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Observing International Youth Day
Saturday 9 August August 2014
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In 1999, the United Nations General Assembly declared 12 August as International Youth Day, providing an opportunity to recognise the vital contributions young people make to our world and to celebrate their energy, imagination and initiative. BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS), …
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International Academic Conference on Global Peace and Hindu Teachings
Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 June 2014
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A three-day international academic conference on the theme of ‘Realising Global Peace: The Role and Impact of Hindu Teachings’ was hosted at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London from Tuesday 24 June to Thursday 26 June 2014. The conference aimed to …
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Observing World Environment Day
Thursday 5 June 2014
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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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Over 1,500 Participate in Annual Charity Challenge
Sunday 27 April 2014
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From toddlers through to senior citizens in their nineties, over 1,500 members of the local community raised funds and awareness for a variety of good causes in a fun and healthy charity event at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on …
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Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi Celebrations
Tuesday 8 & Saturday 12 April 2014
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The festivals of Swaminarayan Jayanti and Rama Navmi were celebrated with great joy and devotion on Tuesday 8 April 2014 and in the presence of Sadguru Tyagvallabhdas Swami on Saturday 12 April 2014 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.  The …
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Neasden Temple Turns Off Lights for Earth Hour 2014
29 March 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir joined millions of people in the world’s biggest environmental event by observing Earth Hour at 8:30pm on Saturday 29 March 2014. Starting in New Zealand, Earth Hour made its way through a record 158 countries and …
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Cardiovascular Screening Session
22 March 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a cardiovascular screening session on 22 March 2014. The event was organised by BAPS Charities in conjunction with the Royal Free Hospital.  Twenty-five volunteers from BAPS Charities assisted three highly qualified consultants in screening …
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Holi Celebrations
Sunday 16 March 2014
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Holi is known as the ‘festival of colours’, and marks the joyous arrival of spring when Hindus celebrate its beauty, energy and vitality. The sacred images in the Mandir were thus duly adorned with beautiful coloured clothing on Sunday 16 …
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Celebrating International Women’s Day
Saturday 8 March 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed more than 1,100 women on Saturday 8 March 2014 to celebrate International Women’s Day.  The day, recognised by the United Nations, was celebrated with an inspiring conference titled ‘The Strength Within’, which aimed to …
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Mahashivaratri Celebrations
Thursday 27 February 2014
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Mahashivaratri – the auspicious Hindu festival in reverence of Lord Shiva – was celebrated with piety at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Thursday 27 February 2014.  Sadhus at the Mandir began the festivities by performing the ritual bathing of …
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Diabetic Screening with the Royal Free Hospital and Wellington Hospital
Sunday 23 February 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir hosted a screening and advice session for Type 2 diabetes on Sunday 23 February 2014 organised by BAPS Charities in conjunction with the Royal Free Hospital and Wellington Hospital.  Eleven volunteers from BAPS Charities teamed up …
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‘Ramping Up The Red’ to Fight Heart Disease
Saturday 8 February 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London welcomed BAPS Charities and the British Heart Foundation to support the ‘Ramp Up The Red’ campaign on Saturday 8 February 2014. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, with 2.3 million people currently …
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The Swaminarayan School is Best Performing Independent School for GCSEs
Friday 24 January 2014
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The Swaminarayan School has topped the national performance table of independent schools for GCSEs.  The table using data from the Department of Education is based on the average points score per pupil, which, for GCSE results at the School, was …
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Tuberculosis Screening Service with Public Health England
Saturday 19 January 2014
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BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London hosted a tuberculosis (TB) screening session by BAPS Charities in collaboration with Public Health England on Saturday 19 January 2014. Public Health England is an executive agency of the Department of Health. The PREDICT Study, …
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Observing International Volunteer Day
Saturday 30 November 2013
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Background In 1985, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution declaring an international day of observance to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. Since then, 5 December has been adopted as International Volunteer Day. It is an opportunity …
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Worshippers Join Local Church-Goers on Day Out during National Inter Faith Week
Wednesday 20 November 2013
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Continuing BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha’s commitment to National Inter Faith Week, and following the prayer meeting with local faith leaders at the Mandir, worshippers from the Mandir joined parishioners from St Anselm’s Church in Belmont for a day out together on …
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Brent Laureate Writes and Films Poem on Neasden Temple
Tuesday 19 November 2013
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Brent Poet Laureate Simon Mole recently unveiled his new poem for the borough. Inspired by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir – popularly known as the Neasden Temple – the poem explores the contrast between this quiet reflective space and the hustle …
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