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Remembrance Service at the Plymouth War Memorial - 13/11/2009
On Remembrance Service at the Plymouth War Memorial 8th November 2009 Chaz Singh and his children laid a wreath to remember the contribution made by the Sikh and Commonwealth Soldiers during WW1 and 2 and ongoing conflicts. Chaz said it is most important to remember the sacrifice they made. The event was attended by various dignitaries from Military and The Lord Mayor of Plymouth as well.
Kurdish Exile Centre (KEC) obtain funding for Cultural Awareness Education workshops across Plymouth - 02/11/2009
Well done to the Kurdish Exile Centre (KEC) who have been working in partnership with Fata He’s BME Funding & Training Officer Chaz Singh to obtain funding for Cultural Awareness Education workshops across Plymouth. Groups, organisations, After School Clubs and Youth Clubs will benefit from the workshops that will get them to develop a better understanding of Kurdish Life and Culture and their integration in Plymouth to create community cohesion. KEC was awarded £4,800 from Grassroots Grants and part of Devon Community Foundation (www.devoncf.com). KEC members are happy to work with Fata He and stated that without the support Fata He has given them it would not have been possible to obtain funding advice and guidance. If you know of a BME group that is looking to set up or is even set up and want to apply for funding and advice then please contact Chaz Singh BME Funding & Training Officer 01752 607853 or 07950 957909
Plymouth Rath Yatra celebration - 07/09/2009
For the first time in Plymouth Rath Yatra was celebrated in magnificent style. The event was seen by all who were in the city on 5th Sept 2009. Prasad (free blessed food) and refreshments was distributed to over 2000 people from all walks of life, near and far, young and old free. The highlight of the event was the Chariot which was involved in a procession that started from the Big Screen to Brest de Place and stopped at various points where there was singing, chanting and dancing then circled its way back to the marquee in front of the Big Screen for everybody to see. Inside the Marquee there was Singing, Chanting, Henna, Rangoli, Classical Dance, Face Painting, Sitar/Tabla Player and a Palm Reader who had come all the way from France. The event was attended by a coach from Birmingham and devotees had travelled from Watford Temple to witness the event, which were most impressed and are looking forward to Rath Yatra 2010. Manoj Joshi from the Hindu Community of Plymouth said the event was wonderful and went according to plan. He also added that he would like to thank Plymouth City Council that made this event possible. He would also like to thank Fata He for their support and were the official photographers. Other agencies that supported the event were the Diversity Unit and St John’s Ambulance
Unity Plymouth meeting fo 29 august rescheduled - 28/08/2009
The August montly meeting of Unity Plymouth to be held this Saturday 29th Aug 2009 has been cancelled. This is due to the long bank holiday with many of our members and resource persons going away for holidays. Next meeting is now september 26th 2009. An employment lawyer will give a talk and offer a no win no fee legal services. Apologies for any inconviniences due to the cancellation
Black History month October 2009:-WERE THE ANCIENT EGYPTIANS AND THE ANCIENT ISRAELITES BLACK?
This question continues to be raised by a number of our clients across the southwest and beyond. As such we would like to start an informal debate on our forum to highlight this important question, which we will, then use as part of this years Black History month. Please go to the forum www.fatahe.com/forum and reply to this post. Anyone placing offensive and racist comments will be removed!!