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   Community News & Events  
  LCUK CAPS Project first success  
  Our newly launched Careers Advise and Placement Service (CAPS) has had its first success! Amit Dattani of North London has successfully got a work experience slot in August with a local dental practise. This is an ideal way for a young person to get work experience and a taster session in their possible future career.

If your company is able to offer work experience in any field to young Lohanas then please contact us. Please contact us asap on - thanks is advance for your support. Are you an experienced Lohana professional who could spare a little time to help provide advise to our young Lohanas? We are starting a list by profession - your personal details or contact will not be given out. Please send us your details to or contact Ajay Jobanputra on 020 8657 4065 for more information.
  LCMK events & new website launch  
  Lohana Community Milton Keynes have launched their new website at - have a look. The new committee have been busy with an active diary of events. Their Charity D&D on 6th May was a big success. The next programme is an Yamuna Loti Utsav function on Sunday 3rd June 2007 - check out their website or click here for more details  
  LCWL Purshotam Maas Pooja  
  From 17th May to 5th June Shree Jalaram Mandir, Greenford have been holding daily pooja from 9.00am till 11.30pm and pravachan on Purshotam Maas daily from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm by their new priest, an eminent kathakar from India.  
  National Lohana Singles Ball  
  To be hosted on Saturday 8th September 2007. Timing is 7:00pm till late. Venue is the Empire Hall, Leicester. Tickets £25 per head. Restrictions - only open to single Lohana's aged between 23 and 33. A maximum of 75 male and 75 female tickets will be sold on a first come first serve basis by advance booking only. Please contact Sonal Gadhia on 07946 464 402 for more details  
  East African 32nd Lohana Sports and Cultural Festival  
  Dar es Salaam Lohana Mahajan Mandal under the Festival chairmanship of Manishbhai Rughani will host the 32nd.Lohana Sports and Cultural Festival in Dar es Salaam during X'Mas 2007 holidays, confirmed Subhash Modi the Hon. PRO of the Festival. Seven centres of East Africa - Dar es Salaam, Mombasa, Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu, Mwanza and Kampala are expected to participate and compete in various sports - Badminton, cricket, darts, table tennis, tennis, snooker, throw ball, soccer, swimming, marathon, volleyball, golf and squash. Watch this space for more details as we get them.  
  LCUK Bone Marrow Appeal  
  One match is all it takes! We urge all our subscribers to spread the word and register as bone marrow donors as our asian society is very lacking in such donors. Just to re-iterate there is 1 in 100,000 chance of finding a perfect match for Asian patients compared to 1 in 10 for Caucasian patients. 30% chance of finding a donor within the immediate family and 70% chance of finding a match from an unrelated donor.

If you are between the ages of 18 and 40, in good health, then we URGE you to please come forward and take this wonderful opportunity to give a GIFT OF LIFE by registering your interest in becoming a donor. The Anthony Nolan Trust website is at
   Forthcoming Religious & Cultural Events  
  Canada Ladies Adhik Maas celebrations  
  The Mississauga ladies are once again busy with their Holy Adhik Maas. Satsangs are held every night. The grand celebration is on Saturday June 9th, at Richards Memorial Park, Lakeshore & Mississauga Road, Toronto. Click here for more details.  
  Jalaram Satsang Mandal Australia  
  Jalaram Satsang Mandal Australia will be hosting their 3rd Murti Sthapana Anniversary on 8th July 2007. They hold Jalaram bhajans on the second Sunday each month - Click here for more details.  
  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. More details on their website at  
  Shivkinner donation to MND  
  Sailesh Raja and his bhajan group Shivkinner will be presenting a cheque in the sum of £10,000 to the MND charity on 7th October 2007 at Jalaram Prashadi in Ram Mandir, Leicester. Jalaram Prashadi will be hosted by Shivkinner group on that day and every one is invited.  
  Lohana Photographer gets top award  
  Maz Mashru was awarded UK portrait photographer 2006 on Sunday 14th January 07 at the annual international photographers' convention run by the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP). Maz, whose studio is in Leicester, is recognised internationally in the photographic industry for his creativity and talent. The title of Portrait Photographer of the Year now means that he has attained almost every prestigious photographic award for portraiture  
  Maz's image named 'Goddess' was selected from over 18,500 images submitted by some of the top professionals internationally. Over 4500 photographers attended the convention that weekend at the Novotel Hotel in London. Maz has photographed many famous faces including Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, Jackie Chan and Amitabh Bachan. The coveted award was presented to Maz by Fuji Professional Director, John Cohen. Our congratulations to Mr Mashru on winning the award.  
  Lohana Doctor gets top research promotion  
  Dr Dipak Purshottam Ramji (Raikundalia) research interests are in cardiovascular disease, a major killer amongst the Asian population in the UK. As stated in the recent Cardiff University News, promotions to the grade of Reader are awarded to those who demonstrate an emerging international reputation in research. His research has attracted grants of over two million pounds from a number of organisations, including the British Heart Foundation and the Wellcome Trust, and yielded over 90 publications.

Dipak was born in Soroti, Uganda in 1962 and moved to the UK in 1977. He appeared for his BSc (Hons) and PhD in Biochemistry at University of Leeds. This was followed by post-doctoral research in Germany and Italy with fellowships from the Royal Society and the European Union. He moved to Cardiff University as a Lecturer in 1992 and was promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 2003 and now to a Reader. His promotion has also been mentioned in Gujarat Samachar. Our congratulations to Dr Dipak on his top promotion.

   Readers Contributions  
  Sexual Health Knowledge
Malaben Morjaria of North London is a sexual Health Specialist in Primary Care. She is very interested to raise awareness of the sexually transmitted infections e.g chlamydia, Gonorrhoea, Human Papillo virus etc.within the Indian community and specifically amongst the Youth within the Community. A "taboo subject" but one that deserves and requires the attention it needs. Click here to see an article provided by her on a project to produce a South Asian profile on sexual health knowledge and specifically the Indian Male and Indian Female proportion within that profile. Malaben will be providing more related articles on this subject in future issues - we welcome your feedback.
  Twenty-two common foods and their medicinal values
You will be amazed at the medicinal value that some of the common foods we eat can provide if used properly. Click here to find out more.
  Old Age - A Presentation In Gujarati
They say, "Old age is only a state of mind" and I truly believe that. If you think you are old, then you ARE! You don't have to change everything as you age - you just make a few adjustments here and there without thinking that you are too old to enjoy life. Now click here to open the attachment and view this brief Powerpoint presentation in Gujarati from Chandubhai Radia.
  Very Clever
This subscriber has a very clever way with words - Click here and be amazed!!
  Who is Krishna?
Click here to read this interesting and informative article to find out more ………..
  Good advice "A Carrot, An Egg and a Cup of Coffee"
You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way again! Click here to read more.
  Lizard lifeline for diabetics
A large poisonous lizard from Mexico has proved to be an unlikely lifeline for diabetics. Click here for more details.

  Various Bhajan Websites
Sent through by a subscriber - have a look
  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  
  Pravinbhai & Indiraben Majithia of Birmingham are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Aarti to Vishal, son of Pravinbhai & Jyotsnaben Sodha. The engagement was celebrated on Saturday 5th May 2007.  
  Anita, daughter of Bansariben & Ajaybhai Manubhai Jobanputra of South London was engaged to Jaykar, son of Minaben & Ranjitbhai Jerajbhai Panchmatia of Leicester on Saturday 5th May 2007.  
  Sonia, daughter of Vibhaben & Sureshbhai Nanjibhai Pabari of Birmingham and Sarju, son of Gulabben & Damjibhai Narshidas Dattani of Leicester celebrated their engagement on 12 May 2007.  
  Smt Jayaben Gordhandas Dharamshi Kantaria of Nairobi, Kenya mother to Himatlal (Batukbhai) and Natubhai Kantaria of Nairobi passed away on 16th March 2007.  
  Shree Rajendrakumar (Raju) Odhavjibhai Ganatra (Raghuvansi Sweet Mart) passed away Wed 21st March at the age of 51 years  
  Smt. Kantaben Jayantibhai Ruparelia of Harrow passed away on 28th March at the age of 75 years.  
  Shree Jaysukhbhai Madhvani, son of Late Bhagwanji Amba Madhvani and Shreemati Umiben Madhvani of Kericho, Kenya passed away on Wednesday 28th March 2007 in a Microlight plane accident.  
  Smt. Nisha Chandulal Thobhani, daughter of Chandulal Karsandas Thobhani, Leicester and Indiraben (Usha) Chandulal Thobhani, passed away on 29th March 2007 aged 31. Formally from Soroti, Uganda  
  Smt. Yashwanti Chandrakantbhai Amlani, daughter of Shree Shamjibhai and Ramkuverba Gheewala died peacefully on the morning of Saturday, April 7 in Bristol. She was aged 68.  
  Smt. Maniben Thakershibhai Hathi of Kingsbury (formerly Mbale) passed away on 10th April at the age of 86 years.  
  Smt. Neeta Kohli, wife of Sanjiv Singh Kohli (of Kenton) and daughter of Ratilalbhai Hirjibhai Popat (formerly of Soroti) passed away on 18TH April at the age of 46 years.  
  Shree Manishbhai Sachdev, grandson of Shantaben and late Chhotalal Hirjibhai and son of Kishorbhai and Mayaben Sachdev, of Kingsbury (formerly Kericho) sadly passed away on Wednesday 18th April 2007 at the age of 32 years  
  Shree Dahyalal Liladhar Lakhani (of L N Lakhani Limited, Nairobi) passed away on Friday 27th April 2007 in Leicester  
  Smt. Indumatiben Ranchodbhai Tanna of Kingsbury/Hatch End (formerly Mombasa) passed away on Saturday 28th April at the age of 79 years.  
  Shree Ramkuvarben Gordhanbhai Nanji Ruparelia of Harrow (formerly of Kampala) passed away on Sunday 29th April aged 83 years.  
  Shree Anish Batukbhai Sodha, son of Batukbhai Sodha (Card Centre, Nairobi) passed away on 1ST May in Nairobi, Kenya.  
  Shree Vinodbhai Premjibhai Dattani of Cardiff /London (formerly of Jinja, Uganda) passed away on Sunday 6th May 2007 aged 68 yrs.  
  Shree Vijaybhai Saujani, husband of Vibhaben Saujani passed away on 17th May 2007 aged 60, after a stroke.  
  Smt. Reena Thakrar, daughter of Rasikbhai & Mrs. Urmilaben Thakrar of Birmingham, passed away on Monday 14th May 2007 at the tender age of 26, a month after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.  
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