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Neasden Temple picks up award for its commitment to elderly community members

PUBLISHED: 08:58 07 December 2018

Bhavna Parma and Nisha Saglani receiving a health and wellbeing award from Lord Lieutenant for Greater London Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE.

Bhavna Parma and Nisha Saglani receiving a health and wellbeing award from Lord Lieutenant for Greater London Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE.

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Neasden Temple has been recognised at an awards ceremony for its commitment to the health and welfare of elderly communities.

BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, in Brentfield Road, picked up the ‘health and wellbeing’ award at a ceremony organised by the Faith & Belief Forum on NOvember 27.

The temple was also selected for the Judge’s Commendation award in this category.

Volunteers have been delivering tailored programmes for residents at local care homes since 2014 including visits to local places of interest, including the Mandir.

Pensioners have received valuable life experiences with the volunteers, many of whom are young and have found the experiences enriching.

Kirit Wadia, a lead interfaith volunteer at the Mandir said: “We are extremely honoured and humbled to receive this award. The creator of the Neasden Temple, His Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj used to teach: “In the joy of others lies our own.”

“It is the joy of serving others itself which gives us our greatest joy and satisfaction. We hope and pray that we all continue to serve others selflessly and humbly, bringing joy to others, thereby finding our own joy too.”

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