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Follow your ambition, live your dream!

September 14, 2016 |

As an Asian growing up in a large, respected, cultured family, taking up a career in the fitness and bodybuilding industry has not been smooth sailing by any means. However, four years on, the decision to go against the academic … Read More

The Power of Sports

August 28, 2016 |

Before I talk about the power of sports, let’s go all the way back to its origins: what is a sport?

The Oxford dictionary defines it as “an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team … Read More

Rio Olympic Games 2016 – It’s time to be Ambitious!

August 17, 2016 |

As the 2016 Rio Olympic Games reach its climax, we have seen countless records being broken and the rise of emerging stars of the future, such as, Max Whitlock, Penny Oleksiak and Laura Trott. These coupled together have already built … Read More

National Sports Competition 2016

March 2, 2016 |

The hard work, hours of training and practicing were put to the test at the 12th annual National Sports Competition! At Tipton Sports Academy, 750 students attended bright and early ready to make an impact. The day started off with … Read More

NHSF (UK) Sports Competition 2015

March 6, 2015 |

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 … Read More

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

Sporting success at 10th Annual National Sports Competition

March 2, 2014 |


On 22nd February 2014, 900 students from across the country gathered at Tipton Sports Academy, West Midlands for NHSF (UK)’s Annual Sports Competition. This year was a landmark for our sports completion, not only was it the 10th anniversary, but we had a record 128 teams competing in Badminton, Football, Kabbadi, Kho-Kho and Netball from 34 of our affiliated Hindu societies from across the UK. Read More

The one where…. a generation was inspired

February 19, 2013 |

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.

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In Unity there is Strength

February 3, 2013 |

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.

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Football: In Black & White

January 16, 2013 |

By Chirag Patel
NHSF (UK) Vice President

During this year’s football season, we have seen some high profile racist incidents involving numerous teams and players. Over the last year, I have become increasingly frustrated with the treatment of footballers from ethnic minorities; by what is becoming a very large “minority”.

What is frustrating me is the way that these crimes are being dealt with – like a joke! I can almost guarantee that there is no other profession in the world where an employee can racially abuse someone and still work for them again.

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