Announcements - Thursday 22nd August 2019

Date: 
Thursday, 22 August, 2019

NAVJIVAN VADIL KENDRA – ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THURS –22nd August ‘19

1). We wish everyone a very Happy Janmashtami celebrations.  Today we had Chair Yoga only as members had come in colourful costumes and saris to celebrate Janmashtami.  Manishaben conducted several Yogic exercises including ‘Surya Namaskar’ on chair.

2). DONATIONS :  * £31 from Harikant Vibhakar to celebrate her grand-daughter – Diya Jignesh Vibhakar’s achievement of obtaining grade 8  - A* in 2 subjects.

      * £25 from Ellaben Shah on celebrating her grand-daughter’s achievement of having obtained grades 1 – 8 which is A* and also achieving Top Grade in History in the country.
Our Heartiest Congratulations and Best Wishes to both above families.

      * £21 from Surubhai and Neemaben Kakad on the occasion of Janamashtami – (wishing everyone ‘Jai Shree Krishna’) coming with their grand-son – Deven and grand-daughter – Maya who are visiting Kendra for the first time.  Many thanks and Best Wishes from NVK.

     *£51 from Vanita and Shanti Shah who are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on 24/8.  Kendra’s Heartiest Congratulations and we pray that they will enjoy many more anniversaries to come.

3). Immediately after the announcements, we will have our Janamashtami celebrations and this will be continued after lunch and as usual at Tea Time, Kendra will provide tea and biscuits.

Yet again Meera Caterers had prepared a delicious lunch which included ‘Bundi Na Ladu’, Samosa, Biryani, Bhel etc.
 

Chandrika and Lalit Mehta decorated the table at the Entrance :

Neemaben & Surubhai Kakad brought all the materials to decorate the stage for Lord Krishna’s celebrations with the help of Maltiben Shah and other volunteers.  The stage was decorated beautifully and was full of all the dry ‘prasad’ brought by members :

Before lunch there was a procession from the entrance to the Hall to the decorated Lord Krishna’s stage with Lalit Mehta dressed as ‘Nandbaba’ followed by singing and dancing members including our President – Vinod Parekh - all dressed in beautiful costumes.  They approached the stage : “Nand Ghar anand Bhajo – Jai Kanhaya lalki”.  Afterwards there was “Aarti” and Surubhai /Neemaben Kakad’s grand children – Daven & Maya (dressed as Kanhaya and Radha) were lifted up to break the ‘matki’ hanging above the stage to get the ‘makhan’.  There was dancing and singing to celebrate Krishna’s birth.

After lunch members sang songs pertaining the occasion of Janmashtami.  The three children who had come well dressed – including Kanhaya and Radha were given token of appreciation by the President and Secretary.
NVK thanks all the members who helped in the decorations, brought ‘prasad’.

4). Next Thurs – 29/8, we will have a lecture on “Radical Forgiveness” by Dr. Vinodbhai Kapashi

5).  Our trip to Potters Resort in December – only a few spaces are now available.  If you are interested, please contact our Secretary – Jayantbhai Doshi.

TODAY’S ATTENDANCE FROM THOSE WHO SIGNED THE REGISTER : 247
TODAY’S WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE :  Sunny and 23 C