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    10th Anniversary Celebration of the Derasar 

 

               

                                                                    Mayanasundari

 

 

A beautiful Gujarati play written especially for OAUK to commemorate this special occasion is going to be staged on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of August 2015.

 

We are looking for up to 50 participants acting various roles in this beautiful stage play. Auditions will be held from May onwards.  

 

The play is in Gujarati, the lines will be in easy to follow dialogue and rehearsals will ensure you get it all right on the night.  So come on!  Sign up and take part in a wonderful celebration of our Derasar, our culture and our faith.

 

To register, please could you send the following details to Nilesh B Shah either by post to Oshwal Centre or by email to nilesh_shah@outlook.com :

  • Your full name and address
  • Age
  • Contact Telephone number
  • Email address

 

We need to start rehearsals soon, so please sign-up urgently as this is an un-missable opportunity.

 


 

            Volunteer 

                                       Volunteer   

 

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Derasar OAUK have planned 5 days of programmes to take place from Thursday 27th to Monday 31st August 2015.

 

We need volunteers to help in different areas over the 5 days and the weekend before, so to register please use this form http://goo.gl/forms/EwypzGCazg 

 


 

 

       

Preserving Assets for future Generations

  

    On Tuesday  2nd June 2015,   8pm 

             at  

    Oshwal House,  1 Campbell Road,  Croydon,  Surrey,  CR0 2SQ

           For more information, click here.

 

 

 


 

 HRH The Prince of Wales visits Oshwal Centre.

  HRH Prince Charles visit to Oshwal Centre, Potters Bar


Thursday 22nd January, we were honoured with a visit from HRH The Prince of Wales.  A visit arranged in conjunction with the Institute of Jainology (IOJ).


HRH The Prince of Wales was shown around our Derasar and addressed the invited guests before unveiling a plaque to commemorate his visit.  He also received the Ahimsa Award on behalf of all Jain organisations from the IOJ.

 

A full transcript of his speech is available – Click here

We have over 900 photographs of the visit to view – Click here

You can also order individual prints from the above link

A video of the visit with his full speech can be viewed – Click here


 

 

 


Anand Yatra Details

Every Friday at Oshwal Centre

            Open to ALL Oshwal members.

Participate in the activities, have fun, meet friends and enjoy a delicious freshly cooked lunch.

For more details and to see the coach timetable click here

 


 

 

      

Enabling Network continues to provide a safe and fun environment for all ages with special needs and their families.

Come and join them for a family fun evening at the

Enabling Sports and Social Club (ESSC).

Click here to see dates from May 2015 to March 2016. 

 


 

 

 

 

President's Message January 2015



         

Jai Jinendra 

 

Thursday 22nd January 2015 was a momentous day that will be marked in the history of Oshwal Association of the UK. 

 

A day when we welcomed HRH The Prince of Wales to Oshwal Centre.

 

 

 

    

      

In conjunction with the Institute of Jainology, under the banner of ‘One Jain’ we welcomed HRH The Prince of Wales on a cold crisp winter’s morning.

 

HRH was given a guided tour of our beautiful Derasar and took particular interest in it architecture, method of construction and the correlation between Indian Stonemasons and Indian Sompura’s with British architects and British engineers.  He was fascinated with the intricacy of the carvings and their symbolic meanings.  HRH has a very clear understanding of Jainism and its values which he expanded upon when addressing the gathered audience.

 

Before entering the Derasar, HRH removed his shoes and was anointed on his forehead with a kesar tika. 

 

He was then garlanded and led into the Derasar.

Upon entering, he observed a moment of reflection before hearing a recital of Navkar Mantra.  He walked around the Derasar and asked questions on the relevance of carvings and signs. He commented on the beauty of the Derasar and the calmness within it.

 

HRH was interested and marvelled at the ingenuity of stonemason who have for thousands of years built structures of wood and stone without using steel.  These structures have stood for hundreds of years and how the Derasar symbolises that same ingenuity.

 

On leaving the Derasar he viewed the exterior of the building and walked towards the three symbols, Right Faith, Right Knowledge & Right Conduct. These were explained to him before we made our way towards the assembly halls.

 

    

     

 

     

On entering the newly refurbished assembly halls, the Office Bearers and their spouses greeted HRH.