Welcome to Issue 17 of the LCUK eNewsletter. A very busy time in our cultural and religious calendar with Navaratri and Diwali - hope all of you support your Mahajan's events. Thanks for your continued support for eNews - please get you Lohana friends and family to register at www.Lohana.info


 Community News & Events


LCUK Directory Project


LCUK is planning to print the 5th edition of their Directory for all Lohanas in the UK to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the formation of the LCUK. The last edition, a Millennium special, was published in 2000 and was very well received. The new edition is planned to be ready by June 2009. The project has been started and all Lohanas registered with the LCUK will receive a letter in November 2008 requesting them to check and confirm their details and provide approval to include in the new 5th edition of the LCUK Directory.


Any Lohanas who have not registered their details with LCUK may still do so online at www.LCUK.org.uk. Those who have previously registered and have not changed any details need not register again as we have your details on file. Please encourage your Lohana friends and family who have not registered online to do so over the next few weeks - this facility will remain open until 2nd November 2008 after which changes may be accommodated but only by using the LCUK form. Details of our Directory project have also been published in the Gujarati press over the last 4 weeks.


For further information please email to Directory@LCUK.org.uk - please do not contact the LCUK Directory Convenor Ashokbhai Rach or any of the Committee members directly as they are unable to note new registrations or changes over the phone. The LCUK is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 for the purposes of the Directory Project.


Lohana Professional Network Launch (LPN)

It was with both excitement and regret that the LPN Team had to announce the postponement of their Launch Event planned on 27th and 28th September till the first quarter of next year. With regret because they were looking forward to it as much as all the new members were; with excitement because the event was postponed due to the overwhelmingly positive response!
There has been very encouraging interest in the Network, and many had registered their wish to attend the launch event. So many, in fact, that the venue could not accommodate the number of people who wished to attend. In light of this, LPN want to ensure that they cater for all our professional community members, and will be hosting a bigger and better event in the future - more Lohana Professionals attending the event will mean a bigger and much better networking opportunity for you. LPN will be providing a revised date as soon as possible.
In the meantime, the good work will be continued. The LPN website will be enhanced with further features such as a CV Writing / Review Service, Careers Advisory and Placement Service (CAPS), an online discussion forum for professionals to network online and much more. The LPN are also looking to host a "Pre-Launch" networking event. For more details on LPN please register on the website at www.LohanaProfessionals.org.uk. Registration as LPN members is open to UK Lohana Business and Professional people of all ages.

YLCSL Relaunch Website

Young Lohana Community South London have relaunched their website. Check out their new look website at www.YLCSL.org.uk. The YLCSL Disco Dandiya event on 11th October 2008 looks good - see the website for more details.

LCUK Bhajan Books


The LCUK Bhajan books published specially for use by Lohanas across the UK during funerals is available in booklet format. The printed copies are available for free use and return via your local Mahajan committee or they can be purchased from Pradipbhai Chandarana for £1 plus postage. Please email him on bhajanbook@LCUK.org.uk


YLANL The L Factor


The talent show first hosted last year is to be held again by popular demand on Sunday 7th December 2008 - Tickets £15 - see www.YLANL.co.uk for more details


Lohana 3Counties Diwali Dinner & Dance


Luton, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire Mahajans are jointly hosting the Diwali D&D on Saturday 1st November at the Pemberton Leisure Centre in Rushden, NN10 9YP. Tickets are £12 for adults and £8 for children. For more information please email gulabkot@hotmail.com or bipinraja21@hotmail.com.


Lohana Cultural Association Of Canada Launches eNewsletter


We are proud to have a sister Lohana organisation produce their newsletter in our LCUK eNews format - Click here to see the September issue. We wish them well in their venture and every success with their LCA eNews as we are having with LCUK eNews.

   Other Events

Laxminarayan Yagna


History in the making with Pujya Swamiji. The first such yagna on a cruise ship from 16th to 24th August 2009. Click here for details or email info@laxminarayan.com to book.

Heenal Raichura - Britain's Youngest Doctor
Heenal Raichura is Britain 's youngest doctor at age 22 years. Heenal Raichura was the youngest ever would-be doctor at 16-year-old when she was accepted into university to study medicine in 2002.
Six years later she has passed her degree with flying colours and started work at University College London Hospital where she hopes to become a surgeon. At just nine-years-old Heenal joined MENSA with an IQ of 170 and became the youngster person to start secondary school. She took her GCSEs examinations early at the age of 14 at the France Bardsley School for Girls in Romford, Essex, and got 7A*, 3As and a B - the best results in her school that year. In 2002 she notched up four grade As and one B at A-Levels at the Coopers' Company and Coborn School in Upminster.
Her proud father Nalin from Rainham, Essex, said: 'Heenal encountered immense difficulty in finding universities that would accept her at the age of 16 because the minimum age at entry is 17 years 6 months.' She was offered a place to study medicine at St George's University in London where she has graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree. Heenal received her degree at a presentation ceremony at The Barbican Centre in London in June this year. Congratulations to Heenal Raichura and her family for supporting her in becoming Britain's youngest doctor.

Nikki Tanna Wins BDS Gold Medal


Nikki, daughter of Bhagyabhai and Asmitaben Tanna of South London, passed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree with Honours from the Kings College London. She was also awarded the 2008 University of London BDS Gold Medal, a highly prestigious prize awarded annually to the candidate who most distinguishes him or herself in the final BDS examination.


Nikki will be presented the Gold Medal along with a cheque for £500 in November 2008. Our congratulations to Nikki and her proud parents on this top achievement.

Gopaldasbhai Popat - Harrow's Hero

Gopaldasbhai was named in June 2008 as Volunteer of the Year in Harrow for his work in the community. Known as the "carrier bag man", he is a patron of the Asian Foundation for Help and is often seen walking in Harrow with a plastic bag of leaflets on charitable causes. His volunteer work varies from visiting patients at Northwick Park Hospital to fundraising for charitable causes in India, Africa and Asia. Over the last 20 years, his charity has donated 60 ambulances to India. Congratulations to Mr Popat - his fine achievement will hopefully inspire and encourage others to volunteer for community work.

 Readers Contributions
Aarti: Om Jaye Jagdish Hare

The daily prayer (aarti) explained. Click here to read more.

Hairstyles at Beijing Olympics 2008
Click here to see some of the most popular hairstyles in China for the Olympics. Can't wait to see what they can do to better this for London 2012….
Snow Falls In Kenya
Hello Mwuna inchhi. This is climate change .... no more bhoga from Kenya !!!! There has been a huge hail / snow fall near Nakuru, Click here to check the YouTube video out.
The World's Easiest Quiz
For all you bright ones out there, try this simple quiz.You only need four correct answers to pass - Click here to try it and surprise yourself!

Gujarat CM Speech

  You may be interested to listening to Narendra Modi's speech after the terrorist strikes in Gujarat. Click here for the link

Kanti Tofane Chadyo - Online Gujarati Play


Watch this lovely Gujarati play online (in 2 parts) at no cost:

  Click here to view part 1
  Click here to view part 2

Flaming Cursor!


I've sent so many e-mails that my cursor caught on FIRE! Check it out for yourself. Click here


Best Poem Of 2008


This poem, written by an African Kid, was nominated by UN as best poem of 2008.

When I born, I black ; When I grow up, I black ; When I go in Sun, I black; When I scared, I black; When I sick, I black; And when I die, I still black

And you white fellow; When you born, you pink; When you grow up, you white; When you go in sun, you red; When you cold, you blue; When you scared, you yellow; When you sick, you green; And when you die, you gray …………….. And you calling me colored?




A story that affects us all. If you cannot read Gujarati then get someone to read it/ translate it for you. Click here and please print and pass this on to everyone who can read Gujarati. This is about a Gujarati but it could be of any community. This is a story of Kamuben but it affects us all.


Shiatsu Self Massage


Click here for more details on how to use this very useful style of massage.


Overseas Citizen Of India Important Information


Click here for more information on your rights as a British Citizen if you were to take up Overseas Citizenship of India.


Safe Sex Ringtone


There are many features that make India a vulnerable country as far as a sexually transmitted infection (STI)/ HIV epidemic is concerned. Vast numbers of people in India are severely disadvantaged in terms of income and education. Nonetheless, India continues to show strong commitment in the field of HIV/STI control. Besides it never lacks innovation! Click here to read more….


An Article On Indians In East Africa


Click here to read the 30 page article - very interesting ….

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

Condolences to the families of all the bereaved on behalf of the LCUK Executive, Trustees and Central Council members. May the souls of the sadly departed rest in peace. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti .......

Shree Shantilal Gopalbhai Rajani of Kenton (formerly Mwanza) passed away on 21st September aged 74 Years
Smt. Sushilaben Manilal Unadkat of Leicester (formerly of Nansio (Mwanza), Tanzania) passed away on 20th September 2008 at the age of 71 Years
Shree Laxmidas (Lakhubhai) Prabhudas Thakrar of Kenton (formerly of Kabale, Uganda and Holland) passed away on 10th September aged 59.
Shree Jamnadasbhai Thakrar of Radford, Coventry passed away on 8th September 2008, at the age of 66.
Shree Natwarlal Gordhandas Kachhela, formerly of Iganga, Uganda passed away on 4th September.
Shree Bhikhubhai Gokaldas Chandarana, aged 85, formerly of Masaka, Uganda passed away on 7th September.
Smt. Manglaben V.C. Gangani of Manchester (formerly Blyntyre, Malawi) passed away on 3rd September at the age of 86.
Shree Maneklal Jadavji Nathwani of Leicester (formerly Mombasa) passed away on 3rd September at the age of 85.
Smt. Jyoti Gerry Stevenson d/o Prabhudasbhai Gokaldasbhai Dattani, passed away on 30th August aged 43.
Sachine Vajubhai Popat, son of Vajubhai Popat immediate past president of Northamptonshire Lohana Mahajan, passed away on 30th August 2008 at the age of 34 years.
Shree Deepakbhai Kanjibhai Raja of Tunbridge Wells, Kent passed away on 27th August aged 57 years.
Shilan Harkishan (Babubhai) Chunibhai Raithatha of Kenton (formerly Kampala) passed away on 23rd August at the age of 27 years.
Shree Ramnikbhai Samani of Leicester (formerly Dar-Es-Salaam) passed away on 22nd August, aged 77.
Dr Shree Kantilal Karsandas Popat Of Claygate, Esher, passed away on 18th August 2008 aged 81.
Smt. Shantaben Tribhovandas Thakrar (formerly Kampala) passed away on 18th August at the age of 79 years.
Shree Jayantibhai Vasrambhai Rach (formerly Kakira) passed away on August 17th aged 89 years.
Shree Indubhai Lalji Kurji Mamtora of Northwood (Formerly Malawi) passed away on August 16th at the age of 63 years.
Smt. Ramillaben Yashlal Savani of Stanmore(formerly Nairobi) passed away on 7th August aged 77 years.
Smt. Diwaliben Mohanlal Chandarana, mother of our LCUK VP Pradipbhai Chandarana, passed away on August 5th aged 83 years.
Smt. Jashodaben Vithaldasbhai Madlani of Kenton (formerly Jinja) passed away on 5th August at the age of 86 years
Shree Pravinbhai Govindji Raghavji Somaiya of Ashton U Lyne, Manchester (formerly Mombasa) passed away on 28th July at the age of 68 years
Smt. Kantaben Narandas Devani of Beamont Leys, Leicester (formerly Bombo) passed away 28th July aged 76 years.
Shree Mathuradas Karsandas Makhecha of Southhall (formerly Masaka / Nairobi) passed away at the age of 91 years
Shri Prabhudasbhai Jerambhai Chotai (aged 69) passed away in Kisumu, Kenya on 19th July.
Shree Manharlal Maganlal Thakrar passed away in India on Saturday 19th July.
Smt. Godavariben Thakarsibhai Sawjani of Leicester (formerly Luanda, Kisumu, Mombasa) passed away on 19th July at the age of 87 years
Smt. Ambaben Maganlal Popat (Originally of Nairobi) passed away on 13th July at the age of 85 years.
Shree Gordhandas H Hindocha of Harrow (formally Jinja) passed away on 13th July 2008, aged 93.
Smt. Susilaben Harilal Hindocha of Hemel Hampstead passed away on 10th July at the age of 72 years.
Smt. Mehran Pravinbhai Nathwani of Acton passed away on 10th July at the age of 52 years.
Shree Jayendrabhai Chhaganlal Popatlal Suchdev of Leicester, brother of Shree Prakashbhai Suchdev (Rama & Lcwl Trustee), passed away on monday 7th July.
Shree Subhashbhai Maganbhai Gokani of Bexley, Kent passed away on 26th March aged 58 years.
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