News & Events

Tuberculosis Awareness Lecture by Dr. Rob Davidson
Saturday 14 February 2009
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Dr Rob Davidson, a consultant physician since 1992 in Infectious Disease at Northwick Park Hospital was invited to raise awareness about tuberculosis (TB) at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Saturday 14 February 2009. Dr Davidson qualified in South Africa and trained in the UK. He has participated in many research projects into the diagnosis and treatment of TB, and is an expert in this area.
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Family Kite Flying Day
Sunday 18 January 2009
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, celebrated the Hindu festival of Uttarayan as a fun day of kite flying for all the family on Sunday 18 January 2009. The chilly but clear skies above The Swaminarayan School grounds filled with thousands of colourful kites as over 500 people gathered to join in the celebrations.
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Seminar on ‘How to Cope with the Credit Crunch’
Saturday 3 January 2009
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The international financial crisis has dominated the world’s news in recent months with increasingly worrying statistics and stories creating a sense of panic for many families and business owners. At the heart of the discussion is the topic of the ‘Credit Crunch’ – a new buzzphrase of our times. To address the true meaning, significance and impact of the economic downturn on the community at large, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK (BAPS), organised a special seminar on the evening of Saturday 3 January 2009 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London. The aim was to provide a professional insight into the matter and to address the concerns of the people.
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Mother and Baby Welfare Workshop
Saturday 20 December 2008
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BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK (BAPS), hosted its first Mother and Baby Welfare Workshop on Saturday 20 December 2008 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London.
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Substance Abuse Workshop for Children & Parents
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 December 2008
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The statistics are shocking. Most worrying about the recent findings from Ofsted is that these habits are formed in childhood and the early teens. For example, the majority of people who take up smoking do so in adolescence; almost no one starts as an adult.
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‘Understanding Hindu Identity’ Oxford Hinduism Course for BAPS Volunteers
December 2008

A number of key volunteers and teaching facilitators from BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK (BAPS), undertook an impressive academic challenge over the weeks from October to December 2008. They enrolled on a module of Hindu Studies classes in London to learn about ‘Understanding Hindu Identity’.

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Children Pray for Mumbai Attack Victims
Sunday 30 November 2008
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Following the Special Prayer Assembly after the tragic series of attacks in Mumbai earlier in the week, over 350 children and their dedicated voluntary teachers from the BAPS Swaminarayan Sunday School also held a prayer assembly on Sunday 30 November 2008 at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London.

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Prayers for Peace after Tragic Mumbai Terror Attacks
Saturday 29 November 2008
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After the horrific and tragic series of terrorist attacks in Mumbai between Wednesday 26 November and Saturday 29 November 2008, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK (BAPS), held a Special Prayer Assembly at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, on Saturday 29 November 2008.
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GCSE Hinduism Course Begins with 100% Top Result BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK
November 2008
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The classes firstly concentrated on Unit M with the exam being taken in June of this year. These classes were held every Saturday at The Swaminarayan Independent School in Neasden, London, with some children travelling from as far as Milton Keynes, Luton and Wellingborough. The course tutor, Mr Lalji Ladwa, is a full-time Religious Studies and Gujarati teacher at the School. Special revision classes during the Easter and May Bank Holidays complemented the classroom lessons, and valuable support and encouragement from the parents helped the children prepare thoroughly.
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BAPS Youth Leader Conferred Prestigious Diana Award
November 2008
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Nimisha Thanki, a youth leader at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Loughborough, has been presented the esteemed Diana Award for her ability to “improve and inspire the lives of others.” The award is a prestigious and lasting celebration of the work of the late Princess of Wales. It “recognises the selfless and positive contributions made by young people to their schools, communities, families or friends,“ and is awarded to “exceptional people who have become positive role models for a generation”.
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Outstanding Inspection Report for The Swaminarayan School
November 2008
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The Swaminarayan School, Europe’s first independent Hindu school, has received an outstanding report following its recent inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI), confirming its position as one of the best independent schools in the country.
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Annakut Celebrations
Wednesday 29 October 2008
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Following the auspicious day of Diwali on 28 October, the morning of Wednesday 29 October 2008 ushered in the Hindu New Year. From early in the morning, devotees and families arrived at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, to offer their prayers on the first day of the New Year. Before their arrival, volunteers had been working through the night to ensure that visitors would have a smooth and pleasant experience.
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Opposition Leader Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP Celebrates Hindu New Year
Wednesday 29 October 2008
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Leader of the Conservative Party, Rt Hon. David Cameron MP, visited the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, to celebrate the Hindu New Year on Wednesday 29 October 2008.
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Diwali Celebrations
Tuesday 28 October 2008
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The final day of the Hindu year is considered to be one of the most auspicious and is celebrated as Diwali – the ‘Festival of Lights’. It is traditionally the day when business owners close existing account books and open new ones in preparation for the year ahead. The ceremony – called Sharada Pujan or Chopda Pujan – is also a time to take stock of one’s spiritual relationship with God.
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Ladies Health Awareness Fair With Expert Speakers and Celebrity TV Chef, Manju Malhi
Saturday 11 October 2008
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As part of its ongoing multifarious community outreach programmes, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK (BAPS), hosted a national health awareness fair for women at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, on Saturday 11 October 2008.
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BE THE CHANGE: BAPS Supports Millennium Development Goals
Thursday 25 September 2008

In 2000, at the United Nations Millennium Summit, 189 world leaders adopted a historic pledge to significantly reduce poverty, hunger and disease by 2015. The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are a roadmap to deliver this pledge with a total of eight time-bound measurable targets. Thursday 25 September 2008 marked the halfway point of the journey to 2015.
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UN International Day of Peace “Prayers and Reflection for Embracing World Peace”
Sunday 21 September 2008
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In 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.
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