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LCUK eNewsletter - May 2017
Namaste and welcome to the first LCUK eNewsletter after the formation of a new Executive Committee in May 2017. The newsletter will be published regularly to provide news about the Lohana Community in the UK and the rest of the world. Please ask your Lohana friends and family to subscribe. Do also send in any relevant news updates by email to and we will include in our next issue as appropriate. There will be special coverage on LCUK Lohana achievers in Business, Politics, Social and Charity work. Our website at is up-to-date but is to be completely refurbished, and various projects are being discussed for Lohana Professionals Network, Lohana Match Maker, a new Lohana e-Directory and also an e-Bereavement service. Join us to keep in touch with the latest news from the LCUK. Click HERE to subscribe. Thank you for your support - Ajay Jobanputra LCUK VP / eNewsletter Editor & Chetan Pujara LCUK PRO
LCUK Delegates Conference 7th May 2017 - Results
The LCUK Delegates Conference was hosted in Leicester on Sunday 7th May 2017. Representatives are invited from all the member Lohana Mahajans in the UK. Elections are held for the Executive posts and results were as follows:
President                  Sunilbhai Majithia from Northampton
Vice President 1       Ajaybhai Jobanputra from South London
Vice President 2       Prakashbhai Modi from Coventry

Hon. Secretary         Bharatbhai Sodha from North London
Hon. Treasurer         Hiteshbhai Thakker from South London
PRO                           Chetanbhai Pujara from West London
Imm Past President  Hemubhai Chandarana from Leicester
LCUK Trustees        Prafulbhai Nathwani from Birmingham
                                  Rashmibhai Chatwani from North London
                                  Mukeshbhai Vasant from Bolton
                                  Kiritbhai Karia from North London
                                  Ashokbhai Rach from East London
LCUK donates to LCNL School building project in Nepal
LCUK donated £4000 to sponsor two classrooms for a project hosted by Lohana Community North London to build a new school in Nepal starting in March 2016 after the major earthquake. The school is Shree Gyan Jyoti Higher School in Phikur District, Nuwakot some 80 km away from Kathmandu. The school was badly damaged in the earth quake. Some 575 students are now studying in this school controlled and managed by Local government.

LCUK donates to Thalassemia fund in India
LCUK hosted the first ever 3 day global Lohana Convention in Leicester last year for Shree Lohana Mahaparishad (LMP), our parent body in India. The convention was very successful with average attendance of 500 people daily including some 130 delegates from overseas. A donation of £4750 was made by LCUK to the LMP for their Thalassemia project in India. Thousands of young Lohanas have undergone tests to help eradicate Thalassemia as sponsored by LMP. Awareness of the issue has been increased hugely by the production of a film which has been widely circulated across India and worldwide.
Shree Raghukul Vishwa - May 2017 edition
Shree Lohana Mahaparishad in India publish a monthly magazine. It has all the Lohana Samaj news from India in Gujarati. Click HERE to read the magazine online or to download it.
Bijal works at EY as a Business Change Manager. She is the Hindu faith representative for EY and hosts regular events with the network as well as collaborative events with other networks. Earlier this year Bijal won an Award for her on going project ‘Food for the Mind, Body and Soul’ in which she leads a team of 100 volunteers to serve various charitable and community projects across the UK and India. These include cooking for and feeding 9 homeless shelters, supporting an abandoned animals sanctuary, spending time at several dementia care homes, collecting toys for Great Ormond street Hospital, helping at a sanctuary that serves autistic children and adults and building care packages for the homeless. The professionals involved commented on how this experience has taught them the importance of being selfless and uplifted them in giving back.

Bijal is the Director and founder of Veda London, a non-profit organisation which shares mindfulness, meditation and wellbeing in the workplace. The project has grown incredibly over the last 18 months, with events across the city including EY, Norton Rose, Schroders, Accenture, Bank of England, BNP Pariba and HS2, with more events in the pipeline for 2017. Veda London has attracted leading speakers on topics related to living a more spiritually focused lifestyle. In a time where people are more spiritually focused than ever, Veda London is a pioneering project in this fast growing space. Due to its success, the concept is even being established internationally in Melbourne and New York. Vote for Bijal  by 9th June at
Raffle Draw to support Shree Jalaram Mandir Greenford building project
See the Mandir website at for more details of the play
LCUK Affiliated Mahajans
Ashton-U-Lyne, Birmingham, Bolton, Cambridge, Coventry, Derby & Nottinghamshire, Leicester, East London, North London, South London, West London, Luton, Manchester, Milton-Keynes, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, South West & Wales and Southend on Sea.
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