Ramnavmi, Janmasthami, Navratri (up to six nights) and of course, Diwali
'Festival Lights' on a yearly basis.
- From 1983 to 1998 the centre successfully held Gujarati classes,
thanks to its dedicated staff.
- When opportunities arise, Saints and Gurus
are invited to address the local community with religious discourses
- We invites professional dramatic groups from India to perform
at local theatre / halls to entertain the Indian community from in
and around this town.
- A storage room was kindly allocated to the
Centre by the Bangor Street Community Association to store a variety
of artefacts, materials, utensils, musical instruments and P.A. system
for the community use. We now share this room with the Jansari society
as well with similar requirements.
- We have purchased six plots in the cemetery in the early seventies
to cater for the infants under five who according to our scriptures
could not be cremated. We had 4 unfortunate cases of Infant death
over the past 27 years.
- We organise regular summer trips to various
locations in this country, which have proved very popular amongst
the members and their families.
- Amongst the places visited over the years include a trip
to Alton Towers, the Lake District, Blackpool illuminations, Thorpe
Park, American Adventure, Fouldridge Canal, various garden festivals
and theme parks, a pilgrimage to five Hindu Temples, i.e. Birmingham,
Coventry, Luton, Neasden and Watford. In the year 1998 for the first
time the centre organised a trip abroad to Paris & Disneyland
to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. This trip was a huge success.
- Another special event was a Rangoli Exhibition
(ladies producing patterns using coloured powders, lentils and household
materials) which was staged at the Blackburn Museum until early November
- The centre also participated with Alf Wright's ever-popular
'Afternoon Music Hall' a Blackburn with Darwen community special with
Anglo-Asian entertainment for elder citizens of the local community.
It was staged successfully at the Blakeys Cafe Bar in October 1998.
- For the first time in 1998 was a ten members
trip to the BBC Birmingham Studios to participate as the audience
in the recording of Network East Programme which was shown on BBC
- In 1999 and 2000 the centre organised a trip for community
members to Spain.