It’s that time of year again, SPA Luton’s annual Bhajan Bhojan is back. Please come along and enjoy the melodious Bhajans and the amazing food afterwards.
SPAUK Careers Event 2
The Youth Forum at SPA(UK) have organised the second in their series of Careers Events. All the details are attached on the flyer.
8th Senior Sneh (Virtual) Samelan
Now that father’s day is over SPA (UK) will be hosting the Senior Sneh Samelan next. This will be on Sunday 11th July at 4.30pm. If you’d like to watch please keep an eye out for a flyer direct from us with the details to log in. Please help out any senior members you know who’d like to watch but might struggle to access the event. It’s going to be a great event.
Remember if you attend switch your mic and camera off until the end of the event. And also no recording of any kind.
Mothers Day and Prajapati Talent Show
In the coming weeks there are two community events taking place. One will be for Mothers Days, and a second is something Piyushbhai (from Birmingham) and his team have been working on for the past few months called Prajapati’s Got Talent.
The Mothers Day event will a performance by Meena Trivedy performing some Bollywood Classics on the evening of Friday 12th March.
The Prajapati’s Got Talent will be a series of performances including lots of things from Singing and Dancing, to Comedy and lots more.
If you’d like information on how to attend these two events please keep an eye out for emails and WhatsApp messages with those details being circulated. There are limited spaces so please make sure to log in a few minutes early as once the spaces are gone, I’m afraid you won’t be able to access the event. It will be a first come, first served event.
Please take note, there is a strictly NO RECORDING rule in place, even if it’s someone you know, recording is not allowed!
Useful Census Information
With the Census coming in March 2021, here are a series slides you might find useful and informative. Hopefully it’s something that helps you.
SPA Luton Christmas Update 2020
I hope you’ve all had a Happy Diwali and are looking forward to the Christmas festive period; even with the tier 4 lockdowns in place. There have been a few updates going on in our community and I’d like to take the time inform you all about them.
Collecting Donations for Keech Hospice Care
Each year members of our community donate their time to go out with Keech Hospice Care along with Smiley Sam to collect donations for the public. This usually involves knocking from door to door with Santa whilst meeting and greeting those that answer the door. Lots of people look forward to this and some save up all year to give. Due to the current circumstances, we’ve not been able to help this year as a lot of those who help are vulnerable or live with someone who is. Instead, what we’ve done is setup a JustGiving page to help collect donations for them.
If you could be kind enough to help by donating whatever you can; we aren’t asking for much, just whatever you can spare.
The Shree Prajapati Association UK in partnership with all Hindu organisations want to understand the impact of the COVID-19 on Hindu communities in the UK. So could you please complete the survey linked below and pass it on to your friends and family to do the same.
NB. the Survey closes on 15th January 2021.
Sandesh 2020 – I think you’re on mute!
I’m part of the team who works on the Sandesh and this year even though we thought it might not go ahead, it did, with even more content than we thought we’d get.
Please take the time to read it as there are some very interesting articles in there ranging from first line doctors to people who have dealt with loss.
SPA UK Talent Show
Some members of our community have taken the initiative to hold a talent show for everyone as we’ve not been able to hold our regular annual events, please take a minute to read the following message from them:
As some of you are aware we are planning a U.K. wide talent show for all our branches in March 2021 on zoom. The idea is for branches to submit 1-2 high quality items (preferably encouraging our younger members to participate) as video recordings in January and we will pull together the overall show from those videos.
We are looking for: 1. Singing with musical instruments (bhajans/filmy songs/geet etc), 2. Performance on musical instruments at a high music grade (piano/violin/guitars etc), 3. Dances, 4. Garbas, 5. Magic show?, 6. Story telling in Gujarati?, 7. Jokes, Other talent items welcome
I look forward to your support 🙏
Thanks, Piyush Mistry (Birmingham).
If you’d be interested in taking part, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can pass your information over to the team managing the event.
Lastly, I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year and hope to see each and every one of you in 2021 (after the vaccines have been distributed).
UPDATE 2020: from our President
Jay Shree Krishna,
We hope you are all keeping safe and well. We the management committee of SPA Luton Branch are letting you know that all our regular activities and events, that were scheduled during 2020 were cancelled under the governments instructions.
- Our monthly management committee meetings
- Summer BBQ
- Sports activities with SPA UK
- Seaside trip
- Annual Bhajan Bhojan
- Annual Dinner Dance
- Christmas get together
As you are aware that the government has called a stop to gatherings in more than six people – indoors and outdoors. Fines are imposed if you break the regulations, so limited socialising to prevent spreading of COVID-19 and so these are hard times. These new guidelines do not allow us to organise social or cultural activities.
If anybody needs to talk or ask for any help please get in touch with the committee members. We will keep you posted if anything changes. We hope and pray that this pandemic passes soon.
HANDS, FACE, SPACE.
Stay safe and keep checking our website for updates.
Management committee of SPA Luton.