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Hindola Utsav (Swing Festival)
16 July to 15 August 2011
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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 Saturday 16 July and Monday 15 August 2011. Various decorated swings are created in which the sacred image of God is gently and lovingly swung by the devotees.
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Doubling Organ Donation Figures for Asians on Cards Hindu Organ Donation and Transplantation Conference
Saturday 9 July 2011
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Awareness of the crippling situation regarding organ donations within the Hindu community has taken bite. A packed conference on the matter has successfully raised the profile of the problem, and the drive to move for a nationwide campaign is firmly on the cards. Drawing comfort from the successful campaign launch at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Saturday 9 July 2011, the Hindu Forum of Britain, Hindu Healthcare Society and BAPS Charities, are already drawing up a tailored strategy to push for a doubling of current donor figures.
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Elderly Welfare Seminar: How to Make the Best Use of Your Medicines
Sunday 24 April 2011

BAPS Charities, UK organised a health awareness seminar on Sunday 24 April 2011 as part of its ‘Welfare for the Elderly’ programme, entitled “How to Make the Most of Your Medicines”
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Over 3,500 take part in the ‘BAPS Charities Annual Challenge’ to raise funds for older people
Saturday 10 April 2011
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More than 3,500 people across the UK took to the streets and parks from Saturday 9 April 2011 to Sunday 17 April 2011 for the BAPS Charities Annual Challenge to raise funds for older people and other worthy causes.
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Swaminarayan Jayanti & Rama Navmi Celebrations
9, 12 & 16 April 2011
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The festivals of Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi were celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion on Tuesday 12 April 2011 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. 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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Lights Out for Earth Hour 2011
Saturday 26 March 2011
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London once again joined hundreds of millions of supporters in thousands of cities, towns and communities in a record 134 countries in observing Earth Hour 2011 at 8.30pm on Saturday 26 March 2011.
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Celebrating Women: Managing Challenges, Inspiring Change In Observance of International Women’s Day 2011
Sunday 20 March 2011
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BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) observed the centennial celebrations of International Women’s Day 2011 with an inspirational conference entitled “Celebrating Women: Managing Challenges, Inspiring Change” at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.
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Holi Celebrations BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London
Saturday 19 March 2011
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The Hindu festival of Holi was celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 19 March 2011. Holi (Fagun sud Punam), the ‘festival of colours’, marks the joyous arrival of spring. The sacred images in the Mandir were adorned …
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Smiley Check-Ups – Dental Health Checks for Children
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2011
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BAPS Charities, UK, with the help of BAPS Children’s Forum, organised free dental health checks for children on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 March 2011 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.
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BAPS Charities donates over £9,000 to Brittle Bone Society, Great Ormond Street Hospital and Kingston University
Sunday 6 March 2011
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A special cheque presentation of £9,003 was made by BAPS Charities UK at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Sunday 6 March 2011. £5,001 was payable to the Brittle Bone Society, £2,001 to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and £2,001 to Kingston University. The presentation coincided with the remembrance of Meesha Patel who passed away one year ago.
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Maha-Shivaratri Celebrations
Wednesday 2 March 2011
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The auspicious Hindu festival of Maha-Shivaratri was celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London on Wednesday 2 March 2011. The day began with the sacred and traditional abhishek of the Shivalinga performed by the sadhus.
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Stroke and High Blood Pressure: Causes, Treatment and Rehabilitation
Sunday 13 February 2011

BAPS Charities, UK organised a seminar on Sunday 13 February 2011 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London to raise awareness about stroke and high blood pressure among the elderly.
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BAPS Charities Launches Annual Challenge with Age UK
Saturday 12 February 2011
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The BAPS Charities Annual Challenge for 2011 was launched on the evening of Saturday 12 February 2011 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London. The official partner for BAPS Charities this year is Age UK (formed by the combining of Age Concern and Help the Aged), one of the country’s leading charities working for the elderly.
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Cardiovascular Health Screening Session
Saturday 29 January 2011
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As part of its ongoing commitment to multifarious healthcare and community initiatives, BAPS Charities UK held a Cardiovascular Health Screening Session at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 29 January 2011. The session was organised to assess cardiovascular risk …
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The Swaminarayan School Ranked as Top Independent School in London
13 January 2011
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The Swaminarayan School has achieved first place in London in the Independent Schools League Table published by The Daily Telegraph on 13 January 2011. The table also confirmed the School as the fourth-highest ranked independent school in England.
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BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK – Annual Review 2010
Saturday 1 January 2011
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Saturday 6 November 2010
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The morning of Saturday 6 November 2010 heralded the Hindu New Year, Samvat 2067.

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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