News & Events

BAPS Charities 10K Annual Challenge Launch
Saturday 25 February 2012

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

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

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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4 February 2012
82 New Donors Register at Bone Marrow Recruitment Drive
Saturday 28 January 2012

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

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

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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Hindu Christian Forum Celebrates National Interfaith Week at The Swaminarayan School
Tuesday 22 November 2011

In celebration of National Interfaith Week, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) hosted an evening of dialogue, dinner and music by the Hindu Christian Forum at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and The Swaminarayan School on Tuesday 22 November 2011.
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Observing Universal Children’s Day
Sunday 20 November 2011

In 1954, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be “observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children.” It recommended that the Day be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the UN Charter and the welfare of the children of the world.
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Dental Health Seminar BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London
Sunday 13 November 2011

BAPS Charities, UK organised a Dental Health Seminar at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Sunday 13 November 2011. It was attended by more than 200 people, for whom 18 dentists and dental students offered their professional expertis.
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Emergency Life Support Training by BAPS Charities and London Ambulance Service
November & December 2011

BAPS Charities UK has teamed up with the London Ambulance Service to provide Emergency Life Support training through Heartstart, an important initiative by the British Heart Foundation teaching basic skills that save lives in a life-threatening emergency.
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Mayor of London Boris Johnson Celebrates Hindu New Year at Neasden Temple
Thursday 27 October 2011

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as the ‘Neasden Temple’ – during the Hindu New Year celebrations on Thursday 27 October 2011.
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Annakut Celebrations
Thursday 27 October 2011

The morning of Thursday 27 October 2011 heralded the Hindu New Year, Samvat 2068.
Following the joyous Diwali celebrations the night before, devotees and visitors arrived at the Mandir continuously from early morning to offer their prayers and seek blessings.
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Neasden Temple Lights Up in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Wednesday 26 October 2011

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London was illuminated in pink on the evening of Wednesday 26 October 2011 to support Breast Cancer Care during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The lighting of the Mandir was seen by thousands who had gathered for the Diwali celebrations and spectacular fireworks display.
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Diwali Celebrations
Wednesday 26 October 2011

Diwali – one of the most auspicious occasions in the Hindu calendar – was celebrated with great devotion and splendour at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London on Wednesday 26 October 2011.
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Sewa Day – International Day of Volunteering Caring for the Community
Sunday 25 September 2011

As part of the ‘Seva Day’ initiative for the International Day of Volunteering, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London organised a special day out for over 70 elderly residents of the local community on Sunday 25 September 2011.
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Community Open Days and Open House London
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 2011

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, hosted Community Open Days over the weekend of 17 and 18 September 2011, which also coincided with Open House London, the capital’s annual festival of architecture.
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