Our best wishes to all the Lohana Mahajans, Mandirs and our Subscribers for the Janmashtami celebrations - Jai Shree Krishna. Apologies for the delay of this eNewsletter issue - due mainly to the holiday and wedding seasons! We have issued interim Newsflash emails to announce special events. Thanks for your continued support for LCUK eNews - please get your Lohana friends and family to subscribe free at www.Lohana.info
Community News & Events
LCUK Directory Project Update
The LCUK Directory was due to go into printing in July 2009 and has been delayed due to the increase in the number of new entries received (around 1500 more than last time, so a grand total of around 6500) which is very encouraging. We are continuing our data preparation and extra verification checks specifically around the entries for which we also do not have phone numbers (some 1500). We are working with the Mahajans and using various other means to obtain the phone numbers and will then call each number to ensure their details can be included - these entries are not known as preferred X-Directory numbers.
An opportunity still exists for more full and half page adverts from businesses and personal messages (@ £25) to go on the bottom of each page. Please see the LCUK website at www.LCUK.org.uk for more details of the advertising rates and personal message examples. The closing date for placing adverts and messages has been extended to 31st August 2009, as we will be preparing for printing after that date. For more information please email Adverts@LCUK.org.uk or Message@LCUK.org.uk. Thank you for your ongoing support for this very important project. The Directory Project Team are aiming to deliver another quality Directory to celebrate the LCUK's 30th anniversary.
LCUK Lohana Professionals Network
The numbers are growing and we have over 250 members across the UK. A Facebook group has also been setup and we are on LinkedIn too. We are looking to organise local networking events in London and the Midlands over the next few months. See the LPN website at www.LohanaProfessionals.org.uk for more news on this as this happens. The website has some interesting articles, relevant news and an achievements spotlight to acknowledge Lohanas. The new CV Clinic and Interview Skills sections are for registered members only. Register now to get details of all events and regular updates.
LCUK Annual Delegates Conference (DC)
The LCUK DC is to be hosted this year by Lohana Mahajan Coventry on Sunday 13th September 2009. Representatives from each Mahajan Management Committee are invited to attend. Elections will take place for the LCUK Executive positions and Trustees and annual accounts will be reviewed and approved as required by the LCUK Constitution. For any further details please contact Kantibhai Savjani on email at Secretary@LCUK.org.uk.
SLAB Football Tournament on Sunday 30th August 2009.
Click here for more details on the Shree Lohana Association Birmingham's special sports and mehfil events. Click here to download the sports entry form.
Other News & Events
Jalaram Mandir Greenford new website
A new website was launched recently for Jalaram Mandir West London - see www.JalaramMandir.co.uk for details of their event diary and the facilities they offer.
Samakti Mission Hanuman Chalisa Programme
Samakti Mission will be holding a Hanuman Chalisa programme from 16th to 19th August and Geeta Gyan Yagna programme, both with Pujya Shree Bhupendrabhai Pandya from 22nd to 27th August at Premier Banqueting Hall, 1 Canning Road, Harrow Wealdstone, Middlesex, HA2 8HA.Click here for more details. and see their website at www.SamaktiMission.org for their forthcoming Charity Walk and full event diary.
Katha at Sanatan Mandir in Crawley
The new Mandir 'Apple Tree Community Centre' will be formally inaugurated and opened in August under the support and guidance of Pujya Bhai Shree Rameshbhai Oza and many important local and international dignitaries. The event starts with 108 Hanuman Chalisa on 15th August and goes on to the Bhagwat Katha recital from 21st August to 28th August. Click here for more details and see their website at www.crawleyhindu.com for the full event diary
Shri Vallabh Nidhi Temple Chundadi Manorath
The event has been organised on Sunday 30th August at the Shri Vallabh Nidhi Shrinathji Temple in Leytonstone, East London. Click Here for more details. The Shri Vallabh Nidhi Sanatan Hindu Mandir in Ealing Road, Wembley is planned to complete by the end of this year with a formal opening in early 2010. A new website is also being planned for Diwali 2009 - watch the next issue of LCUK eNewsletter for more details.
Chinmaya Mission Presents Bhagavad Geeta Gyana Yagna
Chinmaya Mission UK presents a series of spiritual discourses by Param Pujya Swami Swaroopananda. Morning talks on The Art Of Contemplation based on the Kaivalya Upanishad will take place at their Ashram Chinmaya Kirti in Hendon, from 14th - 18th September 2009, from 7 am - 8 am. Evening Talks on Chapter 7 of The Bhagavad Geeta will take place at the Advait Centre, Forty Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, from 12 - 18 September 2009, from 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm. All talks are in English, admission is free and open to all. For further details, click here to download the flyer or visit Chinmaya Mission's website www.chinmayauk.org
Jalaram Mandir Greenford Shrimad Bhagvat Saptha
The Saptha will be recited by Ashishbhai Vyas (son of Shree Sharadbhai Vyas) from 5th–12th September 2009 between 2.30pm to 5.30pm, Thal and Aarti 5.30-6.30pm & Mahaprasad 6.30-8pm. Havan on Saturday, 12th September 2009. For Yajman and further information please contact Pramilaben Davda - 020 8908 3729 or Rajnibhai Davda - 07932 616 648. Click here to see the Mandir Newsletter which provides information on their event diary and accounts
Village India & Experience Gujarat 10th-13th Sept 2009
The event is celebrating 50 Years of Gujarat and the vibrant culture of India and the UK. It is being hosted in Leicester - Click here to see full details of this programme on their special website.
Beat poverty in the Himalayas with your golf clubs
Take part in the Care Invitational Golf Tournament on 16th September 2009 in North London. On 14th September 2007, CareGolf took on the challenge of creating a purpose-built school with accommodation for 400 students, in Manali, India. In this historically poor Himalayan area, the school will provide a nurturing environment for living and learning. Click here to see their flyer and more details of the golfing event and the school project.
Shree Jalarambapa & Vagheshwari Devi Temple
A temple complex with a huge annakshetra and nice gardens with all modern amenities is being built in Modasa, India. The trust has purchased land of 2.5 Acres (10,000 sq. mt) which is on Malpur Road, Sakaria Village. It will be a pleasant picnic spot with a devotional touch. See their website www.jalaramtrustmodasa.com for more details.
Second Uganda Medical Mission
The 2nd Uganda Medical Mission is being hosted successfully by Southern Range Nyanza Limited (NYTIL) from 3rd to 14th August 2009. Our congratulations to Vasantbhai Lakhani and his team of volunteers. For more information, and to see photo updates of the event, please contact Vasantbhai Lakhani - Email: vasantlakhani@gmail.com.
Shree Manubhai Madhvani Co- Authors Book
Shree Manubhai Madhvani, with Giles Fodden, has written a book "Tide of Fortune". It is an astonishing account of fortunes made, lost and found again. At it's heart is Amin's notorious expulsion of the Ugandan Asians in 1972. It is as much a spiritual odyssey and a primer for young entrepreneurs, as it is a family tale. Our congratulations to Manubhai on producing this interesting and detailed account of his family tale as a book.
Sheena, daughter of Bansari and Ajay Jobanputra of South London got engaged to Dhruv, son of Shilpa and Dhiren Doshi of Purley on 5th July 2009. A donation of £21 has been received on this happy occasion. Our congratulations to the newly engaged couple and their families.
Reader's Contributions
Did you know?
On 5th August 2009 at 12:34:56 we had a unique number alignment of 123456789 - a rare event in our calendar!
Cervical Cancer
In the UK, approximately 3,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. It is the twelfth most common women's cancer in all ages. It occurs frequently in women who are under 35 years old and Breast cancer is the only other cancer to occur more often within this age group. Click here to read more details.
Do you want to become a Councillor?
The representation of Black and other Minority Ethnic (BAME) women at every level of governance from the Houses of Parliament to local government is woefully low. Of the 646 MPs in Westminster, two are BAME women and out of 20,000 Councillors, 149 are BAME women, representing less than 1% of Councillors nationally. Click here to read more.
Rain - Incredible rendition
Before you click here, turn up your speakers, sit back and close your eyes and just listen to the whole thing. When it's over, play it again, only watch it this time. Have Fun!!
Breakfast 60 different ways
They say a good breakfast is essential to start a day - Click here to see some lovely recipes.
Read This at least once a week
Click here to read an article by a 90 year old from Cleveland, Ohio who wrote about the 45 lessons that life taught him. Very relevant and thought provoking …..
Raksha Bandhan
Click here to see a good detailed article on Raksha Bandhan and its purpose.
Loan $25 to change lives through Kiva?
Kiva (www.kiva.org) is a non-profit setup that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur across the globe. You choose who to lend to - whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia, or a tailor in Iraq - and as they repay their loan, you get your money back. It's a powerful and sustainable way to empower someone right now to lift themselves out of poverty.
Bollywood IIFA Awards
As Macau got a taste of Bollywood fever in June, a small team from the BBC headed out to report on the 10th anniversary of the International Indian Film Academy awards. Click here to read a special report for LCUK eNews from Roopa Suchak, a BBC Broadcast Journalist.
Bollywood on America's Got Talent
Click here to see the YouTube video of this amazing group of dancers from California.
Voice Of Lata Mangeskar (by a blind boy!)
Click here to see and hear a blind boy in India perform a lovely song from Lata - quite unbelievable!
Non-stop Bhajans on line
Click here to listen to some 3000 bhajans from many singers.
Sai School of Harrow
A school for Hindu children from the ages of 5-15 years which runs on Saturday mornings is enrolling new students for September 2009. Events from September to December 09 include a grand Gayatri Yagna for all pupils, participation in Diwali at Trafalgar Square, etc. See their website www.saischool.com for more details and click on Newsflash for the school registration contact
Daily Mail article on our rights for guarantees
Click here to read about the guarantee we are entitled to regarding electrical/ electronic goods. An EU law that gives consumers a two-year guarantee on goods is a well kept secret among retailers.
Chocolate Brownies
We become de-sensitised a little bit at a time. Why should you tolerate a little immorality in your movies? Click here to read this good example of how our standards are changing!
Shree Swaminarayan Temple plans move to Kingsbury
Plans for a Hindu temple offering sport and culture in Kingsbury are taking shape, with designs already drawn up. The 1,000 strong Shree Swaminarayan Temple, in Golders Green, has overgrown its current home and wants to move to a new site in Kingsbury Road, Harrow. Click here to read the Harrow Times article.
Tickets for Wimbledon 2010
The majority of Centre, No.1 and No.2 Court tickets are sold in advance via a public ballot. To enter the ballot draw for 2010 ballot you must first obtain an application form. Click here for more details .
Navkar Mantra sung by Lata Mangeshkar
Click here to see on YouTube the Navkar Maha Mantra as sung by Lata Mangeshkar and a word by word meaning.
13 year old Hindu girl speaks out against Anti-India forces
Click here to hear the very strong views on a YouTube video.
Condolences to the families of all the bereaved on behalf of the LCUK Executive, Trustees and Central Council members. May the souls of the sadly departed rest in peace. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti .......
  Smt. Sarladevi Deenmitra Ganatra of Harrow, formerly of Dar-Es-Salam (Tanzania) of Ashok Brothers, passed away on 11th August 2009 aged 86 years.  
Shree Babulal Chhaganlal Popat of Birmingham passed away 7th August 2009.
Smt. Hemlataben Popatlal Mashru of Mombasa, Kenya passed away on 5th August 2009.
Shree Rameshchandra Dwarkadas Bhimjiyani of Chelmsford, Essex (formerly Masaka, Uganda) passed away on 5th August aged 56 years.
Shree Jayantilal Lalji Amlani of Luton (formerly Busembatia, Uganda) passed away on 31st July aged 73 years.
Smt. Nanduben Devraj Somaiya of Hanwell (formerly Mwanza) passed away on 28th July at the age of 89 years.
Shree Dayaljibhai Chaganlal Karia of Finchley (formerly Kampala) passed away on 27th July at the age of 81 years
Smt. Nandooben Devraj Kara Somaiya of Hanwell, London passed away on 27th July aged 88 years.
Shree Dhiruhai Bhinda of Mombasa, son of Late Shree Vallabhdas Mitha of Mombasa, passed away at the age of 90 years on 25th July in Mombasa.
Smt. Manjuben Ramnikbhai Gandecha of Harrow (formerly Kampala) passed away on 23rd July at the age of 75 years.
Shree Mathuradas Jamnadas Kotecha of Sudbury (formerly Ramesi/ Nairobi) passed away 23rd July at the age of 96 years.
Shree Dwarkadasbhai Hemraj Davda of Harrow and Jamnagar passed away on 22nd July at the age of 82 years.
Shree Karsanbhai Gokaldas Dattani of Kenton (formerly Mbale) passed away 22nd July at the age of 90 years
Smt. Lalitaben Morjaria of Hanworth, Middlesex, wife of Suryakant Morjaria (Ex Kampala) and daughter in law of Late Keshavlal Morarji and Shantaben Morjaria (Ex Nakuru) passed away on 18th July aged 63 years.
Smt. Vijyaben Vadilal Gandecha of Welham Green (formerly Mombasa) passed away on 16th July at the age of 87 years
Shree Nathalal Karsandas Thakrar (Bhikubhai) of Harrow, formerly Lugazi, Uganda passed away on 15th July aged 79 years.
Smt. Ambama Tulsidas Raichura of Ascot (formerly Mwanza) passed away on 14th July aged 89 years.
Smt. Kanchanben Shanitlal Tanna - Formerly of Mwanza, Tanzania (daughter of Chatrabhuj Nagji Masrani of Kampala, Uganda) passed away on 9 July aged 79 years.
Smt. Nirmalaben Himatbhai Raja of Harrow Weald (formerly Nakuru) passed away 5th July at the age of 86 years.
Shree Dhirajlal Hargovindas Khiroya, formerly of N.K.Thobani Group, Kampala, Uganda, passed away on 1st July aged 70.
Smt. Dr. Vilasben Lokhandwala (Thakrar) formerly of Dar-Es-Salaam, wife of late Amar Hiralal Lokhandwala, daughter of Late Mr. Bhagwanji Velji Thakrar, passed away on: 1st July aged 61 years.
Smt. Vasantiben S Raithatha of East Ham, London passed away on 25th June.
Shree Liladhar Davji Thakker (Khagram) of Colindale, London, formerly of Dar-Es-Salaam passed away on 20th June aged 79 years.
Ms. Kajal Maganlal Pabari of Sudbury, North London passed away on 14th June at the age of 21 years in a car crash.
Shree Ratilalbhai Andarji Gondhia of East London, originally from Mumbai passed away aged 90 years on 13th June 2009.
Smt. Kantaben Kakubhai Raja passed away on 14th June in Leicester at the age of 81 years. Kantaben was the mother of Dhiren Raja of Wolverhampton.
Smt. Nirmalaben Kantilal Ruparelia passed away on 9th June in Mombasa, Kenya. She was the daughter of Late Shri Lalji Kurji & Late Shri Rambhaben Lalji Mamtora of Blantyre of Malawi, and daughter-in-law of Late Shri Sunderji Nanji & Late Shri Maniben Sunderji Ruparelia of Mombasa, Kenya
Ms. Nisha Kanji Dattani - aged 47 of Wembley passed away on 9th June. Nisha was the daughter of Kanjibhai Ranchoddas Dattani and Mangalaben Kanji Dattani, formerly of Kampala, Uganda and Wembley, thereafter.
Shree Gokaldas Ravji Unadkat, formerly of Nairobi, Kenya, then Leyton, London passed away on 9th June aged 84 years
Shree Gopaldasbhai Devraj Vasant of Ahmedabad passed away in India on 7th June aged 93 years.
Shree Mayurbhai Jayantibhai Hindocha of Brocket Wood (formerly Nairobi) passed away 4th June at the age of 36 years.
Shree Mathuradas Amarshi Devsi Rajani of Nsanje, Malawi passed away in Dar-Es-Salam, Tanzania aged 76 years
Shree Vikashbhai Chotalal Ruparelia of Pinner (formerly Teso/Jinja) passed away on 24th May at the age of 42 years.
Shree Shantilal Vandravan Thakrar of Feltham (formerly Jinja) passed away on 24th May aged 65 years.
Shree Yashwantrai Mohanlal Kakkad, aged 57, of Croydon sadly passed away on 17th May.
Shree Kantilal Dahyalal Chande of Leicester (formerly of Mombasa, Kenya) passed away aged 75 years in May.
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