News & Events

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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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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