For the first time ever, NHSF De Montfort University Hindu Society (DMUHS) was honoured to volunteer in a trip to India 2016, which was organised by our sponsor, Bhaarat Welfare Trust (BWT) and India Aid. We travelled to Bangalore to teach …
Indo-European Kashmiri Forum (IEKF), Kashmiri Pandit Association Europe (KPAE) & Hindu Council UK (HCUK) Commemorate 26 years of the exile of Kashmiri Pandits/Hindus from their homeland
On Tuesday 19th January 2016, a round-table meeting was arranged at the Indian …
Bhavesh Dharni National General Secretary
“Excellence is a continuous process and not an accident.”
On 27th July 2015 the world received the saddening news of the passing away of Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam (Dr A.P.J. Abdul …
Priyesh Ranmal NHSF (UK) PR Team
“This country has not been made by politicians, kings or governments. It has been made by farmers, labourers, our mothers and sisters and the youth”.
Around this time last year, Narendra Damodardas Modi …
NHSF (UK) PR Team
Quite rightly dubbed as one of the most monumental elections of our time, India has staged the largest democratic exercise in human history. With just over 551 million votes were cast (a record 66.38% turnout), of which 168 million (20% of the total electorate) were first time voters, this was a contest to find the person to lead a young, vibrant, and confident India. 300 billion rupees were spent on the election,which, over a period of nine dates spread across five weeks, from the north down to the south of the country was a phenomenal endeavour. This was facilitated by over 919,000 polling stations, 10 million officials working on the campaigns, and a series of flying squads aimed to stamp out bribery and corruption during the elections. India’s National Democratic Alliance, a coalition led by the Bharatiya Janata Party, has taken a clear parliamentary majority in India’s national elections which were held over the past nine weeks to determine the 543 occupants of the next Lok Sabha — the lower house of India’s bicameral parliament. The NDA looks set to win 337 seats, marking the largest parliamentary majority held by a party since Rajiv Gandhi’s Congress in 1984. The BJP alone appears to have won 282 seats, well in excess of the 272 mark needed to hold a majority in parliament.
By Pranav Bhanot
NHSF (UK) President
National Hindu Students’ Forum (UK) are extremely saddened to hear about the trampling and drowning of 115 people attending the Dussehra celebrations on Sunday at the Ratangarh mandir in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, India. On an auspicious day where Hindus across the globe celebrate the triumph of good over evil, it is worrying to hear that the lessons of past trampling tragedies in overcrowded mandirs during our sacred festivals have been overlooked. We sincerely hope the Indian Government, Police authorities and planning agencies address the processes and logistics for those attending prayers at mandirs during busy festivals in the future.
Closer to home, in the United Kingdom, it is encouraging to hear that there were record turnouts at mandirs and garbas during the 9 nights of Navratri this year. The local communities pocketed across the country must be saluted and commended for their efforts in keeping Hindu Dharma alive.
National Hindu Students’ Forum (NHSF) (UK) is deeply shocked and saddened by the gang rape incident which took place in the Indian capital, Delhi. On Sunday 16th December, a 23-year old medical student was gang raped and brutally attacked with an iron rod on a bus for approximately an hour in the Munirka area, along with her male friend who tried to defend her.
It is understood that the victim has undergone surgery and is in fighting spirit, however her condition is still described as critical.There have been widespread protests by communities within Delhi and the government have announced that measures will be put in place to make the capital safer for women.