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Global Indian Stories – Top 10

Early in May 2019, Global Indian Stories launched. Since then we've had the honour of sharing a wide variety of stories from around the world. We've had submissions from India, the UK, the USA, and Hong Kong. As a round-up of the year, we've put together a Top 10 of the most read articles. We have musicians, celebrations, and courage...

Multi-faith celebration marks 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak

Multiple faiths truly came together in Edinburgh at an event held to celebrate the 550th anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. It was a ground-breaking evening arranged a Muslim organisation, supported by a Hindu organisation, and hosted by the Christian Lord Provost. It was attended by all faiths and was a wonderful showcase of...

Celebrating India’s Constitution Day

India celebrated its seventieth constitution day on 26 November, in different High Commissions and Consulates across the globe, with the Indian High Commission in London being one of them. India's constitution provides us equality, freedom of speech, right to education and human dignity. Here is a short speech by Dr Prerna Tambay, who spoke in the Indian High Commission in...

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...