Past Events

  • Saiket Mitra Concert on 12th November at India Centre Cardiff

    Date -

      12 11 2017

    Time -

      01:30:31 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, India Centre is proud to announce the concert of Saikat Mitra who is a Renowned Singer, Music Director, Composer, Playback Singer, Presenter, and Producer on 12th November 2017 as part of Indo UK year of Culture 2017. He is the son of Late Shyamal Mitra who gave music for Amanush - Dil isa kisine mera tooda, and trained under Salil Choudhary the Bollywood Maetro of the 50s and 60s. Mr Saikat Mitra performed last year on 5 June 2016 at Reardon Smith and he got a standing ovation. Most India Centre members were unable to attend his concert as the date clashed with the AGM. It promises to be a fantastic Concert. Concert venue change Willows Concert Hall willows high school Splott Cardiff CF24 2YE. TICKET PRICES £25 and £15 £10 for under 15 , under 5 free. Door Opens at 1.30 pm. Program 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm Snacks available. Please see flyer for more details Saikat Mitra started off his career in music by performing songs originally sung by his father Legendary Singer Late Shyamal Mitra. Saikat Mitra started singing circa 1983, and surprised stalwarts like Dhananjoy Bhattacharya, Hemanta Mukherjee and Suprava Sarkar by demonstrating his singing talent. In 1984, he started singing in Bengali Film Songs as a playback singer for the Bangla movie "Kenaram Becharam" singing his father's compositions in that Bangla film. In 1986, Sound Wing released few songs composed by Pranab Basu and performed by Saikat Mitra, and a few old live recordings of Shyamal Mitra released in an album by Music India in 1987. Saikat Mitra signed up with HMV (now Saregama) during 1988 through 1993. During this time, he performed compositions of many great music directors, including Legendary singer, music director, composer, producer - Salil chowdhury, Hemanta Mukherjee, Bhupen Hazarika, Ajay Das, Mrinal Banerjee and Anal chatterjee. Saikat Mitra performed the theme song of the Hindi TV Serial "Charitraheen" composed by Salil Chowdhury. Saikat Mitra was one of the founders of the record company "Gold Disc" in 1994. Gold Disc published many popular albums featuring new modern adhunik Bangla songs as well cover versions of old nostalgic Bengali songs, including the albums Hemanta Shraddhanjali and Shyamal Shraddhanjali. Saikat Mitra subsequently continued composing modern, popular and Bengali Film Songs, including songs for bengali movies Mishti Madhur, Bijoyee and Miss Mayetreyee. Movies of Saikat Mitra: Produced quite a few movies – worked as a music Director, Composer and Playback Singer. Saikat Mitra and Subrato Guha Roy have worked jointly in 2 movies also on his own few more movies. At the moment he is producing another movie with the collaboration ofBangladesh. Regards Executive Committee
  • Saikat Mitra

    Date -

      12 11 2017

    Time -

      01:30:08 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    We are proud to announce that Mr Saikat Mitra who is a Renowned Singer, Music Director, Composer, Playback Singer, Presenter, and Producer, will perform at the India Centre on 12th November 2017 and will be accompanied by the top orchestra band Sandy man of London Initially popular with Bengali audience has branched out into Hindi music. He is the son of Late Shyamal Mitra who gave music for Amanush - Dil isa kisine mera tooda, and trained under Salil Choudhary the Bollywood Maetro of the 50s and 60s. Mr Saikat Mitra performed last year on 5 June 2016 at Reardon Smith and he got a standing ovation. Most India Centre members were unable to attend his concert as the date clashed with the AGM. It promises to be a fantastic Concert. Door Opens at 1.30 pm. Program 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm Snacks available. Tickets first three Rows £ 25 Other all rows £ 15 Please see flyer for more details Regards Executive Committee
  • Sunderkand On Tuesday 7th November 2017 from 6.00 pm on wards

    Date -

      07 11 2017

    Time -

      06:00:15 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Jai Shree Ram This is India Centre Event Dear all Suderkand recital and puja is going to be held in the temple @ India centre Cardiff on Tuesday 7th of November 2017 @ 6pm followed by Bhajan & Aarti by Pandit Ji and Bhandara. The Puja has been kindly sponsored by Mrs Sharada Sharma, Dr S K Sharma and family If you want to sponsor Sunderkand or any puja/event, please contact me or Pandit ji 07999267068 or Mrs Niru Kumar (Treasurer) Mob no. 07392435966 Regards Dr Poonam Singhal Ph.D Secretary India Centre Dr Bapuji Rao Velagapudi Chair India centre
  • Diwali Mela at National Museum of Cardiff on 28/10/17

    Date -

      27 10 2017

    Time -

      11:30:05 PM


    Place -

      National Museum of Cardiff


    Dear All It gives us great pleasure to confirm that the Annual Diwali Cultural festival will take place at the national Museum Cardiff,, Cathays Park on 28th October between 10.30 AM till 3.30 PM. This is held in collaboration with the National Museum Cardiff and this is the 12th year of the festival. As over the last 12 years, the festival will comprise of the following 1. Performances by Indian Centre Children including Dances, Musical instrumental pieces Plays 2. Story telling by the renowned Megan 3. Dance workshops 4. Fashion Show 5. Dandiya 6. Good stalls 7. Ability to interact and network with senior Public figures Not to miss Dhol By Raj Entertainments at 10.30 am. Procession will start from Outside Museum. We look forwards to welcoming you on the 28th October
  • Karva Chauth Program on Sunday 8/10/17 at India Centre .

    Date -

      08 10 2017

    Time -

      04:30:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, As usual like past years, we are again doing Karva Chauth Program in India Centre on Sunday 8/10/17 . Please come by 5.30 pm as Puja will start at 6.00 pm and I am sure you would not like to miss it. Regards Dr Poonam Singhal Ph.D Secretary India Centre Origin and Significance The fast of Karwa Chauth is of particular importance to all Hindu married women in India. They believe that the festival ensures prosperity, longevity and well-being of their husbands. The origin of this festival was based on a very sweet and noble idea. Though this idea has lost its true sense as today the whole outlook of this festival has changed.In the ancient time, girls used to get married at a very early stage, and had to go and live with their in-laws in other villages. After marriage, if she faces any problem with her in-laws or her husband, she would have no one to talk to or seek support from. There used to be no telephones, buses and trains long ago. Her own parents and relatives would be quite far and unreachable. Thus the custom started that, at the time of marriage, when bride would reach her in-laws, she would befriend another woman there who would be her friend or sister for life. It would be like god-friends or god-sisters. Their friendship would be sanctified through a small Hindu ceremony right during the marriage. Once the bride and this woman had become god-friends or god-sisters, they would remain so all their lives and recognize the relation as such. They would also treat each other like real sisters. Later in life, if she faces any difficulty related to her husband or in-laws, she would be able to confidently talk or seek help from each other. Thus, Karwa Chauth was started to as a festival to celebrate this relationship between the once-brides and their god-friends (god-sisters). Fasting and praying for husband came later and is secondary. It was probably added, along with other mythical tales, to enhance the festival. The husband would always be associated with this festival, because the day of starting this holy friendship between two god-sisters was essentially the day of bride's marriage to him. Thus, praying and fasting for him by his wife during a celebration of her relationship with the god-friend would be quite logical. Hence, the festival of Karwa Chauth was to renew and celebrate the relationship between god-friends (god-sisters). It had a tremendous social and cultural significance when world was not having the way to communicate and move around easily.
  • Balaji Maha Abhishekham Saturday 9th of September 2017

    Date -

      09 09 2017

    Time -

      08:30:00 AM


    Place -

      India Centre


    Dear All, This month's Balaji Maha Abhishekham will be performed at the India Centre on Saturday 9th of September Programme as follows Suprabhatam 9.30 am Chanting of Gotras 10.00 am Abhishekam 10.10 am Mangala Aarti 11.30 am Prasad 11.50 am Please attend with your family and friends and accept the blessings of Narayana Devotees can sponsor Moola Moorthy Monthly Abhishekam This seva is performed once in every month for the main Deity. The Abhishekam is performed on the gothra names of the yearly sponsors. Sponsors are welcome to donate towards utsava moorthy abhishekam on any Saturday by prior booking with Pandit Ji. Dr Poonam Singhal PhD Secretary India Centre,Cardiff Dr Bapuji Rao Velagapudi Chair India Centre, Cardiff
  • Virat Kavi Sammelan on Thursday 31st of August @ India Centre, Cardiff

    Date -

      31 08 2017

    Time -

      06:00:33 PM


    Place -

      India Centre,Cardiff


    India Centre presents Cardiff International Kavi Sammellan You are cordially invited with your family and friends to enjoy an evening of poetry, and sher-o-shairi in the company of… 1. Tushar Sharma (Meerut) 2. Jagbir Rathee (Rohtak) 3. Pawan Jain (Bhopal ) 4. Dinesh Diggaj (Ujjain) 5. Charahjeet Singh Charan( Faridabad) 6. Zareena Khatoon ( Klokata) Thursday 31st Of August at The India Centre, Sanquhar St, Cardiff,CF24 2AA Door opens 7:00 pm, followed by dinner at 7.15 pm Programme starts 8:00 pm Tickets (Including dinner) Advance before 15th August: Adult £10, Children under 16 £ 5, Under 5 free Tickets on door, Adults £ 15, Children under 16 £10 Please Contact Below for tickets and for more information : Pandit Shanti Swaroop Shastri 07999267068 Mrs Niru Kumar 07392435966 Mrs Sharda Sharma 07773946674 Mrs Versha Sood 07956652712 Dr Poonam Singhal 07814504892
  • Ganesh Chaturthi on Friday 25th August 2017 at India Centre Cardiff

    Date -

      25 08 2017

    Time -

      05:30:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre,Cardiff


    Dear all, All are invited to celebrate Shri Ganesh Chaturthi Puja Starting from Friday 25th of August till Sunday 27th of August WE PRAY TO LORD GANESH,THE REMOVER OF ALL OBSTACLES The programme is as follows: Friday 25th of August 6.30 pm Puja, 8.00 pm Arti followed by Maha Prasad Saturday 26th of August 7.15 pm - 8.00pm Bhajan, Kirtan, Puja and Arti Sunday 27th of August 12.00 Noon Arti, Bhog and afterwards we will leave temple for Visarjan to Barry Island. Please help yourself for transport. Ganesh Chaturthi is sponsored by Nitin Sood, Sunita Sood and family Devotees are free to bring food / Prasad on any of the above days. For Further Enquiries please contact Pandit ji 07999267068 Niru Kumar 0121 753 556 What is Ganesh Chaturthi: This spectacular festival honours the birth of the beloved Hindu elephant-headed god,Lord Ganesha
  • Mind Power seminar Free for all 6th August Sunday from 10.30 AM

    Date -

      06 08 2017

    Time -

      09:30:00 AM


    Place -

      INDIA CENRE SANQUAHAR STREET CARDIFF CF24 2AA


    Please Contact Dr Poonam Singhal Secretary of India centre if you are willing to attend for catering purposes on 07814504892 Mind Power Seminar By Dr. JEETENDRA ADHIA md (Life Coach) We all have many dreams but all of them are not converted into reality because we are unaware about our own power, power of their subconscious mind. Dr. Adhia will highlight on this area and provide inputs to materialise our dreams using our own mind power. Dr. Jeetendra Adhia is a medical Doctor having M.D. in Preventive Medicine degree from Mumbai University in 1982.now he is based in Ahmedabad, India.he has changed his field from body to mind like Dr.Deepak Chopra here.He has written and published more than 40 books on different subjects related to Life. The seminar is 90 Minutes Power Point Presentation with a lot of interaction and practical experiences. he topics covered will be: What is Mind? Where is Mind? How many Mindds? What is Alpha state? How to use the Power of Subconscious Mind? INDIA CENRE SANQUAHAR STREET CARDIFF CF24 2AA Program 10.30 am to 12.00 Noon Lecture 12.00 Noon to 12.30 pm Question Answer 12.30 pm Arti Followed by Maha Prasad.
  • Polite reminder Wednesday 26th July 2017, 8th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy

    Date -

      26 07 2017

    Time -

      08:30:00 PM


    Place -

      India Centre,Cardiff


    Dear All, We are very glad to Invite you all on the Auspicious Day of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy (Cardiff Balaji) 8th Birthday Celebrations on Wednesday 26th of July, in the temple at India Centre, Cardiff. MORNING Morning 9.30 PM to 12 PM Balaji Maha Abhishekam EVENING 6.30 PM - Astadala Padma Seva (108 silver flowers Aarchana) 7.30pm - Aarti 8:00pm - Maha Prasadam (sponsored by Dr Sarita Pawar) All devotees are welcomed to participate on this occasion and get the blessings of Sri Prasanna Venkateswara Swamy. Note: We celebrate Kalyana Mahotsawam in September. Date and program list would be sent soon. If any one wants to sponsor or need any other information please contact for further details, Bapuji Rao 07957152437 or Kanya kumari Podila 07753431857 or Dr Annapurna Darbhamulla 07748847801 or you can reply on this email. Thank you, Regards Dr Poonam Singhal Ph.D Secretary India Centre Dr Bapuji Rao Velagapudi Chair India centre
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