A Seminar by Dr. Prakash Shah

We are pleased to announce that the seminar by Dr. Prakash Shah, ‘Designed to Fail? The Standard Story of Caste System and its Impact on Law’, is now available online.


A talk by Sanskrit Dr P. Nandakumar

An Inspirational Talk by World renowned Scholar and promoter of Sanskrit Dr P. Nandakumar in Leicester on Sunday 1st April 2018 from 19.00 to 21.00.


Grooming: Protecting our Children

National Hindu Welfare Support (NHWS) and Dharmic Ideas and Policy Foundation (DIPF) working with local partners held seminar on “Protecting our children and youth from Grooming and Entrapment” in the Birmingham and Leicestershire area.


Namaste to All!

We are in final phase of preparation for the event, all participating organisations support and team work is required to make this a grand success.

The success of this event will influence the course of many strategic policies towards India.

To mobilise the necessary logistic such as food, water and other necessary items. We  are requesting everyone to register on Event Bright. This will help us make your presence comfortable at event. Do please bring food and water to sustain yourselves even though there is free food available. Let us hit 2000 mark.

 By knowing the total numbers registered at Event Bright, it will help us plan the event with your support and we all can make it a grand success.

We are looking forward to get everyone’s support for this event. Remember there are anti- Hindu and anti- Modi forces who will be present and all we need is a huge crowd to ensure that they simply get drowned.

 Sardar Patel Memorial Society UK will be grateful for any donations received for this event. Shall we say from £10.00 up wards or better still £25.00 will automatically qualify you as a member and you will be invited to AGM during second week of MAY. Hope I can rely on your generosity.




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A Seminar by Dr. Prakash Shah

We are pleased to announce that the seminar by Dr. Prakash Shah, ‘Designed to Fail? The Standard Story of Caste System and its Impact on Law’, is now available online. It can be seen in two parts at the following links:

The seminar, given at Bengaluru, Karnataka on 20 February 2018, is introduced by Mathighatta S Chaitra, leader of the Aarohi Research foundation. He explains how India cannot have a caste system even though it is a feature of the standard story about India today. Dr. Shah shows how that standard story continues to affect law-making initiatives in India, the United Nations, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. The seminar places in a wider context the current controversy about the caste law in the United Kingdom.


Dharmic Ideas & Policy Foundation (DIPF) is proud to announce the advance details of the UK Tour of two ground breaking documentaries on human rights.

The First Documentary is on Pakistan and Bangladesh dealing with the Human Rights abuses of over 2,000 girls per year who are victims of kidnapping, forced conversions and child marriages from predominantly Hindu, Christian and other religious minorities.

Global Human Rights Defense (GHRD) is an international human rights organisation focusing on the rights of religious minorities in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Since 2008, GHRD has dealt with more than 300 individual cases from its local partners.

The Second Documentary is about the challenges faced by Hindu refugees from Pakistan in India.

This is a joint production by P2P Productions and Samvedana Trust. P2P are the makers of this documentary and Samvedana are the charity that seeks to help these Hindu refugees in India by building small scale businesses to employ them. The primary aim is to provide at least each member of the family with a job so that he/she can earn at least 4,000 INR and bear at least some family expenditure. Preview of the documentaries are set out opposite.

Venue: House of Commons, Boothroyd Room in Portcullis House

Date:     Wed, 20th June 2018

Time:    15.00 Start – Please arrive by 14.30 to clear security

Hosted by Matthew Offord MP & Henry Smith MP

Program – Human Rights for all?

– 10 minutes Introduction by Host & Mineshbhai Patel
– 30 minutes DIPF Paper by Dr Prakash Shah & Dr Gautam Sen
– 15 minutes Presentation – GHRD – Forced marriage of underaged Hindu girls in Pakistan
– 15 minutes Documentary
– 15 minutes Presentation – P2P Productions and Smetana “Pakistani Hindu – Who am I”
– 15 minutes Documentary
– 40 minutes Panel – discussion – chaired by Host
– 10 minutes Closing & vote of thanks

Introductions to documentary makers:

1. Human Rights Focus Pakistan, Naveed Walter, President, Email:, Website:
3 min. clip Trailer “Trapping Faiths” 

2. Samvedana Charitable Trust – Prakash Jha & Anuradha Mishra Trustees
Email – Website
Short 2 min clip – Who am I…? – Story of displaced Hindus from Pakistan | Official Trailer | P2P Productions – 

For Further details please contact
1. Minesh Patel M: 07961 099 998 E:
2. Mukesh Naker M: 07713 137 425 E:

An Inspirational Talk by World renowned Scholar and promoter of Sanskrit Dr P. NandaKumar


Samskrita Bharati UK, based here in Leicester have pleasure in inviting you, your family and friends to this inspirational talk by Dr. P. NandaKumar, a world renowned Sanskrit scholar.

It is rare and special that someone of his calibre and experience is able to share his knowledge on a subject that is the foundation of our Dharma and culture. Please view the full event details by clicking on this link.

 Why you should attend?

Sanskrit is unique of all languages in its depth, clarity and precision of language. So much so that Sanskrit has came to be considered the most suitable language for computer software .

Sanskrit is also the foundation of every native language of Bharat. All the Dharmic discourses are in Sanskrit. Art, music, dance, science, medicine, architecture and culture all have their Sanskrit foundations. Sanskrit has the potential of binding the whole of Bharat as one “nation” with a universal language across its 1.2 billion. Sharing common philosophies, ideas and cultures and yet be as diverse in all of this as it has ever been.

For those interested in knowing more about learning Sanskrit or how it can help your children be better both in education and as individuals by learning reciting Sanskrit, information will be available.

Space is limited for this event, so a RSVP will be appreciated.

Pranaam & Dhanyavaad

Bhartiben Patel


Bhartiben Patel on 07446 381 724 (no calls please as she will be busy with the 11th Samskrita Sambashan Shibiram)

Mukesh Naker 07713 137 425


Are you GPDR ready?

We are having a FREE hands-on Seminar on the upcoming EU regulation

Do you need hands on help to understand, register and comply with GDPR  by 25th May 2018?  The Policy  Engagement Group  are  offering  FREE workshops.  ALL businesses, charities , voluntary  and community organisations will need to what and how they process ANY personal data.

Date: Thursday 19th April 2018

Time: 18.00 to 20.00

Venue: Alpha Tutorial, 308 Melton Road, Leicester, Leicestershire LE4 7SL

No of places:  Limited to 20 due to computer access.

To Confirm your place please email. or text 07713137425

Cost: Free

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years – we’re here to make sure you’re prepared​. We have taken several of our clients through this process, with over 40 control documents adopted for their businesses so that you don’t have to write these from scratch.

We enable businesses to comply with EU GDPR Regulation by putting in place auditable workflows to record and prove lawfulness of processing of customer data.

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IT Systems Consultant ITIL

Synergi IT Systems
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What is the difference between a regulation and a directive?

A regulation is a binding legislative act. It must be applied in its entirety across the EU, while a directive is a legislative act that sets out a goal that all EU countries must achieve. However, it is up to the individual countries to decide how. It is important to note that the GDPR is a regulation, in contrast the previous legislation, which is a directive.

When is the GDPR coming into effect?

The GDPR was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation will take effect after a two-year transition period and, unlike a Directive it does not require any enabling legislation to be passed by government; meaning it will be in force 25th May 2018.

In light of an uncertain 'Brexit' - Should I still continue with GDPR planning and preparation?

If you process data about individuals in the context of selling goods or services to citizens in other EU countries then you will need to comply with the GDPR, irrespective as to whether or not you the UK retains the GDPR post-Brexit.

Who does the GDPR affect?

The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

What are the penalties for non-compliance?

Organizations can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover for breaching GDPR or €20 Million. This is the maximum fine that can be imposed for the most serious infringements e.g. not having sufficient customer consent to process data or violating the core of Privacy by Design concepts. There is a tiered approach to fines e.g. a company can be fined 2% for not having their records in order (article 28), not notifying the supervising authority and data subject about a breach or not conducting impact assessment. It is important to note that these rules apply to both controllers (Person Responsible) and processors (Persons using the data) — meaning ‘clouds’ will not be exempt from GDPR enforcement.

What constitutes personal data?

Any information related to a natural person or ‘Data Subject’, that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer IP address.

Some common Myths…

GDPR only applies to EU based companies

No – Any company anywhere in the world that processes EU personal data is responsible.

Consent is the only way to process personal data

No – 1 of 6 requirements but not the only one

GDPR is about Fines

No – Last resort if companies don’t do anything and protect personal data. This law is not about fines. It’s about putting the consumer and citizen first. We can’t lose sight of that.

All companies need a Data Protection Officer –

No – DPO Public authority or Large Company

Grooming: Protecting our Children

National Hindu Welfare Support (NHWS) and Dharmic Ideas and Policy Foundation (DIPF) working with local partners held seminar on “Protecting our children and youth from Grooming and Entrapment” in the Birmingham and Leicestershire area. A two day marathon of seminars on the 17 February 2018 at Shree Ram Mandir Community Hall – Walsall and Shree Geeta Bhawan Mandir Birmingham and also on the 18 February 2018 at the Shree Sanatan Mandir Temple – Leicester and Wellingborough District Hindu Association – Hindu community centre (opposite Hindu Mandir).

The community members including adults, youth and children were informed of what grooming and entrapment is, the techniques and methods a groomer uses to entrap a girl or boy to be used for sexual and financial exploitation, the telling signs and the steps that can be taken to prevent this and how girls and boys can stay safe. Younger children were shown an insightful video from Childline, which they understood thereby at least creating and impression with them.

At the end of the seminar, there was an open discussion which was interactive and examples and case studies were discussed, questions taken and dealt with. The feedback received has been positive and requests for further seminars have been made.

Two girls from Leicester came forward to discuss what has happened to them, how they have been groomed and manipulated and the impact it has had personally, to their children, families and the psychological and financial harm caused.

NHWS was launched on Raksha Bandan 2015. “Raksha” underpins the ethos of NHWS; to protect, support and nurture our girls, boys, families and communities thereby preserving and enhancing our values, communities and Dharma.

NHWS has distributed over 20,000 leaflets since 2015. Over 5,000 leaflets are distributed to Hindu girls and boys at university in the second week of September of each year through National Hundu Students Forum. NHWS has organised, and participated in over 25 seminars which have been attended by over 5,000 people.

NHWS has a 24 / 7 helpline – 0207 341 6279 and a website

NHWS provides counselling services, mediation and advice together with talks and seminars. It is a voluntary organisation that relies upon donations and goodwill of members of the community, businesses and community organisations. NHWS is looking for volunteers who have skills such as counselling, youth work, Drs, nurses, lawyers and IT skills. If you wish to volunteer, please email and set out your skill set.

During the seminars DIPF explained the difference between politics and policy and that the Hindu community needs to play a role in policy making and how it shapes and impacts the community we live in and the wider community. The community members were receptive to this and understood the importance to participate in policy making such as the caste consultation and how it could impact the community, businesses and organisations. It was surprising the they were a large number of members who were not aware of the consultation and impact of the same.