Announcements - Thursday 25th July 2019

Date: 
Thursday, 25 July, 2019

NAVJIVAN VADIL KENDRA – ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THURS – 25th July ‘19

1). LET US ALL GIVE A WARM AND HEARTY WELCOME TO THE 1ST CITIZEN OF HARROW – THE WORSHIPFUL THE MAYOR OF HARROW – COUNCILLOR NITIN PAREKH (EVERYONE JOINED IN CLAPPING AND WELCOMING THE MAYOR).

2). ON BEHALF OF NAVJIVAN VADIL KENDRA, WE OFFER OUR HEARTIEST CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO MR BORIS JOHNSON ON BEING OVERWHELMINGLY ELECTED AS THE LEADER OF THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY AND NOW THE PRIME MINISTER OF UK

3).  Today’s Warm-up Yoga was conducted by Dhirubhai Galani. Many thanks to him. 

4). DONATIONS :  *£105 from Vanlilaben Sharad Mehta/Hansaben Surendra Mandalia/Bhartiben Pankaj Shah in loving memory of their beloved mother – Manglaben Parmanand Maniar.  Many thanks from Kendra and may the deceased’s soul rest in eternal peace.

* £25 from Ranjanben Vasa who will be celebrating her 80th Birthday on 27/7.  Kendra’s Heartiest congratulations and we pray that she will enjoy many more birthdays to come.

5). After lunch today, we will have a very interesting programme : “NVK has got Talent” programme and at Tea Time, Kendra will give ”Kesar” Icecream to cool us on the hottest ever day in UK.


(The programme began before lunch when an ‘Aarti’  - “Jai Ganesh Deva’ was recited.  After lunch the actual programme started with the Hall almost ‘Housefull’.  It was indeed joyful to see so many members staying to see the talents of the members.  As the programme was really wonderful and all members taking part had taken so much trouble to practice and dress appropriately for their characters, we give full details :

* ‘Stuti’ by Maltiben Shah
* Nayanben Shah – song – ‘heri mai to prem diwani’
*Garbo – ‘tane jata joi panghat ne vate...’ by Sudhaben Kapashi with Rita Sheth, Ranjan Gandhi, Priya Mandalia, Prafula Mehta, Manju Pindoria, Malti Shah, Jyoti Vibhakar, Jyoti Shah, Jayshree Sheth, Chandrika Mehta and Bharti Malkan
* Jasuben Mehta – dance
* Nimaben and Surubhai Kakad – dance
* Vijayshree – drama
* Sudhaben Kapashi and Rita Sheth – ‘Dubai ni kamwali’ -  Sudhaben was marvellous in her acting, reciting her demands and also the kamwali dress !!!

* Ramesh Shah who dressed and mimicked Narendra Modi and Naliniben Mehta who interviewed him – Ramesh Shah acted and spoke so well like Modiji with long dialogues and speeches.  Very well done both.
* Jasuben Sheth – Yogic exercise with music – with Sangita Mandalia, Dr. Pragnaben Mandalia, Jasuben Mehta, Surbhiben Khona, Tarlaben Doshi,
* Naliniben and Pramodbhai Mehta – ‘ zat jao chandan har lao’
* Lalitbhai Mehta – cricket comedy.

Secretary – Jayantbhai Doshi thanked each and every participant who looked so good with their presentation.  He was full of praise of the various talents shown and said that we will have to arrange a special day for such talent show in future.  He thanked Sudhaben Kapashi, Jasuben Sheth and Vinodbhai Kapashi for working so hard to give such a wonderful programme.

President Vinod Parekh also thanked all the participants and organisers,

6).  Next Thurs – 1/8 as most of the members will be going on the Mystery Tour, we will have the usual Yoga and lunch only and there will be no programme after lunch.

7). Our first day picnic has been arranged to Virginina Waters on Tues – 13th August.  The cost for members is £15 and non-members - £20.  Kendra will provide Breakfast and lunch.  All interested should give their names to the Main Table.

8). We are giving a Reminder about the parking on the Yellow lines – if you do, it is an offence.

9). President - Vinod Parekh announced about the Mystery Tour :

* One bottle of water will be given by Kendra on the first day of the tour. This has been sponsored by a non-member – H.Jasani.  Many thanks from Kendra
* He revealed the mystery and the cat was out of bag as he said that many members wanted to know where we will be going– the Tour will be to Manchester and all will be staying in the same Hotel, though we do not yet know the name of the Hotel.  On the 2 days of excursions, we will visit Stockport and Peak District.  The last day will be free to move around Manchester – use your Freedom Pass.
* You must arrive at the pick-up point at Sainsbury’s Super Store – rear parking – before 8.40 am.  You have to make arrangements for lunches on all five days and water on four days.  
* He also reminded members if they are bringing grand children for the Virginia Waters picnic site, a circular was sent and take special care as NVK will not be responsible for any problem.

10).  Our Secretary – Jayantbhai Doshi welcomed the Worshipful Mayor of Harrow and introduced – Councillor – Nitin Parekh to members.  He gave a brief history of NVK to the Mayor.

The Mayor – Councillor Nitin Parekh then gave a short address to the members and praised the work of NVK and specially all the Executive Committee members on their hard work to give the elderly some joy in their lives. He also quipped that he does Yoga, but lately he has no time to do the same and in future he may also join the elderly group.  He also informed members that he is sponsoring the ‘Akshay Patra’ charity which feeds 2000 meals a day for homeless and needy in London.

11).  President –Vinod Parekh also welcomed the Mayor and presented to him a token cheque on behalf of NVK for the Mayor’s charity fund – ‘Akshay Patra’.

12).  Vice – President – Vinodbhai Kapashi, after welcoming the Mayor informed the members that the afternoon programme will be very interesting with dances, short plays, comedy and mimicking characters.

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TODAY’S WEATHER AND TEMPERATURE :    HOTTEST DAY IN UK -   37 C