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the building will ease pressure on the Samaj premises. We have taken great strides to enhance our communications to the community. For the latest updates, please find us and follow us on social media; Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Looking Ahead With the introduction of many new members joining the Executive Committee, new members helping with our Samaj activities and the dedicated volunteers’ young and old who have served the Samaj valiantly over the organising the event helping on the day as well as to those who took part and brought back trophies. A magnificent achievement! Social Events A ‘Fun day’ was arranged to coincide with our Republic Day on 26th January. The Mahila continued their years, we aim to: • Continue with our annual religious programme and activities of our Mandir • Continue and increase the number of We arranged two local sporting tradition of supporting the “Anand days to encourage participation of Bazaar” with their deliciously prepared all age groups. The first was a sports food. The day ended with a bingo, fun day arranged at Bharat Club in raffle draw, chai and biscuits that was introduce more activities throughout February, the second event was the entertaining. the year five-a-side Football competition it was encouraging to see participation from a wide age range from 8 years to 50+ years, comprising of seven teams taking part. social activities of our Samaj • Maintain the sporting activities and • Undertake some much-needed Bradford branch also participated improvements to the Samaj Building in the International Yoga Day in July in preparation of the Mandir 35th where approximately 65 people of all ages took part. Anniversary Celebrations • Host the 2018 SPA (UK) Mahila Samelan in Bradford Our Gujarati School continues to run on a weekly basis in line with the school SPA Bradford Trustees, Executive Team term times, it serves the whole Gujarati and Committee members would like to community. take this opportunity to thank all our members who have given Sewa to the We have also supported the SEWA Samaj over the past year. These people Day initiative and promoted UK Blood have contributed by volunteering Donation campaign. their time, services, and taking part We had also acquired the adjoining cottage property in 2015 next to the Samaj Building. Refurbishment and repair works have commenced, and in all religious and social activities throughout the year and nothing would be possible without their support. SPA (UK) Bradford Branch vol. 42 | Prajapati Sandesh 2017 61