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Celebrating three decades of inter-faith tolerance in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh City Chambers played host to a very special event marking 30 years of the Edinburgh Interfaith Association (EIFA), Scotland’s longest established inter-faith organisation and leading specialists in inter-faith dialogue, training, consultation, education and programming. The event, that saw the presence of distinguished guests, eminent personalities, faith leaders gathered to celebrate the harmony and diversity that EIFA brings to the...

OMPEG is all set with the second edition of OMPEX19

With less than a week to go, one of the UK’s leading business organisations OMPEG (Overseas Maharashtrian Professionals and Entrepreneurs Group) will host the second edition of its Annual community business expo-  OMPEX 19 on 23 November 2019, From 11am to 4pm, at the sprawling campus of Jewish Free School at Kenton in London. With the key objective to promote...

First ever Gandhi’s statue to be unveiled in Manchester this month

Manchester will witness a huge ceremony with lovers of global peace, community leaders and believers of non-violence gathering to unveil a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi, to mark the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of the iconic leader who taught the world to use nonviolent resistance to gain independence from the British imperial rule. A nine feet bronze statue, crafted by...

Guru Nanak Chair Launched at the University of Birmingham

As part of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji, in a scintillating function organised by the University of Birmingham and Consulate of India, on November 1st, 2019, India's Union Minister, Shri Hardeep Singh Puri formally announced the launch of the Guru Nanak Chair (supported by the Government of India). This academic Chair will promote...

HFB’s close to two decades of Diwali celebrations at the House of Commons

The most important and widely celebrated Hindu festival of lights Diwali, had its nineteenth festive gathering at the House of Commons on 23 October. The Terrace Pavilion was transformed into a vibrant and colourful space, full of light and laughter, prominent guests with scrumptious Indian festive food - a true and wonderful manifestation of the spirit of Diwali in...

20,000 celebrate Diwali on the Square 2019 in Birmingham

The West Midlands Combined Authority joined forces with the Consulate General of India in Birmingham in hosting a spectacular extravaganza to celebrate the third consecutive annual event to usher in the Festival of Light on October 19, 2019! This landmark event titled "Diwali on the Square" took place in the most prominent and iconic location in Central Birmingham, the...

Diwali – a victory of light over dark in Hong Kong

Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights, celebrated every year in autumn. One of the most poplar festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. This will be our first Diwali in Hong Kong, and Diwali this year is around the same time of our term-break, so we will...

Diwali – a beautiful festival

Diwali is a beautiful Hindu festival, it's a festival of lights. On Diwali, we light candles and decorate the house with flower decorations, rangoli, clean cushions, and festive lights to show that lights always overcomes darkness. This amazing festival takes place in the time span of October to November, when the weather starts getting nicer and cooler, especially in India. We've...

Combating the top 5 online threats to children

Life has changed enormously since the rise of the mobile phone. Perhaps the most important change is the way it's given children direct access to the internet via a device they own themselves. A generation ago, parents' worst nightmares were filled with child abductions, but now they need to worry about the kind of inappropriate content that can be stumbled...

Satyavad – a framework for a new future based on Indian principles

Samajwad (socialism) has had a chequered past in India. Back in the early 1870s, a group in Calcutta contacted Karl Marx with the purpose of organizing an Indian section of the First International! Marxism made quite an impact in Indian media at the time of the Russian Revolution. Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal were amongst the prominent...