News & Events

BAPS Children’s Forum Receives Bronze Award from ContinYou
Friday 2 December 2011

The Sunday School of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK (BAPS), based at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, has been awarded the Bronze Award from ContinYou – one of the UK’s leading education charities. This follows the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services received by BAPS Children’s Forum in 2009.
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Hindu Christian Forum Celebrates National Interfaith Week at The Swaminarayan School
Tuesday 22 November 2011

In celebration of National Interfaith Week, BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) hosted an evening of dialogue, dinner and music by the Hindu Christian Forum at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and The Swaminarayan School on Tuesday 22 November 2011.
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Observing Universal Children’s Day
Sunday 20 November 2011

In 1954, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be “observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children.” It recommended that the Day be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the UN Charter and the welfare of the children of the world.
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Dental Health Seminar BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London
Sunday 13 November 2011

BAPS Charities, UK organised a Dental Health Seminar at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London on Sunday 13 November 2011. It was attended by more than 200 people, for whom 18 dentists and dental students offered their professional expertis.
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Emergency Life Support Training by BAPS Charities and London Ambulance Service
November & December 2011

BAPS Charities UK has teamed up with the London Ambulance Service to provide Emergency Life Support training through Heartstart, an important initiative by the British Heart Foundation teaching basic skills that save lives in a life-threatening emergency.
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Mayor of London Boris Johnson Celebrates Hindu New Year at Neasden Temple
Thursday 27 October 2011

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London – popularly known as the ‘Neasden Temple’ – during the Hindu New Year celebrations on Thursday 27 October 2011.
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Annakut Celebrations
Thursday 27 October 2011

The morning of Thursday 27 October 2011 heralded the Hindu New Year, Samvat 2068.
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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Neasden Temple Lights Up in Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Wednesday 26 October 2011

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London was illuminated in pink on the evening of Wednesday 26 October 2011 to support Breast Cancer Care during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The lighting of the Mandir was seen by thousands who had gathered for the Diwali celebrations and spectacular fireworks display.
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Diwali Celebrations
Wednesday 26 October 2011

Diwali – one of the most auspicious occasions in the Hindu calendar – was celebrated with great devotion and splendour at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London on Wednesday 26 October 2011.
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Sewa Day – International Day of Volunteering Caring for the Community
Sunday 25 September 2011

As part of the ‘Seva Day’ initiative for the International Day of Volunteering, BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London organised a special day out for over 70 elderly residents of the local community on Sunday 25 September 2011.
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Community Open Days and Open House London
Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 September 2011

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, London, hosted Community Open Days over the weekend of 17 and 18 September 2011, which also coincided with Open House London, the capital’s annual festival of architecture.
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The Swaminarayan School Ranked Third in The Daily Telegraph Independent Schools A-Level League Table
September 2011

After being ranked the top independent school in London and fourth nationally in The Daily Telegraph GCSE league tables published in January 2011, The Swaminarayan School has been recognised as the third best independent school of its size after this year’s A-Level results in a table [opens image of table, with TSS in red outline box] published by the same broadsheet news outlet.
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Janmashtami Celebrations
Monday 22 August 2011

The birth of Shri Krishna Bhagwan was celebrated with great devotion at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London, on Monday 22 August 2011. The day, traditionally known as Janmashtami, began with an Annakut offered to the deities in the Mandir, where guests and devotees arrived throughout the day for darshan.
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Exceptional Results for GCSE, AS & A Level Hinduism Course
August 2011

Young students of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha, UK have achieved another outstanding set of results for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) in Hinduism.
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Hindola Utsav (Swing Festival)
16 July to 15 August 2011

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

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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