Food Bank Donation by MKHA

At this difficult time for so many, Milton Keynes Hindu Association, as it has previously – notably during  the covid-19 period, continues its efforts to provide support in many ways to the community of Milton Keynes.

In keeping with the above aim, particularly during this Festive Season, MKHA this week made a donation of a large variety of essential food items to MK Food Bank which we hope will help ease the financial burdens faced  by many. The donation was greatly appreciated by the worthy local organisation. See letter of acknowledgement below.

MKHA wish you all the Season’s Greetings and a very Happy New Year.


Pay your Tribute

We at MKHA are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Sincere condolences to the Royal family, all who served the Queen and to all her loyal subjects.

Our prayers remain with them. May Her Majesty’s Soul rest in Eternal Peace.

Aum Shanti??


MKHA Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Party

The Trustees and the Executive Committee hosted a party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the 4th June. Her Majesty’s selfless dedication to duty and devotion to service is so admired and respected by the community. She has led by example and one which we all ought as far as we can to emulate in the service, we are able to give to others.

We were delighted and honoured to have with us to celebrate this Milestone event amongst other guests the following dignitaries: –

HH Judge Francis Sheridan DL – representing the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire

Debbie Brock DL – High Sherriff of Buckinghamshire

Cllr. Amanda Marlow – Mayor of MK

Francesca Skelton DL – Trustee of Arts and Heritage Alliance MK, Trustee of MK Community Foundation

Iain Stewart MP – MK South

Cllr. Sam Crook – Broughton

Cllr. Manish Verma – Tattenhoe

Suresh Nesaratnam – Trustee of Murugan Temple MK

Sister Maruti – Peace Pagoda MK

We thank all those who joined us, including representatives of TVP. It was such a joy to see the community all coming together and having fun in the sun – yes even the sun shone for our party to Honour HM !

Grateful thanks to all those, including the many volunteers who made the event the success it was.

On the occasion of HM Jubilee celebrations, we take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude for the many years of encouragement, guidance and support which we, at MKHA have benefitted from the Buckinghamshire Lieutenancy team. They have contributed in so many ways to our progress and achievements to date. Our thanks also to Iain Stewart MP who has been a stalwart friend of MKHA, together with Cllr. Crook whose guidance we have much valued and will continue to. Delighted to have join us also Cllr. Verma with whom we look forward to sharing future Milestones. So pleased to have also welcomed Parish Cllr. Macsene Isles-Ahite to our Community Centre.

MKHA thanks Her Majesty for, in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2022 list honouring our President Vinod Pankhania with a British Empire Medal.

We are also very pleased that in the Queen’s recent Birthday Honours list Laxman Kastala of Dream Sai has also been honoured with a BEM. Our congratulations to you both.

The Jubilee celebrations today have not only brought together the local Hindu community, but our community of Broughton and the community of our beautiful CITY of Milton Keynes. Thank you, Ma’am, for according us official City status on your Platinum Jubilee. Continuing with the celebratory theme, MKHA are delighted to have 6 members, to include key workers who have been selected to join the Jubilee Pageant at the Mall for the finale of the celebrations on the 5th June. Amongst those members was one who was selected to be Queen of MK – our own Shobhna Padhiar, (Asst. Secretary) who has led our Arts and craft workshops over the past year. Our warmest congratulations them all. They will be flying the (Mandala) flags for both MKHA and MK.


Election 21 Final Call

MKHA would like to send a final call to those who have yet to put their nominations forward for a role as an Executive committee including key posts.
The AGM takes place on 12th December 2021. Nominations MUST be submitted by 4pm on 5th December 2021.

A reminder to those who wish to participate in voting for the nominees, please ensure you renew your MKHA membership before the elections in order to vote.

In view of the ongoing covid-19 concern, there is likelihood that a number of people will choose to vote online instead of attending in person.
Please could all applicants prepare a short script of which position they are applying for, with how they believe they are best suited to the role

(Those who attend will of course be able to hear the candidates give a short introduction in person)

Either fill the form here or send the filled forms to


Face Masks Mandatory at MKHA Mandir & Community Centre

From Tuesday, 30th November, everyone must wear a face covering upon entering MKHA Mandir and Community centre.
We will continue to clean our Mandir, have hand sanitisers available and do temperature checks as an extra precautionary measure.
We will have some windows open to help increased the fresh air circulation.
We are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe.
Thank you for your ongoing support. 


Community centre maintenance – Christmas 2021

MKHA needs your help please

In advance of the Mandir and Community centre closure for essential building maintenance works, MKHA seeks volunteers who have the following skills or experience: –



General Handy work persons

The assistance is needed during the Christmas period – 25th December to 2nd January 2022 inclusive.

As ever the support and help of our volunteer team is greatly appreciated.

If you can help, please contact Ramnikbhai Tosar on 07842 602007 or Kaushikbhai Shah on 07790 495924


Announcement – AGM Notice

Notice is herby given that the Annual General Meeting of Milton Keynes Association will be held on

Sunday 12th December 2021 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM

at MKHA community centre, Ferry Meadows Close, Broughton, Milton Keynes, MK10 9QY

AGM Notice 2021