News & Events

‘Falls in the Elderly’ Seminar
Sunday 19 September 2010
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BAPS Charities organised a special seminar at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Sunday 19 September 2010 to address the welfare of elderly people. Dr Binita Jani (Consultant Physician, Medicine for the Elderly at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust) and Mrs Nipa Shah (Senior Ocuupational Therapist, Central Middlesex Hospital) provided expert advice and guidance.
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International Day of Peace and International Year of Youth Observed
Sunday 19 September 2010
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The International Day of Peace, observed each year on 21 September, is a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. This year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on young people around the world to take a stand for peace under the theme ‘Youth for Peace and Development’. It combined two very important events being observed by the United Nations, to which BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha is internationally affiliated.
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London features once again in Open House London
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 September 2010
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London featured once again as a part of the annual Open House London architecture festival held this year during the weekend of 18-19 September 2010.
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Health Awareness and Screening Community Open Days
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September 2010
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To mark its fifteenth anniversary, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, London organised Community Open Days on the weekend of Saturday 11 September and Sunday 12 September 2010. Many members of the public as well as guests visited the Mandir. On the Saturday, the Mandir also welcomed the athletes and members of Team England – who will take part in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi this October.
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Commonwealth Athletes attend Community Open Days
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 September 2010
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To mark its fifteenth anniversary, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Neasden, London organised Community Open Days on the weekend of Saturday 11 September and Sunday 12 September 2010. Many members of the public as well as guests visited the Mandir. On the Saturday, the Mandir also welcomed the athletes and members of Team England – who will take part in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games to be held in New Delhi this October.
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Janmashtami Celebrations
Thursday 2 September 2010
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The birth of Bhagwan Shri Krishna was celebrated with great devotion at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, on Thursday 2 September 2010. The day, traditionally known as Janmashtami, began with a grand Annakut offered to the deities in the Mandir, where guests and devotees arrived throughout the day for darshan.
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Exceptional results for third successive year for GCSE & AS Level Hinduism Course
August 2010
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Young students of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK have achieved another exceptional set of results for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in Hinduism.
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BAPS Charities Presents £25,000 Cheque to Barnardo’s BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London
Saturday 31 July 2010
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BAPS Charities, UK presented a cheque for £25,000 to Barnardo’s at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 31 July 2010.
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Hindola Utsav (Swing Festival)
27 July to 26 August 2010
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The Hindola Utsav – or Swing Festival – is celebrated from Ashadh vad 1 to Shravan vad 2 of the Indian Calendar, falling this year between 27 July and 26 August 2010. Various decorated swings are created in which the sacred image of God is gently and lovingly swung by the devotees.
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The Swaminarayan Prep School Achieves Exceptional Key Stage Two Results
July 2010
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Further to the outstanding inspection report, results for the SATs (Standard Assessment Tests or Key Stage 2 tests taken at Year 6) at The Swaminarayan Prep School, London have once again been of an exceptionally high standard this year. All students achieved Level 4 and above, with 75% of students recording a Level 5 (the top score available) in English and a remarkable 86% achieving this in Mathematics. The overall results have improved for the third consecutive year – placing the School at the top among Brent’s 51 primary schools as well as very high nationally in the top percentile of National Exam results.
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Over 3,500 take part in the BAPS Charities 10k Challenge
Sunday 18 April 2010
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More than 3,500 people around the country took to the streets and parks on Sunday 18 April 2010 for the BAPS Charities 10k Challenge to raise funds for children and other worthy causes.
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Sarah Brown Attends Women’s Conference at Neasden Temple
Sunday 11 April 2010
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Sarah Brown was Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker at the International Women’s Day conference hosted at London’s famous Neasden Temple (officially known as BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir) on Sunday 11 April 2010.
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Blood Donation Awareness Presentation BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London
Saturday 3 April 2010
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A special presentation was organised on the evening of Saturday 3 April 2010 by BAPS Charities at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London to raise awareness for blood donation within the Asian community.
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Lights Off at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London for Earth Hour 2010
Saturday 27 March 2010
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined thousands of buildings and millions of supporters in over 4,000 cities in a record 125 countries in observing Earth Hour 2010 at 8.30pm on Saturday 27 March 2010.
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Swaminarayan Jayanti & Rama Navmi Celebrations
Wednesday 24 & Saturday 27 March 2010
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The festivals of Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi were celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion on Wednesday 24 March 2010 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London in the presence of senior sadhu Pujya Doctor Swami. The traditional annakut – a grand variety of food to mark this auspicious occasion – was offered to the deities, and at 12 noon, the sadhus performed a special arti to commemorate the birth of Shri Ramchandraji.
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Launch of Olympic ‘Landmark London’ Pin Badge Featuring Brent’s Neasden Temple
Sunday 21 March 2010
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The winning designs of the Olympic ‘Landmark London’ pin badges have been launched, with BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden featuring as the selected landmark for the London Borough of Brent.
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Organ Donation Roadshow
Saturday 13 March 2010
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The Hindu Organ Donation Faith Roadshow was held at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir – popularly known as the Neasden Temple – on Saturday 13 March 2010 with the help of BAPS Charities. The roadshow was organised by the NHS Blood and Transplant unit (NHSBT) as part of a nationwide campaign aimed at raising awareness about the lack of people on the national Organ Donor Register and encouraging them to sign up.
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