This issue celebrates the FIRST ANNIVERSARY of the LCUK eNewsletter. The Editorial Team have been contemplating ways of increasing the scope of eNews and have some ideas. How about a Career Advise and Job Placement service - for Lohana Youths by Lohana business. Think what a help a network of Lohana businesses/ professionals would offer to our young graduates looking for careers advise or accountancy articles, pharmacy pre-reg placements, dentistry training opportunities, solicitor training, etc? We are also considering an Lohana Business eDirectory connected to eNews to promote all our business and professional people and their services. If you have any comments on these ideas or can help with them then please contact us on - thanks.  
  Thanks for your on-going and ever increasing support - subscriptions have increased threefold since the first issue. Get more of your Lohana friends and family to subscribe free at - backdated copied of eNews and articles from our Culture Corner and Readers Contributions can also be found there.  
   Community News & Events  
  LCUK on-line Contact Database System  
  The first ever LCUK online database system to hold contact details for Lohanas in the UK was launched on 1st November 2006. Many hundreds of you have since then gone online and checked your details held by us. New entries can also be accepted online for those UK based Lohanas who have not yet registered. See the Database Project page on the LCUK website for more details or use the link to enter or check your details.  
  LCUK Variety Show 2007  
  This is an annual event which will be hosted in the Midlands by Leicester Lohana Mahajan on Sunday 25th February 2007 at the newly refurbished Tilda Hall above the Ram Mandir in Leicester. Variety items including Raas, Garbas, Bollywood dances and comedy skits will be presented by entrants from Lohana Mahajans across the UK. More details of timings, tickets, etc to follow.  
  LCSL Youth Special: Disco Inferno On 3rd February 2007  
  Funk It Out 70's and 80's theme. Click here for more details. After the phenomenal success of Taal, YLCSL are hosting Taal 2 on Sunday 18th March 2007 at Croydon High School, Selsdon in Surrey - Top Fashion Show, lively dance numbers, variety items and lots more entertainment from our Lohana stars in South London - watch this space for more details.  
  LCNL Xmas Celebrations - For Disabled & Elderly People With Special Needs.  
  On Saturday 16th December 2006 LCNL for the first time ever organised an event for people with special needs. The programme was specially organised for Disabled, Elderly people not only to celebrate Xmas but also had at hand a range of speakers offering help and advice. The event took place at RCT Hall, Hatch End, Middx. and was attended by Councillor Anjana Patel, portfolio holder for community development for Harrow council and Councillor Navin Shah. The attendee's were entertained by special performances from Asian People's Disability Alliance (APDA) a Harrow based charity. The whole experience was so wonderful and it was great to see such people with special needs enjoying this pre Christmas treat.  
  Nairobi dominates 31st Lohana Sports & Cultural Festival  
  Nairobi Lohana Youth League swept most of the trophies during the 31st Lohana sports & cultural festival, confirmed Subhash Modi, Hon PRO of the festival. The 4 days sports bonanza held over Xmas 2006 attracted over 1200 people and seven teams from Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Mombasa, Nakuru, Kisumu, Kampala & Nairobi took part and fought for the top honours in various sports. See their website at for more details and photos. The 32nd Lohana sports & cultural festival will be hosted by Dar es Salaam Lohana Community during the next Christmas holidays according to Manish Rughani, Secretary of Lohana Community of Dar es Salaam.  
  Cancer Research Charity Brunch  
  A Charity Brunch was oraganised in Birmingham, by Anilaben Paw and Heenaben Paw on 8th October 2006, in aids of Cancer Research U K and Birmingham Children's Hospital. The collection for the day was £1702.00, £851.00 each were given to the two above mentioned Charities. Shree Lohana Association of Birmingham donated £51.00 for this good cause.  
   Forthcoming Religious & Cultural Events  
  Crawley Ram Katha 2007  
  This Festival of Peace, Harmony and Progress will be hosted by the Gurjar Hindu Union, Crawley near Gatwick Airport from 14th to 23rd July 2007. The Katha will be recited by Pujya Bhaishri Rameshbhai Oza. Check out the mandir project website for more details at  
  Jalaram Satsang Mandal - New South Wales - Australia  
  To get details of the bhajans planned from January to June 2007, please click here.  
  Chinmaya Mission UK Present Bhagavad Geeta Gyana Yagna: Chapter 9 - The Royal Secret  
  Chinmaya Mission UK present a series of talks on Chapter 9 of the Bhagavad Geeta, entitled "The Royal Secret" by Brahmacharini Sumati Chaitanya.

The talks will be held from 10th to 16th February 2007 (7.30 - 9.00 pm daily) at Chinmaya Kirti, 2 Egerton Gardens, Hendon, London NW4 4BA. Talks Are In English, All Are Welcome, Admission Is Free Click here for further details.
   Lohana Acheivers  
  Dr Kamlesh Sachdev of South London who has been carrying out dental implant treatment for over 10 years was recently awarded the prestigious Diploma in Implant Dentistry from the Royal College of Surgeons, making him one of only twenty in the country to have achieved this. Congratulations to Dr Sachdev on this top achievement.  
   Readers Contributions  
  London 2012 games - business opportunities. I thought this might of interest to readers of the LCUK eNewsletter. As we are an enterprising community and would be interested in making the most of the London 2012 games, the following web site gives details of all the opportunities available. Please visit the web site for further details -  
  Ancient Vishnu Idol Can Change View on Russian History - This is a very interesting find about Lord Vishnu's idol found in present day Russia. I believe it is also something to be proud of for all Hindus, for more details log on to:
  Netra Jyoti Abhiyan, The Gift of Vision - Over 37 million people in the world are blind. Of the 37 million blind 18 million live in India, and more than 80 percent, live in rural India. Over 9 million cases of blindness in rural areas are caused by cataract, and another 3 million due to refractive errors, both of which are easily treatable conditions. Give the Gift of Vision and Help to Eradicate Curable Blindness. See for more details.  
  Medical Yatra 2007 - Jamnagar A Medical Yatra (Medical Camp) was organised jointly by Shree Anandabawa Seva Sanstha and Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio - USA ( AIPNO). To help the poor and needy suffering from various diseases, these camps were organised in Jamnagar and small villages of Jam Kalynapur Taluka of Jamnagar District, in which medicines were also given, without any charges. A team of 15 doctors from U.S.A., U.K. & Canada provided their invaluable services. The organisation was made possible with the efforts of Shree Vasantbhai Lakhani (Canada) and Shree Rameshbhai Shah (USA)  
  Honey & Cinnamon - Check out the benefits of Honey & Cinnamon. You will need Powerpoint 2003 to view the slides once downloaded - Click here.  
  Language and Culture - Then and Now! By Chandubhai Radia, San Antonio, Texas. Click here to read the very "cool" interesting article.  
  Applying for 5 year visas for India? - Just for your information, If you are applying for 5 year visas for India, make sure you take with you your birth certificate, plus if possible you father or mother's birth certificate or passport. This is a new requirement. If you don't have proof of Indian Origin then you will only be issued 6 months visas.  
  Articles from our Readers are hosted on the website. If you have any interesting articles then email them to - please let us know if you have got the articles from another website so we can acknowledge them. Any comments and feedback welcome for all these articles - write to  
   Community Announcements  
  Shree Karsanbhai Dattani of Ilford (formerly Moshi) passed away on 2nd December at the age of 71years  
  Shree Rajnibhai Lakhani passed away in San Francisco, California on 5th December at the age of 59 years.  
  Smt. Naliniben Rasikbhai Majithia of Carpenters Park (formerly Malawi) passed away on 10th December 2006 at the age of 55 years. She was the daughter of Kakubhai Kotecha of Mombasa  
  Shree Suryakantbhai Gordhanbhai Khakharia of Ruislip(formerly Mombasa) passed away on 21st December 2006 at the age of 72 years.  
  Smt. Shantaben Jivanbhai Thakrar (d/o Chaganbhai Bhayani of Mombasa) of Willesden (formerly Zanzibar) passed away 23rd December 2006 at the age of 76 years.  
  Shree Harilal Tribhovandas Vadera of Kingsbury (formerly Kampala) passed away on Sunday 24th December 2006 at the age of 86 years  
  Shree Kiritbhai Vallabhbhai Rajani of Harrow (formerly malawi) passed away on 25th December at the age of 45 years  
  Smt. Premkuvarben (Harakhben) Karsanbhai Lakhani of Rayners Lane (formerly Malawi) passed away on 7th January at the age of 96 years.  
  Shree Jagdishbhai Manoharlal Cholera of Watford (formerly Jinja) passed away on 7th January at the age of 65 years  
  Shree Dayalalbhai C Ghelani of Leicester and Rayners lane (formerly Palica) passed away on 13th January at the age of 85years  
  Smt. Shantaben Chotubhai Kakad (d/o Jivanbhai K Mashru) of Winchmore Hill (formerly Mbale) passed awayon 15th January at the age of 77 years  
  Shree Laxmidasbhai Narandasbhai Bhovan Karia of Edgware (formerly Mwanza) passed away on 17th January at the age of 80 years  
  Shree Karsanbhai Gordhandas Popat of Winchmore Hill (formerly Kakamega) passed away on 19th January.  
  Smt Pushpavati (Babyben) Vasantlal Modi sister-in-law of Ashokbhai Kotecha passed away on Saturday 20th January 2007 in Leicester  
   Contributions & Feedback  
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