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   LCUK Events & Projects  
  LCUK Delegates Conference  
  The annual Delegates Conference will be held in Leicester on Sunday 30th July 2006. Elections will be held for the key LCUK Executive posts and nominations taken for the UK Central Council to be formed from members of all 20 Mahajans in the UK. Observers are welcome - entry charge is £6. Write to Secretary@LCUK.org.uk for more details or to attend the conference.  
   Community News & Events  
  YLANL Launches New Website  
  Young Lohana Association North London have launched their new website - www.ylanl.co.uk - have a look. They also successfully hosted a Summer Solstice event and a Kids Klub programme earlier this month. Our heartiest congratulations to YLANL on the launch of their website  
  LCEL Gujarati Natak  
  Lohana Community East London are hosting a natak ("Jadalo Jitu") on Saturday 15th July at Vishwa Hindu Parishad Mandir, Albert Road, Ilford, Essex. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children and includes a buffet dinner. Click here for more details or contact Ashok Rach on 07956 450 895.  
  LCNL Events  
  Lohana Mahajan North London (LCNL) - are hosting an 18 Hole Golf competition on Sunday 16th July at Bushy Hall Golf Club. The day starts off at 11:00 with a BBQ, Tee-off is at 13:00 and is followed by a Dinner and Mehfil in the evening - click here for details. LCNL Mahila Mandal are hosting a Lagna Geet and Decoration Competition on Saturday 29th July at RCT Hall in Harrow. Tickets are just £6 including lunch - click here for more details. LCNL are also hosting their annual Mela on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August - click here for more details of the mela or if you wish to hire a stall at the very popular event.  
  LCSL Charity Walk  
  Lohana Community South London are holding a Charity Walk on Sunday 13th August in aid of Leukaemia Research Fund. The walk starts from Lan Franc School, Mitcham Road, Croydon. Contact LCSL by email on CharityWalk@LCSL.org.uk for more details. Click here to download a sponsorship form if you want to join in for this worthy cause and have some fun. The walk will finish with a BBQ / picnic, weather permitting.  
  East African Lohana 31st Sports & Cultural Festival  
  This annual festival is to be hosted this year by Nairobi Lohana Youth League during Christmas 2006 in Nairobi. Participants from all over East Africa will be playing golf, cricket, darts, table tennis, badminton, etc. The evenings will be lined up with special social and cultural events. More news on this as we get it - book your airline tickets now as it is busy season in Kenya!  
  Lohana Association Birmingham  
  Shree Lohana Association Birmingham are holding a picnic on Saturday 29th July at Pickwick Cricket Club in Moseley, Birmingham. Come and join us for a fun day out in the Park. For more information contact: Mukeshbhai Nathwani on 07717 697 506 or Bev Lalsheta on 07984 297 369  
  Pujya Rambapa Visits Canada  
  On Thursday 15th June Lohana Cultural Association of Canada hosted a Hanuman Chalisa and Bhajan evening at the Hindu Mandir in Toronto in honour of Pujya Rambapa who visited Toronto.  
   Forthcoming Religious & Cultural Events  
  Shree Jalaram Mandir Leicester (website: www.jalarambapa.com) invites everyone to come and celebrate their 10th anniversary with Shree Ram Katha to be recited by Param Pujya Shree Morari Bapu. The katha is being hosted at Soar Valley Community College, Rushymead in Leicester from 15th July to 23rd July 2006. Click here for more details  
  The Los Angeles Ram Katha has been rescheduled to the holy month of "Shravan Mas" as of now. The organisers are extremely sorry and sincerely regret any inconvenience this may have caused devotees planning to attend the Katha from all over the World. They are very aware of the inconveniences involved and would sincerely appreciate your support when the event is rescheduled. New dates for the Katha will be announced shortly and will be posted on the website at www.iiramii.net.  
   Lohana Achievers  
  Nairobi Lohanas Big On The International Sports Scene  
  The International Cricket Council (ICC) recently selected Subhashbhai Modi of Nairobi to their panel of Associate/Affiliate International Umpires. Mr Modi was in Scotland earlier this month to officiate a One Day International Match - Pakistan vs. Scotland - umpiring with Darrell Hair. The match referee was Clive Lloyd. Mr Modi has been umpiring for the past 25 years. He is also one of the founders of the Lohana Sports and Cultural Festival.

Our congratulations to Mr Modi on his appointment. Subhashbhai's son Hitesh Modi also plays for the Kenyan Cricket Team and has represented Kenya in the last three Cricket World Cups. Amar Hindocha of Nairobi represented Kenya (Seed 1) at the World Pool Championships which are held every year in Blackpool. This year the tournament, played in mid June for 2 weeks, attracted 14 countries (England, Wales, Scotland, India, West Indies, Spain, France, Australia, South Africa, Channel Isles, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Malta and Kenya. Our congratulations to Amar on his seeding and achievement in representing Kenya in the pool championships.
  Shivkinner Bhajan Group Collects £5K For Charity  
  Saileshbhai Raja, group leader for Shivkinner, presented a cheque for £5000 on Sunday 2nd July at Tilda Hall in Leicester to the Heartsearch charity. He is launching the groups 3rd CD on Sunday 30th July at the same venue with funds being collected for MND. Everyone is welcome at attend the launch event - entrance is free - please email Saileshbhai on saileshraja@hotmail.com so appropriate arrangements can be made.  
  Urmilaben Thakkar Awarded With Sanskar Garima  
  Our LCUK Trustee Smt. Urmilaben Thakkar was awarded a "Sanskar Garima" award earlier this year by Gujarat Samachar newspaper for her services in the community in promoting arts and culture and as a Gujarati presenter on Sunrise Radio. Our congratulations to Urmilaben on the award.  
  Lohana Launches His First Novel  
  A Lohana of South London, Rameshbhai Thakkar launched his first novel, a thriller called The Kenya Project in May 2006. The Kenya project is an international intrigue - a fascinating new thriller set in the worlds of industry in Kenya and the centre characters are Richard, Lucy, Samantha and David. Rameshbhai is writing under the name Ramesh Chandra. We wish Rameshbhai every success with his book and with his future projects in this venture. Contact email for more details is ramesh@suchandco.co.uk.  
  Lohana Youth Receives Royal Award  
  Amit Ganatra 24 years of West London who is studying Computer Engineering at Brunel University has won a special award from the Queen for completing 200 hours of service at the Lady's Creative Centre in Ealing which fosters the creative talents of women in the community. Congratulations Amit on the award and for the excellent voluntary work you have done so well.
  Educational Achievements  
  The Pattani family of South London have had a triple exams success. Doctor Poonam has qualified as a Dentist (BDS) and Priya and Binti have both obtained their degrees in Optometry. Our congratulations to the girls and to the Pattani family.  
  Ravi Madlani has obtained a 1st in BEng Computing from Imperial College London - congratulations to Ravi and the Madlani family who are also from South London.  
  Please send in details of your examination successes - we will publish the details in LCUK eNewsletter to proudly acknowledge the achievements of our Youth.  
   LCUK Culture Corner  
  What is the significance of Jaya Parvati Vrat? What rituals are performed during this very special 5 day fasting period? To find out click here.  
  All Culture Corner articles are hosted on the www.Lohana.info website. If you have any cultural articles then please email them to eNews@LCUK.org.uk - please let us know if you have got the articles from another website so we can acknowledge them.  
   Readers' Contributions  
  Psychotherapy And The Asian Community  
  An interesting article from Sandeep Ganatra. Click here to get a psychotherapist's perspective on a Community's coming of age.  
  Benefits Of Bananas  
  After reading this article, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again. Perhaps it's time to change the well known phrase to "A banana a day keeps the doctor away". Click here to read.  
  Articles from our Readers are hosted on the www.Lohana.info website. If you have any interesting articles then email them to eNews@LCUK.org.uk - 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 Feedback@LCUK.org.uk.  
   Community Announcements  
  Weddings & Engagements  
  Meera, daughter of Smt Naliniben and LCSL Past President Shree Jayantbhai Pau got married to Pukar, son of Ushaben and Surendrabhai Mehta on Saturday 10th June 2006. Our hearty congratulations to the couple and their families.  
  Peterborough Mahajan members have had two new arrivals - Nikita and Kanesh Mashru have recently had a baby boy, and Harsha and Hitesh Kanabar recently had a baby girl.  
  Smt. Shantaben Narandas Thaker (Gotecha) is proud to announce the birth of their grand daughter, Akeira, daughter of Raj and Sheetal Thaker (Gotecha), on Friday, 28th April 2006. A donation of £11 has been received by LCUK from the family from South London.  
  Congratulations on the new arrivals and thank you for the donation. If any of our eNews subscribers wish to pledge a donation for an announcement then please email eNews@LCUK.org.uk with details of your announcement and pledge. All contributions received will be used to support the on-going costs of the LCUK eNewsletter project. Thanks for the support.  
  Shree Mathuradas Vithaldas Lakhani of Toronto, Canada sadly passed away on July 10, 2006 in Pondicherry, India  
  Shree Shantibhai Vithaldas Majithia of Harrow (Formerly Palisa) sadly passed away on Tuesday 9th May at the age of 74 years.  
  Shree Bhagwanjibhai Mathuradas Kotecha of Hendon (formerly Kisumu/Maragoli) sadly passed away on Thursday 11th May 2006 at the age of 76 years.  
  Smt. Manjuben Mansukbhai Hindocha (Ronak Restaurant) of East London (formerly Mbale), daughter of Harilal Odhavji Morjaria sadly passed away on Wednesday 17th May 2006 at the age of 63 years.  
  Smt. Anitaben Lalitbhai Kapadia of Ruislip (Formerly Mumbai)sadly passed away on Wednesday 17th May 2006 at the age of 66 years.  
  Shree Jayantibhai Karia of Crawley sadly passed away on 23rd May 2006  
  Smt. Kankooben Sunderji Davda (Wife of Late Sunderji Mathuradas Davda) of Harrow and formerly of Kampala sadly passed away in Calgary, Canada on Friday 26th May 2006 at the age of 89 years.  
  Smt. Dayakuvarben Jasraj Ahya (Nee Manek) of Barnet (formerly Dar Es Salam) sadly passed away on 29th May 2006 at the age of 82 years.  
  Smt. Harsaben (Harbala) Vinod Jobanputra (Nee Kanani) of ilford (Formerly of Bhavnagar) sadly passed away on 29th May 2006 at the age of 53 years.  
  Shree Kalidasbhai Gordhandas Morjaria (formerly of Saroti, Uganda), President of Milton Keynes Mahajan sadly passed away on 3rd June 2006 at Leicester Hospital  
  Shree Sureshbhai Pajwani of Ealing, Past Presient of LCWL, sadly passed away on 6th June 2006, aged 67 years.  
  Smt. Diwaliben Ranchoddas Sodha sadly passed away in Nairobi, on Thursday 8th June 2006 at the age of 90 years.  
  Smt. Mangalaben Lakhani of Leicester, wife of Shree Bhagwanjibhai Lakhani (Bobby's Restaurant) sadly passed away on Sunday 11th June 2006.  
  Shree Hasmukbhai Makecha (Lawyer) of Nairobi sadly passed away on Saturday 17th June 2006.  
  Shree Rasikbhai Hirjibhai Raithatha of Kilburn (Formerly Nanyuki, Kenya), sadly passed away on 20th June 2006 at the age of 62 years old.  
  Smt. Sushilaben Devjibhai Ahya of Edgware (Formerly Kahama, Tanzania) sadly passed away on Monday 26th June 2006 at the age of 76 years.  
  Shree Prabhudasbhai Sunderjibhai Raja (Balubhai Raja)of Harrow (Formerly Mwanza) sadly passed away on 4th July 2006 at the age of 65 years.  
  Shree (Dr.) Ramniklal Vallabhdas Somaia of Kisimu sadly passed away on 6th July 2006  
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