CELEBRATING INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY
Sunday 14th August 2022
2pm onwards BST
(British Summer Time)
(All times are in BST(British Summer Time))
Dr Honey Kalaria
Dr Honey Kalaria
Dr Honey Kalaria is a mind body soul coach and an award-winning creative dance expert with over 35 years of experience in the field of art, culture & entertainment.
Born into a Hindu family, Honey was guided by her mother to start reciting mantras and prayers from the age of 3. Her father has also been regularly reciting the Hanuman Chalisa for many years. In her spiritual quest and journey, Honey has been blessed to have travelled to India to not only learn Indian Classical dance but also to study how to conduct yagnas (fire ceremonies) by reciting powerful mantras. She got an opportunity to get educated on the science behind these powerful prayers, how they cleanse and purify ones aura, spread peace and offer positive benefits to the environment.
Girish Jogia is the founder of Shree Ganesh Bhajan Group. With the blessings of Maa Sarswati the group has been performing live for last twelve years. Performances include:
Bhakti Sangeet, Bhajans for all occasions, Hanuman chalisa, Golden oldies from Bollywood, Mehfil’s, Karaoke, Garba, Sangeet night and live singing during the wedding ceremony.
During this pandemic year they have featured many times on Healing our Earth.
Meena is a singer, performer and music teacher. She is trained in Indian classical music and specialises in Bollywood songs, bhajans, ghazals, raas & garba and of course classical music.
Meena has performed in various prestigious events and venues including Trafalgar Square, London.
Go Dharmic was started in 2011 by Hemal Randerwala. He was given the spiritual name Hanuman Dass by former Harvard Professor Ram Dass who introduced him to his beloved Guru and Saint, Neem Karoli Baba.
Go Dharmic is a volunteer-driven charitable organisation founded in London, UK (Charity Status No. 1171619) with a worldwide community of over 3,000 committed members and a social media reach of over 500,000. Go Dharmic Welfare Foundation India (Charity Status no. 282535) has volunteers throughout the country who communicate digitally and through the GD app to deliver over 15 social action objectives across multiple UN sustainable development goals including but not limited to: Disaster Relief, Food Poverty Alleviation, Development of Education facilities, Development of Toilets in India and Sanitation facilities
Saivani Shanker Samboo
Kona Veena Pani
Swara Villu Students
Audiobook on the Indian Independence – written and narrated by teenagers- Aarush and Ayur
Neelima Penumarthy is Founder/Director of StoryHour. Her first production, the hour-long audiobook, Ramayana : An Ancient Indian Epic, was written and narrated by her teenage sons, Shreyas and Ayur Pulle. Accolades included, “Best audiobooks of 2017”, The Times UK. British Airways selected it for in-flight entertainment. The RNIB translated it into Braille and Talking Book versions for their library. Audible lists Hindi and Telugu versions narrated by teenagers. Neelima produced a spellbinding 20-minute Ramayana puppet show, playing to packed audiences at Diwali in London, Trafalgar Square and Nehru Centre, for three years! It was featured by the BBC on Diwali 2019. English, Hindi, Gujarati, French, Spanish, German and Italian versions are on Youtube. Indian embassy cultural centres in Berlin, Paris and London featured it on Diwali 2020.
Please follow www.storyhour.co.uk
Evaluation of 75 Years of
Amish is a diplomat, author, and columnist. He has taken over as the Director of The Nehru Centre in London in October 2019. Forbes India has regularly ranked Amish among the top 100 most influential celebrities in India. Amish was also selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American programme for outstanding leaders from around the world, in 2014.
Amish published his first book in 2010 and has written 9 books to date. His books have sold 6 million copies, and have been translated into 10 Indian and 10 international languages. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta. He worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to writing.
Gayeetree Shanker Samboo
Gayeetree is the Founder Director of the Indian Ocean Centre for Education in Human Values. She holds multiples & diverse competencies. Graduated in Performing Arts, Post-graduation in the field of Values Based Education/Youth Leadership & Human Excellence / Airline Customer Care & Excellence/Media & Broadcasting, author/ composer choreographer, actor & lyricist.
She has written and produced several Values Based, teaching and learning resources materials /posters /brochures manuals / books and CDs/short movie and TV clips.
Gayeetree has actively coordinated the UN-Habitat Training Workshops during the SIDS conference in 2005 in Mauritius. She is recipient of National & International Awards including, Ambassador of Peace by the International Inter-Religious Federation – SEOUL, Acharya Ratna Award for her Contribution to Education – OMAN, 100 most Inspiring Woman of Mauritius 2018
Her Motto: Born to Serve
Dimps is a celebrity hairstylist, Mrs England universe 2018, Mrs universe charity women 2019 and Founder & Director of Tiara Organic Hair & Beauty salon in Chelsea, London. Apart from this all she is a heartfelt Mother & people’s person. She strongly believes in giving back to the society.
Dimps has designed a range of Organic Hairspa & Facials with the touch of Ayurveda & natural Remedies.
Her creativity and passion for bespoke Haircuts & Haircare led her to create a concept, which came from the vision and her 18 yrs of hairdressing experience.
Session by Dhruv Chhatralia,
Eve Mendosa and
Bharat (India) and Our Love For
Vini is a Life & Motivational Coach, Singer and Poet. She has been reciting self-composed poetry on Radio, Television & various other platforms.
VIni recently recited in International Kavi Goshti 2021.Her poetry has been published in various newspapers & magazines. She is an anchor, scriptwriter & news reader on Television.
Vini has done Masters in music and loves dancing & playing sports. She was crowned with Ms. Gorgeous in 2017, Ms Charming in 2018 & Ms.Gorgeous in 2019.
Vini received Sutra Excellence Award in 2021
Dharti Vasani is a primary school teacher and an artiste trained in Hindustani Classical music. Her musical journey started when she was very young.
Dharti has been performing on stage since her school-college days. Learning different aspects of Indian music has always been fascinating to her. She has been a performing artiste on various stages and musical forums across India and UK.
Didi Sudesh is the European Director of the Brahma Kumaris and is an outstanding lecturer, teacher and broadcaster on human development, meditation and the creative abilities of the mind. She has travelled in almost 100 countries, addressing conferences and co-ordinating workshops and seminars.
Born in North India in 1942, her ambition since early childhood has been to serve humanity. Her teaching abilities were evident from childhood, when unique circumstances made her headmistress of a girl’s school at the age of 16.
A few years later, she became a teacher and administrator with the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. In 1974 Didi Sudesh left India for the UK to help establish the first activities of the University outside of India in London. She has for many years now been based in Germany and in 2016 took on the directorship of the Seminarhaus Moringen retreat centre there.
In all aspects of her life, Sister Sudesh demonstrates a lively sense of humour, a generous nature and a youthful desire to learn from every human experience. The impression she leaves on those she meets is of a dedicated server, mindful of humanity’s journey towards a higher truth.
Technical Director – Nishit Kotak
Health Episodes Producer – Dr Rajeev Gupta
Luxembourg Producer/Host – Kiran Robinson
Kitchen Episodes Producer/Host – Seema Bhatia
Production Director/Anchor – Dr Honey Kalaria
Mauritius Co-Ordinator/Host – Saivani Samboo
U.S.A Co-Ordinator/Host – Sharron Rose
Creative Director – Sarita Menon
Host Director – Simran Ahuja
Media Team – Kesh Morjaria
Host Team – Dr Honey Kalaria , Saivani and Gayeetree
Back Up Team – Dr Lalit Sodha, Dr Sheila Dobee, Dr Milen Shah, Dr Wai Ching Lee, Shivali Ruparelia, Ravi & Sushma Bhanot, Shivani Vithlani, Sharron Rose.
Facilitator Team – Various
Channel Partners – Hindu Forum of Europe, MentalHealth_Connect, Hindu Matters in Britain, Enrich, Sanskruti, Simran Ahuja Official, Diwali in London, Bhakti Sagar TV, Sarita Sabrawal Official and many more.