Announcements - Thursday 15th August 2019

Date: 
Thursday, 15 August, 2019

NAVJIVAN VADIL KENDRA – ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THURS – 15th August ‘19

WE WISH ALL THE MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES A  HAPPY “RAKSHABANDHAN” AND INDIA’S INDEPENDENCE DAY.

1). Today’s Warm-up Yoga was conducted by Shantaben Pindoria. Many thanks from Kendra. 

2). DONATIONS :  *£30 from Shobhna Manu Haria to celebrate her Birthday which is today and their Wedding Anniversary which is on 22/8.  Also the Wedding Anniversary of their son – Shital & Nishita which is today. 
     *£25 from Madhuben Shah to celebrate the success of her Grand-daughter – Karishma, who passed her 2nd year of A levels with 3 ‘A’s.  Also her husband – Gulab’s sister – Jayaben’s (who is visiting from India) birthday today.
     * £51 from Chimanlal Sheth to celebrate his wife – Ushaben’s birthday which was on 13/8.  They have also donated “Ferrero Rocher” chocolates which will be given to all at lunch.

Kendra’s Heartiest Congratulations and Best Wishes to all and we also pray that those celebrating their Birthdays or Anniversaries enjoy many more to come.  Everyone joined in singing the “Happy Birthday” song and gave their Best Wishes.

3). After lunch, we will have a programme on India’s Independence Day and “Raksha Bandhan” and as usual at Tea Time, Kendra will provide tea and biscuits. (Today’s lunch included “Keri no Ras”, Puri, Kachori etc.)

This was yet another hit programme and many members stayed behind for the spectacular show.  Many members had come dressed in India’s Tricolours and the first item was the colourful march past with Indian Flags and patriotic music. This was followed by :   * Sudhaben Kapashi (patriotic song)  * Jasuben Mehta – song   *Jasuben Sheth with a tuneful poem on Rakshbandhan and in praise of the NVK Committee for their  excellent work at tours and picnics. * Purnimaben Meswani –patriotic song       *Jayesh Mehta  -song    *Vijayashree Rajpur – song     * Ramaben Doshi – song * Kusumben Punater – song with ‘divas’ and flags accompanied by all Committee Members.  * Lalit Mehta – a wonderful medley of all patriotic songs.

Nimaben Kakad sang a song on Rakshabandhan and called Committee members to be tied with ‘rakhis’ with blessings of their sisters.

Dr. Vinodbhai Kapashi compered the whole proceedings of the show very well with his usual brief introductions, historical references and details.  He closed the show by singing the National Anthem when everyone joined in singing by standing up.   He thanked all participants and regretted that because of time restrictions a few members were not given a chance to give their presentation.

4).  Next Thurs – 22/8, we will have a “Janmashtami” programme.  There will be Chair Yoga only.

5).  Last Tues- 13/8, 67 members had joined in the day picnic to Virginina Waters and everybody enjoyed the same as the weather was sunny and had seen all the monuments there.

6).   Navnat Vanik Association has organised Janmasthami celebrations at Navnat Centre on Sat – 24/8 from 4.00 to 7.00pm where there will be bhajans by Jalaram Krishna Mandal and there will be ‘Farari Prasad’ at the end.  All welcome.

7).  Some time ago Michael Richards came to give us a Tai Chi sample class instead of our usual Yoga session.  He has informed us that he runs a local class in Colindale Community Centre, The Hyde URC Church, Varley Parade, Colindale NW9 6RR on Tuesdays from 10.15 to 11.15am.  His contact is 07788 630 097.

8).  A reminder to all Executive Committee members – we are meeting on Mon – 19th at 10.00 am here.

9). Mahavir Foundation has organised ‘Derawasi Pratikraman’ from 26/8 and ‘Sthankvasi Prtikraman’ from 27/8 at the Avanti High School.  “Swami Vastalaya” and “Gauttam Swami Pujan” will be held on Sun -8/9 at Dhamecha Hall.  All welcome.  Further details from Vinodbhai Kapashi.

10).  President – Vinod Parekh wished all members a very Happy Rakshbandhan and Independence Day.  He also requested members not to rush and book their names for our tours or picnics and then do not come.  We had very bad experience when we booked two coaches for the day Picnic to Virginia Waters and then had to cancel and loose deposit as several members who gave their names did not ctually join in the picnic.

11).  Nimaben Kakad announced that for next week’s ‘Janmasthmi’ programme all should come in colourful dresses and join in the Jashodaben & Kannaya’s programme with garbas and Dandias.  There will be dry fruits Prasad.

TODAY’S ATTENDANCE FROM THOSE WHO SIGNED THE REGISTER : 232
TODAY’S WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE :  CLOUDY/SUNNY INTERVALS 21 C