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.

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MKHA President Mr Vinodbhai Pankhania and his wife Veenaben Pankhania attended Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

In the words of Vinodbhai

“Wednesday 18th May 2022 will always be one of the most memorable days of my life. Veena and I were privileged to attend the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and it was indeed a day full of sunshine, lots of colour and a chance to see and meet some of the Royal family. We also had a chance to share our goals and achievements with some of the many guests who were also present at the event due to their selfless service to the community

Veena and I will always be indebted to MKHA for giving us this wonderful opportunity to serve the community. ” ?

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Former Trustee Rikesh Raichura attended the Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

On Wednesday 11th May 2022, Rikesh Raichura and his wife Anita had the pleasure of attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales and by the Duchess of Cornwall.

In the words of Rikesh (our past Trustee)

We were humbled to be nominated by the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire  and High Sherriff of Buckinghamshire for services to Milton Keynes Hindu Association and the wider MK Community, in particular for serving in various positions over the past 12 years, Including as Secretary, Vice President and most recently Trustee and for leading the highly successful Shiv Katha by Giri Bapu, the MK50 MKHA Mela in Campbell Park featuring Navin Kundra and various other events and projects such as the first ever MKHA Holi Colour Festival, the 108 Jamunajini Loti Utsav and more recently playing a significant role in the Covid Support Program..

The event, with all it’s grandeur and splendour was not at all ruined by the typical British Summer weather – where even though we were soaked to the bone, we very much enjoyed mixing with High Society. We were very lucky be able to have a short conversation with HRH The Prince of Wales whom afterwards shook Anita’s hand.

We are truly grateful to MKHA and the Lord Lieutenant and High Sherriff for affording us this honour and allowing us to represent MKHA at the Palace.

MKHA are proud of this achievement.

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Election Time!

Calling all paid up members of MKHA. Voting for the 2021 Executive Committee elections begins online today on the MKHA website and will close at 11am on 12/12/21.


For those able to attend the AGM on the 12/12/21 from 3pm, you can if eligible cast your vote in person
Have your say as they say use your vote or lose it!!

The Online Voting form can be found here:

https://staging.mkha.org/mkha-agm-and-elections/mkha-elections-2021-online-voting/

You can view profiles of some of the applicants here:

https://staging.mkha.org/mkha-elections-2021-applicant-profiles/

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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

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Nisha & Shaun Sagai

Thank you very much for making yesterday’s Sagai/Chundadi event successful. It wouldn’t have been possible without Vinodbhai, Kaushikbhai, Chetnaben & additional volunteers in kitchen. The whole event ran smoothly and we have nothing but praises for the whole team.

I am very happy and grateful to MKHA’S committee and the brilliant team lead by Vinodbhai, Kaushikbhai and Chetnaben and volunteers for making yesterday’s Sagai event successful.
The whole event ran smoothly and we have nothing but praises for the whole team. Thank you and let’s hope this Saturday’s wedding runs smoothly ?? – Bride’s father

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Bhajan Sandhya

Namaste

MKHA would like to invite you to join us for Monday Bhajan Sandhya on Monday by offering worship to Lord Shiva with bhajans at MKHA Mandir. Masks and social distancing to be observed, from 7.30pm – 9.15pm

Please contact us if you wish to sponsor the event for a special occasion such as Birthday, Anniversary, Remembrance, Punya Tithi. Let us know at: secretary@mkha.org

We welcome any donation to help with the management of our Mandir and Community Centre ?

Lloyds Bank: MKHA sort code: 30 15 53, account no: 00118570

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/MiltonKeynesHinduAssociation?

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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??

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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.

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