Vaisakhi

HASWA Vaisakhi 2015

HASWA celebrated Vaisakhi, the harvest festival of Punjab and birth of the Khalsa, on the 25th April 2015 at the HASWA centre. It was a community function and Sansar Singh Narwal; Secretary of HASWA welcomed everybody to the Vaisakhi celebration. He said that events like these help unite communities and brings together people of all faiths and ethnicities. Amongst the guests were MP for Hornchurch and Upminster Dame Angela Watkinson, MP for Dagenham & Rainham Jon Cruddas and the Deputy Mayor of Havering Councillor Barbara Matthews and Councillor Melvin Wallace delivered messages of goodwill. Everyone enjoyed the Dhol and the violin performances, singing by the ladies group and raffle. DJ Surinder Tiwari had everyone dancing to Bhangra music and authentic Indian cuisine was enjoyed by all.

 

VAISAKHI – 26th April 2014

HASWA Intergenerational Connecting Communities project celebrated Vaisakhi, the harvest festival of Punjab and birth of the Khalsa on the 26th April 2014 at their community centre Greenfields, Kilmartin Way, Elm Park, Essex. It was a community function and Sansar Singh Narwal General Secretary of HASWA welcomed everybody to the Vaisakhi celebration. He said that events like these help unite communities and brings together people of all faiths and ethnicities.   Amongst the guests were Councillor Melvin Wallace and Councillor Andrew Curtin who both delivered messages of goodwill.  Everyone enjoyed the Bollywood dance performances by children and singing by the ladies group.  Malkit Singh sang Bollywood numbers and the Bhangara music had people dancing.  The  evening was filled with music, food and festivities and enjoyed by all.  Authentic Indian cuisine was provided by Samosa King.  Airfield Tesco and members of HASWA donated the raffle prizes.  The event was part funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

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