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Friends Holi walk in support of OCHS

FOCHS Holi Walk
FOCHS Holi Walk

The Leicester Friends of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (FOCHS) is organising a sponsored walk to take place on 19th March 2011. The walk coincides with Kartik Sud Punam, also known as Holika Day or Holi. Sposnsorships will go towards supporting the work of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

The walk will take participants to a dozen of Leicester's Hindu Temples on foot in one day. 
According to Ramila Chauhan, one of the walk's organisers, "The OCHS is making a great contribution to Hindu education in the UK. It is Hinduism’s most important national educational resource for those hoping to gain a broader understanding of the tradition. It is our hope that in twenty years time most of the Temple Presidents and principal temple officers in the UK were Oxford graduates. The OCHS can help make that happen"
The temples visited, in order, will be:
  1. Jalaram Mandir – 85 Narborough Road (Starting point)
  2. ISKCON Leicester – Wilberforce Road
  3. The Jain Centre, 32 Oxford Road, City Centre
  4. Geeta Bhavan Temple, 70 Clarendon Park Road, off London Road
  5. Radha Krishna Mandir, 47 Cromford Street, Highfields
  6. Shree Hindu Mandir, St. Barnanas Road
  7. Mandir Baba Balak Nath Ji, 1 Uppingham Road
  8. Sanatan Mandir, 84 Weymouth Street, off Catherine Street
  9. Shree Shakti Mandir,  73 Cannon Street, off Melton Road
  10. Swaminarayan Mandir, 141 Loughborough Road
  11. Ram Mandir, Hildyard Road
  12. Shri Siva Murugan Temple Unit 3b Abbey Mill, Ross Walk Leicester
  13. Gayatri Parivar, 16 Rendell Road, opposite Cossginton Park
If you would like to join the walk or sponsor a participant, please email or contact Shobha Trivedi 07729 695 192 or Ramila Chauhan 07801 241 296.