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Indian Prime Minister Modi To receive “Olympics style” welcome at Wembley Stadium

August 28, 2015 |

The Europe India Forum (EIF) has today announced that it will be hosting a reception in honour of Prime Minister Modi at Wembley Stadium on 13 November.

Over 70,000 people are expected to attend this special invitation only “Olympic style” event.

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Why play Khel: Become Bhagavan On The Sports Field

February 15, 2015 |

By NHSF (UK) Learning Team

How competing on the sports field unlocks our deepest potential.

John Motson: “…Messi through on goal, he must surely score, he shoots! Keeper saves it!”

Brian Moore: “Buddha’s caught the ball and somehow saved … Read More

Yashika Bageerathi

April 7, 2014 |

NHSF PR Team

Yashika Bageerathi, an A-level student aged 19, The student had been in the UK since 2011, and was deported on an Air Mauritius flight from Heathrow Airport 2nd April at 9pm.

A young student, who had arrived from her home country of Mauritius, to the United Kingdom, in 2011 along with her mother and two younger siblings. She has gone on to study for her A-levels, and is regarded by her peers as possessing tremendous academic talent. Termed a ‘gifted’ schoolgirl and described as an active and helpful member of the school community by her head-teacher, Ms Lynne Dawes, Miss Bageerathi is predicted As and A*s for her A-levels and is due to take her exams next month, in May. Despite being detained in the Immigration Removal Centre, Yashika attempted to continue her studies and complete her A-levels. Read More

UKIP: The third party now?

May 9, 2013 |

By Suraj Bhanot
PR Team Officer

A week ago, senior government minister Ken Clarke, described the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) as ‘clowns’. As the local council elections results come in, it appears as though the ‘clowns’ have it. UKIP has emerged as a serious threat to the main parties, which will inevitably send a shock to the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and Labour. These votes have far too often been labeled as ‘protest votes’ which has stigmatized the electorate as making uninformed and thus in turn, wasting their vote. Political parties need to stop perpetuating this myth that a majority of these votes cast are as a protest to government policies. This may be the case for some votes, but it cannot be used as a way of deferring ownership to a poorly fought election campaign which has seen the electorate send a strong and clear message to Westminster.

These elections are not fought on the bigger issues of debt, deficit and interest rates. They are about local issues which constituents have real concerns about and it appears UKIP are answering those concerns for many who feel disconnected from the three main parties. The 140 seats gained by UKIP may be a drop in the ocean of the 10,000 seats fought, but it has spilt the Tory vote in largely traditional Tory strongholds, which may impact on votes at the next general election. This could lead to the same situation of 2010; where no political party had an outright majority.

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NHSF (UK) in response to Anuj Bidve murder sentencing

July 28, 2012 |

Following the murder of Indian student Anuj Bidve, National Hindu Students’ Forum (UK) supports the minimum of 30 years life imprisonment for Kiaran Stapleton. No words can replace the sad loss of Anuj and the trauma of the past seven … Read More

The Mayoral Race should be about uniting communities not dividing them

May 1, 2012 |

By Mayuri Parmar
National Hindu Students Forum (UK) Alumni

UK election results in the past few years have increasingly been about galvanising the vote of smaller ethnic, religious or immigrant communities. The reason for this is quite simple. Most of these communities are grouped densely within particular constituencies and present an increasingly significant proportion of marginal votes. On this basis, I would expect the Mayoral candidates to reach out to as many communities within London to ensure that they get their voice heard. More importantly, I would expect them to reach out so that they can understand their electorate and be truly representative of this great city.

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Asian Achievers Awards – Talent Hunt

April 28, 2012 |

Are you aged between 18-35 and have a particular talent that you want to showcase at the prestigious Asian Achievers Awards (AAA) this year? If yes, we want to hear from you! Asian Voice, are looking for individuals / groups that possess hidden talents which can be showcased at the AAA event. The event will be talking place on 14th September 2012 at Grosvenor House, Park Lane in central London and will attract an esteemed audience of over 1,000 business leaders, politicians and city professionals; as well as extensive media coverage.

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The Ekatva Tour

April 28, 2012 |

Ekatva is an experiment to touch the lives and spirits of 16 underprivileged children from India, through the mediums of dance, music, performance and most importantly, love. On this journey, we hope to spread seeds of goodness and compassion throughout the world. After one year of training and development, the children are gearing up to tour the show across India, the US, and the UK between now and July 2012.

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Official statement with regards to Shrien Dewani (National General Secretary 2001)

December 10, 2010 |

NHSF (UK) will not make any further statements beyond the one outlined below with regards to Shrien Dewani.

Shrien Dewani was involved with NHSF (UK) between 1998 and 2004. During this time, he held positions of responsibility including National Events … Read More