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London Zone Navratri

October 25, 2016 |

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting cold and dark, the nights even darker. You’re in a perpetual state of icy-cold hands and a runny nose until at least mid-March. “What better way to warm yourself up … Read More

NHSF (UK) Zonal Garba

November 9, 2015 |

London Zone Garba

On the evening of 28th October 2015, NHSF (UK) London Zone team managed to get together more than 1000 students from 15 different universities at Harrow Leisure Centre to celebrate the festival of Navratri – the triumph … Read More

The Nine Nights

October 15, 2015 |

My earliest memories of Navratri are of dark nights, good food and folk songs being sung in my Grandma’s crackly but sweet voice. I must have been about five and would sit on her lap quietly gazing at the lamp … Read More

London Zone Charity Garba 2014

November 12, 2014 |

By Charmi Shah NHSF Roehampton President

To some, Garba is just a dance that is done during the festival of Navratri. To the Hindu students of London, it is a passion, a craze, an infatuation, and this was … Read More

NHSF (UK) London Zone Charity Garba

September 22, 2014 |


London Zone Charity Garba 2014

15 Universities

800+ Students!

Mouth Watering Food!

Live Band!

Sewa & Learning Stall!

Buzzing … Read More

London Zone Garba 2013

November 20, 2013 |

By Priyel
NHSF Westminster President

London Zone Garba was not just an event. It was a creation. For Jaimal Patel, NHSF (UK) London Zone Coordinator, it was important to unite the entire zone to celebrate Navratri and to create an unforgettable night. It did exactly this; 12 London Zone Universities united for an incredible night of garba and dandiya.

Behind the scenes, a small Garba committee were proudly watching their plans fall into place, and I was lucky enough to be part of this family.

In the Summer I received a phone call from Jaimal explaining his idea of unity. I replied with enthusiasm, not only was it a chance to get to know other NHSF university societies, but it also gave me an opportunity to do garba again! Soon enough, a WhatsApp group was created with endless ideas and opinions put forward from all 13 of us. It was a task that only Harshini Patel, Rajen Jotangia and Jaimal could manage! Messages turned into productive conference calls to finalise venues, food, timetables, tasks and logistics of the night.

Tickets for the event were gold dust with Presidents of all Chapters overwhelmed with phone calls regarding the event. With a capacity of 600 people, the event was truly exclusive! Read More

Central Zone Garba 2012

November 7, 2012 |

By Kishan Rabheru
NHSF (UK) Campus Team

On Wednesday 24th October at the Radha Swami Rasilia Satsung Centre in Birmingham; 13 Universities across the midlands gathered on the auspicious day of Dussera to celebrate a night of Navratri like no other!!

Navratri, also referred to as Nine Nights, is one of the great Hindu festivals signifying the triumph of good over evil. The tenth day is known as Dussera, meaning remover of ten which refers to Lord Rama’s victory over the ten-headed demon King Ravan in the battle of good vs evil, therefore the day of dussera is seen as an extremely auspicious day.

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