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As a new year begins, the National Hindu Students’ Forum (UK) “NHSF (UK)” continues its journey and celebrates a monumental 25 years. We are zealously preparing our first event of the year, June Committees’ Day (JCD), bringing together the National …
Over the years, female participation in sports has risen dramatically, reflecting the changes in modern society. This was best reflected at the 2012 London Olympics, where women made up 44.3% of all competitors – representing the greatest percentage of female …
12 Universities, 9 Iconic Hindu Heroes, 5 Winners, 1 Night… #WhosYourHinduHero
On Saturday 5th December 2015, 110 University students from across the country came together to bring 9 Hindu Heroes and Heroines to life, to entertain a live audience. NHSF …
By Veeral Raichura NHSF (UK) National Treasurer
In its 11th year running, approximately 900 students from across the country gathered once again at Tipton Sports Academy for NHSF (UK)’s annual sports competition. Saturday 21st February witnessed a record 118 …
By Suraj Bhanot
General Secretary 2012-2013
Another incredible year has passed for NHSF (UK) and on reflection I am filled with a sense of pride with what has been achieved, both nationally and locally. Students and young professionals are setting examples for what can be achieved by serving the community at large. These achievements were reflected upon at this year’s NHSF (UK) Annual General Meeting (AGM).
On Saturday 23rd March, both National and Chapter Committees, well-wishers and alumni members braved the unseasonal wintery conditions and assembled at Birmingham City University for NHSF (UK)’s AGM. The AGM enabled us to review the previous year’s activities and look ahead to build upon this year’s successes.
By Vishal Patel
NHSF (UK) General Secretary
“The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.” Swami Vivekananda
‘Inspire a generation’, a motto which will be long lived by many of us who viewed the spectacular display of sporting talent throughout the London Olympic 2012 games. The games have come and gone, but there is no doubt it has left a profound legacy for the UK as a country.
On Saturday 16th February 2013, National Hindu Students’ Forum (NHSF)UK)) embraced this legacy by providing 900 students a platform to channel their sporting talent and their competitive spirit to thrive. In its ninth year, NHSF (UK)’s Annual Sports Competition took place at the Tipton Sports Academy, Birmingham. The day started with a prayer to Lord Ganesh, led by Dr Raj Pandit Sharma, who explained that Lord Ganesh is the first to be worshipped at every occasion as he is the destroyer of all obstacles and the Lord of successful beginnings. Over 900 students joined in prayer creating an atmosphere of unity and strength within the Hindu student community. This was followed by a spectacular opening ceremony where a representative from each NHSF (UK) university society was nominated to carry their university flag alongside fellow NHSF (UK) branches. The opening ceremony embraced every NHSF (UK) society as individuals who together stand strong as NHSF (UK); the largest Hindu student body outside India.
By Tejal Shah
NHSF (UK) PR Co-ordinator
Religion and sports are seen to be strong influences in inspiring young individuals in society to be successful. This has been seen by the London 2012 Olympic Games organisers acknowledging the need of a multi-faith centre for inclusion and diversity. This need is being met on Saturday 16th February 2013 at Tipton Sports Academy, where the National Hindu Students Forum (NHSF) UK is holding their ninth National Annual Sports Competition.
Over 800 students will be competing in 94 teams from over 43 Universities across the country in some of the Hindu cultures most ancient, exciting and adrenaline-pumped sports. The NHSF (UK) National Annual Sports Competition celebrates sport in Britain today, showcasing popular modern sports such as netball, badminton and football whilst also keeping alive traditional Indian sports, including Kho Kho and Kabaddi.
By Nikita Thakrar
NHSF (UK) PR Team
Curiosity, unity and a ‘want to know’ mindset is what best describes the National Hindu Students’ Forum (UK) annual conference ‘BIG HINDU QUESTIONS’ held on Saturday 24th November at University of Wolverhampton in Walsall.
Hindu Dharma is the one of the oldest living religions and hence sometimes a complex subject to assimilate. Over the decades, young Hindus have questioned various aspects of Hinduism and mostly the answer they have been receiving is, ‘because that’s the way it is’.