Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association (HASWA) celebrated Vaisakhi and HASWA’s 20th Anniversary on the 28 April 2018 at Campion School, Hornchurch, Essex. HASWA’s mission is to cater for all sections of the community, particularly those of Asian origin with specific emphasis on isolated, disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals to relieve poverty, provide welfare, social and cultural support.
Sansar Singh Narwal made a welcome speech and spoke about the history of HASWA and thanked all the funders that have made it possible for HASWA to run various projects for the needs of the community as well as social and cultural events to bring awareness of each other’s and address ’s events enhance cultural understanding and bring communities together. Veena Jain, Storm V Academy entertained everybody during the evening, which included singing from the HASWA ladies’ group and performances by the children’s Bollywood dance group. The evening ended with a raffle and authentic Indian cuisine.
The Mayor of Havering Cllr Linda Van Hende, Cllrs Roger Ramsey, Melvin Wallace, Stephanie Nunn and Barry Mugglestone, Colonel Markham Bryant MBE DL and Andrew Rosindell MP and over 200 people attended the festivities.
People of all generations came together to celebrate the Vaisakhi festival which HASWA believes enhances cultural understanding and brings together communities. Entertainment included a magic performance, singing from the HASWA ladies group, Bollywood and Bhangra performances by the children dance groups and Veena Jain, Storm V Academy. The evening ended with Raffle and authentic Indian cuisine. MP for Dagenham & Rainham Jon Cruddas, Mayor of Havering Cllr Philippa Crowder, Cllrs Melvin Wallace, Stephanie Nunn & Barry Mugglestone also attended the festivities.
Havering Asian Social and Welfare Association (HASWA) celebrated Vaisakhi (the harvest festival of Punjab and birth of the Khalsa) on the 23 April 2016 at their community centre Greenfields, Kilmartin Way, Elm Park, Essex. People of all generations came together to celebrate the Vaisakhi festival which HASWA believes enhances cultural understanding and brings communities together.