SPA UK Sandesh 2017 - Page 18

seniors SAMELAN Seniors Samelan Organising Committee Members L to R: Dahyabhai, Ramanbhai, Balvantbhai, Ranjanaben, Revaben and Ambalal Mistry facilitator for the event, meticulously Jai Shree Krishna planned their supportive role by “Birmingham Branch… warmly welcomed everyone with a ‘chandan no chandalo’...” At the 4th Seniors Samelan held setting up the hall and decorating the on Sunday 5th June 2016 at Sports stage as per the theme, preparing and Connexion, Coventry, the present serving breakfast, warmly welcoming Seniors Committee was elected as everyone with a ‘chandan no shown below on this page. chandalo’, organising other needs and serving lunch to over 1,000 people Committee meetings were held within one and half hours! Hearty in Bilston, Birmingham and congratulations and thanks to their Wellingborough and were generally organising team and their volunteers. well attended. However, a few branches need to make more effort After lighting the divo by the newly to send their senior representatives elected SPA (UK) President, Shri to these meetings. Bharatbhai Mistry, aarti, prarthana and shradhhanjali were followed. For The 5th Seniors Samelan was held in the first time the Indian and British Birmingham at Radha Swami Rasila National Anthems were sung at the Satsang Centre on Sunday 11th June beginning. 2017. As India, our motherland, had reached 70 years of Independence Shri Piyushbhai Mistry, President this year, the Committee decided of Birmingham Branch, in his the theme, “70 Years of India’s welcome speech gave a power-point Independence” for presentation. Seniors Committee for 2016 - 2019 the Samelan and Chairperson - Dahyanbhai L Mistry (Leicester) Secretary - Ambalal B Mistry (Birmingham) Assistant - Ramanbhai V Mistry (SPM East London) Assistant - Balvantrai M Mistry (SPM East London) Assistant - Revaben P Mistry (Rugby) Assistant - Taramati N Sharma (Tameside) the programme Shri Bharatbhai and Shri Balubhai was evolved (President and Secretary respectively) around it. from SPA (UK) and Shri Dahyabhai, 16 vol. 42 | Prajapati Sandesh 2017 Chairperson of SPA UK Seniors Birmingham Branch, as the Committee, addressed the audience,