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LCUK eNews and Samachar March 2013: Issue 25


Jai Shree Krishna

Welcome to the 25th issue of the LCUK e-letter. Apologies for the delay in sending this e-letter.

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Panna Raja – Convenor, E-Newletter

4th APRIL 2013

25th APRIL 2013

Community News and Events

Jai Jalaram

It gives me great pleasure in writing to you that the Grand Diwali and Jalaram Jayanti celebration held by the Lohana Community United Kingdom on the 25th November 2012 was very well attended by our members. People travelled especially from across the UK to attend this function and were very impressed by the whole event.

The day started by reciting Hanuman Chalisa in the morning, followed by lunch when everyone was able to meet and greet their friends and family. Diwali is a time for everyone to get together and celebrate. For those who attended it was a very enjoyable day. After lunch everyone rejoiced in the Bhajans which was followed by Maha Prashad.

It is not possible to organise an event of this scale without the help and support of our well wisher and I thank the management of Newland Manor for allowing us to use their venue, Ronak Resturant for the delicious food, Snaha and Bhavik for reciting the Hanuman Chalisa, Spotcolor for printing the leaflets and tickets, Kiritbhai Karia providing the Ladvas and Narendrabhai Chotai for his donation. My sincere thanks to everyone who worked along with Pannaben to ensure the smooth running of this event.

The event was organised with panache and I congratulate the convenor, Panna Raja for the hard work she put in to make this event a great success.

I hope you all continue to support the LCUK and, together we can make our community stronger.

Hemubhai Chandarana – President, LCUK


Jai Shia Ram

I am delighted that the Grand Diwali and Jalaram Jayanti celebration was a great success. I thank Vinubhai Kotecha, Manubhai Radia, Chandubhai Thakrar, Natubhai Nathwani, Kiritbhai Karia, Navin Bhuptani, and Prabhudasbhai Modi for helping me in organising this even from start to finish. I was overwhelmed by the hard work put in by all the volunteers and member from Shree Jalaram Mandir, Greenford - A vey big thank you.

I thank the President, Hemubhai Chandarana, the Executive Committee, and the Trustees of LCUK for having faith in me to organise such a big event. Finally I thank my husband Dipak and my daughter Shrina for always supporting me.

Panna Raja - Convenor, Diwali & Jalaram Jayanti Celebration & Immediate Past President, LCUK

LCEL Shree Jalaram Katha
Lohana Community East London (LCEL) organises SHREE JALARAM KATHA from Friday, 22nd March to 24 th March 2013 from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. For full details please click on the image below:

Achievements by Lohana's & Readers Contributions

Fund Raising Event for Willen Hospice

Congratulations to Binaben Morjaria, Past President of Lohana Community Milton Keynes, Shivani Sawjani and Shobhna Dave (i3 Team) for organising Fund Raising events for Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes.

Shekhar Kakkad and a team of volunteers were involved with "i3 Team" in organising a Charity Dinner on the 8th September 2012 which raised £12,350.00.

Congratulations to everyone for their excellent work.

Fund Raising Event organised by Youths on Saturday, 2nd February 2013

Congratulations to Raghav Kotecha, Karran Bambhra, Pavan Mamtora and Anuj Popat, students at John Lyons School in Harrow for organising a fund raising event on behalf of the school by reciting 108 Hanuma Chalia.

With a large attendance of people and presence of Pujya Shree Ram Bapa it was a very successful event.

They raised about £9,000 for The Great Ormond Street Hospital - Very well done.

Click here for detailed report

Hindu crematorium in Zanzibar

Click here to read an article on Hindu Crematorium in Zanzibar by Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein

Click here for Bipinbhai Suchak's comments on the article.

Lord Dolar Popat - the first Gujrati Conservative life peer

Lord Dolar Popat - the first Gujrati Conservative life peer was appointed a Government Whip in January 2013.

Following his appointment Lord Popat said:

“It is an absolute honour to have been appointed as Government Whip and to have the chance to serve in Her Majesty’s Government. I never imagined when I arrived in Britain forty years ago that I would be so fortunate, and I feel very humbled by the appointment. I am grateful for all the good wishes that people have sent in the past week and I hope I can serve our Government well."

We congratulate Lord Popat on his achievement and wishes him every success in his new role.

Satish Chimanlal Kakkad, Retail Travel adviser - BEM Award

Congratulations to Satish Chimanlal Kakkad, Retail Travel adviser Central MK-London Midlands on receiving BEM Award in 2012 Queen's Birthday honours list.

British Empire Medal (BEM) has been reintroduced this year to recognise work in the community. Satisbhai Kakkad a trustee of Lohana Community Milton Keynes received the award for recognition of 'hands-on' service to the Railway Industry for over 38 years.

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