Special thank you to the Sewa Volunteers who made the boxes - Kiran Bhanaut, Pinka Bhalla
, Vinay Sofat, Ramesh Chand, Sushma Bhanot, Dev Farmah, Sunaina Farmah and Bali Bhalla. Thank you to Radha Krisha Temple Stratford to allowing us to use your place, to Harj Sethi and his team at SWAT, Anju Ahluwalia and Nim Sagoo from Food4All and the Sewa Volunteers. Very grateful to all those who donated - Rahul Kohli, Ram Gupta, Saroj Farmah and family.
The oldest Sewa Volunteer in East London 87 year old Mr Basheshar Bhanot unveiled the Sewa Tree plaque on behalf of the Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Z Haque on Sunday 15th November.
A new tree is annually grown by the Mayor to promote the upkeep of the environment and to encourage people to be more environmentally friendly.
Basheshar explained why trees are so important. "They filter the air, give nourishment and give protection to animals and is a source of freshness and tranquility."
Bali Bhalla from Sewa Week "Said we are grateful to the Council for their continued support."
Ravi Bhanot said "This is the 4th year a Sewa Tree has been grown. This is part of the community World Environment Day iniatative. Tree preservation is important for the survival of animals, birds and for our existence."
We are grateful to the Mayors Office, Vision and its team and Sewa Day volunteers for their continued support.
Sewa Week 2018
Transformational day at Ilford Vhp Community Centre and supporting the environment!
Mayor of Redbridge Debbie Kaur Thiara encourages supporting the environment by planting a cherry tree at South Park to kick start Sewa Day Redbridge.
A new library has been created with shelves put up and books stacked on them, cleansing of toilets and all sides of the comm centre and Shivaji hall, panditjis bathroom tiled and panels put up, damp areas preped ready to paint, all toilet seats repaired/renewed, whole centre vacuum cleaned and window sills cleaned!
Well done to all 35 volunteers who helped out...one amazing day...strength in unity in action.
Sewa Week 2015
Over 75,000 people took part in Sewa or self less work around the world on Sunday 4th October.
The Hindu Community of Redbridge got together to deliver over 500kg of non perishable foods to SHP Homeless Unit, York Road, lIford as part of Sewa Day.
"It is important we give back to the disadvantaged in every way. Sewa or self less work is very much part of the hindu culture. We are glad to support the homeless in Redbridge in any way we can." said Bali Bhalla of Ashgrove Road, Goodmayes and representative of Sewa Week Redbridge.
"Sewa Week Redbridge is part of Sewa UK. It is amazing a few of us started Sewa Week 14 years ago and it has evolved to be called Sewa Day and has grown to now over 75,000 plus people take part in it." said Ravi Bhanot, of Green Lane Ilford and works with Sewa Week Redbridge.
Sewa Week 2014
"Thanks for an amazing amount of food, lovely lunch and entertainment" said Thomas Gorombo Project Manager from SHP Homeless Unit, York Road, lIford. "Sewa Week is getting bigger and better by the year."
Thanks for a tremendous Sewa Day 2014 by over 100 volunteers and for donating over 500kg of food to Night Shelter in York Road, llford and a nice hot lunch. The residents enjoyed the entertainment offered by the Art of Living group.
Sewa Week 2013
Volunteers helped feed people from 2 homeless shelters in Redbridge. The homeless were empowered to earn a living, on the day, by washing cars and taught stress relieving techniques such as laughing yoga. The environment was improved through gardening and joy was given through a cultural entertainment evening.
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