Unleashing the Power of Unity: SKLPC (UK) Sets in Motion the building of its £20 Million new centre at India Gardens, Northolt, an Empowering Hub for Culture, Heritage, Wellbeing, Growth and Lasting Legacy
Shree Kutch Leva Patel Community UK (SKLPC (UK)), a prominent Hindu community based in Ealing, London, is set to mark a significant milestone with a ground breaking ceremony preceding the construction of their state-of-the-art, self-funded £20 million sports and community centre. This momentous event will take place on Wednesday, 17th May 2023, at West End Road, Northolt, Middlesex UB5 6RE.
The SKLPC (UK) was established in the United Kingdom 50 years ago as an independently financed charitable organisation, aiming to enrich the lives of its members through education, sports, and culture. With a current membership of over 25,000 individuals, the SKLPC (UK) has become an integral part of British society, making valuable contributions in the realms of business, enterprise, community, and politics.
To further strengthen their commitment to unity and enhance the lives of their members and the local community, they have embarked on an ambitious project: the construction of India Gardens complex, a central hub for sports and community events.
India Gardens, which will take approximately three years to construct, will feature modern facilities designed to inspire the youth and nurture their sporting abilities. The community already boasts a well-established cricket club with seven teams participating in county leagues and over 125 colts in the training academy. SKLPC (UK) also hosts the largest Asian 5-a-side football tournament each year, engaging more than 50 teams from juniors to seniors. Their badminton league and volleyball tournament will also be enriched with enhanced facilities and increased youth training opportunities. The community also host the largest Navratri festival in Europe with over 3,000 attendees daily.
India Gardens will cater to the needs of all age groups, promoting health, mental well-being, and cultural preservation. The elderly members of the community will have the opportunity to enjoy social activities that celebrate their heritage, while young families will benefit from a child-friendly environment complete with a playground and a café.
The centre has been meticulously designed to seamlessly blend into the picturesque 18-acre green belt site. The head of planning at the London Borough of Ealing expressed great enthusiasm for the project, anticipating an award-winning centre that will become a local landmark and a place where the wider community can come together and enjoy its exceptional facilities.
The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony, also known as the Shilanyas Ceremony, a sacred Hindu ritual preceding any building work, will inaugurate this significant project, and will be attended by esteemed guests, including the High Commissioner of India, a Ministers, Local MPs, Mayors, Councillors, community members, and generous SKLPC (UK) member donors.
Mavji Dhanji Jadva Vekaria, President of SKLPC (UK), expressed his excitement, stating, “India Gardens represents a culmination of our community’s growth and aspirations. We are immensely grateful for the support and dedication of our members, whose generosity has made this project possible. India Gardens will serve as a beacon of unity, offering a wide range of opportunities, covering sports and education to cultural activities, benefiting not only our members but also the wider community.”
Ravi Dhanji Varsani, General Secretary of SKLPC (UK), added, “The ceremony of India Gardens signifies a new chapter in our community’s journey. We are thrilled to witness the realisation of our vision, providing our youth with modern facilities to develop their talents, and creating a nurturing environment for all age groups. This centre will truly be a testament to the values and spirit of our community.”
For further information, please visit: https://indiagardens.sklpc.com/ or follow the link to watch a video showcasing the design and concept of the India Gardens complex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO_O6fFhcgY&ab_channel=SKLPCUK