News Archive


Welcome to Anandmilan’s News Archive! This is where we lay to rest some of our older news threads, at hand if you feel the urge to reminisce.


15th September 2017
New Photos have been added
We’ve added some more photos from the final few events of 2017. Please click through to the Media page to have a look. Check back often for any new updates we make.


7th June 2017
2017 Events Page
Some new events have been added. Please click through to see what we have in store for you this year.


21st February 2017
2017 AGM - Notice of the 6th AGM & Agenda for 14th May 2017
Please note that the 6th Anandmilan AGM is on Sunday, 14th May 2017 at Fairlands Community Centre, Fairlands Avenue, Fairlands, Worplesdon, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 3NA. From 5.00pm to 8.00pm with a prompt start. Refreshment will be provided at the AGM.

2017 Events Page
The main 2017 Events page is now up! Please click through to see what we have in store for you this year.


5th February 2017
New Photos have been added
We’ve added some more photos from the final few events of 2016. Please click through to the Media page to have a look. Check back often for any new updates we make.


1st October 2016
Healthwatch Surrey Event 22nd September 2016
We’ve added a few photos from this event where Anandmilan also received a certificate for successfully completing our Community Cash Fund project in 2016. Please click through to the Media page to have a look.


22nd September 2016
Changes to AM-Social evenings for September and October 2016
Please note that this month’s Anandmilan’s Social evening for Friday 30th September and the one on Friday 28th October 2016 have both been CANCELLED.


25th August 2016
New Photos have been added
We’ve added some more photos from Janmashtami. Please click through to the Media page to have a look. Check back often for any new updates we make.


8th August 2016
New Photos have been added
We’ve added some more photos from events over the last 2 months. Please click through to the Media page to have a look. Check back often for any new updates we make.


15.05.2016
Anandmilan Social Evenings
Please note a change in the start time for these events. Please click through to the event page to see full details.

2016 AGM
Thanks to those who made it to 2016 AGM. To see the photos from this event please click here.

New Photos have been added
We’ve added some more Vadil Parwvar photos, please click through to the Media page to have a look. Check back often for any new updates we make.


01.04.2016
We’ve had a whole host of website updates!!
Has been a while but the website has been updated for all the events currently lined up for all you lucky people this year! Check our links to the right here, or click through to the 2016 Events Page to see what we have in store. Most importantly please see to the right for Anandmilan’s Notice of the 5th AGM & Agenda for 8th May 2016.

Also a BIG thank you to all Vadil Parivar and Elderly Club members for the £100 collected and sent to the BBC for the Children in Need appeal back in December 2015!


28.03.2016
New Photos have been added
Hello all. Has been a while since any updates but if you click through to the Media page you’ll see some newly added albums from our events this year. Check back often for any new updates we make.


12.12.2015
New Photos have been added
Hello all. Has been a while since any updates but if you click through to the Media page you’ll see some newly added albums from our events since October. Check back often for any new updates we make.


30.09.2015
Navratri 2015
Hello all. You may have noticed some fluctuating changes to the Navratri event dates recently but there have now been finalised. Please click through to the Navratri 2015 event page to see the details.


22.09.2015
Navratri 2015
Please click through to the Navratri 2015 event page to see some important changes to the venues.


02.08.2015
SMEF Magna Carta project
Anandmilan recently took active part in the celebration of signing of Magna Carta's 800 years Anniversary in conjunction with SMEF (Surrey Minority and Ethnic Forum). Here are some photos from the actual day and the planning workshop.


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17.06.2015
Vadil Parivar Future meeting Dates
Please click through to the Vadil Parivar 2015 Events page to see and note the dates in your diaries of upcoming events. We look forward to your full support for our Vadil Parivar meetings to be successful.

Photo Albums
Please click through to our Media pages where you can see some newly uploaded photos from recent Vadil Parivar events and the 2015 AGM.


20.03.2015
Navratri 2015
We’re pleased to announce that our Navratri 2015 venues are booked and ready to host what is one of our main events of the year. We hope as many of you as possible can join us. Please click through to the Navratri 2015 Events page for full details including dates and venue locations.


Vadil Parivar Future meeting Dates
Please click through to the Vadil Parivar 2015 Events page to see and note the dates in your diaries of upcoming events. We look forward to your full support for our Vadil Parivar meetings to be successful.


23.12.2014
Anandmilan Dinner & Dance
Thanks to all who made it to what was another successful event! To see photos of the event please click here. This was another great turn out, and as you’ll see everyone had a great time. We look forward to seeing you at our next event! Until then a Very Merry Christmas to you all, and here’s to a Happy New Year to everyone as well.


Guildford & Godalming Inter Faith Meeting
Held on 16th November 2014, here are a couple of photos from the day:

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Vadil Parivar
Our first meeting was held on 6th November 2014. A big thank you to Friends of the Elderly for funding this event. To see photos of the event please click here.


21.10.2014
Anandmilan Elderly/Vadil Parivar Club
This is a brand new club Anandmilan are pleased to bring you. For full information please Click through to read more. To help us make this event a big success please register your interest with those mentioned on the event page by Monday 27th October 2014.


21.09.2014
Navratri 2014
Please note the first event this year on 25th September starts at 8.30pm, with all other days commencing at 8.00pm. For more information on Navratri 2014 please click here.


12.09.2014
Sariric Anay Mansic Sumtolan
Thanks to all those who made this another great event! To see photos of the event please click here.


03.09.2014
Janmashtami Photos now up!!!
Thanks to all those who made this another great event! To see photos of the event please click here.


26.08.2014
Sariric Anay Mansic Sumtolan
Anandmilan in conjunction with Friends of the elderly are pleased to announce a Well Being Project, the cost of which will be funded through funders for The Friends of The Elderly. You will be able to experience, first hand Rekie, Reflexology & Sound Therapy. Click through to learn more about this upcoming event...


28.07.2014
Janmashtami
Please note this year’s Janmashtami on Sunday 17th August 2014 will be held at Jacobs Well Village Hall, Jacobs Well Road, Guildford, GU4 7PD. The programme will be held from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.

You are invited to bring Prasad if you so wish for offering to Lord Krishna, and there is no obligation what so ever. Prasad will be distributed after Janmashtami Puja and Bhajan to eat at the venue or take home. If you bring fruit please note it should be whole, washed and dried, including grapes which should be separated from vine, washed and dried.


13.07.2014
Anandmilan Picnic 2014
Thanks to everyone who came along and made what was another enjoyable event! Why not check out some photos from this event to relive the fun, just click here...


10.05.2014
AGM 2014
Please click here to see the changes in appointments of Office bearers as elected at AGM held on 10th May 2014.

We would also like to acknowledge those for continued services provided free of charge:

Accountants & Auditors: A P Smith & Co, Chartered Certified Accountants.
Website Creation & Maintenance: HnK Creative


15.04.2014
NOTICE OF AGM and AGENDA
THIRD (3rd) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF ANANDMILAN will be held as follows:

Date: Saturday 10 May 2014
Time: 7:45pm for 8:00pm
Venue: Guildford Community Centre, Leapale Lane, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LY (Social Lounge on Ground Floor)

Meal: following the conclusion of the AGM, a meal will be available. Confirmation of your attendance is important. Please see the note bellow.

Agenda

  1. Registration
  2. Annual Report
  3. To consider and if thought fit to pass a resolution to adopt the Treasurer’s report and the Financial Statements for the period from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014
  4. To elect the Management Committee for the ensuing year
  5. To pass a resolution to reappoint Auditors, A P Smith & Co., Chartered Certified Accountants and to thank them for the free services provided to date to Anandmilan
  6. Any Other Business ( with the permission of the Chairman

NOTE:
Please note that following the AGM a buffet meal will be served. Details of names and numbers are vital for catering purposes. Please contact KANAK by email: kanak.patel54@btinternet.com
OR Contact Nayana by email: Nayana.patel@hotmail.com

Last Date & Time to intimate Names and Numbers for CATERING: 12 NOON, THURSDAY, 1st MAY 2014


08.02.2014
Thank You from SMEF and Recent Updates
Welcome to the first Anandmilan updates for the new year, and we’ve decided to bring you all a few flashes from the past, as well as a look forward to what Anandmilan has in store for you and our community in 2014!

But first there was a big thank you from Suzanne Akram on behalf of the trustees and staff at Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF) for the amount of money raised from the sale of their recipe books at our dinner and dance event. In their own words...

“Thank you so much for supporting SMEF your continued support of our
work gives us added incentive to work harder to raise the profile of our
community groups. Annadmilan is a shining example of a community
organization that truly works for the benefit of its members.”


So from Anandmilan also a big thanks to all who supported this cause! Some recent updates to our website also include...

  • December Dinner and Dance 2013... click here to see the event photos of what was yet another event enjoyed by all!
  • 2014 Events... Look to the right, and click through to the Events pages to see what 2014 has in store for you with Anandmilan. As we head closer to these events we will endeavour to keep you up to date on these and other events.


08.12.2013
Kanu Patel Awarded Commendation Certificate by SMEF
On 30th November 2013 Kanu Patel, Chair of Anandmilan was awarded a commendation certificate by SMEF (Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum).

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Worshipful Mayor of Woking, Cllr Anne Roberts, presented the Award at H G Wells Centre in Woking, Surrey. See below the email of citation shared by SMEF and Surrey community Action, Astolat, Coniers Way, New Inn Lane, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7HL.

‘For conceiving the idea of a community group in Guildford
and for rallying the community to set up Anandmilan.
Without your foresight and zeal, the group activities would
not have been successful’.


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Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS FOUNDATION TRUST
Meeting WITH Multi–Faith Care Co-coordinator for Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS FOUNDATION TRUST was held on 17th September 2013. Anandmilan have been asked to provide names of volunteers who may wish to undergo training and then be available for talking to patients. NHS Trust are looking for some volunteers from Hindu faith who would then be asked to talk with Hindu patient.

Please click through to see full details of the meeting.


17.11.2013
Anandmilan Community and Youth Grant

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The Community and Youth Grant helps voluntary and not-for-profit organisations with the cost of a non-routine nature for the provision and improvement of general community and youth facilities in Guildford Borough. Anandmilan are pleased to be associated with Guildford Borough Council who have helped sponsor our music equipment for use in our community gatherings.


December Dinner and Dance 2013
Anandmilan is organising a December Dinner and Dance at Mumbai Gardens. Events at Mumbai Garden have always been very successful and enjoyed by all those attended.

As always you are all invited to this event, and please tell your friends and family to come along as well.
Please click here to read more about this event including cost.


Janmashtami 2013
This was some time in the coming but thank you to all who attended this event. Whether you missed the event, or would like to look back at the festivities, please click through to the Photo Album for the event.


Navratri 2013
Once again the festivities were a great success, and we hope you all enjoyed the events laid out by Anandmilan this year! Whether you missed the event, or would like to look back at the festivities, please click through to the Photo Album for the event.


Diwali Dinner and Dance 2013
This year our Diwali celebrations were held at Chilli Spice, and we really hope this was an event enjoyed by all. Once you check out the photos from the event, I’m sure you’ll agree the celebrations went down very well! Whether you missed the event, or would like to look back at the festivities, please click through to the Photo Album for the event.


29.09.2013
Anandmilan Diwali Dinner Function
Always a great success, and a not to miss event, the Anandmilan Diwali Dinner function is back! In response to members requests we’re holding this event more locally, and we hope you will all join us in supporting this great event, and no doubt you will have some fun along the way.

As always you are all invited to this event, and please tell your friends and family to come along as well.
Please click here to read more about this event including cost.


15.09.2013
Shraadh --- AN EVENING OF BHAJANS & PRAYERS
Anandmilan is organising an evening of Bhajans & Prayers as follows:

Venue: Guildford Community Centre, Leapale Lane, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LY
Date: Saturday 28 September2013
Time: 8:00pm for 8:30pm prompt start - till late

You are all invited to this event. Please tell your friends and family to support. Please click here to read more.


05.07.2013
Picnic & a Day of Games and Fun
Please join us once again for a picnic and day of games and fun at Mumbai Gardens. This was a great event last year, and promises to live up to this once again. Please let us know if you can attend as soon as possible.

Venue: Mumbai Gardens, Headstone Lane, Pinner, HA2 6LY
Tel: 0208 4211679/ 0208 4211442
Date: Sunday 7th July 2013
Time: 2:30pm for 3:00pm until late
Cost: £10 per adult & child over 5

Event Photos
Missed the event, or simply want to look back at what happened? Why not click through to the Photo Album for this event

Cancer Awareness & support Meeting held on 27 June 2013 at Guildford Community Centre.
It was a great meeting, very good turn out, 67 people and food was appreciated by all. There was a presentation by Kanu Patel and we had 4 other speakers: Chandrika Shah, Jayshree Punatra, Suresh Radia who narrated their experiences having gone through the Cancer experience and coped with the disease.

Kanak Patel spoke as a Carer of a cancer patient. The meeting was attended by officials from Macmillan Cancer Support ( Deepa Joshi, Jill Corbyn ). Smef was represented by Rekha Savania.

Event Photos
Missed the event, or simply want to look back at what happened? Why not click through to the Photo Album for this event


30.04.2013
MacMillan Cancer Support and Time to Change Events
Hello Anandmilan members. In the near future Anandmilan will be looking to organise these events. The MacMillan Cancer Support events has aimed to ‘dispel the myths around Cancer’, and the Time to Change event will be an opportunity for people with mental health problems to share their experiences, so that the wider public will have raised awareness. Watch this space for information in the near future when we will announce dates, times and venue information.


12.04.2013
Notice of AGM & Agenda MAY 18th 2013
Dear Anandmilan Members, please make a note in your Diary for the 2nd Anandmilan AGM on May 18th at 8.00 pm. Click here to read more including the Agenda for the meeting.

Event Photos
Missed the event, or simply want to look back at what happened? Why not click through to the Photo Album for this event


12.03.2013
Anandmilan Dinner Dance in March 2013
Hello everyone! The Anadmilan Dinner and Dance event that was due to be held in March 2013 has been postponed until further notice. We will communicate the new date as soon as information becomes available.


07.11.2012
Diwali Dinner & Dance
Anandmilan would like to thank you all for your support during the Navratri Festival. Once again it was a great success, and the feedback is that you all enjoyed the event! The Punam celebrations were also equally popular and successful, so thanks again for your support.

We now look forward to our next impending celebrations for Diwali.
Click here to read more.


26.10.2012
Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF)
The SMEF are Surrey’s first Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) advocacy and representation body and are a section of Surrey Community Action.

In May 2012 Kanu Patel was invited on the interviewing panel for selection of Trustees of SMEF. Also that month Mcmillan Cancer Research organised a two session course on Awareness of Cancer. Kanu Patel and Kalu (Kanak) have duly completed the course. Anandmilan it is envisaged will try and raise awareness in the community.

More recently Ananandmilan were represented at a Diversity Week celebration at Brooklands College, Weybridge, on 16th October 2012. Kanu Patel presented a brief history of Anandmilan and his journey connected with Indian sub continent and Uganda to Camberley in Surrey, Kalu (Kanak) shared the topic of Hinduism, and Jasuben demonstrated how to wear an Indian saree and other jewellery. Emily kindly took the role of a model. Brooklands College filmed the event and their Media department will put together an edited version for circulation to all who took part.

If you would like to learn more about SMEF then
click through to their website to read more.


15.10.2012
NAVRATRI FESTIVAL IN GUILDFORD
Following last year’s success, Anandmilan is pleased to announce the celebration of the Hindu Navratri Festival 2012, to be held at Guildford Community Centre…
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22.08.2012
Farrari Food & Bhajans Evening --- Janmashtami
Thanks to all you could make it to this event, we hope it was an enjoyable evening for all. Please
click through to check out some photos taken on the night.


07.08.2012
Farrari Food & Bhajans Evening --- Janmashtami
This
Friday 10th August, please arrive at 8.00pm for 8.30pm. Venue is at the Valle End Institute, Highams Lane, Valley End, Chobham, GU24 8TD.


20.05.2012
Anandmilan EVENTS COMMITTEE brings you an afternoon of FUN & GAMES & PICNIC in the ‘park’
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible so please support the event and bring as many friends & guests as you can.
Click through for more details...


16.05.2012
Dear Anandmilanians…
Things may appear quiet, but as always we are working hard to bring you yet more social events through the rest of 2012. Recently the AGM was held and the management committee for the current 2012/2013 was discussed and agreed. Please click through to see who was chosen for the available roles. Please look over to the right, and check back often for any upcoming events, and of course please do not hesitate to contact us with your suggestions.

A final note regarding Navratri Celebrations for 2012. If we have enough interest we are looking to hold garb & rass training sessions for novists.


Valentines Day Dinner & Dance 2012
Anandmilan’s first Valentines Day Dinner & Dance was once again a great success and we hope everyone who was able to attend had a great evening. Some photos have come back from the evening, so please click through to see them.


Gujju Khichdi & fun evening
Dear ANANDMILANIANS… Thank you to those who were able to make the Gujju Khichdi & fun evening on 12 November 2011. The food was excellent and thanks to Narendra & Haru for organising and to all those who assisted in the Kitchen. The food was prepared on site and surplus unused food like onions, potatoes, rice etc was donated to the Guildford Community Centre for the benefit of homeless people following committee's approval.

It was a good evening, so I am told. Everyone enjoyed, adults and children alike. Games, Bingo, musical statues, musical bums, and musical chair were very popular
amongst children. They all had a great time. Once again, thank you for your support. We hope to do similar events in the future: Pasta Evening, Kathiyawadi food evening and so on, provided there is enough support. A small charge of £3 per person may be payable.

Watch this space.

Kanu Patel
Chairman
for THE ANANDMILAN MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE


Diwali Dinner & Dance 2011
The Dinner & Dance was a great success and we hope everyone who attended had a great evening. Some photos have come back from the evening, so please click through to see them.


Navratri 2011
With Navratri 2011 now over why not relive the amazing festivities enjoyed during the Anandmilan 2011 Navratri events. Please click through to see more.