Mar 232012

IHWO is pleased to announce the return appointment of Jagruti Patel as Community Development Officer. Jagruti’s role will be to develop and deliver IHWO’s extensive programme of community activities and events, as well as forging stronger links with groups outside of the Hindu community. This is a key role at a time when IHWO is […]

Mar 182012
Northampton’s Multi-Faith Day a great success!

On Saturday 17th March 2012, Northampton Interfaith Forum (NIFF) hosted a Multi-Faith Day at the Guildhall in Northampton’s town centre.  The main aim of the day was for faith communities to come and showcase their respective beliefs and culture.  The idea being to raise awareness off and strengthen ties between the different groups. The event […]

Mar 102012
Northampton Hindus celebrate the Festival of Colour

Holi, or the festival of colour, is a popular Hindu celebration held during Spring.  The two main days of the festival are Holika Dhahan and Dhulendi. During Holika Dhahan bonfires are lit in memory of the miraculous escape of the young prince Prahlad.  As punishment for continually worshiping Lord Visnu Prahlad’s father ordered the demoness […]

Mar 082012
Women stand tall and proud on International Women’s day

International Women’s Dayhas been observed since the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialised world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.  In 1908, great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active […]

Jan 202012
Chairperson's Report - Jan 2012

Background IHWO is spearheading the development of a major landmark community project in Northampton, which will be known as the Northampton Kutumbh Centre. Kutumbh means ‘wider family’ and as the name suggests the centre will be open to everyone, irrespective of age, gender and religious or cultural background. Once built the eco-friendly centre will lead […]