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   Community News & Events  
  LCUK Election Results  
  LCUK Election Results - The annual LCUK Delegates Conference was hosted in Leicester on Sunday 30th July 2006. Congratulations to Kiritbhai Karia of North London - elected LCUK President, Pannaben Raja of North London - elected LCUK Secretary General and Subhashbhai Rajani of Birmingham - elected LCUK Treasurer. Details of the other Executive posts will be published when available after the first LCUK Central Council meeting.  
  Lohana Community South London Tirth Yatra To Wales  
  LCSL are organising a coach trip to leave from Thornton Heath on Saturday 2nd September with a stay overnight at a local Travel Lodge and a pooja the following morning at the Skanda Vale Temple in Wales. Tickets are only £50 per person including overnight accommodation charges. Very few tickets remaining - for more details click here. To book tickets please call Deepakbhai Pattani on 0208 408 9814.  
  RCT (North London) Sponsored Walk  
  Raghuvanshi Charitable Trust (RCT) North London is organising a Charity Walk in conjunction with LCNL on Sunday 10th September from 10:30am to 4:30pm - starting and finishing from the RCT Centre in Headstone Lane, Harrow. Various incentive prizes will be awarded and caps and T-shirts will be available for all walkers. The programme includes a lunch and BBQ - Contact Kantibhai Kakad on 020 8421 1257 or Click here for more details.  
  Lohana Mahajan Toronto Golf Day & Musical Evening  
  Lohana Cultural Association Toronto are hosting a Lohana Golf Day and Musical Evening on Saturday 9th September 2006 - Click here for more details.  
  Young Lohana Community South London Careers Fair  
  Unsure of which degree to do? Which A-levels to pick? Where to go to university? Or simply bored with your existing career and looking for a change? YLCSL is to host a Careers Fair in London in October 2006 - venue and date to be confirmed. A good opportunity for Lohana Youths to meet a variety of professionals who have chosen different career paths. Something for everyone. Please e-mail Careers@YLCSL.org.uk to register or to get further details. Any support in organising this event, especially if you can come and share your career experiences with us on the day, please call Poonam Pattani on 07932 815557.  
  Lohana Association Manchester Newsletter  
  Click here to see the newly launched newsletter for the Lohana Association Manchester's events. This includes details of their Sports Day on 17th September, their first ever Golf Day on 24th September and Navratri and Diwali programmes.  
  Northamptonshire Mahila Mandal Rath Yatra & Loti Utsav  
  Lohana Mahajan Northamptonshire Mahila Mandal successfully hosted a Rath Yatra and Loti Utsav programme on Sunday 23rd July 2006 at the Hindu Temple in Wellingborough. This was a first Rath Yatra for the Mahila Mandal. The Yatra was followed by Bhajan Kirtans, Aarti and Maha prashad.  
  Lohana Samaj USA (New Jersey) Website  
  The Lohana Samaj in New Jersey, USA have their own website at www.LohanaSamajUSA.org - check it out. Their 15 plus strong Committee organises various events including a very recent successful Summer Picnic in August - the website has photos and more details.  
   Forthcoming Religious & Cultural Events  
  Chinmaya Mission UK presents a seven-day series of discourses on  Life Management Techniques - by Param Pujya Swami Swaroopananda from Sunday 3rd September to Saturday 9th September at The Great Hall, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8. Topics covered will include Managing Sorrow, Managing Stress, Managing Wealth & Managing Love & Relationships. Timings are 7.15pm - 9.00pm daily. Talks are in English. All are welcome. Click here for more details.  
   Lohana Achievers  
  Ashokbhai Rabheru Received At Buckingham Palace  
  The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh gave an afternoon party in July in the garden of Buckingham Palace. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra, the Hon. Lady Ogilvy were present. The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron, received Mr Ashok Rabheru, Trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award, at Buckingham Palace. Our congratulations to Ashokbhai on this honour and for his active participation in the prestigious Award Scheme.  
  Dynamic Duo Organise Ram Katha  
  Congratulations to Pramodbhai Thakkar and Hasubhai Manek for very successfully hosting Shree Ram Katha to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Shree Jalaram Mandir Leicester. The Katha was recited by Param Pujya Shree Morari Bapu and was hosted at Soar Valley Community College, Rushymead in Leicester from 15th July to 23rd July 2006. The two gentlemen have found the time and had the commitment and dedication, despite having their own businesses to run, to organise this very special event for the Jalaram Mandir. VIP visitors at the Katha included Keith Vas MP and Amitabh Bachan bollywood superstar.  
  Jaymal Nathwani, Aged 16, Embarks On Expedition To Peru  
  Jaymal, son of Vijay and Bindu Nathwani is the youngest of the 40 young people selected to go on a month long expedition to Peru. The expedition entails a combination of backpacking and charity work and Jaymal hopes to take part in local refurbishing, environment projects and teaching English to young Peruvian children.

Three years ago Jaymal spent 3 weeks at University of Warwick studying a combination of Economics and Business subjects at under-graduate level and at 14, he was selected through the Centre for Talented Youth, to spend 3 weeks at Dickinson College in USA where he wrote a brief paper on dyslexia as part of his Psychology course. We wish Jaymal every success and our congratulations to proud parents Vijay and Bindu Nathwani.

  Jeet Savani - Face Of Asia 2006  
  Jeet Savani aged 16 was the runner up and youngest finalist for Face of Asia 2006. He is the Youth President for Northamptonshire Lohana Mahajan and now in Mumbai for media work experience and Hair, Skin, Fashion Model Assignement with Harish Bhatia of BigBoss Fame. Jeet was awared the Art of Threading, Mehndi and Body Art from Guiness Book Holder Harish Bhatia of BigBoss and a Diploma in Colorkeys by L'Oreal. Our congratulations to Jeet and we wish him continued success in his ventures.  
  Educational Achievements  
  Congratulations to Meera Tanna of Harrow, North London who graduated from the London School of Economics with a Masters in Economics.  
  Send in details of educational achievements and we will publish them in LCUK eNews - we are proud of the achievements of our Youth.  
   LCUK Culture Corner  
A bumper release of articles for this issue from our Culture Corner writer Ami Gadhia - a young Lohana's view on our varied and interesting culture and heritage.
  Ganesh Charthuthi  
  A celebration of Lord Ganesh's birthday. What is the significance of the Ganesh Puja? Click here to find out.  
  Naag Panchami  
  Snakes are believed to have power over secret treasurers and sexual viritility. To find out the story behind this celebration click here.  
  Raksha Bandhan  
  What does the Rakhi represent? How has the view of raksha bandhan changed in this modern day and age? To find out more click here.  
The story of Lord Krishna and Janmastami the festival. Find out more about the role Krishna, Devki and Vasudev have in this celebration - click here.
  All Culture Corner articles are hosted on the www.Lohana.info website. If you have any cultural articles then please email them to eNews@LCUK.org.uk - please let us know if you have got the articles from another website so we can acknowledge them.  
   Readers' Contributions  
  Old Age - Family & Friends  
  Old Age - Family & Friends - What can an aging generation do to help themselves - Click here to read an interesting article from Chandubhai Radia of San Antonio, Texas.  
  Pass The Butter  
  Do you know the difference between margarine and butter? Click here to read and if you want to "butter your friends up".  
  The Value Of Indian Lives  
  Is it true that just because the population of India is more than 1 billion, the value of a human life in India is that much less as compared to an American, British, Israeli or any other European life? Click here to read the article.  
  The Need For Cultural Education In A Commercial World  
  We live in a society where people use email and SMS text, rather than actually talk to each other. It may sound very old fashioned and out of date, but the need for communication and interaction, in particular building good social and cultural skills for children becomes a huge upward struggle. Click here to read the full article.  
  Choghadiu Correction For British Summer Time  
  During summer time the clocks are put forward by one hour i.e. 7 pm BST is 6 pm GMT. Therefore the time for the Choghadia table published on eNews previously has to be changed for summer time. Click here to see the corrected versions for winter and summer.  
  Articles from our Readers are hosted on the www.Lohana.info website. If you have any interesting articles then email them to eNews@LCUK.org.uk - please let us know if you have got the articles from another website so we can acknowledge them. Any comments and feedback welcome for all these articles - write to Feedback@LCUK.org.uk.  
   Community Announcements  
  Weddings & Engagements  
  Purvi, (youngest grandchild of Late Shree Kakubhai Kalidas Radia  of Kampala, Uganda) and beloved daughter of Dilipbhai  Kakubhai Radia & Ramila Dilipbhai Radia got married on 26th August 2006 to Ameet, beloved son of Kiranbhai & Shailaben Acharya at the Satya Sai Spiritual Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Congratulations to the couple and their families.  
  Nikhil, beloved son of Mukund Hiralal Sonpal & Anila Mukund Sonpal of Birmingham got engaged on 23rd July 2006 to Dina beloved daughter of Devji Naran Bhalsod and Diware Devji Bhalsod of Luton. Congratulations to the couple and their families.  
  Nikeshkumar, son of Doctor Sureshkumar Premjibhai Badiani of Kisumu Kenya was married to Meghana, daughter of of Jashwantbhai Patel of Northampton in Milton Keynes on 4th June 2006. Congratulations to Nikesh and Meghana and their families on their special occasion.  
  Shane Morjaria, grandaughter of Vandravandas and Ramaben Morjaria and daughter of Malaben and Arvindbhai was married to Akhil Markanday, son of Neelamben and Vijaybhai Markanday on 19th August 2006. Heartiest congratulations to Shane and Akhil and their families.  
  Smt. Gomtiben Gopalbhai Davda of Hounslow (formerly Ndere, Kenya) sadly passed away in July 2006 at the age of 83 years  
  Shree Bhupendrabhai Jamnadasbhai Raja of Elstree (formerly Bukoba, Tanzania) sadly passed away on 12th July at the age of 56 years  
  Shree Rugnathbhai Karia of Kenton (formerly Kisumu) sadly passed away Tuesday 18th July at the age of 90 years.  
  Shree Vallabhdas D.Raja, brother in law of Shree Prakashbhai Sachdev, sadly passed away in Kandivali, Mumbai on 25th July 06  
  Shree Chimanlal Hansraj Raja of Montreal, Canada (formerly of Jinja) sadly passed away on Sunday 30th July 2006.  
  Smt. Vijyaben Kantilal Khanderia, the mother of Sureshbhai Khanderia of Canada, sadly passed away on July 30th in London at the age of 82 years  
  Shree Kantibhai Virjibhai Rajani of Harrow (formerly Malawi) sadly passed away on 1st Aug 06 at the age of 73 years  
  Smt. Shobhnaben Prabhudasbhai Ruparelia of Pinner (formerly Mwanza) sadly passed away on 3rd August at the age of 59years  
  Shree Bhagwanjibhai Maganbhai Thakrar sadly passed away in Mumbai on 3rd August at the age of 82 years.  
  Smt. Godavariben Narsidas Simeria of Edgware (formerly Kaliro) sadly passed away 8th August at the age of 77 years  
  Shree Jitubhai Chunilal Savani (of Mombasa) sadly passed away on 12th August at the young age of 49 years in Mombasa. He was son in law of Pujya Rambapa and Kantaben Bhimjiyani.  
  Shree Chunibhai Mohanlal Savani of Mombasa sadly passed away on 24th August. He was father to late Jitubhai Savani who passed away a few days before.  
  Shree Ramniklal Jamnadas Gandecha of Kisumu (Kenya), sadly passed away on 18th August at Leicester aged 69 years.  
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India's Independence Day
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