Leicester Friends Annual Gala Dinner
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
19th November 2011
FOCHS Leicester – The City Rooms
Our Leicester Friends of the OCHS (FOCHS) hosted a gala dinner on 19 November to celebrate the achievements and milestones of the OCHS and the Leicester FOCHS.
The lively night began with a reception for guests to meet and mingle.
The programme kicked off with a short presentation about the OCHS after which Shaunaka Rishi Das, Director of the OCHS, expressed his appreciation and gratitude for the Leicester FOCHS who have worked tirelessly since their incorporation in 2008 to support the OCHS by organising fun events including golf tournaments, sponsored temple walks and hikes.
Nishad Shah, the Sales head of the NRI banking team from Barclays, the main sponsors for the evening, gave a short speech which touched on the need for Hindu studies in today’s world.
The High Sheriff of Leicester, Resham Singh Sandhu, then went onto emphasise the importance of community and service in today’s world.
Anuradha Dooney, tutor from the OCHS then said grace in Irish and Sanskrit after which a delectable meal was served.
After dinner the keynote speaker, Alpesh Patel of tradermind.com, floored the audience with an intelligent, engaging, entertaining and inspiring talk. The OCHS’s Nick Sutton responded.
The MC for the evening was Kamlesh Purohit (BBC) who kept the group entertained through the night.