News & Events

Observing World Environment Day
Friday 5 June 2015

Every year, 5 June is celebrated by millions internationally as World Environment Day (WED). Established in 1972 by the United Nations, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness for the environment and encourages …
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Volunteers Create Rangoli Art at Kew Gardens Festival
Saturday 23 May 2015

Volunteers from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir participated in the Kew Gardens ‘Full of Spice’ festival by creating a colourful rangoli made with an array of spices.Rangoli is a traditional art form originating in India that uses colours to create intricate …
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Neighbours Appreciation Day
Thursday 21 May 2015

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London has fostered a profound sense of community spirit since its inauguration in August 1995.As part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, more than 150 local residents were hosted at the Mandir on Thursday 21 May 2015. …
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Elderly Appreciation Day
Sunday 10 May 2015

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London has welcomed worshippers and visitors from the local community and around the country, as well from abroad, since it first opened its doors in August 1995.This year, as the Mandir celebrates its 20th anniversary, many …
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British Prime Minister David Cameron Visits Neasden Temple
Saturday 2 May 2015
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The Rt Hon. Prime Minister David Cameron MP visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Saturday 2 May 2015 in the run up to the general elections.Below is a transcript of the speech he delivered to the assembly after visiting …
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Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Sunday 26 April 2015

BAPS Charities is collecting funds to support the victims of the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in more than 80 years. On Saturday 25 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck an area of central Nepal, while a 6.7-magnitude tremor was felt …
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Annual Charity Challenge in Support of British Heart Foundation and Rosa
Sunday 12 April 2015

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir kicked off the BAPS Charities Annual 10k Challenge in north London on Sunday 12 April 2015. In total, over 3,000 participants walked or ran the 10 kilometres in about 20 towns and cities across the UK. …
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Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi Celebrations
Saturday 28 March 2015

The festivals of Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi were joyously celebrated with a variety of devotional activities on Saturday 28 March 2015 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London. The festivities began from the morning on Chaitra sud 9 – the …
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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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