Dear Members of the Community,
Jay Shree Krishna, Jay Shree Swaminarayan, Namaste.
On behalf of the SKLPC (UK) Management Committee and Board of Trustees, we have taken a
decision to cancel this year’s Football Tournament. Funday, Mela, Navratri and Vishnu Hariyug Havan
which was due to take place this year 2020. It hasn’t been an easy decision to make but we know this is
the safest thing for us to do.
Our first and foremost priority is the health and safety of our members. Bearing in mind the nature of the
COVID-19 virus which has erupted with no cure and spreading rapidly, we have no choice but to follow
the set government guidance and directives.
At this difficult time, the best thing for us to do is listen to the guidelines which the government have set
out. The guidelines are simple and for our own health and those around us, we must listen to them.
Social Distancing Measures: These measures even though they will be eased off in the coming months,
public gatherings will still likely be banned until herd immunity is achieved or a vaccine is made. Having
such big gatherings would be inappropriate this year.
Sign of Respect: With so many deaths in the UK, globally and within our community, it would be
insensitive to hold such festivities this year
Let us not be tempted to break the guidelines but lead by example. We have seen and heard what is
happening worldwide and, in such a situation, we can only sympathise with those already suffering. Let
us all pray for all those in hospital suffering due to the current pandemic situation and wish them all the
very best for a speedy recovery so that they can re-join the comfort and love of their family.
Let us all pray for the amazing NHS staff and volunteers as well as all other key workers who are working
day and night to help everyone overcome this pandemic.
Also, please can all those who have elderly parents, grandparents and family around them explain this
information to them in detail and the severity of what is going on. We need to help everyone
understand why they need to stay home and avoid people.
Let us all remain calm, stay home and pray to improve the situation and return life to normality as soon
For and on behalf of
Velji Parbat Vekaria. Suryakant Virji Varsani
(President) (General Secretary)