.  The United Nations-recognised day was observed with an inspiring conference titled ‘Celebrating Women: Above and Beyond’, which aimed to celebrate the …
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Home Secretary Attends International Women’s Day Conference
Saturday 9 March 2013
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The Home Secretary Rt. Hon. Theresa May was Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker at an inspiring conference for International Women’s Day at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 9 March 2013.  The conference, titled Celebrating Women: Above and Beyond, …
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The Swaminarayan School Receives New National Award for Able Children
Thursday 28 February 2013
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The Swaminarayan Preparatory School has been recognised by the National Association for Able Children in Education (NACE) with its special Challenge Award for “helping pupils achieve their best”.  The NACE Challenge Award is recognised by external bodies, such as Ofsted, …
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Snow at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, London
Saturday 4 February 2012
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Mandir in Snow
Sunday 20 January 2013
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BAPS UK Annual Review 2012
Tuesday 1 January 2013
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We at BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha find joy in serving communities, families and individuals.  Find out how we enjoyed ourselves in 2012 through this brief annual review.

Conference on ‘Living With Cancer’
Saturday 5 January 2013
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a conference on ‘Living with Cancer’ on Saturday 5 January 2013 in partnership with BAPS Charities, Macmillan Cancer Support and St Luke’s Hospice.  The event, which was open for anyone with questions and concerns …
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‘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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