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Celebrating World Environment Day
Saturday 9 June 2012
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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 raises worldwide awareness for the environment and enhances action.
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Mother and Baby Welfare Seminars
Saturday 2 June, Saturday 9 June and Saturday 16 June 2012
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BAPS Charities organised a series of seminars for young parents to raise awareness about and provide guidance on the welfare of new mothers and babies.
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Volunteers Team Up for ‘Big Tidy Up’ in Brent
Wednesday 30 May 2012
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In keeping with its ongoing commitment to the local community in Brent, BAPS Charities jointly coordinated a ‘Big Tidy Up’ project with neighbouring organisations Tesco and McDonald’s to clean the roads, alleyways and green areas in the vicinity.
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Volunteers Support Health Awareness Drive for Rotary Club
Saturday 28 April 2012
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BAPS Charities was requested by the Rotary Club of Edgware and Stanmore to support a health awareness drive at the Broadwalk Shopping Centre in Edgware, London to coincide with National Stroke Awareness Day.
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Lights Out for Earth Hour 2012
Saturday 31 March 2012
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined hundreds of millions of supporters in thousands of cities, towns and communities in a record 150 countries in observing Earth Hour 2012 on Saturday 31 March.
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Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi Celebrations
Saturday 31 March & Sunday 1 April 2012
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Festivals marking the divine birth of Bhagwan Swaminarayan and Shri Rama were celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London over the weekend of 31 March and 1 April 2012.
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International Women’s Day 2012 Sharing Strength; Inspiring Integrity
Saturday 17 March 2012
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Hundreds of women gathered on Saturday 17 March 2012 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, for an evening of education and inspiration in commemoration of International Women’s Day 2012.
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Special Book Release: BAPS Charities – Celebrating Your Support of Barnardo’s
Saturday 10 March 2012
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Following the BAPS Charities 10K Challenge and 30-mile bike ride in 2010, BAPS Charities raised £25,000 for Barnardo’s to help vulnerable children throughout the UK. In commemoration of this project, Barnardo’s recently published a book to express their gratitude to everyone who participated and as a celebration of the success and fun of the challenge itself.
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Holi Celebrations
Wednesday 7 March 2012
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The Hindu festival of Holi was celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Wednesday 7 March 2012. Holi (Fagun sud Punam), is popularly referred to as the ‘Festival of Colours’, and marks the arrival of Spring.
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BAPS Charities Presents £25,000 Cheque to Age UK
Saturday 3 March 2012
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BAPS Charities UK presented a cheque for £25,000 to Age UK at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 3 March 2012. Mr Paul Farthing, Director of Fundraising for the Charity, had arrived to receive the cheque on behalf of Age UK – one of the country’s leading charities for people in later life.
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BAPS Charities 10K Annual Challenge Launch
Saturday 25 February 2012
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The BAPS Charities 10K Annual Challenge for 2012 was launched on the evening of Saturday 25 February 2012 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London. The official partner for BAPS Charities this year is Macmillan Cancer Support, which provides “practical, medical and financial support to push for better cancer care.
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Maha-Shivaratri Celebrations
Monday 20 February 2012
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Monday 20 February 2012 saw the auspicious Hindu festival of Maha-Shivaratri celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London. The day began with the sacred and traditional abhishek of the Shivalinga performed by the sadhus.
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Health Awareness Seminar for the Elderly Stomach and Intestinal Diseases: How to Recognise Them
Sunday 12 February 2012
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As part of their Health and Welfare for the Elderly series, BAPS Healthcare held a seminar about stomach and intestinal diseases. The seminar was conducted by Dr Kalpesh Besherdas, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Barnet and Chase Farm NHS Trust.
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Snow
4 February 2012
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82 New Donors Register at Bone Marrow Recruitment Drive
Saturday 28 January 2012
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As part of its continuing partnership with The Anthony Nolan Trust, BAPS Charities UK organised a recruitment drive for bone marrow donors on the evening of Saturday 28 January 2012 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. This follows the funds and awareness raised for the UK blood cancer charity in 2009 from BAPS’s Family Walk & Fun Run.
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The Swaminarayan School Ranked 12th in Independent School Table
January 2012
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After being recognised as the third-best independent school of its size by The Daily Telegraph following the A Level results in 2011, The Swaminarayan School has been ranked 12th among all independent schools in the country in a table published by the same broadsheet for the GCSE results from the summer of that year.
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BAPS Children’s Forum Receives Bronze Award from ContinYou
Friday 2 December 2011
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The Sunday School of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK (BAPS), based at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, has been awarded the Bronze Award from ContinYou – one of the UK’s leading education charities. This follows the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services received by BAPS Children’s Forum in 2009.
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