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10th Anniversary Celebrations Photos


Over the 4 days of celebrations lots of pictures were taken of the various events. For a preview of the fantastic celebrations click here to see a slideshow of some of the photos taken by Vimal Shah.

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Oshwal Association of the UK  Launched 10th Anniversary Celebrations on Thursday 27th August 2015,

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  The Oshwal Education & Relief Board (OERB) Newsletter Committee proudly presents the achievements of three Oshwals and to read the journey they have gone through click here.  




Vadhamni© by Githa D Shah


Vadhamni is a song written by Githa D Shah for the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the Derasar. It was performed live on 30th August 2015.


To see the lyrics of song Vadhamni© in Gujarati and English alongside the musical score in English font, click here.




Animal Interface Alliance (AIA)

OAUK is a member organisation of Animal Interface Alliance (AIA) – a registered not-for-profit company whose vision is for a peaceful world where people of all faiths and none work together to treat animals with respect and compassion. Their website is http://animal-interfaith-alliance.com

Their latest magazine contains many interesting articles, for e.g. His Holiness the Dalai Lama talks on 'Ahimsa - India’s Contribution to the World'. To see their latest magazine, click here.




Oshwal Centre - Refurbishment

The Refurbished Assembley Halls were officially opened on 5th April 2015.

A huge Thank You to all the people who have so generously contributed towards the Oshwal Centre refurbishment.

To see the photos click here.


HRH The Prince of Wales

Visit to Oshwal Centre

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

EN 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.