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Dear Shree Kutchi Leva Patel Community (UK) Jay Shree Swaminarayan, Jay Shree Krishna and Namaskar, First of all, may I thank you whole heartedly for electing me as your SKLPC (UK) President following our 46th AGM that was held on the 18th May 2019. You have been supporting the Samaj in many ways in the form of your participation and also in great financial support.

Support your Samaj, become a life member!

Life membership is only £100, and for this you will be supporting your Samaj as well as gaining fantastic benefits receive a number of benefits and discounts. Life members also receive subsidised rent to hire our centres in addition to discounts for Navratri season passes, Saturday School fees, Cricket Club membership together with a free annual Samaj magazine.

Set in 19 acres of lush green grounds We are the ideal events venue comfortably accommodating up to 800 guests over two function suites, with banqueting facilities to cater for a wide range of requirements and budgets. The grounds can cater for marquees, outdoor stages, additional parking and various sporting events.

Make your special day that you and your guests will always remember at the SKLPC Centre. The centre operates a no alcohol and a strictly vegetarian policy

SKLPC NEWS

NEPAL : Field Visit Report Reached Kathmandu on the 1st of July 2015. We began our field visits on the 2nd of July 2015. Visiting members: Mavjibhai Jadhava, Amit Parmar, Inderjeet Yadav, Jai Kishun Roy, Pawan Roy and Navin Prasad…

Dear members, Jay Shree Swaminarayan, Jay Shree Krishna, Namaste, Firstly, I hope that you are all well. As the president of the Samaj, I would like to whole heartedly apologies for not contacting you sooner after my election in May 2013.…

OTHER NEWS

Government action means GCSEs and A levels in a range of community languages such as Panjabi, Portuguese and Japanese are to continue to ensure young people can carry on studying a diverse range of foreign languages. The news, announced today…

EVENTS

Navin Vekaria - 50th Half Marathon Runner Navin Vekaria, aged 37, Gaam Sukhpur Bhuj, originally from Kenya is a regular SKLPC volunteer helping at the Annual Mela and Navratri. Navin is a marathon junkie and has a hobby for running.…

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SKLP COMMUNITY (U.K)

A Brief History

THE BEGINNING

Our settlement in U.K. began in 1960. After Kenya’s independence, main flow began only after 1963. As community grew temples were established in Willesden, Golders Green, Harrow, East London, Woolwich, Cardiff, Bolton and Oldham. S.K.L.P.C. (U.K.) was set up on 4th February 1972 and our Community Centre – Samaj Hall opened on 6th September 1980 in West Hendon.

This Centre was not big enough for the whole community, but it proved to be most pivotal in co-ordinating the activities of the community groups and Samaj as a whole. A lot of activities and events have been organised in the field of sports, social, cultural, education and charity work. We have been able to raise more than £150,000 through various events and shows to help the victims of natural disasters in Mexico, Ethiopia, Bangladesh and India and numerous local charities.

Our Samaj has also established Saturday School at Claremont High School – Kenton where around four hundred children learn Gujarati and get tuition in Maths, physics and English. Students also get the opportunity to learn about Hinduism, its Festivals and importance of traditional discipline and family values in life. Recently, a day centre for our senior Citizens has opened at our West Hendon Samaj Hall and has already proven to be very popular.

THE DREAM

As the community needs and aspirations grew, it became necessary to acquire a new suitable site. In 1992 at our 20th Anniversary Festival at Copthall Stadium, a call was made to the community to help acquire a site of our own, big enough to accommodate our entire community of 30,000 people by 1997, our Silver Jubilee year in the U.K.

THE CHALLENGE

The challenge was literally taken up by the community. Through god’s grace and sheer conviction and commitment we acquired our own Sports and Community complex on an 18-acre site for £1.1million. This site is a very conveniently located in Northolt, with planning permission for 34,000sq.ft and a very good potential for future developments.

Funds were raised in a very short time by enthusiastic and forward-looking members on a basis of three years interest free loans. Members of Kenya Community gave a tremendous moral and financial boost to the project, which, I take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation on behalf of the U.K. Community. This centre is now well established and serving the needs of the community.

THE FUTURE

1. The various centres in the U.K. will bring our community much closer and enhance the unity and diversity and enrich our lives to live in peace and harmony.
2. It will help the new generations to preserve social, cultural and religious values through sporting activities and build a strong identity, essential for peace and progress and prosperity.

Please click here to see what the Samaj along with the community support hopes to achieve in the future.