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Friends events for 2007

Golf Day - FOCHS
Golf Day - FOCHS

At a meeting of benefactors in May, it was suggested that each member of our Benefactors Council organise one event to aid the OCHS every three years. That would mean a calendar with one event per month. This would benefit the OCHS greatly in terms of finance and profile-raising.

The first of these events was a Golf Day on Thursday 7 June 2007. Thanks to Bharat Bhundia for coming up with the idea; Rasik Varsani, Jayesh Popat, and Dinesh Hirani for inviting guests; and Mansuk Jivraj for supplying snacks during the day. We would like to see this become a regular event.
Preceding events held by friends inspired this development. These include Rajesh Somani and Ash Unadkat organising a bhajan evening with the Sangeet Sarita Group at the Watersmeet Theatre in Rickmansworth; Vinit A. Patel, a long time student in our Hindu Studies class in Harrow, and his wife Hema, organising a wonderful evening in their home and inviting 40 of their friends for dinner and a discussion about the need for education in the community; and Neha Datta and Shruti Shah organising 'Raas ki Shyaam', a night of garba, dandiya, and colour to celebrate Holi 2007 and raise funds for the Centre.