SPA UK Sandesh 2017 - Page 62

Bradford Jai Shree Krishna to all our Prajapati Members 2017 has been a very exciting year for Bradford Branch which represents the Prajapati community of West Yorkshire. As well as the twice daily activities in the Mandir with Aarti, Nityaniyam and the religious and cultural events throughout the annual calendar year, we also hosted the HQ Annual Sports Day this year as well as undertaking our local branch sports competitions. Preparations are also in place to month of Shravan. The Navratri festival and hope members of each branch host the 2018 Mahila Samelan in followed by the Dusserra Havan was throughout the UK attend and join the Bradford, alongside preparing the 35th well attended and enjoyed by all who community of Bradford to make this Anniversary of our Mandir in Bradford. attended, again a special Thank you event successful. Mandir & Religious Activities At Bradford we are a 365 day per year to all the volunteers who assisted during the event to ensure the festival went smoothly. operation at the Mandir and have been Sports Sports events in Bradford have always been well supported by the branch for over the last 34 years run purely During Diwali and the Indian New Year, committee and executives over the by our dedicated volunteers. Our we experienced a mass turn out during years, and this is reflected in the thanks go to the Mandir committee the four Aarti’s arranged on New Year’s Bradford branch participation levels at and volunteers who perform daily Puja, Day; it is pleasing to see participation of the Annual UK Sports Day. Aarti and Nityaniyam in the mornings our special days during the mid-week. and evenings. Bradford branch this year hosted As previously mentioned it is our 35th the UK Sports Day at Leeds Beckett We have a packed annual calendar of Mandir Anniversary celebrations in University sports centre. A big Thank religious events that are celebrated August 2018, and we hope to plan an You goes out to all that helped to through the year especially during the enjoyable weekend of celebrations make this a very successful event, from 60 vol. 42 | Prajapati Sandesh 2017