News & Events

Observing Earth Hour 2015
Saturday 28 March 2015

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London joined millions of people across the globe to raise awareness about climate change by observing Earth Hour – the world’s largest environmental event – at 8:30pm on Saturday 28 March 2015. Starting in Samoa, Earth …
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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015
Saturday 14 March 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed more than 1,400 women to celebrate International Women’s Day on Saturday 14 March 2015. The day, recognised by the United Nations, was aimed at inspiring change, raising awareness and empowering women to make positive …
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59 New Donors Register in Bone Marrow Recruitment Drive
Saturday 7 March 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a recruitment drive to enrol members of the South Asian community onto the National Bone Marrow Donor Register. A total of 59 new potential donors registered, meeting a key objective of the event – …
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Holi Celebrations
Thursday 5 March 2015

Holi is one of the most colourful festivals in the Hindu calendar. It welcomes the onset of spring and celebrates the new life and vitality of all that follows. The beauty, energy and profundity of Holi were celebrated at BAPS …
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Celebrating International Mother Language Day
Sunday 22 February 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed children from The Swaminarayan Sunday School to celebrate International Mother Language Day on Sunday 22 February 2015. International Mother Language Day is organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and …
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WEAR IT BEAT IT: Supporting the Fight Against Heart Disease
Saturday 7 February 2015
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London teamed up with BAPS Charities on Saturday 7 February 2015 for the British Heart Foundation’s Wear It. Beat It. campaign. Wear It. Beat It. is a nationwide initiative to show support by wearing red and hosting …
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Launch of Annual Charity Challenge in Support of British Heart Foundation and Rosa
Saturday 31 January 2015

The BAPS Charities Annual Challenge for 2015 was launched on the evening of Saturday 31 January 2015 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. The official partner for BAPS Charities this year is the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the “nation’s heart charity …
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2015 Desktop Wallpaper Calendars
Saturday 31 January 2015

In celebration of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir’s 20th anniversary this year, a series of delightful Mandir-themed calendars has been designed to serve as computer desktop wallpaper. Featuring striking images of the Mandir, the wallpaper will provide a beautiful backdrop to …
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Seminar for Dental Professionals
Friday 23 Januaray 2015

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a seminar for dental professionals on Friday 23 January 2015. The seminar was organised by BAPS Charities and brought together more than a hundred dental professionals. The event was co-sponsored by Coltene, My Dental …
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Observing Universal Children’s Day
Sunday 23 November 2014
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BackgroundEstablished in 1954, Universal Children’s Day is celebrated by millions as “a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children”. The annual celebrations aim to increase awareness and change global attitudes to children’s rights and welfare. Many countries of the …
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Launch of 20th Anniversary Celebrations
Saturday 22 November 2014
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Since its inauguration by His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj in August 1995, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London (popularly recognised as the ‘Neasden Temple’) has become an important part of Britain’s religious landscape. To officially begin the year-long celebrations leading to …
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£20,000 Cheque Presentation to Diabetes UK
Saturday 22 November 2014
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During a special assembly at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 22 November 2014, BAPS Charities presented a cheque for £20,000 to Diabetes UK. The funds were raised by thousands of people of all ages – from young children …
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Teacher Training for Safeguarding Children and Classroom Student Management
Saturday 22 November 2014
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The Swaminarayan Sunday School at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir teamed up with the National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education to educate local supplementary school teachers about ‘Safeguarding Children’ and ‘Classroom Management and Behaviour’ on Saturday 22 November 2014. The National …
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Worshippers Join Members of Other Faiths to Donate Food to the Homeless
Sunday 16 November 2014

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in London is committed to engaging, sharing and collaborating with different faith communities in the UK. This is channelled through a number of events around the year, especially during National Inter Faith Week. Inter Faith Week …
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The Swaminarayan School Judged “Excellent” In All Areas
Friday 7 November 2014

The Swaminarayan School, Europe’s first independent Hindu school, was inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in early October. The school was judged to be “excellent” in all areas, confirming its position as one of the best independent schools in …
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Hindu New Year Celebrations
Friday 24 October 2014

Following the Diwali celebrations on Thursday, the Hindu New Year was welcomed with piety and devotion on Friday 24 October 2014 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. The first ceremony of the New Year began at 5.30am, followed by prayers …
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Diwali Celebrations
Thursday 23 October 2014

The traditions and rich culture of Diwali – one of the most auspicious days in the Hindu calendar – were joyously celebrated at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Thursday 23 October 2014. Diwali, known as the ‘Festival of Light’, …
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